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Published: Wednesday 24 August 2005, 0.59CET
Udinese 3-2 Sporting Clube de Portugal (agg: 4-2) Vincenzo Iaquinta sets the Italian side on course for a hard-fought aggregate victory.

Match statistics

UdineseSporting

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 24 August 2005, 0.59CET

Udinese see off Sporting

Udinese 3-2 Sporting Clube de Portugal (agg: 4-2) Vincenzo Iaquinta sets the Italian side on course for a hard-fought aggregate victory.

First-half strikes from Vincenzo Iaquinta and Antonio Di Natale set Udinese Calcio on course for a hard-fought 4-2 aggregate victory over Sporting Clube de Portugal.

First-leg lead
Already leading 1-0 after the first leg, the goals looked to have sealed the Italian side's place in the group stage. Roudolphe Douala reduced the deficit before the interval but despite earnest pressure, Sporting could not add another until added time through Mauricio Pinilla - a minute after Paulo Barreto had scored a third for Udinese.

Di Natale denied
The tie was effectively sealed in the first half as the home team began the match firmly on the front foot. Sulley Ali Muntari sent a left-footed effort just wide of the far post in the opening minutes and Di Natale was unfortunate to see another shot come back off the woodwork, albeit from an offside position.

Penalty déjà-vu
A goal seemed inevitable and it came in familiar fashion for Sporting, when Ricardo brought down Iaquinta inside the area on 23 minutes and the Norwegian referee Terje Auge pointed to the spot. The Italian striker, whose penalty was all that separated the teams a fortnight ago, picked himself up and fired in.

Goalkeeping error
Ricardo could do nothing about that, and was again powerless 12 minutes later when Cesare Natali headed in Muntari's cross. Udinese were cruising by this stage, but Douala provided the visitors with a faint glimmer of hope two minutes before half-time when he rifled a shot beyond the reach of Morgan De Sanctis.

Sporting substitutions
Sporting coach José Peseiro brought on Deivid de Souza and Edson at the start of the second half and the latter needed just three minutes to make an impact with a blistering strike. That spurred the visitors on and Rogerio forced De Sanctis into a good save.

Late goals
It proved Sporting's last real chance of salvaging their Champions League hopes and Barreto diverted Iaquinta's cross into the net to make it 3-1 in added time before Pinilla responded with a last-gasp consolation.

Last updated: 24/08/05 12.05CET

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Lineups

udinese

Udinese

sporting

Sporting

1
De SanctisMorgan De Sanctis (GK)
76
RicardoRicardo (GK)
4
BertottoValerio Bertotto (C)
Yellow Card90+3
2
RogérioRogério
Substitution81
5
ObodoChristian Obodo
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
7
ZenoniDamiano Zenoni
8
Luís LoureiroLuís Loureiro
8
VidigalVidigal
10
Sá PintoSá Pinto
Substitution46
9
IaquintaVincenzo Iaquinta
Goal23
11
TelloRodrigo Tello
Substitution46
10
Di NataleAntonio Di Natale
Substitution81
17
DoualaRoudolphe Douala
Goal39
14
NataliCesare Natali
Goal35
22
BetoBeto (C)
18
MuntariSulley Muntari
Substitution70
26
RochembackFábio Rochemback
19
FelipeFelipe
Yellow Card27
28
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
32
CandelaVincent Candela
Yellow Card87
31
LiedsonLiedson

Substitutes

12
PaolettiGabriele Paoletti (GK)
1
NélsonNélson (GK)
6
SensiniRoberto Néstor Sensini
13
TonelTonel
20
RossiniFausto Rossini
15
Miguel GarciaMiguel Garcia
23
MauriStefano Mauri
Substitution70
18
NaniNani
27
MottaMarco Motta
23
DeividDeivid
Substitution46
31
BarretoPaulo Barreto
Substitution81
Goal90+1
33
EdsonEdson
Substitution46
39
JuarezJuarez
87
PinillaMauricio Pinilla
Substitution81
Goal90+2

Coach

Serse Cosmi (ITA) José Peseiro (POR)

Referee

Terje Hauge (NOR)

Assistant referees

Steinar Holvik (NOR), Arild Sundet (NOR)

Fourth official

Espen Berntsen (NOR)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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