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Dely Valdés does it again

Published: Thursday 13 March 2003, 23.40CET
Málaga CF 1-0 Boavista FC The Spanish club close in on the semi-finals thanks to Julio Dely Valdés' goal

Match statistics

MálagaBoavista

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 13 March 2003, 23.40CET

Dely Valdés does it again

Málaga CF 1-0 Boavista FC The Spanish club close in on the semi-finals thanks to Julio Dely Valdés' goal

Julio Dely Valdés scored the only goal of the game as Málaga CF overcame Boavista FC in a hard-fought encounter at La Rosaleda, giving Joaquín Peiró's side a valuable 1-0 lead ahead of their UEFA Cup quarter-final second leg in Porto.

Cautious start
The home side began the game cautiously. Málaga, in their debut European season, began their campaign in the UEFA Intertoto Cup last summer and now find themselves within touching distance of the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup.

Dely Valdés goal
Then, on 18 minutes, the game sprang into life. Dário Silva trapped the ball on the right. The Boavista defence, expecting the Uruguayan international to run at them, stood off. Silva spied Dely Valdés at the far post, and delivered a low, curling cross which the striker latched on to before making no mistake from close range.

Tempo increased
Both sides then pushed forward in search of chances. Kizito Musampa, the Dutch winger, looked especially lively, and Boavista's defence struggled to contain him. The tempo continued to increase and Marcelo Romero, Pedrosa and Rui Óscar were all booked within five fiery first-half minutes.

Ricardo saves
Just a minute before the break, goalkeeper Ricardo was called upon to keep his side in the game. Málaga worked a clever free-kick, setting up Musampa for a left-footed drive which Ricardo was equal to.

Half-time changes
Boavista coach Jaime Pacheco made two changes at the break, introducing Bosingwa and Luiz Cláudio for Jorge Silva and Rui Óscar. The changes failed to have the desired impact, however, as the visitors struggled to create clear-cut chances against a Málaga defence most admirably marshalled by Roteta and Fernando Sanz.

Crucial challenge
António Sánchez, marauding down the right flank, created a great opportunity on the hour mark. Wriggling free of his marker he strode along the by-line into the box. He then attempted to slide the ball to an unmarked Dely Valdés, but Ávalos made a desperate, yet crucial, interception.

Close call
Two minutes later, Boavista almost equalised. The impressive Pedrosa fired in a corner which the strapping Luiz Cláudio, could only glance across goal. Ávalos managed to get on to the ball at the far post, but his flicked effort hit the side-netting.

Ricardo heroics
Ricardo then made a crucial save in the 87th minute. The tall substitute Canabal cut in from the left and his low, right-footed shot seemed destined for the bottom corner. However, Ricardo flung himself across to make a save that keeps the tie alive.

Last updated: 14/03/03 10.19CET

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Lineups

málaga

Málaga

boavista

Boavista

13
ContrerasPedro Contreras
1
RicardoRicardo (C)
5
RotetaRoteta (C)
2
Rui ÓscarRui Óscar
Yellow Card36
Substitution46
7
Dely ValdésJulio Dely Valdés
Goal17
Substitution74
3
ÁvalosFernando Ávalos
Yellow Card69
9
Darío SilvaDarío Silva
Yellow Card90+1
4
Paulo TurraPaulo Turra
11
MusampaKizito Musampa
5
ÉderÉder
12
ValcarceValcarce
10
Jorge CoutoJorge Couto
Substitution46
14
RomeroMarcelo Romero
Yellow Card32
16
MartelinhoMartelinho
15
SanchezAntonio Sanchez
19
Mário LojaMário Loja
19
Fernando SanzFernando Sanz
21
JocivalterJocivalter
21
JosemiJosemi
27
PedrosaPedrosa
Yellow Card32
23
SandroSandro
Substitution74
30
Alex GoulartAlex Goulart
Substitution71

Substitutes

1
RafaRafa
24
KhadimKhadim
2
RojasRojas
6
ErivanErivan
3
BravoBravo
8
DudaDuda
4
LitosLitos
17
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
Substitution46
18
LekoIvan Leko
Substitution74
22
CafúCafú
24
CanabalCanabal
Substitution74
25
YuriYuri
Substitution71
27
NachoNacho
26
Luiz CláudioLuiz Cláudio
Substitution46

Coach

Joaquín Peiró Lucas (ESP)

Referee

Pierluigi Collina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Claudio Puglisi (ITA), Giovanni Stevanato (ITA)

Fourth official

Daniele Tombolini (ITA)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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