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Spot-on Slavia squeeze past Žilina

Published: Thursday 9 August 2007, 0.53CET
SK Slavia Praha 0-0 MŠK Žilina (agg: 0-0, Slavia win 4-3 on pens) The hosts held their nerve after 210 minutes failed to settle this Czecho-Slovak affair.
by Ladislav Josef
from Prague

Match statistics

Slavia PrahaŽilina

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 9 August 2007, 0.53CET

Spot-on Slavia squeeze past Žilina

SK Slavia Praha 0-0 MŠK Žilina (agg: 0-0, Slavia win 4-3 on pens) The hosts held their nerve after 210 minutes failed to settle this Czecho-Slovak affair.

SK Slavia Praha held their nerve to squeeze into the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round following a tense 4-3 penalty shoot-out win against MŠK Žilina after 210 minutes without a goal.

Vomáčka woe
Having ground out a goalless draw away from home in the first leg, Slavia were expected by many to ease to victory at the Evzena Rošického Stadium yet they came up against a Žilina goalkeeper in sublime form. Chance after chance went begging as Dušan Kuciak kept them at bay and he then denied Ladislav Volešák in the shoot-out. Marek Suchý also missed, but Zdeno Štrba and Peter Štyvar failed from the spot for Žilina before Czech defender Benjamin Vomáčka fired over in sudden death as Slavia triumphed.

Ajax await
It was perhaps a deserved success for the hosts who dominated proceedings in Prague. Matej Krajčík shot wide when well placed early on, while Stanislav Vlček was at the heart of much of Slavia's attacking play. He volleyed straight at Kuciak before half-time and the keeper frustrated him again after the restart with Vlček through on a one-on-one. Zdeněk Šenkeřík headed over while substitute Ladislav Volešák squandered further opportunities. However, they were not made to pay as Žilina faltered amid the drama of penalties. Slavia will now play AFC Ajax, although the influential Vladimír Šmicer will be suspended for the first leg.

Last updated: 09/08/07 11.53CET

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Lineups

slavia praha

Slavia Praha

žilina

Žilina

8
JandaPetr Janda
37
BreškaMário Breška
Substitution116 ET
25
KalivodaDavid Kalivoda
Substitution96 ET
8
DevátýPavel Devátý
19
KrajčíkMatěj Krajčík
12
JežRóbert Jež
7
VlčekStanislav Vlček (C)
22
KuciakDušan Kuciak (GK)
2
TavaresMickaël Tavares
7
LeitnerVladimír Leitner
3
BrabecErich Brabec
5
LietavaIvan Lietava
Substitution54
28
VaniakMartin Vaniak (GK)
3
PečalkaMário Pečalka
11
ŠmicerVladimír Šmicer
Yellow Card40
Substitution78
17
PorázikAndrej Porázik
Substitution73
14
ŠenkeříkZdeněk Šenkeřík
Substitution69
6
ŠtrbaZdeno Štrba (C)
12
DříždalFrantišek Dříždal
4
VomáčkaBenjamin Vomáčka
17
SuchýMarek Suchý
11
PekaríkPeter Pekarík

Substitutes

10
GauchoGaucho
9
AnčicJuraj Ančic
13
ŠourekOndřej Šourek
19
BelákIvan Belák
Substitution73
15
CostaMichel Fernando Costa
1
SemanMiroslav Seman (GK)
23
VolešákLadislav Volešák
Substitution96 ET
14
ŠtyvarPeter Štyvar
Substitution54
22
DivišJakub Diviš (GK)
25
VladavićAdmir Vladavić
Substitution116 ET
24
NecidTomáš Necid
Substitution69
Yellow Card81
23
SzórádCsaba Szórád
5
ŠvecMichal Švec
Substitution78
2
TesákLukáš Tesák

Coach

Karel Jarolím (CZE) Pavel Vrba (CZE)

Referee

Duarte Gomes (POR)

Assistant referees

Sergio Manuel Lacroix Pimenta (POR), Tiago Trigo (POR)

Fourth official

Pedro Jorge Carvalheiro Henriques (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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