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Levadia restore pride with Sparta draw

Published: Tuesday 22 July 2014, 21.12CET
FC Levadia Tallinn 1-1 AC Sparta Praha (agg: 1-8)
Ingemar Teever cancelled out Lukáš Mareček's opener, but Levadia's first-leg deficit was insurmountable and Sparta progressed as expected.
by Mikhail Malkin
from Kadriorg Stadium
Levadia restore pride with Sparta draw
Ingemar Teever (left) scored the equaliser for Levadia ©Arno Saar

Match statistics

LevadiaSparta Praha

Goals scored1
 
1
Total attempts10
 
18
on target5
 
8
off target4
 
8
blocked1
 
2
against woodwork1
 
1
Corners6
 
8
Offsides3
 
5
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
16
Fouls suffered16
 
10

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 22 July 2014, 21.12CET

Levadia restore pride with Sparta draw

FC Levadia Tallinn 1-1 AC Sparta Praha (agg: 1-8)
Ingemar Teever cancelled out Lukáš Mareček's opener, but Levadia's first-leg deficit was insurmountable and Sparta progressed as expected.

Emphatic 7-0 first-leg winners last week, AC Sparta Praha confirmed their expected presence in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round with a 1-1 draw against FC Levadia Tallinn.

Ingemar Teever cancelled out Lukáš Mareček's 38th-minute header to earn a respectable result for the Estonian team, but the damage had been done by David Lafata's stunning five-goal display in Prague seven days earlier. Sparta will face Malmö FF or FK Ventspils for a berth in the play-offs, with the first leg in the Czech capital.

Lafata was one of eight players from the side that had demolished Levadia who was left out in Tallinn. The weakened Sparta XI came under pressure from the off and Marek Štěch needed to make good saves from Vladislav Ivanov and Igor Subbotin inside the first five minutes.

Sparta looked a threat on the break and one Tiemoko Konate charge brought the opener against the run of play. His cross superbly picked out Mareček, who headed in from close range. Confidence lifted, Sparta were a side transformed after half-time and Martin Nešpor rattled the crossbar during a promising spell for the visitors.

Midway through the second period, however, it was Levadia's turn to upset momentum. Štěch turned over a Subbotin header and Teever's diving effort from Artjom Artjunin's ensuing corner salvaged some pride for Marko Kristal's men.

Last updated: 31/05/15 2.52CET

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Lineups

levadia

Levadia

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

30
PikkerPriit Pikker (GK)
1
ŠtěchMarek Štěch (GK)
2
PenićJan Penić
Substitution81
5
BrabecJakub Brabec
3
ArtjuninArtjom Artjunin
6
VáchaLukáš Vácha (C)
Yellow Card67
6
AntonovIlja Antonov
Substitution84
9
DočkalBořek Dočkal
Substitution78
10
SubbotinIgor Subbotin
11
MarečekLukáš Mareček
Goal38
11
TeeverIngemar Teever (C)
Goal68
14
NešporMartin Nešpor
Substitution84
17
PodholjuzinMaksim Podholjuzin
15
KováčRadoslav Kováč
18
TipuricToni Tipuric
16
KadeřábekPavel Kadeřábek
22
PikkArtur Pikk
18
KonatéTiémoko Konaté
25
IvanovVladislav Ivanov
Substitution61
19
HybšMatěj Hybš
27
RaudseppAndreas Raudsepp
33
BreznaníkMichal Breznaník
Substitution76

Substitutes

12
TammeKristjan Tamme (GK)
35
BičíkDavid Bičík (GK)
5
ElhussienyOmar Elhussieny
Substitution61
4
ŠvejdíkOndřej Švejdík
15
RohtlaHenry Rohtla
7
PřikrylTomáš Přikryl
Substitution76
16
TammHeiko Tamm
21
LafataDavid Lafata
Substitution78
19
KulinitšAleksandr Kulinitš
25
HolekMario Holek
Substitution84
20
MarinPavel Marin
Substitution81
23
KaljumäeMarek Kaljumäe
Substitution84

Coach

Marko Kristal (EST) Vítězslav Lavička (CZE)

Referee

Antonio Damato (ITA)

Assistant referees

Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA), Fabiano Preti (ITA)

Fourth official

Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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