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Wender curtails Chievo comeback

Published: Thursday 28 September 2006, 22.08CET
AC Chievo Verona 2-1 SC Braga (aet, agg: 2-3) An extra-time goal from Wender guided Portuguese side Braga through to the group stage.
by Paolo Menicucci
from Milan

Match statistics

ChievoBraga

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards2
 
1

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 28 September 2006, 22.08CET

Wender curtails Chievo comeback

AC Chievo Verona 2-1 SC Braga (aet, agg: 2-3) An extra-time goal from Wender guided Portuguese side Braga through to the group stage.

An extra-time goal from Wender guided SC Braga through to the UEFA Cup group stage as the Portuguese outfit held off a concerted fightback from AC Chievo Verona to win 3-2 on aggregate in a match that saw three players dismissed. Goals from Simone Tiribocchi and Denis Godeas had taken the home team to the cusp of a stunning comeback but the evening was to end in disappointment for them.

Kosowski threat
Trailing 2-0 going into the second leg, Chievo threw caution to the wind from the kick-off but struggled to marry their energetic approach play with meaningful chances. Polish winger Kamil Kosowski proved a roving threat on the left flank, however, and eight minutes before half-time he delivered a pinpoint cross for Tiribocchi to power in the header.

Braga response
Chievo's good work was almost undone early in the second half as goalkeeper Vincenzo Sicignano contrived to miss Michele Marcolini's back-pass. Stranded, he was grateful to watch the ball trickle wide for a corner and he was equally relieved when substitute Maciel then missed from close range. João Pinto and Wender also flashed shots just wide as Braga looked to put the game to rest before another cross from Kosowski produced a second Chievo goal in the 67th minute, this time for Godeas after Marcolini's strike had been parried.

Fiery finale
Chievo's joy was fleeting and within a minute Paolo Sammarco had been dismissed. Braga were reduced to ten men themselves two minutes later when Nem picked up his second yellow card. The Italian side ended the match with nine men as Andrea Zanchetta also saw red in extra time but by then Wender had headed in Carlos Fernandes' cross to send Braga through.

Last updated: 29/09/06 1.12CET

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Lineups

chievo

Chievo

braga

Braga

1
SicignanoVincenzo Sicignano (GK)
1
Paulo SantosPaulo Santos (GK)
5
LucianoLuciano
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge (C)
9
BrunoSalvatore Bruno
Substitution54
5
NemNem
Red/Yellow Card71
10
ZanchettaAndrea Zanchetta (C)
Red/Yellow Card107 ET
6
Hugo LealHugo Leal
Yellow Card43
Substitution46
19
MalagoMarco Malago
10
João PintoJoão Pinto
20
MarcoliniMichele Marcolini
Substitution87
13
Carlos FernandesCarlos Fernandes
21
SammarcoPaolo Sammarco
Red Card68
15
WenderWender
Goal104 ET
Substitution108 ET
26
ScurtoGiuseppe Scurto
Substitution11
17
FrechautFrechaut
29
MandelliDavide Mandelli
Yellow Card17
20
Luís FilipeLuís Filipe
55
KosowskiKamil Kosowski
23
Andrés MadridAndrés Madrid
90
TiribocchiSimone Tiribocchi
Goal38
77
Zé CarlosZé Carlos
Substitution65

Substitutes

18
SquizziLorenzo Squizzi (GK)
12
Dani MalloDani Mallo (GK)
27
MoroFabio Moro
Substitution11
Yellow Card85
4
MaurícioMaurício
Substitution108 ET
33
BrighiMatteo Brighi
Substitution87
11
CésinhaCésinha
Substitution65
99
GodeasDenis Godeas
Substitution54
Goal67
Yellow Card89
19
MacielMaciel
Substitution46
8
GiuntiFederico Giunti
14
CastanheiraCastanheira
14
GarzonStefano Garzon
21
Ricardo ChavesRicardo Chaves
16
MarchesettiMattia Marchesetti
29
MarcelMarcel

Coach

Giuseppe Pillon (ITA) Carlos Carvalhal (POR)

Referee

Carlos Megia Davila (ESP)

Assistant referees

Juan Yuste (ESP), Vicente Egido Rozas (ESP)

Fourth official

Antonio Rubinos Pérez (ESP)

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