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Sturm strike late to leave Videoton facing uphill task

Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 23.40CET
SK Sturm Graz 2-0 Videoton FC
Roman Kienast's added-time goal put a different complexion on this tie after Hungary striker Imre Szabics had scored against his country's champions.
by Ernst Schneider
from Wörthersee
Sturm strike late to leave Videoton facing uphill task
Imre Szabics (centre) opened the scoring for Sturm ©GEPA

Match statistics

SturmVideoton

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
2
Attempts off target2
 
2
Corners2
 
5
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed15
 
18
Yellow cards4
 
4
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 23.40CET

Sturm strike late to leave Videoton facing uphill task

SK Sturm Graz 2-0 Videoton FC
Roman Kienast's added-time goal put a different complexion on this tie after Hungary striker Imre Szabics had scored against his country's champions.

An added-time goal by substitute Roman Kienast has left SK Sturm Graz "in a really good position" to eliminate Videoton FC according to Imre Szabics, the Hungarian international who opened the scoring against his country's national champions.

Having fallen behind to Szabics's opener in the 68th minute, Videoton were on course to leave neighbouring Austria with a narrow defeat before Kienast poked in the second at the death.

"It was special for me to play against a team from my home country; I think I did well," said Szabics, whose one season playing in his homeland came in the colours of Ferencvárosi TC in 1998/99. "We had some problems in the first half but dominated the second. My goal was a bit lucky – I confused two defenders with one move, and the shot was then easy. We're now in a really good position for the second match in Szekesfehervar."

New coach Paulo Sousa predicted the game would be "50-50 for the two sides" and things might have turned out differently for his Videoton team had home goalkeeper Christian Gratzei not made a terrific save to keep out Attila Polonkai's header in the 13th minute.

Clear chances were at a premium, and Szabics dragged one of them wide in the 57th minute. The striker made amends in the 68th, though, as he escaped from two defenders and turned the ball in from five metres. Kienast had the final say two minutes into stoppage time, getting his toe to the ball from close range to leave Videoton with it all to do on home soil next Wednesday.

Last updated: 15/07/11 13.30CET

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Lineups

sturm

Sturm

videoton

Videoton

1
GratzeiChristian Gratzei (GK)
12
TujvelTomáš Tujvel (GK)
4
PürcherDominic Pürcher
Yellow Card27
2
BrachiÁlvaro Brachi
Yellow Card84
5
FeldhoferFerdinand Feldhofer (C)
Yellow Card57
5
LiptákZoltán Lipták (C)
Yellow Card45+1
6
WeberManuel Weber
6
VasiljevićDušan Vasiljević
Substitution63
8
HölzlAndreas Hölzl
Yellow Card85
8
PolonkaiAttila Polonkai
Substitution82
9
BukvaHaris Bukva
Substitution36
10
GosztonyiAndrás Gosztonyi
Substitution73
10
MuratovićSamir Muratović
Yellow Card42
Substitution62
14
MitrovićNikola Mitrović
11
SzabicsImre Szabics
Goal68
21
André AlvesAndré Alves
13
BurgstallerThomas Burgstaller
24
HéctorHéctor
18
StandfestJoachim Standfest
25
ElekÁkos Elek
Yellow Card69
20
KochMatthias Koch
Substitution82
33
HorváthGábor Horváth
Yellow Card37

Substitutes

22
ČavlinaSilvije Čavlina (GK)
27
M. BožovićMladen Božović (GK)
2
PopkhadzeGiorgi Popkhadze
11
SándorGyörgy Sándor
Substitution63
7
HaasMario Haas
17
N. NikolićNemanja Nikolić
17
EhrenreichMartin Ehrenreich
22
NagyDániel Nagy
Substitution82
24
KienastRoman Kienast
Substitution62
Goal90+2
23
VaskóTamás Vaskó
29
FodaSandro Foda
Substitution82
29
Walter LeeWalter Lee
Substitution73
33
WolfPatrick Wolf
Substitution36
30
SzolnokiRoland Szolnoki

Coach

Franco Foda (GER) Paulo Sousa (POR)

Referee

Stuart Attwell (ENG)

Assistant referees

David Richardson (ENG), Stuart Burt (ENG)

Fourth official

Kevin Friend (ENG)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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