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Wisła steal past ten-man Skonto

Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 22.40CET
Skonto FC 0-1 Wisła Kraków
Polish champions Wisła Kraków will take a slender advantage into the second leg courtesy of Renārs Rode's own goal against ten-man Skonto FC.
by Vladimirs Bogacovs
from Skonto Stadium
Wisła steal past ten-man Skonto
Tsvetan Genkov celebrates as Wisła Kraków take the lead against Skonto in Riga ©Cyfrasport

Match statistics

SkontoWisła

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target2
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
7
Corners3
 
4
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed22
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 22.40CET

Wisła steal past ten-man Skonto

Skonto FC 0-1 Wisła Kraków
Polish champions Wisła Kraków will take a slender advantage into the second leg courtesy of Renārs Rode's own goal against ten-man Skonto FC.

Wisła Kraków earned a precious one-goal victory against ten-man Skonto FC thanks to Renārs Rode's own goal in Riga.

In a game of few chances it was Rode's own goal which proved to be the difference between the sides, the 22-year-old turning into his own net from Michael Lamey's powerful low cross shortly before the break. The Latvian champions were reduced to ten men on 83 minutes when Juris Laizāns received his second yellow card and were unable to find that elusive equaliser.

After a cautious opening to the match it was the visitors who began to make their superior possession count and were rewarded for that dominance five minutes before half-time. Rode's outstretched leg turning the ball into his own net to give Robert Maaskant's side the lead.

Second-half substitute Bally Smart came close to equalising for the hosts with his first touch but Sergei Pareiko saved smartly to preserve the visitors' slender advantage.

The Latvian champions were then reduced to ten men with seven minutes remaining, Laizāns seeing red for his second yellow card in just over half an hour. However, Skonto remained undeterred and were unfortunate not to equalise right at the end through substitute Kristaps Blanks, who fired narrowly over under pressure from Osman Chávez. The two teams meet again in Krakow on 19 July with the tie hanging in the balance.

Last updated: 15/07/11 13.32CET

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Lineups

skonto

Skonto

wisła

Wisła

1
MāliņšGermans Māliņš (GK)
25
PareikoSergei Pareiko (GK)
2
RodeRenārs Rode
Goal40
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
4
SmirnovsVitālijs Smirnovs (C)
4
O. ChávezOsman Chávez
5
LaizānsJuris Laizāns
Yellow Card50
Red Card83
5
MeliksonMaor Melikson
Substitution86
6
MingazovRuslan Mingazov
7
SobolewskiRadosław Sobolewski (C)
8
KačanovsDeniss Kačanovs
13
PaljićDragan Paljić
10
KarašausksArtūrs Karašausks
Substitution62
18
GenkovTsvetan Genkov
Substitution75
14
ŠabalaValērijs Šabala
Substitution76
19
MałeckiPatryk Małecki
15
FertovsAleksandrs Fertovs
28
WilkCezary Wilk
19
TarasovsIgors Tarasovs
31
LameyMichael Lamey
25
PētersonsArmands Pētersons
Substitution66
77
IlievIvica Iliev

Substitutes

31
SkābardisJānis Skābardis (GK)
1
JovanićMilan Jovanić (GK)
9
BlanksKristaps Blanks
Substitution76
6
BunozaGordan Bunoza
11
FabinhoFabinho
Substitution62
10
GargułaŁukasz Garguła
Substitution86
17
MaksimenkoVitālijs Maksimenko
11
NúñezGervasio Núñez
18
ŠeveļovsKirils Ševeļovs
16
JirsákTomáš Jirsák
21
KolesničenkoVladimirs Kolesničenko
20
BitonDavid Biton
Substitution75
Yellow Card90
22
SmartBally Smart
Substitution66
22
JovanovićMarko Jovanović

Coach

Marians Pahars (LVA) Robert Maaskant (NED)

Referee

Menashe Masiah (ISR)

Assistant referees

Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR), Oren Borneshtain (ISR)

Fourth official

Haim Jakov (ISR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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