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Sturm go through after stern test in Hungary

Published: Wednesday 20 July 2011, 23.40CET
Videoton FC 3-2 SK Sturm Graz (agg: 3-4)
With all five goals coming in an eventful first half, the visitors held on to claim a narrow aggregate win and a place in the third qualifying round.
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Sóstói Stadium
Sturm go through after stern test in Hungary
Sturm's Manuel Weber (left) takes on Videoton's André Alves ©AFP

Match statistics

VideotonSturm

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target11
 
3
Attempts off target8
 
3
Corners7
 
5
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed21
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 20 July 2011, 23.40CET

Sturm go through after stern test in Hungary

Videoton FC 3-2 SK Sturm Graz (agg: 3-4)
With all five goals coming in an eventful first half, the visitors held on to claim a narrow aggregate win and a place in the third qualifying round.

SK Sturm Graz twice came from behind against Videoton FC before suffering a narrow defeat which was insufficient to prevent them from reaching the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

With the game goalless heading towards the half-hour mark, a 3-2 scoreline at the break seemed unlikely before Ákos Elek's 27th-minute effort. Andreas Hölzl responded immediately for the visitors but the Hungarian outfit regained the lead through György Sándor. Sturm captain Ferdinand Feldhofer equalised six minutes before the break, yet there was still time for Videoton to forge ahead through Zoltán Lipták.

Having suffered a 2-0 defeat in Austria last week, the onus was on the hosts to attack. They did just that and were rewarded when Elek opened the scoring on 27 minutes after some neat build-up play involving André Alves. However, the lead lasted less than a minute, Hölzl timing his run to perfection to turn in Patrick Wolf's cross.

Videoton remained undeterred and were ahead again four minutes later, Sándor collecting Elek's long pass before driving past a helpless Christian Gratzei. The Austrian champions were back on level terms when Feldhofer tapped in the rebound after Tomáš Tujvel spilled Hölzl's corner.

Paulo Sousa's side were not to be denied, though. Two minutes into first-half stoppage time Lipták guided Álvaro Brachi's tempting centre past Gratzei to give his side an interval lead. Sturm understandably tightened up in the second half and restricted their opponents to Sándor's 71st-minute strike, which flew narrowly wide.

Franco Foda's charges closed out the remaining minutes for a tie with FC Zestafoni, who are at home in the first leg on 26/27 July before the return in Austria a week later.

Last updated: 21/07/11 15.38CET

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Lineups

videoton

Videoton

sturm

Sturm

12
TujvelTomáš Tujvel (GK)
1
GratzeiChristian Gratzei (GK)
Yellow Card71
2
BrachiÁlvaro Brachi
4
PürcherDominic Pürcher
Yellow Card45+2
Substitution46
5
LiptákZoltán Lipták (C)
Goal45+2
Yellow Card58
5
FeldhoferFerdinand Feldhofer (C)
Goal39
10
GosztonyiAndrás Gosztonyi
Substitution79
6
WeberManuel Weber
11
SándorGyörgy Sándor
Goal32
Substitution76
8
HölzlAndreas Hölzl
Goal28
14
MitrovićNikola Mitrović
10
MuratovićSamir Muratović
21
André AlvesAndré Alves
Yellow Card31
11
SzabicsImre Szabics
Substitution46
22
NagyDániel Nagy
13
BurgstallerThomas Burgstaller
24
HéctorHéctor
18
StandfestJoachim Standfest
Yellow Card75
25
ElekÁkos Elek
Goal27
Substitution65
20
KochMatthias Koch
33
HorváthGábor Horváth
33
WolfPatrick Wolf
Yellow Card35
Substitution83

Substitutes

27
M. BožovićMladen Božović (GK)
22
ČavlinaSilvije Čavlina (GK)
6
VasiljevićDušan Vasiljević
2
PopkhadzeGiorgi Popkhadze
Substitution46
8
PolonkaiAttila Polonkai
Substitution65
7
HaasMario Haas
17
N. NikolićNemanja Nikolić
Substitution76
14
F. KainzFlorian Kainz
18
G. VujovićGoran Vujović
17
EhrenreichMartin Ehrenreich
Substitution83
23
VaskóTamás Vaskó
24
KienastRoman Kienast
Substitution46
29
Walter LeeWalter Lee
Substitution79
29
FodaSandro Foda

Coach

Paulo Sousa (POR) Franco Foda (GER)

Referee

Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)

Assistant referees

Marjan Kirovski (MKD), Ljubomir Krstevski (MKD)

Fourth official

Dejan Jakimovksi (MKD)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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