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Clean sheet ends Austria adventure

Published: Friday 15 April 2005, 0.28CET
Parma FC 0-0 FK Austria Wien (agg: 1-1, Parma win on away goals) A fine defensive display frustrates visitors.

Match statistics

ParmaAustria Wien

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards5
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 15 April 2005, 0.28CET

Clean sheet ends Austria adventure

Parma FC 0-0 FK Austria Wien (agg: 1-1, Parma win on away goals) A fine defensive display frustrates visitors.

By Paolo Menicucci at Stadio Ennio Tardini

Parma FC sealed a UEFA Cup semi-final spot with a stout defensive display after a scoreless draw against FK Austria Wien tonight ensured they triumphed on the away-goals rule.

Good travellers
The sides drew 1-1 in Vienna last week and although Parma were favourites to make home advantage pay, Austria have a good record on the road in this season's competition, registering a win and draw respectively against Spanish sides Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Zaragoza in their last two away games.

Mila shot
Indeed, after a bright opening by the Gialloblù, it was the visitors who threatened first when Sigurd Rushfeldt cushioned the ball into the path of the on-rushing Sebastian Mila. However, the Polish midfield player shot straight into the arms of goalkeeper Luca Bucci.

Rushfeldt nuisance
The two Austrian players combined again soon after, before Mila cut the ball back to Štepán Vachoušek, who should have done better with his effort. The Parma defence struggled to get to grips with Rushfeldt all evening, although it was not until seven minutes from the interval that the Norwegian striker managed an effort on goal, but his header sailed over the crossbar.

Bucci brilliance
Parma briefly rallied and the industrious Ibrahima Camara saw a low drive blocked by Saša Papac but there was still time for Austria to test Bucci at the other end. A stray elbow from Giuseppe Cardone gave the Viennese side a free-kick and Libor Sionko, with five UEFA Cup goals this season, curled an effort that Bucci brilliantly tipped wide.

Simplicio chances
After starting with a weakened side, Pietro Carmignani introduced first-choice striker Alberto Gilardino after the interval and the Italian international striker invigorated his side. Within seven minutes of the restart, Fabio Simplicio twice missed good chances, first shooting over after collecting Camara's terrific through-ball before Austria goalkeeper Szabolcs Safar blocked another effort at his feet.

Last gamble
Austria brought on veteran striker Ivica Vastic in the closing stages but although he helped force Parma firmly on to the back foot as the visitors launched a late onslaught, it proved in vain. The Serie A side duly held on to secure a semi-final against PFC CSKA Moskva - with the first leg here in Italy on 28 April and the return in Russia a week later.

Last updated: 15/04/05 10.13CET

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Lineups

parma

Parma

austria wien

Austria Wien

37
BucciLuca Bucci (GK)
12
SáfárSzabolcs Sáfár (GK)
3
CardoneGiuseppe Cardone (C)
Yellow Card44
2
AfolabiRabiu Afolabi
Yellow Card87
5
BoneraDaniele Bonera
4
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
14
ContiniMatteo Contini
Yellow Card90+3
5
PapacSaša Papac
Yellow Card72
15
SaviFilippo Savi
Substitution50
6
DospelErnst Dospel (C)
23
BrescianoMark Bresciano
Yellow Card83
7
SionkoLibor Sionko
Substitution57
24
GibbsAlex Gibbs
Substitution46
11
VachoušekŠtěpán Vachoušek
Substitution72
28
CannavaroPaolo Cannavaro
15
BlanchardJocelyn Blanchard
29
CamaraIbrahima Camara
20
KiesenebnerMarkus Kiesenebner
30
Fábio SimplícioFábio Simplício
Yellow Card33
21
RushfeldtSigurd Rushfeldt
40
VignaroliFabio Vignaroli
Substitution63
33
MilaSebastian Mila
Substitution83

Substitutes

17
FreySébastien Frey (GK)
30
ZieglerMarc Ziegler (GK)
2
BettariniStefano Bettarini
8
WagnerMichael Wagner
Substitution83
4
BovoCesare Bovo
9
VasticIvica Vastic
Substitution57
6
BolanoJorge Bolano
Substitution50
17
DheedeneDidier Dheedene
10
MorfeoDomenico Morfeo
Substitution63
Yellow Card73
18
MetzFlorian Metz
11
GilardinoAlberto Gilardino
Substitution46
22
DosunmuTosin Dosunmu
Substitution72
19
PisanuAndrea Pisanu
23
KitzbichlerRichard Kitzbichler

Coach

Pietro Carmignani (ITA) Lars Sondergaard (DEN)

Referee

Stephen Graham Bennett (ENG)

Assistant referees

David Babski (ENG), Philip Sharp (ENG)

Fourth official

Robert Styles (ENG)

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