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Sparta ease through

Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.00CET
NK Široki Brijeg 0-1 AC Sparta Praha (Agg: 0-4) Jirí Jarošik makes sure for Sparta.

Match statistics

Široki BrijegSparta Praha

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.00CET

Sparta ease through

NK Široki Brijeg 0-1 AC Sparta Praha (Agg: 0-4) Jirí Jarošik makes sure for Sparta.

AC Sparta Praha are safely though to the second round of the UEFA Cup after a single-goal victory at NK Široki Brijeg gave them a 4-0 aggregate win.

Confident mood
The Czech side travelled to Bosnia-Herzegovina in confident mood with a three-goal lead from the first leg, and attacked from the start, going close on ten minutes when Martin Petras hit the post.

Jarošik pounces
Sparta took the lead on the night 17 minutes later when Jirí Jarošik pounced on a cross to leave Široki needing five goals to progress past the first round. Although the home team did have a couple of good first-half chances, Sparta's defence was holding firm.

Quiet affair
The second half was a quiet affair, with Sparta happy to dominate midfield and not allow their hosts any sight on goal. Sparta themselves did get more forward on occasion, but found Široki Igor Melher in no mood to be beaten again.

Coach satisfied
Satisfied Sparta coach Jozef Jarabinský said after the game: "We had done our job already at home. We knew Široki would try to win, but we started the match offensively and secured the result."

'The tie was decided'
Široki coach Ivo Ištuk agreed that the first-leg had been decisive, saying: "The tie was decided in Prague. We tried to achieve a victory but we could not succeed."

Last updated: 03/10/02 21.29CET

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Lineups

široki brijeg

Široki Brijeg

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

23
MelherIgor Melher
29
BlažekJaromír Blažek
3
LoncarRobert Loncar (C)
2
GrygeraZdeněk Grygera
4
BajkušaDanijel Bajkuša
4
MarešPavel Mareš
5
RadovanicGoran Radovanic
6
PoborskýKarel Poborský
6
MusaMarin Musa
8
NovotnýJiří Novotný
7
IvićPero Ivić
Substitution83
16
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
9
JuričićNikola Juričić
Yellow Card85
19
M. PetrášMartin Petráš
10
CoricDenis Coric
Yellow Card11
Substitution69
20
JarošíkJiří Jarošík
Goal28
11
M. HrgovićMirko Hrgović
Yellow Card44
Substitution76
21
JunTomáš Jun
Substitution71
Substitution71
24
ErcegHrvoje Erceg
22
ČížekTomáš Čížek
25
DjuričićSaša Djuričić
23
BaranekMiroslav Baranek
Substitution83

Substitutes

1
RadošDario Radoš
1
KoubaPetr Kouba (C)
14
CosicVinko Cosic
Substitution69
Yellow Card83
5
FlachbartJan Flachbart
15
Ante HrgovićAnte Hrgović
Substitution83
7
ZelenkaLukáš Zelenka
16
Stanko GalicStanko Galic
Substitution76
10
MichalíkRastislav Michalík
20
GalićIvica Galić
11
ObajdinJosef Obajdin
Substitution71
Substitution71
21
GlavašSaša Glavaš
17
SivokTomáš Sivok
22
KurtovicDamir Kurtovic
28
CesarecDanijel Cesarec
Substitution83

Coach

Ivo Ištuk (BIH) Jozef Jarabinský (CZE)

Referee

Tonny Kolbech Poulsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Finn Erik Rasmussen (DEN), Bill René Hansen (DEN)

Fourth official

Anders Mosegaard (DEN)

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