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Ten-man Slovan get the better of Sheriff

Published: Tuesday 29 July 2014, 23.59CET
ŠK Slovan Bratislava 2-1 FC Sheriff
Karol Mészáros's late goal proved decisive as Slovan claimed a first-leg lead despite going down to ten men.
Ten-man Slovan get the better of Sheriff
Igor Žofčák puts Slovan ahead from the penalty spot ©Sergey Sokolov

Match statistics

Slovan BratislavaSheriff

Goals scored2
 
1
Total attempts12
 
15
on target5
 
6
off target4
 
9
blocked3
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
2
Offsides0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
9
Fouls suffered8
 
11

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 29 July 2014, 23.59CET

Ten-man Slovan get the better of Sheriff

ŠK Slovan Bratislava 2-1 FC Sheriff
Karol Mészáros's late goal proved decisive as Slovan claimed a first-leg lead despite going down to ten men.

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.

Žofčák converted following a handball by Elkin Blanco. Slovan had survived a scare in the 16th minute when Ismail Isa fired wide of the empty net from an angle after Perniš had failed to clear.

The dismissal of Lásik and the subsequent penalty award should have given the Tiraspol outfit the advantage, but Perniš had other ideas. Sheriff exploited their numerical superiority ten minutes later when Ricardinho equalised from close range after a right-wing cross by Ginsari.  

As Sheriff piled on the pressure, Mészáros landed the decisive blow for the ten men with a first-time effort after a chipped pass by Marko Milinković.

Last updated: 31/05/15 2.29CET

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Lineups

slovan bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

sheriff

Sheriff

1
PernišDušan Perniš (GK)
Yellow Card90+1
32
DegraMatías Degra (GK)
3
NiňajBranislav Niňaj
10
Thiago GalvãoThiago Galvão
Substitution56
4
ČikošErik Čikoš
14
BalimaBenjamin Balima
6
FořtPavel Fořt
Substitution80
15
MetouaMarcel Metoua
8
GrendelErik Grendel
17
JoãozinhoJoãozinho
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák (C)
Goal42
Substitution58
19
BensonFred Benson
11
MilinkovićMarko Milinković
20
CaduCadu
Penalty63
14
JablonskýTomáš Jablonský
21
BlancoElkin Blanco
Yellow Card41
20
SoumahSeydouba Soumah
Substitution65
29
IsaIsmail Isa
Substitution84
26
HudákDávid Hudák
30
MureşanAndrei Mureşan
81
LásikRichard Lásik
Red Card61
90
Henrique LuvannorHenrique Luvannor (C)
Substitution72

Substitutes

22
PoláčekMartin Poláček (GK)
1
PaşcencoSerghei Paşcenco (GK)
9
HalenárJuraj Halenár
Substitution65
8
GînsariRadu Gînsari
Substitution56
Yellow Card80
12
MészárosKarol Mészáros
Substitution58
Goal85
9
Juninho PotiguarJuninho Potiguar
Substitution84
Yellow Card88
13
MatejkaRóbert Matejka
11
RicardinhoRicardinho
Substitution72
Goal74
25
SipľakMichal Sipľak
18
Leonel OlímpioLeonel Olímpio
29
JakúbekMatej Jakúbek
23
ErnandesErnandes
77
PeltierLester Peltier
Substitution80
88
LiggerLigger Moreira

Coach

František Straka (CZE) Veaceslav Rusnac (MDA)

Referee

Stephan Studer (SUI)

Assistant referees

Sandro Pozzi (SUI), Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)

Fourth official

Sébastien Pache (SUI)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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