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Liberec and Spartak fail to spark

Published: Wednesday 9 August 2006, 23.00CET
FC Slovan Liberec 0-0 FC Spartak Moskva Scoring opportunities were at a premium in the Czech Republic to leave this tie finely poised.
by Ladislav Josef

Match statistics

LiberecSpartak Moskva

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 9 August 2006, 23.00CET

Liberec and Spartak fail to spark

FC Slovan Liberec 0-0 FC Spartak Moskva Scoring opportunities were at a premium in the Czech Republic to leave this tie finely poised.

FC Slovan Liberec failed to make their superior possession count as FC Spartak Moskva left the Czech Republic with a 0-0 draw to leave this UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie finely poised ahead of the decider in the Russian capital in two weeks' time.

Milan memories
Liberec's previous attempt to reach the group stage in 2002 ended in disappointment as they were eliminated by AC Milan despite a 2-1 home victory, and the only survivor from that defeat, Ivan Hodúr, could not take advantage of a clear opening in the eighth minute. The 26-year-old showed nifty footwork to skip past Spartak defender Martin Stranzl but found goalkeeper Wojciech Kowalewski far tougher to deceive. Pavel Koštál nodded the resulting corner narrowly wide.

Duo missing
While Liberec were able to field a first-choice lineup, Spartak were without captain Yegor Titov with a broken cheekbone and fellow midfielder Vladimir Bystrov after he twisted an ankle in training yesterday. The visitors' best opportunity of the first half came in the 12th minute when Radoslav Kováč was wayward with a close-range header on his return to his homeland. Real chances were at a premium, although Jan Holenda did spurn one for the hosts in the 67th minute before Kowalewski denied Tomáš Janu and Petr Papoušek from distance.

Parks injured
Spartak striker Fernando Cavenaghi had the best opening of all, yet blasted over when well placed in the 71st minute. Despite losing Costa Rican international forward Winston Parks to a late ankle injury, Liberec will remain confident they can pull off a shock in Moscow as Spartak have scored just once in drawing all three qualifying games this summer.

Last updated: 30/01/12 9.44CET

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Lineups

liberec

Liberec

spartak moskva

Spartak Moskva

24
M. ČechMarek Čech (GK)
30
KowalewskiWojciech Kowalewski (GK)
5
ZápotočnýTomáš Zápotočný (C)
3
StranzlMartin Stranzl (C)
7
BílekJiří Bílek
Yellow Card16
10
PavlyuchenkoRoman Pavlyuchenko
Substitution72
10
HodúrIvan Hodúr
13
JiránekMartin Jiránek
11
PospěchZbyněk Pospěch
Substitution81
15
KováčRadoslav Kováč
Yellow Card28
14
KoštálPavel Koštál
Yellow Card84
17
Clemente RodríguezClemente Rodríguez
17
JanůTomáš Janů
19
CavenaghiFernando Cavenaghi
Substitution87
19
ŠinglárPeter Šinglár
24
MozartMozart
20
FrejlachTomáš Frejlach
Substitution46
25
KalynychenkoMaxym Kalynychenko
Yellow Card63
26
PudilDaniel Pudil
27
CovalciucSerghei Covalciuc
28
BlažekJan Blažek
Substitution52
49
ShishkinRoman Shishkin

Substitutes

1
HauzrZbyněk Hauzr (GK)
1
KhomichDmitri Khomich (GK)
15
ParksWinston Parks
Substitution81
7
BoyarintsevDenis Boyarintsev
Substitution72
23
PapoušekPetr Papoušek
Substitution46
32
BazhenovNikita Bazhenov
Substitution87
29
HolendaJan Holenda
Substitution52
5
IencsiAdrian Iencsi
2
MatulaMilan Matula
14
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
6
HamouzJosef Hamouz
18
PjanovićMihailo Pjanović
12
HochmeisterRadek Hochmeister
39
RebkoAleksei Rebko

Coach

Vítězslav Lavička (CZE) Vladimir Fedotov (RUS)

Referee

Alain Hamer (LUX)

Assistant referees

Philippe Behague (FRA), Francis Crelo (LUX)

Fourth official

Bruno Ruffray (FRA)

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