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Sparta see off Sheriff to progress

Published: Wednesday 6 August 2008, 23.25CET
AC Sparta Praha 2-0 FC Sheriff (agg: 3-0)
Goals from Petr Voříšek and Miroslav Slepička ensured AC Sparta Praha set up a tie against Panathinaikos FC.
Sparta see off Sheriff to progress
Miroslav Slepička (right) scored Sparta's clincher ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Sparta PrahaSheriff

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 6 August 2008, 23.25CET

Sparta see off Sheriff to progress

AC Sparta Praha 2-0 FC Sheriff (agg: 3-0)
Goals from Petr Voříšek and Miroslav Slepička ensured AC Sparta Praha set up a tie against Panathinaikos FC.

Goals from Petr Voříšek and Miroslav Slepička ensured AC Sparta Praha completed a 3-0 aggregate victory against FC Sheriff to set up a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against Panathinaikos FC.

Comfortable win
Already a goal to the good after last week's first leg in Moldova, Sparta went further in front through Voříšek just before the break and Slepička removed all doubt just after half-time. However, if Sparta are to earn a seventh campaign in the competition proper, they must defeat a team who beat them twice in the 2001/02 second group stage.

Early chances
Sparta went into the game in good spirit having won their first league game of 2008/09 1-0 against FK Mladá Boleslav on Saturday and the goalscorer in that match, Slepička, came close on six minutes tonight, just missing the target after Sheriff goalkeeper Stanislav Namasco could only parry Ondrej Kušnír's shot. The home side were well on top but the visitors nearly levelled the tie in the 28th minute as Benjamin Balima's header was tipped over the bar by Matúš Kozáčik, continuing to deputise successfully for the injured Jaromír Blažek.

Decisive goals
But it was Sparta who broke the deadlock late in the half when Voříšek crossed in a free-kick only for the ball to fly straight into the net. Marek Kulič, starting in place of injured Miroslav Matušovič, provided the second goal with an unselfish pass to Slepička, who made no mistake. Kušnír's deflected shot hit the bar in the 66th minute but Sparta had done their hard work and Sheriff ended the game with ten men as Aleksei Kuchuk received a second booking in the final moments.

Last updated: 07/08/08 9.47CET

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Lineups

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

sheriff

Sheriff

24
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
11
PicuşciacIgor Picuşciac
Substitution51
23
KadlecMichal Kadlec
5
TarkhnishviliVazha Tarkhnishvili (C)
27
HušekLuboš Hušek
17
RouambaFlorent Rouamba
Substitution79
6
KučeraŠtěpán Kučera
16
ErokhinAleksandr Erokhin
Substitution69
15
KladrubskýJiří Kladrubský
1
St. NamaşcoStanislav Namaşco (GK)
13
KušnírOndřej Kušnír
10
AlexeevSerghei Alexeev
8
BergerPatrik Berger (C)
Substitution85
7
CorneencovAndrei Corneencov
30
KuličMarek Kulič
Yellow Card62
Substitution66
14
BalimaBenjamin Balima
2
ŘepkaTomáš Řepka
24
MamahAbdul Mamah
Yellow Card45
19
VoříšekPetr Voříšek
Goal45
18
ArbănaşConstantin Arbănaş
10
SlepičkaMiroslav Slepička
Goal49
Substitution80
2
Da CostaSergio Da Costa

Substitutes

4
HadMarián Had
21
RaduIonut Radu
29
BlažekJaromír Blažek (GK)
8
GorodeţchiEvgheni Gorodeţchi
9
DošekLibor Došek
25
MelenciucAlexandru Melenciuc (GK)
17
HolendaJan Holenda
Substitution80
9
KuchukAleksei Kuchuk
Substitution51
Yellow Card54
Red Card90+1
11
KolářDaniel Kolář
Substitution66
15
EninfulKwami Eninful
25
VacekKamil Vacek
Substitution85
23
Fred NelsonFred Nelson
Substitution69
22
ZemanMartin Zeman
28
NadsonNadson
Substitution79

Coach

Vítězslav Lavička (CZE) Leonid Kuchuk (BLR)

Referee

Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

Assistant referees

Egon Bereuter (AUT), Mario Strudl (AUT)

Fourth official

Rene Eisner (AUT)

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