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Ricardo heroics inspire Boavista

Published: Friday 21 March 2003
Boavista FC 1-0 Málaga CF aet (Agg: 1-1, 4-1 on pens) The Portuguese side edge it in Porto.

Match statistics

BoavistaMálaga

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
1
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Friday 21 March 2003

Ricardo heroics inspire Boavista

Boavista FC 1-0 Málaga CF aet (Agg: 1-1, 4-1 on pens) The Portuguese side edge it in Porto.

Boavista FC joined city neighbours Porto FC in the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup tonight by defeating Málaga CF 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out at the Bessa stadium. The Portuguese team showed tremendous spirit to overcome a first-leg deficit for the fourth time in the competition.

Late leveller
Luiz Cláudio found the net with a stunning free-kick in the 82nd minute to level the aggregate score after Panamanian striker Julio Dely Valdés had given Málaga the advantage in the first leg. But the striker was not the only hero, as goalkeeper Ricardo made a crucial save in the dying minutes of normal time to prevent the Spanish team from sneaking the win.

Goulart decisive
The shot-stopper then scored his side's first penalty before taking his place in goal to see Leko blast over and hand the home team the advantage. Elpídeo Silva, who had been a font of vision and clever touches all evening, converted his spot-kick, as did Málaga's Miguel Angel. Luiz Cláudio was next on target but Ricardo saved from Bravo, the visiting captain. Then Alexandre Goulart's effort found the net and Boavista were through. "This was a historic night for Boavista," said coach Jaime Pacheco. "The players deserve all the praise we can give them."

Málaga change tactics
Málaga looked a different side from last week, sitting back in an attempt to protect their lead but Boavista patently had faith they could repeat the heroics that had enabled them to come from behind to see off Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Paris Saint-Germain FC and Hertha BSC Berlin in the current campaign.

'Almost stunned'
Their Andalusian visitors were almost stunned in the second minute when Boavista central midfield player Jocivalter broke clear, drilling a shot centimetres wide of the post. Duda then tapped wide after Paulo Turra headed on at the near post and the Brazilian winger darted down the flank ten minutes later and produced a pinpoint cross for Luiz Cláudio but Miguel Ángel shepherded the ball out of play.

Málaga run ragged
Boavista attacked hungrily at the start of the second half and it was not long before the Portuguese team were running Málaga ragged at the back. Duda outpaced his marker on the left side and crossed dangerously, forcing Josemi to give away a corner. Pedro Contreras then smothered a shot from Pedrosa before Duda provided another excellent cross which the marauding Elpideo Silva headed wide.

Record dented
Just when it appeared that Málaga would hold firm, Luiz Claudio's free-kick dented the Spaniards' proud defensive record. Joaquin Peiró's charges, who have conceded fewer goals than any other team in European competition this season, could have equalised in the dying minutes but Ricardo was there to deny Dely Valdés. Extra time almost brought a winner from Elpídeo Silva before penalties finally settled matters.

Last updated: 21/03/03 1.59CET

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Lineups

boavista

Boavista

málaga

Málaga

1
RicardoRicardo
13
ContrerasPedro Contreras
4
Paulo TurraPaulo Turra
3
BravoBravo
5
ÉderÉder
4
LitosLitos
Yellow Card62
8
DudaDuda
5
RotetaRoteta
10
Jorge CoutoJorge Couto
Substitution19
9
Darío SilvaDarío Silva
Yellow Card64
Substitution69
11
SilvaSilva
Yellow Card80
11
MusampaKizito Musampa
Substitution96 ET
16
MartelinhoMartelinho
15
SanchezAntonio Sanchez
19
Mário LojaMário Loja
17
Miguel ÁngelMiguel Ángel
Yellow Card25
21
JocivalterJocivalter
Substitution59
19
Fernando SanzFernando Sanz
27
PedrosaPedrosa
Substitution100 ET
21
JosemiJosemi
Yellow Card45
96
Filipe AnunciaçãoFilipe Anunciação
Yellow Card14
23
SandroSandro
Substitution65

Substitutes

12
WilliamWilliam
25
ArnauFrancesc Arnau
6
ErivanErivan
2
RojasRojas
18
Pedro SantosPedro Santos
Substitution100 ET
6
IznataIznata
22
CafúCafú
7
Dely ValdésJulio Dely Valdés
Substitution69
25
YuriYuri
18
LekoIvan Leko
Substitution96 ET
26
Luiz CláudioLuiz Cláudio
Substitution19
Yellow Card28
Goal83
24
CanabalCanabal
Substitution65
30
Alex GoulartAlex Goulart
Substitution59
26
JuanitoJuanito

Coach

Joaquín Peiró Lucas (ESP)

Referee

Gilles Veissiere (FRA)

Assistant referees

Jean-Philippe Izzo (FRA), Jean-Claude Lefranc (FRA)

Fourth official

Bruno Derrien (FRA)

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