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Braga sweep Liberec aside

Published: Thursday 2 November 2006, 21.20CET
SC Braga 4-0 FC Slovan Liberec Carlos Carvalhal's side got back to winning ways by securing their first Group C victory in some style.

Match statistics

BragaLiberec

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
3
Corners2
 
6
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed11
 
9
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 2 November 2006, 21.20CET

Braga sweep Liberec aside

SC Braga 4-0 FC Slovan Liberec Carlos Carvalhal's side got back to winning ways by securing their first Group C victory in some style.

SC Braga claimed their first UEFA Cup Group C win in some style as they defeated FC Slovan Liberec 4-0 through goals from Ricardo Chaves, Marcel, Césinha and Bruno Gama.

Tentative start
The Portuguese side made a tentative start against a Liberec team who had taken a point off holders Sevilla FC on Matchday 1. It was little surprise given their 3-0 loss at AZ Alkmaar in their opening group game and the 4-1 reverse at home to CS Marítimo in the Portuguese Liga last weekend.

In control
Yet gradually Braga took control and after Maciel had smacked a shot against the post, Ricardo Chaves put them in front on the half-hour, picking up Maciel's pass and scoring from inside the box. Marcel then doubled the lead three minutes later, turning Césinha's centre past Marek Čech.

Debut goal
If it looked bleak for Liberec at the break, things got worse nine minutes into the second half when Césinha stroked home a penalty awarded for Tomáš Zápotočný’s foul on Maciel. The Czech champions tried to respond and Peter Šinglár rattled a post but when another goal did come, it was at the other end. João Pinto's last-minute shot hit the woodwork and rebounded to 18-year-old substitute Gama who beat Čech to celebrate his European debut in style.

Last updated: 03/11/06 0.32CET

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Lineups

braga

Braga

liberec

Liberec

1
Paulo SantosPaulo Santos (GK)
24
M. ČechMarek Čech (GK)
2
Pedro CostaPedro Costa
5
ZápotočnýTomáš Zápotočný (C)
5
NemNem (C)
7
BílekJiří Bílek
11
CésinhaCésinha
Goal53
Substitution76
10
HodúrIvan Hodúr
Substitution63
19
MacielMaciel
11
PospěchZbyněk Pospěch
Substitution46
20
Luís FilipeLuís Filipe
14
KoštálPavel Koštál
21
Ricardo ChavesRicardo Chaves
Goal30
Substitution86
19
ŠinglárPeter Šinglár
22
IrineuIrineu
20
FrejlachTomáš Frejlach
Substitution84
23
Andrés MadridAndrés Madrid
23
PapoušekPetr Papoušek
29
MarcelMarcel
Yellow Card33
Goal33
Substitution46
26
PudilDaniel Pudil
88
VandinhoVandinho
Yellow Card84
29
HolendaJan Holenda

Substitutes

12
Dani MalloDani Mallo (GK)
16
BolekPetr Bolek (GK)
10
João PintoJoão Pinto
Substitution76
9
AnčicJuraj Ančic
Substitution63
87
Bruno GamaBruno Gama
Substitution86
Goal90
12
HochmeisterRadek Hochmeister
Substitution84
99
MatheusMatheus
Substitution46
15
ParksWinston Parks
Substitution46
4
MaurícioMaurício
6
HamouzJosef Hamouz
8
PaítoPaíto
8
LiškaJiří Liška
17
FrechautFrechaut
22
SalesJoao Sales

Coach

Carlos Carvalhal (POR) Vítězslav Lavička (CZE)

Referee

Robert Styles (ENG)

Assistant referees

David Bryan (ENG), Philip Sharp (ENG)

Fourth official

Mike Dean (ENG)

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