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Žilina bounce back to floor Birkirkara

Published: Wednesday 21 July 2010, 21.15CET
MŠK Žilina 3-0 FC Birkirkara (agg: 3-1)
Goals from Jozef Piaček, Ivan Lietava and Tomáš Oravec helped a dominant Žilina side overturn their first-leg deficit against the Maltese champions.
by Tomas Cuncik
from Pod Dubňom Stadium
Žilina bounce back to floor Birkirkara
Tomáš Oravec scores Žilina's final goal against Birkirkara ©Ján Mintál

Match statistics

ŽilinaBirkirkara

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target10
 
3
Attempts off target13
 
3
Corners8
 
1
Offsides4
 
3
Fouls committed18
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 21 July 2010, 21.15CET

Žilina bounce back to floor Birkirkara

MŠK Žilina 3-0 FC Birkirkara (agg: 3-1)
Goals from Jozef Piaček, Ivan Lietava and Tomáš Oravec helped a dominant Žilina side overturn their first-leg deficit against the Maltese champions.

MŠK Žilina finally made their dominance count to overturn a first-leg deficit against FC Birkirkara and run out 3-1 aggregate winners.

The Slovakian champions started the second qualifying round decider 1-0 down after last week's loss in Malta. They soon levelled matters through Jozef Piaček, but despite creating plenty of openings did not move ahead in the tie until the 77th minute, Tomáš Oravec putting the result beyond doubt in added time to set up a third qualifying round tie against PFC Litex Lovech.

The hosts were rewarded for their early pressure in the 21st minute when Piaček headed in Emil Rilke's precise right-wing cross. Oravec then passed up a glorious chance, missing an open goal after Ivan Lietava won possession deep in Birkirkara territory. In the 35th minute, Oravec was left all alone with goalkeeper Ezequiel Lovizon but could not apply the finishing touch and the same player fell short again before half-time after dancing into the area.

Birkirkara's only real chance came just after the break when Michael Galea's header drifted just wide. Štefan Zošák then tested Lovizon from range before the keeper's error let in Lietava who put Žilina in the box seat. Oravec had another chance to put the tie beyond Paul Zammit's men before finally finding the target in added time after an eye-catching team move.

Last updated: 22/07/10 10.01CET

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Lineups

žilina

Žilina

birkirkara

Birkirkara

30
DúbravkaMartin Dúbravka (GK)
1
LovizonEzequiel Lovizon (GK)
2
AngelovičStanislav Angelovič
Yellow Card73
3
P. BorgPatrick Borg
6
MrázPatrik Mráz
5
NisevićBranko Nisević
Substitution87
9
RilkeEmil Rilke
Substitution71
6
FenechPaul Fenech
Yellow Card83
10
MajtánTomáš Majtán
Substitution59
9
M. GaleaMichael Galea (C)
Yellow Card37
12
JežRóbert Jež (C)
10
TaboneAlan Tabone
Substitution67
14
OravecTomáš Oravec
Goal90+2
15
VukanacNikola Vukanac
15
PiačekJozef Piaček
Goal21
18
BajadaShaun Bajada
23
ŠourekOndřej Šourek
19
J. ZerafaJoseph Zerafa
28
BelloBabatounde Bello
Substitution90+2
20
BuhagiarAngus Buhagiar
Yellow Card81
39
LietavaIvan Lietava
Yellow Card45
Goal77
24
R. MuscatRowen Muscat
Substitution75

Substitutes

22
KrnáčMartin Krnáč (GK)
22
O. BorgOmar Borg (GK)
5
GuldanĽubomír Guldan
Substitution90+2
2
A. SciclunaAndrew Scicluna
7
LeitnerVladimír Leitner
4
ParisThomas Paris
Substitution75
11
VyskočilMartin Vyskočil
8
FenechKeith Fenech
19
FótyikDominik Fótyik
14
GaleaAndreas Galea
21
PoliačekPavol Poliaček
Substitution71
16
PuloCarl Pulo
Substitution67
27
ZošákŠtefan Zošák
Substitution59
23
R. SciclunaRyan Scicluna
Substitution87

Coach

Pavel Hapal (CZE) Paul Zammit (MLT)

Referee

Zsolt Szabó (HUN)

Assistant referees

Robert Kispal (HUN), Zsolt Varga (HUN)

Fourth official

Ádám Németh (HUN)

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