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Czech double lifts Austria

Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 21.45CET
Legia Warszawa 1-3 FK Austria Wien (agg: 1-4) Stepán Vachoušek and Libor Sionko score in Austria win.

Match statistics

LegiaAustria Wien

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 21.45CET

Czech double lifts Austria

Legia Warszawa 1-3 FK Austria Wien (agg: 1-4) Stepán Vachoušek and Libor Sionko score in Austria win.

By Maciej Iwanski at the Wojska Polskiego stadium

Goals by Czech stars Stepán Vachoušek and Libor Sionko helped FK Austria Wien to a comfortable 3-1 victory over Legia Warszawa at the Wojska Polskiego stadium in Warsaw, completing a 4-1 UEFA Cup first-round aggregate success that earns the Austrian side a place in the group stage of the competition.

Poor passing
Austria were solid and effective throughout and Legia never looked like overturning their one-goal first-leg deficit. They struggled to get their passing game going, with their new pitch surface perhaps a factor, and consequently were unable to create any meaningful chances.

Vachoušek strike
Austria easily withstood Legia's early endeavours and carved out a chance of their own when Ivica Vastic seized on a defensive error but his subsequent shot was saved. However, the visiting side did not have to wait long for the opening goal. Vachoušek pounced on a poor defensive header after 32 minutes and struck a superb shot past the goalkeeper from outside the box.

Own goal
Legia had an immediate chance to get back in the tie but Marek Saganowski's effort was saved by Joseph Didulica when the striker should have scored. Critically, Austria went on to double their lead within minutes. Vachoušek sent over a dangerous cross from the right and the flight of the ball was misjudged by defender Mirko Poledica at the far post, with the ball deflecting off him for a bizarre own goal.

Smolinski consolation
The visitors had chances to add further to their lead but Sionko and Vachoušek were both denied by Artur Boruc, and Legia restored a faint glimmer of hope when recent teenage signing Marcin Smolinski, on as a substitute, scored with a fine first-time shot six minutes from time.

Sionko seals it
However, Austria struck back to make sure of their victory in the final minute with star player Sionko getting the goal his performance deserved. Boruc threw the ball straight to the former AC Sparta Praha player and Sionko reacted smartly to send a perfect lob over the crestfallen goalkeeper.

Last updated: 01/10/04 11.58CET

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Lineups

legia

Legia

austria wien

Austria Wien

1
BorucArtur Boruc (GK)
1
DidulicaJoey Didulica (GK)
3
SzalaWojciech Szala
2
AfolabiRabiu Afolabi
4
JozwiakMarek Jozwiak
3
TroyanskyFernando Troyansky
Substitution46
8
SurmaŁukasz Surma (C)
5
PapacSaša Papac
9
WłodarczykPiotr Włodarczyk
Substitution72
6
DospelErnst Dospel
10
SaganowskiMarek Saganowski
7
SionkoLibor Sionko
Goal90
14
KarwanBartosz Karwan
8
WagnerMichael Wagner (C)
Yellow Card45+2
17
PoledicaMirko Poledica
9
VasticIvica Vastic
Substitution69
18
MagieraJacek Magiera
Substitution46
11
VachoušekŠtěpán Vachoušek
Goal32
20
DudekDariusz Dudek
Substitution46
15
BlanchardJocelyn Blanchard
22
Sokolowski ITomasz Sokolowski I
21
RushfeldtSigurd Rushfeldt
Substitution82

Substitutes

12
KrzysztalowiczAndrzej Krzysztalowicz (GK)
12
SáfárSzabolcs Sáfár (GK)
7
SokolowskiTomasz Sokolowski
10
JanočkoVladimír Janočko
11
KiełbowiczTomasz Kiełbowicz
18
MetzFlorian Metz
Substitution46
13
SmolinskiMarcin Smolinski
Substitution72
Goal84
19
GilewiczRadoslaw Gilewicz
Substitution82
19
KurauzioneLeo Kurauzione
Substitution46
22
DosunmuTosin Dosunmu
Substitution69
21
WroblewskiRadoslaw Wroblewski
23
KitzbichlerRichard Kitzbichler
23
DoroşAnatolie Doroş
Substitution46
25
SantosFernando Santos

Coach

Dariusz Kubicki (POL) Günter Kronsteiner (AUT)

Referee

Nicolai Vollquartz (DEN)

Assistant referees

Bo Blankholm Pedersen (DEN), Ole V. Hansen (DEN)

Fourth official

Martin Wulff (DEN)

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