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Sporting soaring in Sweden

Published: Friday 16 September 2005
Halmstads BK 1-2 Sporting Clube de Portugal Last season's beaten finalists made a winning start to their UEFA Cup campaign.

Match statistics

HalmstadSporting

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
6
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Friday 16 September 2005

Sporting soaring in Sweden

Halmstads BK 1-2 Sporting Clube de Portugal Last season's beaten finalists made a winning start to their UEFA Cup campaign.

Beaten finalists last season, Sporting Clube de Portugal got their new UEFA Cup campaign off to a fine start with a 2-1 win at Halmstads BK.

Beaten finalists
The Lisbon side, who lost last year's final on home soil to PFC CSKA Moskva, struggled at first but a goal from Wender and a second from fellow Brazilian Deivid cancelled out Gunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson's penalty for the Swedish side.

Uneven affair
The first half was an uneven affair with chances at a premium for both sides, but while Halmstad enjoyed the lion's share of possession it was the Portuguese visitors who created the better chances with Luís Loureiro going close with a right-footed volley. However, it was Halmstad who opened the scoring after Yaw Preko was brought down by Sporting goalkeeper Nélson in the penalty area. Striker Thorvaldsson stepped up to convert the spot-kick two minutes before the interval.

Level terms
Sporting were back on level terms before the break, though, after Rodrigo Tello's left-footed free-kick caused havoc in the Halmstad area. Tommy Jönsson cleared the initial effort but midfielder Wender emerged from the resulting melée to score the equaliser. Within two minutes of the restart, Sporting edged in front as João Alves's inswinging corner found Deivid unmarked in the penalty area, and the Brazilian striker made no mistake from close range.

Late chance
Halmstad had their chances to level, with Nélson having to produce an excellent save to deny Bjorn Anklev's effort from a Per Johansson cross, but Alves could well have secured a two-goal lead for his side had he not missed a late opening.

Last updated: 16/09/05 0.42CET

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Lineups

halmstad

Halmstad

sporting

Sporting

1
Conny JohanssonConny Johansson (GK)
1
NélsonNélson (GK) (C)
Yellow Card42
2
P JohanssonPer Johansson
4
PolgaAnderson Polga
Yellow Card82
4
JönssonTommy Jönsson (C)
8
Luís LoureiroLuís Loureiro
6
PrekoYaw Preko
Substitution76
9
SilvaSilva
Yellow Card60
Substitution89
9
SvenssonMagnus Svensson
11
TelloRodrigo Tello
Yellow Card68
10
ThorvaldssonGunnar Heidar Thorvaldsson
Goal42
13
TonelTonel
12
ŽvirgždauskasTomas Žvirgždauskas
Substitution68
15
Miguel GarciaMiguel Garcia
Yellow Card25
13
A JohanssonAndreas Johansson
23
DeividDeivid
Goal47
Substitution61
14
DjurićDušan Djurić
28
João MoutinhoJoão Moutinho
18
AnklevBjörn Anklev
34
João AlvesJoão Alves
Yellow Card63
23
JensenEmil Jensen
51
WenderWender
Goal44
Substitution77

Substitutes

22
SahlmanMarcus Sahlman (GK)
76
RicardoRicardo (GK)
8
DelaniEduardo Delani
2
RogérioRogério
11
SashchekoDenis Sashcheko
10
Sá PintoSá Pinto
15
LarssonPeter Larsson
18
NaniNani
Substitution77
17
IngelstenPatrik Ingelsten
Substitution76
20
VarelaSilvestre Varela
Substitution89
19
MangforsJohan Mangfors
21
PaítoPaíto
24
JohanssonJoel Johansson
Substitution68
87
PinillaMauricio Pinilla
Substitution61

Coach

Jan Andersson (SWE) José Peseiro (POR)

Referee

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

Assistant referees

Piotr Sadczuk (POL), Radosław Siejka (POL)

Fourth official

Hubert Siejewicz (POL)

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