Štruncovy Sady Stadión - Plzen 16/07/2013 - 17:30CET (17:30 local time)

Second qualifying round, First leg

Plzeň - Željezničar
4-3

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Željezničar make chances count at Plzeň

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2013, 9.41CET
FK Željezničar took heart from a 4-3 defeat at FC Viktoria Plzeň, though coach Amar Osim said their chances of progressing "were about 3% [at the start], now they are around 6%".
by Ondřej Zlámal
from Pilsen
Željezničar make chances count at Plzeň
Amar Osim is not getting too excited about his side's three-goal haul in Plzen ©Fedja Krvavac
 

Match statistics

Plzeň
Željezničar

4

Goals scored

3

0

Possession (%)

0

21

Total attempts

7

12

on target

3

4

off target

2

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

16

Corners

1

1

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

14

14

Fouls suffered

8

Lineups

plzeň

Plzeň

željezničar

Željezničar

1Kozáčik (GK)1Hadžić (GK)
8Limberský5Kerla
9Tecl
Substitution55
6Škaljić
10Horváth (C)
Yellow Card77
7Bučan
Yellow Card83
Goal85
11Petržela
Substitution55
9Adilović (C)
Substitution77
14Řezník16Selimović
Yellow Card61
Goal78
Substitution87
16Darida21Zeljković
21Procházka24Jamak
Yellow Card25
26Kolář
Goal66
Goal76
Substitution83
25Tomić
Goal52
Yellow Card90
27Rajtoral
Goal81
44Hasanović
Substitution26
28Čišovský
Goal63
85Urdinov
Yellow Card72

Substitutes

13Bolek (GK)27Lončarić (GK)
2Hejda2E. Čolić
7Hořava15Ar. Hodžić
Substitution87
12Ďuriš
Substitution83
18Hasanhodžić
15Wágner
Substitution55
20D. Sadiković
Substitution26
17Hora29Pehilj
19Kovařík
Substitution55
37Bajić
Substitution77

Coaches

Pavel Vrba (CZE) Amar Osim (BIH)

Referee

César Muñiz (ESP)

Press kits

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Wednesday 17 July 2013, 9.41CET

Željezničar make chances count at Plzeň

FK Željezničar took heart from a 4-3 defeat at FC Viktoria Plzeň, though coach Amar Osim said their chances of progressing "were about 3% [at the start], now they are around 6%".

FK Željezničar coach Amar Osim kept a lid on his emotions after his side performed heroically in a 4-3 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first-leg loss at FC Viktoria Plzeň, downplaying the Bosnian and Herzegovinian title holders' hopes of completing an upset.

"Our chances of progressing are higher than they were before the match," said the 45-year-old, son of former Yugoslavia coach Ivica Osim. "They were at about 3% – now I would say they are around 6%. Our fans might not agree, but I still consider Plzeň to be clear favourites."

Adnan Hadžić performed brilliantly between the posts for the Railwaymen, while Tomislav Tomić, Vernes Selimović and Sead Bučan exploited some shaky Plzeň defending ruthlessly – tellingly Plzeň had 12 shots on target to Željezničar's three and led the corner count 16-1.

"We are happy with the result as we scored three times – I do not know of any game in which Plzeň conceded so many goals recently," said Osim. "But they scored four. It is a lot, and we must not forget that they had a lot of chances in the first half. We accept the result and we are happy that we have kept our chances alive."

Both teams went to celebrate the result with their supporters at full time, but Czech champions Plzeň were a little nonplussed once the adrenaline wore off. "If it had been a league game, I would have said it was a marvellous match," explained coach Pavel Vrba. "But in a two-legged tie, we should have played differently at the back and should not have allowed them to score three goals. Our shabby defending helped Željezničar to be so effective."

Plzeň captain Pavel Horváth, 38, added: "We were the better side in both halves, but our opponents were tremendously efficient. Still, we managed to win, which shows our great strength. I hope they have used up all their goalscoring luck. They will have to go forward in the second leg and we will play on the counterattack. We have better players than them. I believe we will go through."

Last updated: 17/07/13 11.56CET

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