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Second qualifying round, First leg

Plzeň - Željezničar
4-3

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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

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: 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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