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Sporting survive Rapid test

Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 20.17CET
SK Rapid Wien 0-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal (agg: 0-2) Two first-leg goals prove enough in Vienna.

Match statistics

Rapid WienSporting

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 20.17CET

Sporting survive Rapid test

SK Rapid Wien 0-0 Sporting Clube de Portugal (agg: 0-2) Two first-leg goals prove enough in Vienna.

Two goals from the first leg proved decisive for Sporting Clube de Portugal, as they played out a goalless draw with SK Rapid Wien at the Gerhard Hanappi stadium in Vienna to go through to the group stage of the UEFA Cup 2-0 on aggregate.

Few chances
Despite putting in a performance high on effort, Rapid struggled to create chances against a Sporting side reduced to ten men when Hugo was sent off with four minutes remaining.

Nervy start
After a nervy start, the first chance fell to Sporting on eleven minutes. Liedson played a perfectly weighted pass through to Tinga and from close-range the Brazilian was denied by an excellent stop with his feet by Jürgen Macho.

Douala chance
Sporting seemed intent on putting their poor domestic form behind them and were gaining in confidence, going close again eight minutes later. Good interplay between Rogerio and Roudolphe Douala created an opportunity for the Cameroonian which he failed to take, dragging his shot past the far post.

Garics injury
It was a first half devoid of goalscoring opportunities, with Rapid's closest efforts being a Markus Katzer shot on 26 minutes, and a Steffen Hofmann free-kick which drifted just wide two minutes later. The home side's woes were added to three minutes before the break, when György Garics was forced off with a leg injury.

No flow
The second half picked up where the first had ended, with no real flow and few chances. Those that did arrive again fell to the visitors, and after seven minutes Macho needed to be alert, pulling off a good save at his near post to deny Douala.

Ricardo underworked
For the home side it was a case of plenty of possession but no end product, with Sporting goalkeeper Ricardo rarely called into action. At the other end, Macho was kept busy, but could only watch when, on 74 minutes, Rogerio squandered a great chance after being fed by Douala.

Last chance
Rapid kept pushing and, after Sebastian Martínez had volleyed wide on 79 minutes, saw a glimmer of hope when Sporting were reduced to ten men. With susbstitute Axel Lawaree through on goal, Hugo pulled him down and was promptly dismissed for a professional foul. From the resulting free-kick Rapid's last chance came and went, as Hofmann's drive was pushed into the path of Martínez who struck the outside of the post.

Last updated: 01/10/04 13.03CET

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Lineups

rapid wien

Rapid Wien

sporting

Sporting

33
MachoJürgen Macho (GK)
76
RicardoRicardo (GK)
2
AdamskiMarcin Adamski
Substitution55
6
HugoHugo
3
FeldhoferFerdinand Feldhofer
8
BarbosaPedro Barbosa
Substitution61
4
HidenMartin Hiden
Yellow Card63
14
EnakarhireJoseph Enakarhire
Yellow Card43
7
HlinkaPeter Hlinka
17
DoualaRoudolphe Douala
Substitution89
8
IvanschitzAndreas Ivanschitz
21
PaítoPaíto
Yellow Card87
10
Tomáš DošekTomáš Došek
22
BetoBeto
11
S. HofmannSteffen Hofmann
27
CustódioCustódio
12
GaricsGyörgy Garics
Substitution42
31
LiedsonLiedson
Yellow Card45
13
KatzerMarkus Katzer
Substitution76
37
RogérioRogério
16
MartínezSebastian Martínez
77
TingaTinga
Substitution82

Substitutes

24
PayerHelge Payer (GK)
12
TiagoTiago (GK)
6
KorsósGyörgy Korsós
Substitution42
15
Miguel GarciaMiguel Garcia
Substitution89
9
LawareeAxel Lawaree
Substitution55
20
DannyDanny
14
BurgstallerThomas Burgstaller
23
Rui JorgeRui Jorge
Substitution61
15
KulovitsStefan Kulovits
26
RochembackFábio Rochemback
Substitution82
17
TopićEldar Topić
45
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
19
SturmFlorian Sturm
Substitution76
87
PinillaMauricio Pinilla

Coach

Josef Hickersberger (AUT) José Peseiro (POR)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Alain Dutheil (FRA), Philippe Bombart (FRA)

Fourth official

Thierry Auriac (FRA)

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