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Wisla seal classy comeback win

Published: Wednesday 10 August 2005, 0.47CET
Wisla Kraków 3-1 Panathinaikos FC Polish champions recover from going behind to earn a stunning success.

Match statistics

Wisła KrakówPanathinaikos

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 10 August 2005, 0.47CET

Wisla seal classy comeback win

Wisla Kraków 3-1 Panathinaikos FC Polish champions recover from going behind to earn a stunning success.

Polish champions Wisla Kraków came from a goal down to claim a fine first-leg victory over Panathinaikos FC in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.

Battling fight-back
The result was a far cry from the opening four minutes when Emmanuel Olisadebe gave the marauding visitors the lead. Pawel Brozek soon equalised before second-half strikes from Kalu Uche and Tomasz Frankowski gave the Polish champions a two-goal advantage to take to Athens for the second instalment in two weeks' time.

Panathinaikos debuts
That match could provide home debuts for Anthony Šeric, Flavio Conceição and Igor Bišcan, and the trio will hope it is more enjoyable than their away bows. Nevertheless, it was the Greek side that sprinted out of the blocks and the game was less than five minutes old when Poland striker Olisadebe broke the deadlock, tapping in after Theofanis Gekas's header had rebounded back off the crossbar.

Rapid response
These are unsettled times at Wisla, who have a new coach in Jerzy Engel and recently lost striker Maciej Zurawski to Celtic FC, but they have developed a resilience and soon equalised with a flowing end-to-end move. Olisadebe surrendered possession in the Wisla penalty area with the ball eventually falling for Radoslaw Sobolewski to thread it through to Brozek who slotted in. The match was still only 13 minutes old.

Gekas header
The game soon calmed down, though, with the visitors pressing and Wisla looking to strike on the counterattack. Gekas almost restored Panathinaikos's advantage in the 34th minute when his glancing header forced a finger-tip save from Radoslaw Majdan, but that proved a rare chance and after the interval the Polish side began to take control.

Uche strike
On 52 minutes Uche doubled the advantage when he swept the ball in following a jinking run from Frankowski. Gekas could have equalised with the game moving into the final quarter after connecting with a sublime left-wing cross from Nordin Wooter but after beating Majdan he watched his header drop agonisingly wide.

Birthday gift
And two minutes later, Wisla made Panathinaikos pay for their profligacy when Marek Ziencuk reached the by-line and sent over a measured cross that Frankowski – a week shy of his 31st birthday - met to loop a header beyond Mario Galinovic’s flailing arms and leave Wisla well poised for the return leg.

Last updated: 10/08/05 9.34CET

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Lineups

wisła

Wisła

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

33
MajdanRadosław Majdan (GK)
1
GalinovićMario Galinović (GK)
16
BłaszczykowskiJakub Błaszczykowski
Yellow Card35
Substitution76
4
KotsiosElias Kotsios
6
GłowackiArkadiusz Głowacki
5
MorrisNasief Morris (C)
30
KłosTomasz Kłos
6
ConceiçãoFlavio Conceição
Yellow Card13
18
DudkaDariusz Dudka
7
GekasFanis Gekas
10
UcheKalu Uche
Goal52
9
OlisadebeEmmanuel Olisadebe
Goal4
Yellow Card20
7
SobolewskiRadosław Sobolewski
Yellow Card6
Substitution68
11
PapadopoulosDimitris Papadopoulos
Substitution81
20
CantoroMauro Cantoro
14
WooterNordin Wooter
Substitution75
17
ZieńczukMarek Zieńczuk
19
ŠerićAnthony Šerić
23
Pawel BrożekPaweł Brożek
Goal13
Substitution65
24
VyntraLoukas Vyntra
Yellow Card60
21
FrankowskiTomasz Frankowski (C)
Goal70
25
BišćanIgor Bišćan
Substitution63

Substitutes

25
PiekutowskiAdam Piekutowski (GK)
12
EbedePierre Ebede (GK)
15
GołośKonrad Gołoś
15
AndrićSrdjan Andrić
31
KuźbaMarcin Kuźba
21
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Substitution81
99
PenskaMarek Penska
Substitution65
22
TziolisAlexandros Tziolis
Substitution63
5
Jean PaulistaJean Paulista
Substitution68
26
MantziosVangelis Mantzios
3
StolarczykMaciej Stolarczyk
Substitution76
28
TheodoridisGeorgios Theodoridis
Substitution75
26
EkwuemeMartins Ekwueme
31
DarlasFilippos Darlas

Coach

Wladyslaw Jerzy Engel (POL) Alberto Malesani (ITA)

Referee

Claus Bo Larsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Bill René Hansen (DEN), Anders Nørrestrand (DEN)

Fourth official

Emil Laursen (DEN)

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