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Ďuriš seals Viktoria Plzeň passage

Published: Wednesday 24 August 2011, 22.48CET
FC Viktoria Plzeň 2-1 FC København (agg: 5-2)
Pavel Vrba's side rallied from a goal down with strikes by Marek Bakoš and Michal Ďuriš to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time.
Ďuriš seals Viktoria Plzeň passage
København goalscorer Christian Bolaños takes on Viktoria Plzeň's Petr Jiráček ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PlzeňKøbenhavn

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
4
Attempts off target3
 
10
Corners4
 
6
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)43
 
57

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 24 August 2011, 22.48CET

Ďuriš seals Viktoria Plzeň passage

FC Viktoria Plzeň 2-1 FC København (agg: 5-2)
Pavel Vrba's side rallied from a goal down with strikes by Marek Bakoš and Michal Ďuriš to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time.

FC Viktoria Plzeň will appear in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in their history after coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win against FC København and reach the group stage 5-2 on aggregate.

Though Christián Bolaños rocked the boat when he put Roland Nilsson's side ahead after 32 minutes, Plzeň stood by their attacking principles. They were duly rewarded with a poacher's equaliser midway through the second half by Marek Bakoš, and a last-gasp winner by Michal Ďuriš.

In spite of their need to reduce the arrears, København began slowly, a hopeful, errant long shot from Morten Nordstrand as much as they could muster before Bolaños stirred to life, luring a foul from David Limberský that gave Pierre Bengtsson the chance to curl a free-kick straight at Marek Čech.

But Plzeň were not set up to sit back, Petr Jiráček a perpetual thorn in the visitors' side with his probing runs down the left, and Daniel Kolář displaying fine close control up front. The 25-year-old might have scored on 25 minutes after tricking his way into the area and forcing Johan Wiland into a block with his feet, while more of Jiráček's wizardry carved out a chance for Milan Petržela, whose shot fizzed wide.

By then, however, FCK had scored against the run of play, César Santin's scurrying run and pass finding Bolaños on the right edge of the area, who drilled low into the far corner. Aware that two further goals were required to revive their UEFA Champions League hopes, the Danish champions showed greater purpose after the break, Dame N'Doye stretching Čech with a blistering shot from distance, but the visitors could find no way through a midfield marshalled expertly by their captain Pavel Horváth, and determined to maintain an attacking bent.

So it followed that more wonderful wing-play by Jiráček, presented Bakoš with the chance to score his sixth goal in five qualifying matches. The hosts could have finished with a flourish when Ďuriš was put clean through on goal in the last minute, only to be denied by Wiland, but there would be no denying the substitute in added time when he coolly finished Martin Fillo's quicksilver counterattack.

Last updated: 26/08/11 1.08CET

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Quotes

Lineups

plzeň

Plzeň

københavn

København

24
M. ČechMarek Čech (GK)
21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
6
PilařVáclav Pilař
3
BengtssonPierre Bengtsson
8
LimberskýDavid Limberský
Yellow Card20
5
OttesenSölvi Ottesen
10
HorváthPavel Horváth (C)
Substitution86
8
GrindheimChristian Grindheim
Yellow Card82
11
PetrželaMilan Petržela
Substitution82
9
NordstrandMorten Nordstrand
Yellow Card53
18
BystroňDavid Bystroň
11
SantinCésar Santin
Substitution64
20
JiráčekPetr Jiráček
Yellow Card41
14
N'DoyeDame N'Doye
23
BakošMarek Bakoš
Goal67
Substitution77
15
ThomsenJohnny Thomsen
Substitution83
26
KolářDaniel Kolář
25
JørgensenMathias Jørgensen (C)
27
RajtoralFrantišek Rajtoral
27
DelaneyThomas Delaney
28
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský
30
BolañosChristián Bolaños
Goal32
Substitution74

Substitutes

25
DaněkMichal Daněk (GK)
1
ChristensenKim Christensen (GK)
5
ĎurišMichal Ďuriš
Substitution77
Goal90+3
7
BergvoldMartin Bergvold
7
TrappPetr Trapp
Substitution86
13
DioufPape Paté Diouf
Substitution74
9
FilloMartin Fillo
Substitution82
17
R. SigurdssonRagnar Sigurdsson
Substitution83
15
ŠevinskýFrantišek Ševinský
19
OviedoBryan Oviedo
16
DaridaVladimír Darida
22
AbsalonsenJohan Absalonsen
Substitution64
Yellow Card71
17
HoraJakub Hora
26
Gamboa                        Cristian Gamboa

Coach

Pavel Vrba (CZE) Roland Nilsson (SWE)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Alonso (ESP), Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Del Cerro (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Carlos Gómez (ESP), Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

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