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Mila strikes back for Austria

Published: Friday 8 April 2005, 0.01CET
FK Austria Wien 1-1 Parma FC Sebastian Mila's second-half equaliser ends Parma's long run without conceding.

Match statistics

Austria WienParma

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 8 April 2005, 0.01CET

Mila strikes back for Austria

FK Austria Wien 1-1 Parma FC Sebastian Mila's second-half equaliser ends Parma's long run without conceding.

By Michael Harrold

FK Austria Wien battled back superbly to claim a draw against Parma FC and set up a tense UEFA Cup quarter-final second leg in Italy next Thursday.

Mila levels
Austria fell behind to Andrea Pisanu's deflected 34th-minute strike against the run of play, but hit back strongly and got their equaliser on 61 minutes, Sebastian Mila scoring to reward Austria for a sustained spell of pressure.

Big three rested
Serie A survival remains Parma coach Pietro Carmignani's priority so Alberto Gilardino, Domenico Morfeo and Mark Bresciano all started on the bench. In their absence Parma have developed into a resilient defensive side in Europe and so it proved again here in the first half.

Home threat
Austria enjoyed plenty of possession, but rarely troubled Luca Bucci in the Parma goal as the Italian side defended in numbers. Polish international Mila was Austria's greatest threat and it was his cross that set up the first chance after only two minutes. He picked out Štepán Vachoušek in the centre but the Czech headed over.

Vachoušek chance
Mila, making his first UEFA Cup start since his January move from Groclin Grodzisk Wielkopolski, worked another opening for Vachoušek six minutes later, but this time he could not find the target with a rising shot.

Pisanu strikes
Parma offered little in attack, restricting their energies to the odd foray on the break, and Austria seemed in control until Pisanu struck with 34 minutes gone. The ball broke fortuitously to the striker and his driven shot took a deflection that left Szabolcs Safar no chance in the Austria goal.

Austria press
Austria's task now looked immense. Parma had not conceded a goal in 391 minutes of UEFA Cup football coming into the match, but the home side responded superbly. Rabiu Afolabi headed wide then moments after the restart Ivica Vastic somehow failed to connect with Sigurd Rushfeldt's cross from the left with the goal at his mercy.

Mila goal
On 49 minutes Bucci palmed away Saša Papac's shot as Parma were pressed back deeper but the equaliser was not long in coming. Vachoušek's low cross from the left was touched on by substitute Tosin Dosunmu on 61 minutes and fell to Mila whose angled shot flashed past Bucci. Austria sensed victory and pressed to the end, but Parma held out and will feel they have the edge next week, although Daniele Dessena will miss that game through suspension after being booked tonight.

Last updated: 07/05/05 20.50CET

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Lineups

austria wien

Austria Wien

parma

Parma

12
SáfárSzabolcs Sáfár (GK)
37
BucciLuca Bucci (GK)
2
AfolabiRabiu Afolabi
4
BovoCesare Bovo
4
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
5
BoneraDaniele Bonera
5
PapacSaša Papac
6
BolanoJorge Bolano
Yellow Card30
6
DospelErnst Dospel (C)
19
PisanuAndrea Pisanu
Goal34
Substitution56
9
VasticIvica Vastic
Yellow Card74
Substitution77
24
GibbsAlex Gibbs (C)
Yellow Card67
11
VachoušekŠtěpán Vachoušek
Substitution89
28
CannavaroPaolo Cannavaro
15
BlanchardJocelyn Blanchard
29
CamaraIbrahima Camara
20
KiesenebnerMarkus Kiesenebner
Substitution59
30
Fábio SimplícioFábio Simplício
21
RushfeldtSigurd Rushfeldt
35
DessenaDaniele Dessena
Yellow Card54
Substitution56
33
MilaSebastian Mila
Goal61
40
VignaroliFabio Vignaroli
Yellow Card37
Substitution65

Substitutes

30
ZieglerMarc Ziegler (GK)
17
FreySébastien Frey (GK)
3
TroyanskyFernando Troyansky
3
CardoneGiuseppe Cardone
Substitution65
8
WagnerMichael Wagner
Substitution77
10
MorfeoDomenico Morfeo
Substitution56
17
DheedeneDidier Dheedene
11
GilardinoAlberto Gilardino
18
MetzFlorian Metz
18
RuopoloFrancesco Ruopolo
22
DosunmuTosin Dosunmu
Substitution59
23
BrescianoMark Bresciano
Substitution56
23
KitzbichlerRichard Kitzbichler
Substitution89
36
RossiMarco Rossi

Coach

Lars Sondergaard (DEN) Pietro Carmignani (ITA)

Referee

Eric Poulat (FRA)

Assistant referees

Lionel Dagorne (FRA), Nelly Viennot (FRA)

Fourth official

Damien Ledentu (FRA)

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