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Sparta negotiate tough tie

Published: Wednesday 4 August 2004, 22.14CET
AC Sparta Praha 2-1 APOEL FC (agg: 4-3) Sparta through despite determined Cypriot challenge.

Match statistics

Sparta PrahaAPOEL

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 4 August 2004, 22.14CET

Sparta negotiate tough tie

AC Sparta Praha 2-1 APOEL FC (agg: 4-3) Sparta through despite determined Cypriot challenge.

AC Sparta Praha kept alive their hopes of another long UEFA Champions League run after seeing off second qualifying round opponents APOEL FC 4-3 on aggregate.

No pushovers
The Cypriot champions were no pushovers for Sparta, who had already had to come back from 2-0 behind to draw the first leg in Nicosia. Tonight the Czech side opened the scoring after 31 minutes when Karel Poborský's effort found its way into the net via APOEL defender Marinos Satsias.

APOEL equaliser
Although Konstantinos Charalampides equalised seven minutes into the second half it only took Sparta three minutes to respond with what proved the winner from Milan Pacanda on his home competitive debut.

Vital goals
Pacanda, indeed, only joined Sparta last month for a €650,000 fee from 1. FC Brno. But he had pulled a goal back for Sparta eight minutes from time last week when all seemed bleak in his first competitive appearance for the club, and today he took his Frantiek Straka's side through to within one tie of the group stage.

Hungarian opposition
Sparta now meet Hungarian side Ferencvárosi TC, who overcame KF Tirana on away goals, as they seek to emulate their 2003/04 performance, where they reached the first knockout round only to lose to holders AC Milan.

Last updated: 05/08/04 11.42CET

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Lineups

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

apoel

APOEL

29
BlažekJaromír Blažek (GK)
1
MorfisMichalis Morfis (GK)
6
SivokTomáš Sivok
4
StojanoskiMilan Stojanoski
Yellow Card21
8
PoborskýKarel Poborský (C)
Goal31
6
OkkaridesStelios Okkarides
Yellow Card73
10
MichalíkRastislav Michalík
Substitution64
9
VakouftsisGeorge Vakouftsis
13
ČechMarek Čech
11
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
15
KováčRadoslav Kováč
Yellow Card7
14
GeorgiouStavros Georgiou
18
PacandaMilan Pacanda
Goal55
Substitution87
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias (C)
19
M. PetrášMartin Petráš
18
DaskalakisDemetris Daskalakis
Yellow Card16
21
JunTomáš Jun
Substitution72
21
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Goal52
22
HomolaJiří Homola
Yellow Card15
19
IliaMarios Ilia
Substitution46
27
KoubskýJiří Koubský
33
MichailChrysostomos Michail
Substitution46

Substitutes

30
BičíkDavid Bičík (GK)
2
KoumasKonstantinos Koumas (GK)
2
HochmeisterRadek Hochmeister
3
CharalambousZacharias Charalambous
4
PerglPavel Pergl
8
NeophytouMarios Neophytou
Substitution46
5
RezekJan Rezek
Substitution72
20
MakridisConstantinos Makridis
Substitution46
Yellow Card77
9
MedunaMichal Meduna
Substitution87
25
PetrouPetros Petrou
11
VoříšekPetr Voříšek
Substitution64
26
IonaMichalis Iona
16
ŠimákJan Šimák
31
AristodimouAristodimos Aristodimou

Coach

František Straka (CZE) Ivan Jovanović (SRB)

Referee

Mike Dean (ENG)

Assistant referees

Kevin Pike (ENG), Peter Kirkup (ENG)

Fourth official

Howard Webb (ENG)

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