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Rosenberg inspires Malmö to Sparta success

Published: Wednesday 6 August 2014, 21.50CET
Malmö FF 2-0 AC Sparta Praha (agg: 4-4, Malmö win on away goals)
Markus Rosenberg's goals either side of half-time were enough to see Malmö through.
by Ulf Nilsson
from Malmö New Stadium
Rosenberg inspires Malmö to Sparta success
Markus Rosenberg is mobbed after scoring the winner ©Martin Grahn Media & Productions

Match statistics

MalmöSparta Praha

Goals scored2
 
0
Total attempts12
 
11
on target7
 
4
off target2
 
6
blocked3
 
1
against woodwork0
1
Corners6
 
6
Offsides2
 
4
Yellow cards5
 
4
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed14
 
12
Fouls suffered11
 
14

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 6 August 2014, 21.50CET

Rosenberg inspires Malmö to Sparta success

Malmö FF 2-0 AC Sparta Praha (agg: 4-4, Malmö win on away goals)
Markus Rosenberg's goals either side of half-time were enough to see Malmö through.

Swedish champions Malmö FF advanced to the UEFA Champions League play-offs, two Markus Rosenberg goals spelling the end for AC Sparta Praha.

David Lafata's first-leg hat-trick was not enough for Sparta to progress as Malmö's captain struck either side of the interval. Malmö conceded four goals in Prague but held firm at home to eliminate the Czech champions on away goals, the visitors finishing with ten men.

Sparta's star man from the first leg had the first goalscoring opportunity, but Lafata shot over the bar after 23 minutes from inside the box. A minute later, Isaac Kiese Thelin came close to connecting with an Emil Forsberg pass in the Sparta box, but he had better luck as a provider, with his flick on 35 minutes setting up Rosenberg to elegantly chip over David Bičík.

Radoslav Kováč came close to equalising moments before the break when he connected with a Bořek Dočkal corner, but the defender's header cannoned off the bar.

Ten minutes after the interval, Rosenberg struck again with a well-placed free-kick to give his side an away-goals advantage. Sparta's best chances of regaining the upper hand came from corners, as they struggled to muster any incisive attacks through open play. Malmö stayed resolute, with Lukáš Vácha's late dismissal a measure of Sparta's frustration.

The Swedish champions progress to the UEFA Champions League play-offs while Sparta are bound for the same phase of the UEFA Europa League.

Last updated: 31/05/15 1.57CET

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Lineups

malmö

Malmö

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

25
OlsenRobin Olsen (GK)
Yellow Card89
35
BičíkDavid Bičík (GK)
3
TinnerholmAnton Tinnerholm
4
ŠvejdíkOndřej Švejdík
Yellow Card30
4
HelanderFilip Helander
6
VáchaLukáš Vácha
Yellow Card16
Red Card90+7
6
HalstiMarkus Halsti
Yellow Card40
7
PřikrylTomáš Přikryl
Substitution60
8
AduEnoch Kofi Adu
8
MatějovskýMarek Matějovský
Substitution74
9
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg (C)
Goal35
Goal55
Yellow Card58
Substitution90+5
9
DočkalBořek Dočkal
14
KroonSimon Kroon
Substitution65
15
KováčRadoslav Kováč
20
RicardinhoRicardinho
16
KadeřábekPavel Kadeřábek
21
E. JohanssonErik Johansson
Yellow Card65
21
LafataDavid Lafata (C)
24
Kiese ThelinIsaac Kiese Thelin
Substitution83
22
HušbauerJosef Hušbauer
33
ForsbergEmil Forsberg
26
CostaCosta
Substitution85

Substitutes

27
AzinovicZlatan Azinovic (GK)
1
ŠtěchMarek Štěch (GK)
7
ErikssonMagnus Eriksson
Substitution83
5
BrabecJakub Brabec
15
CibickiPaweł Cibicki
Substitution90+5
11
MarečekLukáš Mareček
18
HammarJohan Hammar
19
HybšMatěj Hybš
22
NazariAmin Nazari
23
KrejčíLadislav Krejčí
Substitution60
26
MehmetiAgon Mehmeti
Substitution65
Yellow Card75
29
BednářRoman Bednář
Substitution74
Yellow Card90+2
32
KonatePa Konate
33
BreznaníkMichal Breznaník
Substitution85

Coach

Åge Hareide (NOR) Vítězslav Lavička (CZE)

Referee

Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

Assistant referees

Guillaume Debart (FRA), Cyril Gringore (FRA)

Fourth official

Fredy Fautrel (FRA)

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