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Slavia hold Sheriff to stalemate

Published: Wednesday 29 July 2009, 22.45CET
FC Sheriff 0-0 SK Slavia Praha
The Moldovan champions had the better chances but could not find a winner against Pavel Rehak's understrength Slavia outfit.
Slavia hold Sheriff to stalemate
Striker Alexandru Suvorov could not make the breakthrough for Sheriff ©FC Sheriff

Match statistics

SheriffSlavia Praha

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners9
 
2
Offsides8
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 29 July 2009, 22.45CET

Slavia hold Sheriff to stalemate

FC Sheriff 0-0 SK Slavia Praha
The Moldovan champions had the better chances but could not find a winner against Pavel Rehak's understrength Slavia outfit.

FC Sheriff had to settle for a goalless draw against SK Slavia Praha despite dominating long stretches of their third qualifying round home leg against the Czech champions.

Cagey affair
In a cagey game in Tiraspol, Sheriff had a goal disallowed in the first half while Slavia's best opportunities came on the counterattack. The hosts upped their efforts after the interval, but could not force a winner, Constantin Arbanas and Andrei Corneencov both coming closest with efforts that shook the frame of the goal.

Slavia absentees
Slavia were missing several important players for the trip to Moldova, including Deniss Romanovs, Vladimír Šmicer, Josef Kaufman, Tomáš Pekhart and Matej Krajčík. Home coach Leonid Koutchouk, for his part, was able to welcome back Arbanas and Abdul Mamah and he saw his charges make a positive start, Florent Rouamba finding the back of the net only for his effort to be ruled offside.

Woodwork
Sheriff pushed even harder after the restart, Benjamin Balima creating a good chance for Mamah, who could not beat Slavia goalkeeper Jan Hanuš in a one-on-one. With time ticking down, Arbanas struck the post from long range before Corneencov headed against the bar leaving Pavel Rehak's visiting side evidently happier ahead of next week's decider in the Czech Republic.

Last updated: 30/07/09 13.48CET

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Lineups

sheriff

Sheriff

slavia praha

Slavia Praha

1
St. NamaşcoStanislav Namaşco (GK)
1
HanušJan Hanuš (GK)
5
TarkhnishviliVazha Tarkhnishvili (C)
5
ČelůstkaOndřej Čelůstka
7
CorneencovAndrei Corneencov
6
Ragued Hocine Ragued
11
SuvorovAlexandru Suvorov
Substitution66
7
VlčekStanislav Vlček (C)
Substitution86
14
BalimaBenjamin Balima
8
JandaPetr Janda
Substitution90+2
17
RouambaFlorent Rouamba
9
HloušekAdam Hloušek
18
ArbănaşConstantin Arbănaş
10
JarolímMarek Jarolím
Substitution66
21
DiedhiouAndré Diedhiou
Substitution90+2
13
M. ČernýMilan Černý
22
RodríguezLuis Antonio Rodríguez
17
SuchýMarek Suchý
24
MamahAbdul Mamah
22
VomáčkaBenjamin Vomáčka
28
NadsonNadson
26
J. ČernýJaroslav Černý

Substitutes

25
MelenciucAlexandru Melenciuc (GK)
28
VaniakMartin Vaniak (GK)
2
Da CostaSergio Da Costa
4
HubáčekDavid Hubáček
3
VolkovVladimir Volkov
Substitution90+2
14
ŠenkeříkZdeněk Šenkeřík
Substitution66
4
VerbetchiAndrei Verbetchi
18
NaumovRiste Naumov
9
Jymmy FrançaJymmy França
Substitution66
Yellow Card78
21
BelaidTijani Belaid
Substitution86
20
TsynyaRustam Tsynya
23
VolešákLadislav Volešák
Substitution90+2
27
BulatVitalie Bulat
24
TrubiloVitali Trubilo

Coach

Leonid Kuchuk (BLR) Pavel Rehak (CZE)

Referee

Alan Kelly (IRL)

Assistant referees

Marc Douglas (IRL), Kenneth Hennessy (IRL)

Fourth official

Anthony Buttimer (IRL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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