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Plzeň edge Željezničar in seven-goal thriller

Published: Tuesday 16 July 2013, 20.45CET
Viktoria Plzeň 4-3 FK Željezničar
The Czech champions claimed a first-leg advantage but may rue the concession of three away goals to their Bosnian visitors.
by Ondřej Zlámal
from Plzen
Plzeň edge Željezničar in seven-goal thriller
Daniel Kolář celebrates scoring one of his two goals ©Martin Sekanina

Match statistics

PlzeňŽeljezničar

Goals scored4
 
3
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts21
 
7
on target12
 
3
off target4
 
2
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners16
 
1
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
14
Fouls suffered14
 
8
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 16 July 2013, 20.45CET

Plzeň edge Željezničar in seven-goal thriller

Viktoria Plzeň 4-3 FK Željezničar
The Czech champions claimed a first-leg advantage but may rue the concession of three away goals to their Bosnian visitors.

Czech champions FC Viktoria Plzeň edged a seven-goal thriller against Bosnian and Herzegovinian counterparts FK Željezničar in this evening's UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg in Plzen.

The statistic that says Pavel Vrba's team will take a single-goal lead to Sarajevo next Tuesday does scant justice to a remarkable encounter in which all the scoring came in the second half. For all Viktoria Plzeň's first-half dominance, they had to wait until after half-time to find the net through Marián Čišovský, Daniel Kolář (2) and František Rajtoral. Yet Amar Osim's visitors mustered three vital away goals – including Tomislav Tomić's 52nd-minute opener – from their three attempts on target to confound the hosts.

Željezničar also owed their strong hand in the tie to the first-half heroics of goalkeeper Adnan Hadžić, who made a hat-trick of saves from Plzeň No9 Stanislav Tecl as well as frustrating Milan Petržela. On that evidence it was against the run of play that Tomić broke the deadlock seven minutes after the interval. Appropriately the goal came on the counterattack, yet Viktoria heads were quickly lifted by the double introduction of Jan Kovařík and Tomáš Wágner. A run of three home goals in 13 minutes ensued: first Čišovský equalised in the 63rd minute, then Kolář struck on the rebound from a Václav Procházka shot before proceeding to register his second from Wágner's assist.

However, having finally come to terms with Željezničar at one end of the pitch, Plzeň were undone at the other, conceding a 78th-minute free header to Vernes Selimović. A similar pattern emerged after Rajtoral had bundled in the Czechs' fourth goal, as Sead Bučan almost immediately reduced the visiting side's deficit to just one goal amid poor Plzeň defending. Exhilarating stuff for the neutral observer, but Viktoria may rue those defensive lapses when they visit Bosnia and Herzegovina on 23 July.

Last updated: 16/07/13 21.30CET

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Lineups

plzeň

Plzeň

željezničar

Željezničar

1
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
1
HadžićAdnan Hadžić (GK)
8
LimberskýDavid Limberský
5
KerlaSemir Kerla
9
TeclStanislav Tecl
Substitution55
6
ŠkaljićAsim Škaljić
10
HorváthPavel Horváth (C)
Yellow Card77
7
BučanSead Bučan
Yellow Card83
Goal85
11
PetrželaMilan Petržela
Substitution55
9
AdilovićEldin Adilović (C)
Substitution77
14
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
16
SelimovićVernes Selimović
Yellow Card61
Goal78
Substitution87
16
DaridaVladimír Darida
21
ZeljkovićMladen Zeljković
21
ProcházkaVáclav Procházka
24
JamakNermin Jamak
Yellow Card25
26
KolářDaniel Kolář
Goal66
Goal76
Substitution83
25
TomićTomislav Tomić
Goal52
Yellow Card90
27
RajtoralFrantišek Rajtoral
Goal81
44
HasanovićEldar Hasanović
Substitution26
28
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský
Goal63
85
UrdinovYani Urdinov
Yellow Card72

Substitutes

13
BolekPetr Bolek (GK)
27
LončarićFilip Lončarić (GK)
2
HejdaLukáš Hejda
2
E. ČolićElvir Čolić
7
HořavaTomáš Hořava
15
Ar. HodžićArmin Hodžić
Substitution87
12
ĎurišMichal Ďuriš
Substitution83
18
HasanhodžićEmrah Hasanhodžić
15
WágnerTomáš Wágner
Substitution55
20
SadikovićDamir Sadiković
Substitution26
17
HoraJakub Hora
29
PehiljŠaban Pehilj
19
KovaříkJan Kovařík
Substitution55
37
BajićRijad Bajić
Substitution77

Coach

Pavel Vrba (CZE) Amar Osim (BIH)

Referee

César Muñiz (ESP)

Assistant referees

José Miranda (ESP), Victor Hugo Fernandez Suarez (ESP)

Fourth official

Carlos Delgado Ferreiro (ESP)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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