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Braga's Diego delivers Parma blow

Published: Friday 23 February 2007, 0.30CET
Parma FC 0-1 SC Braga (agg: 0-2) Parma were knocked out of the UEFA Cup after being caught by a late sucker-punch from Braga and Diego.

Match statistics

ParmaBraga

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target7
 
1
Attempts off target10
 
4
Corners7
 
4
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed18
 
24
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Friday 23 February 2007, 0.30CET

Braga's Diego delivers Parma blow

Parma FC 0-1 SC Braga (agg: 0-2) Parma were knocked out of the UEFA Cup after being caught by a late sucker-punch from Braga and Diego.

Despite dominating the game, Parma FC were knocked out of the UEFA Cup after being caught by a late sucker-punch from SC Braga's Diego.

Drilled header
Attempting to overturn the Portuguese side's one-goal advantage from the first leg, Claudio Ranieri's men missed a score of chances in defeat. And things could have been so different for the Serie A strugglers as Daniele Paponi thought his superb drilled header had beaten Paulo Santos early on, only for the Braga goalkeeper to somehow tip the ball over the bar.

Santos saves
Braga replied with a good chance of their own, when Zé Carlos's ten-metre shot flew narrowly past the post. Yet it was Parma who continued to make the running. Zlatan Muslimović nodded Damiano Ferronetti's cross over, before firing wide from the edge of the box. Santos then worked wonders to keep out Vincenzo Grella's 30-metre piledriver with a fantastic flying save.

Long shots
Despite requiring a goal to get back into the tie, Parma lost momentum at the start of the second period. Luca Cigarini had to block a goalbound Ricardo Chaves effort and Luís Filipe might also have done better for Braga from 20 metres. Time was ticking down when Andrea Gasbarroni brought the best out of Santos from distance as the hosts pressed once more. The breakthrough nearly came when substitute Gasbarroni fed Antonio Bocchetti whose powerful header flashed wide.

Late twist
Gasbarroni, Daniele Dessena and Giuseppe Rossi all went close before Braga midfielder Frechaut was dismissed for a second bookable offence. As Parma continued to push forward, they were caught out when Filipe crossed for Diego to volley home in the 89th minute and set up a last-16 meeting with Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Last updated: 23/02/07 9.54CET

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Lineups

parma

Parma

braga

Braga

23
De LuciaAlfonso De Lucia (GK)
1
Paulo SantosPaulo Santos (GK)
80
BocchettiAntonio Bocchetti
2
Pedro CostaPedro Costa
14
ContiniMatteo Contini
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge (C)
24
CoutoFernando Couto
Yellow Card32
13
Carlos FernandesCarlos Fernandes
26
FerronettiDamiano Ferronetti
20
Luís FilipeLuís Filipe
13
GrellaVince Grella (C)
Substitution65
28
Alberto RodríguezAlberto Rodríguez
19
PisanuAndrea Pisanu
21
Ricardo ChavesRicardo Chaves
21
CigariniLuca Cigarini
17
FrechautFrechaut
Yellow Card60
Red Card75
9
MuslimovićZlatan Muslimović
10
João PintoJoão Pinto
Substitution90
11
KutuzovVitali Kutuzov
Substitution71
15
WenderWender
Substitution77
35
PaponiDaniele Paponi
Substitution35
77
Zé CarlosZé Carlos
Substitution71

Substitutes

5
BucciLuca Bucci (GK)
12
Dani MalloDani Mallo (GK)
4
DessenaDaniele Dessena
Substitution65
5
NemNem
6
BolanoJorge Bolano
11
CésinhaCésinha
7
CastelliniPaolo Castellini
14
CastanheiraCastanheira
Substitution77
8
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Substitution71
16
AndradeAndrade
Substitution90
18
GasbarroniAndrea Gasbarroni
Substitution35
18
Diego CostaDiego Costa
Substitution71
Yellow Card87
Goal90
28
PaciMassimo Paci
87
Bruno GamaBruno Gama

Coach

Claudio Ranieri (ITA) Rogério de Sousa Gonçalves (POR)

Referee

Vladimir Hrinak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Martin Balko (SVK), Marian Ruzbarsky (SVK)

Fourth official

Vladimir Hracho (SVK)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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