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Denilson downs Czech challengers

Published: Tuesday 29 October 2002, 21.00CET
FK Viktoria Zizkov 0-1 Real Betis Balompié Betis tame giant-killers Viktoria Zizkov.

Match statistics

ŽižkovBetis

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 29 October 2002, 21.00CET

Denilson downs Czech challengers

FK Viktoria Zizkov 0-1 Real Betis Balompié Betis tame giant-killers Viktoria Zizkov.

Brazilian international Denilson scored the only goal as Real Betis Balompié scored a potentially crucial away win over FK Viktoria Zizkov in their UEFA Cup second round first-leg match.

Early chances
Czech side Zizkov, who knocked out Scotland’s Rangers FC in the first round, started well and Ales Pikl twice threatened in the opening minutes only to see his efforts fly narrowly wide. Betis's first real chance of the game fell to Capi after seven minutes, but he could not keep his shot down.

Czechs denied
The home side created another decent opening after 27 minutes when Peter Kruty narrowly missed with a header from Ludek Straceny's free-kick and after that Betis began to take control.

Casas comes close
Gastón Ángel Casas wasted a great chance six minutes before the break, shooting wide from eight metres while he and Juanito failed to make the most of openings in the closing minutes of the half.

Denilson strikes
However, those misses were soon forgotten as Denilson finally managed to break the deadlock in the 44th minute, the winger firing in from 20 metres following a corner.

Casas denied
The second half started as the first ended with Casas threatening the Zizkov goal in the 52nd and 57th minutes. His first effort went just wide while he was denied by Zizkov goalkeeper Pavel Kucera from 25 metres for the second.

Viktoria response

Viktoria did their best to get back into the match but too many misplaced passes in the centre of the pitch cost them the chance of making any real headway. However, they came within centimetres of levelling the game up when Miroslav Sebesta's strike hit the crossbar after 78 minutes. The hosts then laid siege to the Betis goal in the final minutes but Sebesta, Straceny, Pikl and Jiri Sabou all failed to hit the target when well-placed.

Last updated: 30/10/02 1.06CET

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Lineups

žižkov

Žižkov

betis

Betis

25
KučeraPavel Kučera
1
PratsPrats
5
MlejnskyAntonín Mlejnsky
4
JuanitoJuanito
6
KlimplMaroš Klimpl
5
RivasDavid Rivas
8
ŠmardaMichal Šmarda
Yellow Card84
7
VarelaFernando Varela
Substitution72
11
SabouJiří Sabou
Yellow Card69
14
CapiCapi
12
ŠčasnýMichal Ščasný
15
ItoIto
Yellow Card73
14
PiklAleš Pikl
16
DenílsonDenílson
Goal44
19
KrutýPeter Krutý
17
JoaquínJoaquín
Substitution46
24
StracenyLudek Straceny
20
CasasGastón Casas
26
ChihuriKennedy Chihuri
Substitution63
Substitution70
21
FilipescuIulian Filipescu
27
LickaMarcel Licka
Substitution61
25
ArzuArzu
Substitution77

Substitutes

1
PižanowskiPetr Pižanowski
13
GaspercicRonny Gaspercic
4
NovotnyJan Novotny
2
Luis FernándezLuis Fernández
Substitution46
Yellow Card65
10
VávraJirí Vávra
9
FernandoFernando
Substitution72
13
ŠebestaMiroslav Šebesta
Substitution61
Yellow Card67
10
CañasJuan José Cañas
15
MikulíkMiroslav Mikulík
22
CaladoCalado
Substitution77
20
SionkoRadek Sionko
24
João TomásJoão Tomás
21
DirnbachMarian Dirnbach
Substitution63
Substitution70
27
MelliMelli

Coach

Vítězslav Lavička (CZE) Víctor Fernández Braulio (ESP)

Referee

Erol Ersoy (TUR)

Assistant referees

Münir Takpak (TUR), Fahir Ersoy (TUR)

Fourth official

Mutlu Çelik (TUR)

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