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Slick Žilina make Lovech pay

Published: Wednesday 4 August 2010, 21.15CET
MŠK Žilina 3-1 PFC Litex Lovech (agg: 4-2)
The Slovakian champions deservedly booked a place in Friday's draw but it was not until Ivelin Popov's dismissal that the tie swung in their favour.
by Tomas Cuncik
from Pod Dubňom Stadium
Slick Žilina make Lovech pay
Tomáš Oravec (No14) celebrates after putting Žilina 2-1 up ©Ján Mintál

Match statistics

ŽilinaLitex

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
2
Corners12
 
2
Offsides3
 
5
Fouls committed21
 
19
Yellow cards0
6
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 4 August 2010, 21.15CET

Slick Žilina make Lovech pay

MŠK Žilina 3-1 PFC Litex Lovech (agg: 4-2)
The Slovakian champions deservedly booked a place in Friday's draw but it was not until Ivelin Popov's dismissal that the tie swung in their favour.

Slovakian champions MŠK Žilina booked their place in Friday's play-off draw as PFC Litex Lovech were left to rue an untimely dismissal.

The Gods did not appear to be on Žilina's side when, having dominated proceedings and missed a penalty through Róbert Jež, they fell behind just after half-time. Yet within three minutes the tie had been turned on its head. Emil Rilke restored parity, making it 2-2 on aggregate, and visiting captain Ivelin Popov received a second yellow card. From then on there was only ever one winner, goals from Tomáš Oravec and the excellent Momodou Ceesay taking the hosts through.

Ceesay had been a threat all evening. His fantastic run earned Jež's spot-kick opportunity midway through the first half and the towering striker went close himself with a wonderful header soon after. Rodrigo Galatto denied Mário Pečalka in between but five minutes after the interval Žilina were behind as Sandrinho caught them out with an unstoppable long-range effort.

That was as good as it got for Litex, however, as two minutes later Rilke converted a low cross from Mário Pečalka and when Popov departed, he took with him Bulgaria's UEFA Champions League hopes. Oravec put Žilina ahead 20 minutes from time, capitalising on the rebound after Ceesay's blocked shot fell kindly to him and the Gambian striker capped his fine performance with the goal he deserved late on, latching on to Issiaka Bello's pass and firing in.

Last updated: 05/08/10 0.33CET

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Lineups

žilina

Žilina

litex

Litex

30
DúbravkaMartin Dúbravka (GK)
31
GalattoRodrigo Galatto (GK)
3
PečalkaMário Pečalka
3
ZanevPetar Zanev
5
GuldanĽubomír Guldan
4
BerberovićDžamal Berberović
Yellow Card73
6
MrázPatrik Mráz
7
YanevHristo Yanev
Substitution61
9
RilkeEmil Rilke
Goal52
Substitution81
10
SandrinhoSandrinho
Goal50
10
MajtánTomáš Majtán
Substitution63
17
G. MilanovGeorgi Milanov
12
JežRóbert Jež (C)
Penalty22
19
NifloreWilfried Niflore
Yellow Card61
Substitution66
14
OravecTomáš Oravec
Goal70
22
NikolovPlamen Nikolov
18
M. CeesayMomodou Ceesay
Goal84
Substitution90+2
23
JelenkovićNebojša Jelenković
Yellow Card70
23
ŠourekOndřej Šourek
33
BodurovNikolay Bodurov
Yellow Card22
28
BelloBabatounde Bello
71
PopovIvelin Popov (C)
Yellow Card25
Red Card53

Substitutes

22
KrnáčMartin Krnáč (GK)
1
GolubovićUroš Golubović (GK)
2
AngelovičStanislav Angelovič
5
VenkovMihail Venkov
16
PoleťMartin Poleť
8
WellingtonWellington
Substitution61
19
FótyikDominik Fótyik
Substitution90+2
11
BratuFlorin Bratu
Substitution66
21
PoliačekPavol Poliaček
Substitution81
18
MilanovIlia Milanov
24
ChupáčJuraj Chupáč
21
TsvetkovAleksandar Tsvetkov
27
ZošákŠtefan Zošák
Substitution63
27
TsvetanovMomchil Tsvetanov

Coach

Pavel Hapal (CZE) Angel Chervenkov (BUL)

Referee

Thomas Einwaller (AUT)

Assistant referees

Roland Heim (AUT), Andreas Staudinger (AUT)

Fourth official

Thomas Prammer (AUT)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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