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Third qualifying round, Second leg

Malmö - Sparta Praha
2-0
Aggregate: 4-4 Malmö win on away goals
 

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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

Malmö
Sparta Praha

2

Goals scored

0

12

Total attempts

11

7

on target

4

2

off target

6

5

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

1

6

Corners

6

2

Offsides

4

5

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

14

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

14

Lineups

malmö

Malmö

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

25Olsen (GK)
Yellow Card89
35Bičík (GK)
3Tinnerholm4Švejdík
Yellow Card30
4Helander6Vácha
Yellow Card16
Red Card90+7
6Halsti
Yellow Card40
7Přikryl
Substitution60
8Adu8Matějovský
Substitution74
9Rosenberg (C)
Goal35
Goal55
Yellow Card58
Substitution90+5
9Dočkal
14Kroon
Substitution65
15Kováč
20Ricardinho16Kadeřábek
21E. Johansson
Yellow Card65
21Lafata (C)
24Thelin
Substitution83
22Hušbauer
33Forsberg26Nhamoinesu
Substitution85

Substitutes

27Azinovic (GK)1Štěch (GK)
7Eriksson
Substitution83
5Brabec
15Cibicki
Substitution90+5
11Mareček
18Hammar19Hybš
22Nazari23Krejčí
Substitution60
26Mehmeti
Substitution65
Yellow Card75
29Bednář
Substitution74
Yellow Card90+2
32Konate33Breznaník
Substitution85

Coaches

Åge Hareide (NOR) Vítězslav Lavička (CZE)

Referee

Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

Press kits

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: 07/08/14 21.02CET

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