ŠK Slovan Bratislava overcame the 61st-minute dismissal of Richard Lásik in securing a narrow UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first-leg victory against FC Sheriff.
Karol Mészáros's late strike gave Slovan a lead to take into the return in Moldova next week following Ricardinho's leveller for the visitors with 16 minutes remaining. Lásik's foul on Radu Gînsari led to him seeing red and a penalty that Cadu had saved by Dušan Perniš, Slovan captain Igor Žofčák having put the Slovakian title holders ahead with a spot kick of his own.
|22||Poláček (GK)||1||S. Paşcenco (GK)|
|František Straka (CZE)||Veaceslav Rusnac (MDA)|
|Stephan Studer (SUI)|