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Levadia push Debrecen all the way

Published: Wednesday 21 July 2010, 21.45CET
Debreceni VSC 3-2 FC Levadia Tallinn (agg: 4-3)
The Hungarian champions will now meet FC Basel 1893 after coming through on a topsy-turvy evening that visitors Levadia ended with ten men.
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Debrecen Stadium
Levadia push Debrecen all the way
László Rezes (right) in action against Levadia ©UEFA.com

Match statistics

DebrecenLevadia

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target8
 
5
Attempts off target7
 
5
Corners4
 
2
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed19
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 21 July 2010, 21.45CET

Levadia push Debrecen all the way

Debreceni VSC 3-2 FC Levadia Tallinn (agg: 4-3)
The Hungarian champions will now meet FC Basel 1893 after coming through on a topsy-turvy evening that visitors Levadia ended with ten men.

Hungarian titleholders Debreceni VSC survived a major scare by FC Levadia Tallinn to book a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against FC Basel 1893.

Debrecen went into the decider level at 1-1 thanks to László Rezes's late equaliser last week and found themselves behind in the tie twice more on a topsy-turvy evening. Konstantin Nahk gave the visitors a third-minute lead and having wrested the initiative then lost it again, Péter Szakály put Debrecen back in command ten minutes into the second half – this time they would not lose it.

Levadia's hopes were extinguished when Deniss Malov picked up a second yellow card 16 minutes from time, yet for a while it looked like their night. Nahk broke the deadlock with an exquisite free-kick that bent away from Mindaugas Malinauskas and into the top corner, though the Estonian side were soon on the defensive as Yannick Mbengono attacked with purpose, earning a penalty after a Maksim Podholjuzin foul after 24 minutes.

Martin Kaalma got a hand to Adamo Coulibaly's effort, but the striker headed in the rebound and eight minutes later it was advantage Debrecen as Mbengono fired in following a one-two with Coulibaly. Then came the sucker punch early in the second period, Vitali Leitan driving in low after being put through by Vladislav Ivanov. The tie was now in Levadia's hands courtesy of the away-goals rule – but not for long, as two minutes later Szakály ran onto Coulibaly's clever back-heel and finished calmly.

Last updated: 28/01/12 6.43CET

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Lineups

debrecen

Debrecen

levadia

Levadia

31
MalinauskasMindaugas Malinauskas (GK)
30
KaalmaMartin Kaalma (GK)
16
KomlósiÁdám Komlósi
2
KalimullinAndrei Kalimullin
Yellow Card67
20
MbengonoYannick Mbengono
Goal32
Substitution85
4
MorozovIgor Morozov
Yellow Card47
21
FodorMarcell Fodor
5
LeitanVitali Leitan
Goal53
24
MijadinoskiMirsad Mijadinoski
8
NahkKonstantin Nahk (C)
Goal3
Yellow Card60
28
Z. NagyZoltán Nagy
10
IvanovVladislav Ivanov
30
KissZoltán Kiss
14
MalovDeniss Malov
Yellow Card45+1
Red Card74
39
CoulibalyAdamo Coulibaly
Penalty24
Goal24
17
PodholjuzinMaksim Podholjuzin
55
SzakályPéter Szakály
Goal55
Substitution73
18
Felipe NunesFelipe Nunes
Substitution80
70
KulcsárTamás Kulcsár
Substitution46
23
NeemeloTarmo Neemelo
77
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics (C)
27
TenisteTaijo Teniste

Substitutes

87
VerpeczIstván Verpecz (GK)
12
LepmetsSergei Lepmets (GK)
2
SzűcsIstván Szűcs
7
VolodinAleksandr Volodin
6
Luis RamosLuis Ramos
9
DmitrijevArtjom Dmitrijev
7
DombiTibor Dombi
Substitution85
11
PaponovMaksim Paponov
11
KabátPéter Kabát
20
PebreAndero Pebre
15
RezesLászló Rezes
Substitution46
Yellow Card57
25
PuriEino Puri
33
J. VargaJózsef Varga
Substitution73
28
SubbotinIgor Subbotin
Substitution80

Coach

András Herczeg (HUN) Igor Prins (EST)

Referee

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR), Svein Inge Wiken (NOR)

Fourth official

Brage Sandmoen (NOR)

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