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Staňo steals last-gasp victory

Published: Thursday 21 July 2005, 0.27CET
FC Artmedia Bratislava 4-1 FC Kairat Almaty (agg: 4-3, aet) Substitute Pavol Staňo seals a dramatic late win.

Match statistics

PetržalkaKairat

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 21 July 2005, 0.27CET

Staňo steals last-gasp victory

FC Artmedia Bratislava 4-1 FC Kairat Almaty (agg: 4-3, aet) Substitute Pavol Staňo seals a dramatic late win.

By Stanislav Hlaváček

A dramatic last-gasp header from substitute Pavol Staňo handed Slovakian outfit FC Artmedia Bratislava a sensational extra-time victory against FC Kairat Almaty to seal a UEFA Champions League second qualifying round date with Celtic FC.

Two-goal deficit
Despite cancelling out Kairat's 2-0 first-leg advantage with goals from Balázs Borbély and Daniel Tchuř, Andrej Bogomolov's strike in the first minute of extra-time looked to have killed all hope for Artmedia, leaving the home side to score twice due to the away-goals rule. Ján Kozák made it 3-3 from the penalty-spot before Staňo stooped to seal an astonishing win in added time.

Terrific turnaround
The result was a remarkable turnaround for the Slovakian Superleague champions, who had looked so disappointing when goals from Arturas Fomenko and Vitaliy Artemov gave the Kazakh outfit a healthy advantage after the tie's first instalment. The side soon found their bearings in the unfamiliar surroundings of Senec - to where the game had been switched in order to meet UEFA regulations.

Tchuř leveller
Captain Borbély headed in to reduce the aggregate deficit after just 21 minutes as Kairat struggled to escape the confines of their own half. They defended resolutely, however, and it was not until seven minutes after the interval that Czech midfielder Tchuř levelled matters. That goal finally forced the visitors out of their shell and goalkeeper Juraj Cobej had to be at his best to force extra time.

Fodrek tenacity
Cobej was beaten by Bogomolov within the first 60 seconds of the restart though, and although Kozák made it 3-3 from the penalty spot three minutes later after an Andrian Sosnovschi handball, Artmedia looked to be heading out of the competition. But with the final whistle fast approaching, the combative Branislav Fodrek hit a long ball that Staňo converted to seal a dramatic win.

Varga interest
The Slovakian competition debutants will have just a week to recover before 1967 European Champion Clubs' Cup winners Celtic, and Slovakia national-team captain Stanislav Varga, arrive for the second qualifying round first leg.

Last updated: 22/07/05 9.46CET

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Lineups

petržalka

Petržalka

kairat

Kairat

1
ČobejJuraj Čobej (GK)
1
NaboychenkoYevgeni Naboychenko (GK)
7
KotulaJozef Kotula
5
ArtemovVitali Artemov
Yellow Card63
2
DebnárOndrej Debnár
25
SosnovschiAndrian Sosnovschi
Yellow Card94 ET
4
ĎuricaJán Ďurica
8
SmakovSamat Smakov (C)
5
HellebrandAleš Hellebrand
Substitution72
24
AbdulinRenat Abdulin
8
VaščákBlažej Vaščák
Substitution76
28
LovchevEvgeniy Lovchev
20
FodrekBranislav Fodrek
17
LikhobabenkoValeri Likhobabenko
12
ObžeraBranislav Obžera
23
AksenovYuri Aksenov
Substitution60
13
TchuřDaniel Tchuř
Goal52
Substitution83
13
DikuCristian Diku
Substitution58
17
BorbélyBalázs Borbély (C)
Goal21
Yellow Card100 ET
26
FomenkoArturas Fomenko
25
KozákJán Kozák
Goal94 ET
6
AsanbayevUlugbek Asanbayev
Substitution86

Substitutes

30
KollárŠtefan Kollár (GK)
18
YurovIliya Yurov (GK)
3
StaňoPavol Staňo
Substitution83
Goal120+1 ET
3
ProtorchinDmitri Protorchin
15
GajdošVratislav Gajdoš
Substitution76
22
AliyevAli Aliyev
19
BukvićMilorad Bukvić
27
BogomolovAndrei Bogomolov
Substitution58
Goal91 ET
11
ŠoltisAnton Šoltis
9
TlekhugovArsen Tlekhugov
Substitution86
10
MikuličMartin Mikulič
Substitution72
11
Jafar IrismetovJafar Irismetov
16
KarpenkoViktor Karpenko
Substitution60

Coach

Vladimír Weiss (SVK) Alexey Petrushin (RUS)

Referee

Siarhei Shmolik (BLR)

Assistant referees

Yury Dupanau (BLR), Stanislav Savitski (BLR)

Fourth official

Aleh Chykun (BLR)

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