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Wisła gain the upper hand against Litex

Published: Tuesday 26 July 2011, 22.15CET
PFC Litex Lovech 1-2 Wisła Kraków
The Polish champions will go into next week's second leg with the upper hand thanks to goals from Michael Lamey and Maor Melikson in Bulgaria.
by Stoyan Georgiev
from GSP Stadium
Wisła gain the upper hand against Litex
Wellington (right) was on target for Litex in their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wisła ©Stoyan Georgiev

Match statistics

LitexWisła

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target8
 
6
Attempts off target12
 
2
Corners11
 
7
Offsides5
 
3
Fouls committed16
 
24
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 26 July 2011, 22.15CET

Wisła gain the upper hand against Litex

PFC Litex Lovech 1-2 Wisła Kraków
The Polish champions will go into next week's second leg with the upper hand thanks to goals from Michael Lamey and Maor Melikson in Bulgaria.

Wisła Kraków will take a narrow lead into next week's second leg after Maor Melikson's strike earned the Polish champions a 2-1 win against PFC Litex Lovech.

Michael Lamey gave the visitors the perfect start inside 20 minutes when he raced clear of the Litex defence and lobbed goalkeeper Vinícius. The hosts responded in first-half added time through Wellington, but Melikson struck with 14 minutes remaining to give Robert Maaskant's side the upper hand in the tie.

The hosts started the better of the two teams and almost forged ahead inside the opening ten minutes, Hristo Yanev's delightful free-kick coming back off the crossbar. Luboslav Penev's charges failed to make the most of their early dominance and paid the price on 19 minutes as Lamey beat the offside trap and finished over Vinícius.

Litex fought back and came close to levelling the scores six minutes before the break, only for Georgi Milanov to fire his shot narrowly wide. With just seconds remaining in the opening period, however, the Bulgarian champions got the equaliser their first-half performance merited. Svetoslav Todorov, so often at the heart of Litex's fluent attacking play, released Wellington, whose clinical finish gave Milan Jovanić no chance in the visitors' goal.

Picking up where they left off after the break, Litex were unfortunate not to take the lead, Wellington testing the reflexes of Jovanić. As they pushed forward in search of a winner, though, Wisła hit them on the break with Melikson's low strike from just outside the area too good for Jovanić. Litex piled men forward late on looking for an equaliser but Nikolay Bodurov could only graze the bar with his header.

Last updated: 06/12/12 2.56CET

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Lineups

litex

Litex

wisła

Wisła

31
ViníciusVinícius (GK)
1
JovanićMilan Jovanić (GK)
3
ZanevPetar Zanev
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
4
BerberovićDžamal Berberović
Yellow Card53
4
O. ChávezOsman Chávez
Yellow Card32
7
YanevHristo Yanev
5
MeliksonMaor Melikson
Goal76
8
WellingtonWellington
Goal45+1
7
SobolewskiRadosław Sobolewski (C)
9
S. TodorovSvetoslav Todorov
Substitution65
11
NúñezGervasio Núñez
Substitution77
17
G. MilanovGeorgi Milanov
Yellow Card82
Substitution86
15
Júnior DíazJúnior Díaz
22
NikolovPlamen Nikolov
18
GenkovTsvetan Genkov
Substitution87
23
YelenkovichNeboysha Yelenkovich (C)
28
WilkCezary Wilk
27
TsvetanovMomchil Tsvetanov
Substitution73
31
LameyMichael Lamey
Goal19
33
BodurovNikolay Bodurov
77
IlievIvica Iliev
Yellow Card45
Substitution66

Substitutes

30
AlexandrovEvgeni Alexandrov (GK)
12
KurtoFilip Kurto (GK)
6
JosseMaxime Josse
Substitution86
10
GargułaŁukasz Garguła
Substitution77
12
Célio CodóCélio Codó
Substitution65
13
PaljićDragan Paljić
15
FloresRobert Flores
Substitution73
16
JirsákTomáš Jirsák
16
PopovStrahil Popov
17
KirmAndraž Kirm
Substitution66
19
RumenovRumen Rumenov
20
BitonDavid Biton
21
TsvetkovAleksandar Tsvetkov
22
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
Substitution87

Coach

Luboslav Penev (BUL) Robert Maaskant (NED)

Referee

Tommy Skjerven (NOR)

Assistant referees

Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR), Magnus Lundberg (NOR)

Fourth official

Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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