Malmo 2-0 Hibernian

Hibernian will need to overturn a two-goal deficit to progress in the Europa League after losing to Malmo in the second qualifying round first leg.

Strikes by Jiloan Hamad and Magnus Eriksson put the hosts two up within the opening 13 minutes.

Hibs came close to an away goal when Rowan Vine's shot rebounded back off a post.

Malmo also hit the frame of the goal with Tokelo Rantie firing against the bar after the break.

The two sides meet for the return leg at Easter Road next Thursday.

Owain Tudur Jones glanced a header over from fellow Hibs debutant Liam Craig's free-kick before the Swedish side took control.

Hamad gave Malmo the lead with a free-kick and could have added to his tally in the second half

Visiting captain James McPake was booked for a foul on Rantie and, from the resulting free-kick, Hamad fired over the wall and past Ben Williams.

And, within a matter of minutes, Malmo had doubled their lead as Emil Forsberg pulled back for Eriksson to apply the finish.

Hibs were toiling with Simon Thern, son of former Sweden captain Jonas, impressing for the hosts in midfield.

However, Vine almost changed the complexion of the tie with a long-range drive against the post.

Malmo re-asserted themselves with Markus Halsti and Eriksson forcing saves from Williams.

The goalkeeper made another important block in the opening seconds of the second half after Rantie found himself clear of the Hibs defence.

The Allsvenskan league leaders seemed determined to all but finish the tie and both first-half scorers were denied by Williams before an important challenge from Kevin Thomson frustrated Rantie.

Another effort from Rantie smacked off the bar moments later.

Ross Caldwell replaced Vine after Alex Harris had take the place of Thomson as Pat Fenlon sought to freshen his side up against a team midway through their domestic season.

The visitors knew a goal would provide a major boost ahead of the second leg but Johan Dahlin remained relatively untroubled in the final 20 minutes, with Tom Taiwo's effort from distance comfortably gathered by the Malmo keeper.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Malmo

  • 27 Dahlin Booked
  • 03 Albornoz
  • 05 Jansson
  • 06 Halsti
  • 20 Ricardinho
  • 10 Hamad
  • 11 Thern (Friberg - 68' )
  • 21 Johansson Booked
  • 07 Eriksson
  • 29 Rantie (Cibicki - 68' )
  • 33 Forsberg (Kron - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Olsen
  • 15 Helander
  • 32 Konate
  • 08 Friberg
  • 14 Kron
  • 35 Cibicki
  • 19 Fadi

Hibernian

  • 01 Williams
  • 04 Hanlon
  • 06 McPake Booked
  • 23 Forster
  • 10 Craig
  • 16 Stevenson
  • 17 Tudur-Jones (Robertson - 55' )
  • 20 Taiwo Booked
  • 38 Thomson (Harris - 77' )
  • 09 Vine (Caldwell - 84' )
  • 19 Handling

Substitutes

  • 21 Murdoch
  • 22 Mullen
  • 07 Harris
  • 08 Robertson
  • 11 Cairney
  • 34 Horribine
  • 29 Caldwell
Ref: Eisner
Att: 8,628

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

11 7

Corners

4 3

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:41 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:27

Simon Kroon has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

90:00 +3:24 Booking

Booking The referee shows Johan Dahlin a yellow card.

90:00 +1:31

Ross Caldwell takes a shot. Comfortable save by Johan Dahlin.

88:59

Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig, Pontus Jansson makes a clearance. Danny Handling takes a shot. Blocked by Pontus Jansson. Corner taken by Liam Craig from the right by-line, Foul by Tom Taiwo on Erik Friberg, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Johan Dahlin.

87:08

Shot by Liam Craig from 20 yards. Erik Johansson gets a block in. Tom Taiwo takes a shot. Johan Dahlin makes a comfortable save.

85:28

Unfair challenge on Markus Halsti by Liam Craig results in a free kick. Pontus Jansson takes the direct free kick.

84:48 Booking

Booking Erik Johansson is cautioned.

82:52

Johan Dahlin restarts play with the free kick.

82:52 Substitution

Substitution (Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Ross Caldwell coming on for Rowan Vine.

82:52

Paul Hanlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jiloan Hamad.

82:07

Simon Kroon concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Handling. Lewis Stevenson restarts play with the free kick.

81:46

The referee blows for offside against Pawel Cibicki. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.

80:14

Magnus Eriksson challenges Scott Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Craig takes the free kick.

77:55 Substitution

Substitution Simon Kroon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Emil Forsberg.

76:21 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Thomson goes off and Alex Harris comes on.

74:31

Paul Hanlon fouled by Miiko Albornoz, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Williams takes the direct free kick.

72:19

Effort from outside the box by Jiloan Hamad goes wide right of the target.

70:10

Liam Craig takes a shot. Blocked by Pontus Jansson.

69:24

The offside flag is raised against Rowan Vine. Johan Dahlin takes the free kick.

67:14 Substitution

Substitution Tokelo Rantie goes off and Pawel Cibicki comes on.

67:14 Substitution

Substitution (Malmo FF) makes a substitution, with Erik Friberg coming on for Simon Thern.

65:57 Booking

Booking Caution for Tom Taiwo.

64:37

Effort from inside the area by Jordon Forster misses to the left of the target.

61:39

Jiloan Hamad gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig. Direct free kick taken by Liam Craig.

60:26

Rowan Vine takes a shot. Blocked by Erik Johansson.

59:20

Simon Thern takes a shot.

55:45

Simon Thern takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Williams. Jiloan Hamad takes a inswinging corner. The assistant referee signals for offside against Markus Halsti. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

54:43 Substitution

Substitution Scott Robertson is brought on as a substitute for Owain Tudur Jones.

52:51

Magnus Eriksson takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams.

52:15

Magnus Eriksson produces a cross, Jiloan Hamad takes a shot. Comfortable save by Ben Williams.

50:39

Tokelo Rantie concedes a free kick for a foul on James McPake. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

47:30

Simon Thern takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams. Tokelo Rantie concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Thomson. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.

46:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Miiko Albornoz on Liam Craig. Direct free kick taken by Tom Taiwo. Unfair challenge on Rowan Vine by Pontus Jansson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.

45:30

Tokelo Rantie takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ben Williams makes a save.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:02

Jiloan Hamad takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Pontus Jansson misses to the left of the goal.

43:24

Erik Johansson fouled by Rowan Vine, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Johan Dahlin.

42:16

Emil Forsberg is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

41:17

Owain Tudur Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Thern. Direct free kick taken by Jiloan Hamad.

39:24

Magnus Eriksson takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams. Inswinging corner taken by Jiloan Hamad, Header on goal by Erik Johansson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

38:47

Danny Handling takes a shot. Johan Dahlin makes a save.

36:52

Magnus Eriksson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson. Ben Williams takes the free kick.

34:44

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Craig, Unfair challenge on Miiko Albornoz by Jordon Forster results in a free kick. Johan Dahlin takes the direct free kick.

32:24

James McPake concedes a free kick for a foul on Tokelo Rantie. Direct free kick taken by Jiloan Hamad. Foul by Jordon Forster on Magnus Eriksson, free kick awarded. Jiloan Hamad restarts play with the free kick.

31:31

Lewis Stevenson crosses the ball, save by Johan Dahlin.

29:40

Markus Halsti takes a shot. Save by Ben Williams. Corner taken by Jiloan Hamad, James McPake makes a clearance.

28:02

Ferreira Ricardinho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Handling. Kevin Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

24:29

Rowan Vine takes a shot from outside the penalty box that bounces off the post.

22:41

Simon Thern delivers the ball, Ben Williams makes a save.

21:08

Tokelo Rantie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McPake. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.

19:35

Magnus Eriksson fouled by Tom Taiwo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jiloan Hamad from right channel, clearance made by James McPake.

18:46

Miiko Albornoz takes a shot. James McPake gets a block in.

18:02

Pontus Jansson crosses the ball.

15:27

Tom Taiwo concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Thern. Jiloan Hamad takes the direct free kick.

14:35

Magnus Eriksson takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a save.

12:26

Assist on the goal came from Emil Forsberg.

12:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Magnus Eriksson - Malmo 2 - 0 Hibernian Goal scored by Magnus Eriksson from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Malmo FF 2-0 Hibernian.

10:53

Tokelo Rantie provided the assist for the goal.

10:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Jiloan Hamad - Malmo 1 - 0 Hibernian Jiloan Hamad finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Malmo FF 1-0 Hibernian.

9:49 Booking

Booking The referee shows James McPake a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

9:38

Tokelo Rantie fouled by James McPake, the ref awards a free kick.

7:25

Pontus Jansson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rowan Vine. The ball is sent over by Liam Craig, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Owain Tudur Jones goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

6:43

Miiko Albornoz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Craig. Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.

6:11

The referee blows for offside against Rowan Vine. Johan Dahlin takes the indirect free kick.

4:46

The offside flag is raised against Tokelo Rantie. Ben Williams takes the indirect free kick.

1:31

The offside flag is raised against Tokelo Rantie. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.

0:15

Erik Johansson concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Craig. Liam Craig takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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