|Rapid Wien||Sporting CP|
By Slawomir Gerej at the Amica stadium
KS Amica Wronki recorded one of the most significant victories in their history as they qualified for the UEFA Cup group stage with a 1-0 victory at home against FK Ventspils , securing a 2-1 aggregate success.
With the sides level after the first leg, both teams were understandably cautious in the opening minutes. Indeed, the only early opportunity of note came when Jacek Dembinski unleashed a powerful shot from 20 metres after 18 minutes, but Ventspils goalkeeper Deniss Romanovs did well to push the ball away for a corner.
The visitors failed to heed that warning and were made to pay on the stroke of half-time when Dembinski was more fortunate with an identical effort, his shot taking a wicked deflection off a Ventspils defender to leave Romanovs with no chance.
The visitors fought valiantly to get back on terms after the break, but Vits Rimkus squandered their first real opening. At the other end, Karol Gregorek missed a great chance to seal the tie for Amica after 67 minutes but the Polish side held on, with Arkadiusz Malarz denying the Latvian team an equaliser with a fine reflex save from Deimantas Bicka three minutes from time.
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|Maciej Skorża (POL)||Saulius Širmelis (LTU)|
|Ionica Serea (ROU)|
|Aurel Oniţă (ROU), Ionel Popa (ROU)|
|Marian Mircea Salomir (ROU)|