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Slavia secure Žilina shut-out

Published: Wednesday 1 August 2007, 22.57CET
MŠK Žilina 0-0 SK Slavia Praha
The visitors finished with ten men but held on for a first-leg draw in Vladimír Šmicer's comeback for Slavia.
by Rastislav Hribik

Match statistics

ŽilinaSlavia Praha

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 1 August 2007, 22.57CET

Slavia secure Žilina shut-out

MŠK Žilina 0-0 SK Slavia Praha
The visitors finished with ten men but held on for a first-leg draw in Vladimír Šmicer's comeback for Slavia.

SK Slavia Praha finished with ten men but were still able to come away from MŠK Žilina with a goalless draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie.

Šmicer return
Nearly 10,000 fans were present to see the meeting of the 2006/07 Slovakian champions and Czech runners-up, and the home side provided excitement with an attacking display from a revamped team that had put seven goals past Luxembourg's F91 Dudelange in the opening round. But Slavia, playing their first competitive match of the season, held on despite a late red card for Ante Aračić after his second booking on a day when Vladimír Šmicer made his comeback appearance and both sides were led by Czech coaches - Pavel Vrba for Žilina and Karel Jarolím for the visitors.

Red card
Žilina forwards Andrej Porázik and Peter Štyvar pushed hard from the start, but Slavia restricted them to only half-chances. The home side introduced new signing Ivan Lietava for Štyvar in the 58th minute, but he was unable to make an impact. Just past the hour Slavia legend Šmicer, who left the club for RC Lens in 1996 and went on to win the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup with Liverpool FC, made his entrance from the bench having overcome a knee injury following his return from FC Girondins de Bordeaux. After his team successfully negotiated the final minutes a man down, he will hope to help Slavia earn progress next Wednesday in Prague.

Last updated: 02/08/07 9.55CET

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Lineups

žilina

Žilina

slavia praha

Slavia Praha

37
BreškaMário Breška
Substitution70
27
AračićAnte Aračić
Yellow Card61
Red Card88
8
DevátýPavel Devátý
Substitution90+3
8
JandaPetr Janda
Substitution63
12
JežRóbert Jež
25
KalivodaDavid Kalivoda
Substitution85
22
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
19
KrajčíkMatěj Krajčík
7
LeitnerVladimír Leitner
7
VlčekStanislav Vlček (C)
3
PečalkaMário Pečalka
Yellow Card86
13
ŠourekOndřej Šourek
17
PorázikAndrej Porázik
2
TavaresMickaël Tavares
6
ŠtrbaZdeno Štrba (C)
3
BrabecErich Brabec
14
ŠtyvarPeter Štyvar
Substitution59
28
VaniakMartin Vaniak (GK)
11
PekaríkPeter Pekarík
14
ŠenkeříkZdeněk Šenkeřík
Yellow Card40
Substitution46
23
SzórádCsaba Szórád
12
DříždalFrantišek Dříždal

Substitutes

9
AnčicJuraj Ančic
Substitution70
10
GauchoGaucho
19
BelákIvan Belák
Substitution90+3
11
ŠmicerVladimír Šmicer
Substitution63
Yellow Card90
5
LietavaIvan Lietava
Substitution59
23
VolešákLadislav Volešák
1
SemanMiroslav Seman (GK)
22
DivišJakub Diviš (GK)
25
VladavićAdmir Vladavić
24
NecidTomáš Necid
20
PoliačekPavol Poliaček
17
SuchýMarek Suchý
Substitution85
2
TesákLukáš Tesák
5
ŠvecMichal Švec
Substitution46

Coach

Pavel Vrba (CZE) Karel Jarolím (CZE)

Referee

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)

Fourth official

Sven-Martin Åkesson (SWE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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