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Celta progress after seven-goal thriller

Published: Thursday 27 September 2001, 19.04CET
Spaniards RC Celta de Vigo and Czech opponents SK Sigma Olomouc provided goals galore in a ding-dong UEFA Cup first round, second-leg battle. Sigma emerged 4-3 winners on the night – but Celta go through to the second round on a 7-4 aggregate.

Match statistics

SigmaCelta

Goals scored4
 
3
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 27 September 2001, 19.04CET

Celta progress after seven-goal thriller

Spaniards RC Celta de Vigo and Czech opponents SK Sigma Olomouc provided goals galore in a ding-dong UEFA Cup first round, second-leg battle. Sigma emerged 4-3 winners on the night – but Celta go through to the second round on a 7-4 aggregate.

Spaniards RC Celta de Vigo and Czech opponents SK Sigma Olomouc provided goals galore in a ding-dong UEFA Cup first round, second-leg battle. Sigma emerged 4-3 winners on the night – but Celta go through to the second round on a 7-4 aggregate.

McCarthy increases Celta’s lead
Celta won the first leg 4-0, and set out in the return leg with few fears, resting several key players. But they were soon into their stride, and increased their aggregate lead after only two minutes. Inexperienced home defender David Cep lost the ball in the area, and South African Benni McCarthy took full advantage to score.

Hapal injured
Just after the half-hour, Celta were 2-0 ahead on the night. Zvonimir Boban’s corner found Fernando Cáceres unmarked, and he made no mistake. Sigma’s misery continued when the experienced Pavel Hapal limped from the pitch with a leg injury.

Wonderful comeback
Somehow, Sigma pulled themselves together for a magnificent second-half comeback which stunned the visitors. Patrik Siegl scored a fine solo goal, David Kotrys levelled matters and Josef Mucha found the target twice to give the Czech side hopes of an incredible turnaround.

Lojo ends Sigma’s hopes
Sigma poured forward in a stream of attacks – but the Spaniards survived the storm, and struck back to score a third goal in injury time through Pablo Coira. Sigma were finally subdued after a tremendous effort.

Last updated: 15/11/12 17.24CET

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Lineups

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Sigma

celta

Celta

1
VaniakMartin Vaniak
13
PintoJosé Manuel Pinto
3
ŠpilácekRadek Špilácek
4
CáceresFernando Cáceres
Yellow Card28
Goal33
5
RozehnalDavid Rozehnal
Substitution46
7
VagnerVagner
Substitution83
7
VlčekStanislav Vlček
Substitution85
15
DorivaDoriva
9
UrbánekAleš Urbánek
16
BobanZvonimir Boban
10
LátalRadoslav Látal
Yellow Card54
17
McCarthyBenni McCarthy
Goal2
11
KobylíkDavid Kobylík
18
CoiraPablo Coira
Goal90
15
KováčRadoslav Kováč
19
EduEdu
19
CepDavid Cep
Substitution46
20
JesuliJesuli
Substitution69
22
HapalPavel Hapal
21
Sergio FernándezSergio Fernández
25
SieglPatrik Siegl
Goal46
Yellow Card90
23
YagoYago
Substitution69

Substitutes

20
BurešTomáš Bureš
1
CavalleroPablo Cavallero
2
KrajcovicIvo Krajcovic
2
VelascoJuan Velasco
Substitution69
4
KotrysDavid Kotrys
Substitution46
Goal56
5
GiovanellaGiovanella
Substitution83
6
MuchaJosef Mucha
Substitution46
Goal58
Goal63
6
BerizzoEduardo Berizzo
Substitution69
16
RojkaDavid Rojka
14
JuanfranJuanfran
23
ZdráhalLudek Zdráhal
Substitution85
24
CatanhaCatanha
29
JonathanAspas Jonathan

Coach

Leoš Kalvoda (CZE) Víctor Fernández Braulio (ESP)

Referee

Massimo De Santis (ITA)

Assistant referees

Vincenzo Mitro (ITA), Francesco Longo (ITA)

Fourth official

Marco Gabriele (ITA)

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