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Celta survive late scare

Published: Thursday 22 February 2007, 23.30CET
RC Celta de Vigo 2-1 FC Spartak Moskva (agg: 3-2) Nené and Aspas Jonathan were on target for Celta before Spartak struck to ensure a nervy finale.

Match statistics

CeltaSpartak Moskva

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target3
 
3
Corners4
 
2
Offsides0
3
Fouls committed11
 
17
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 22 February 2007, 23.30CET

Celta survive late scare

RC Celta de Vigo 2-1 FC Spartak Moskva (agg: 3-2) Nené and Aspas Jonathan were on target for Celta before Spartak struck to ensure a nervy finale.

RC Celta de Vigo will tackle Werder Bremen in the last 16 of the UEFA Cup after defeating FC Spartak Moskva 2-1 in Spain and 3-2 on aggregate.

Moscow woe
Nené and Aspas Jonathan scored in either half for Celta, who endured a nervous finale after Yegor Titov struck an away goal for Spartak with two minutes remaining. Time was against the Russian club, though, as they followed their city rivals PFC CSKA Moskva – 1-0 losers at Maccabi Haifa FC – out of the competition.

Tremendous finish
Lying in the Primera División relegation zone, Celta were determined to escape from their domestic troubles, temporarily at least, and give the Balaídos faithful something to cheer against Spartak. The home fans did not have long to wait, Antonio Núñez combining speed and skill on the right wing before picking out Nené who gave the hosts a 19th-minute lead with a tremendous finish.

Chances
Núñez and Pablo García passed up presentable opportunities to extend that advantage before the break, while Roman Pavlyuchenko shot narrowly wide and then straight at Esteban Suárez with two openings at the other end. Spartak carried that impetus into the second period, Maxym Kalynychenko firing wide and Suárez denying both Radoslav Kováč and substitute Artem Dzyuba.

Costly miss
The latter's miss proved costly in the 78th minute when Jonathan latched on to Ángel López's quick throw-in and drilled the ball in from distance, rendering Titov's late effort for Spartak immaterial.

Last updated: 22/02/07 23.58CET

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Lineups

celta

Celta

spartak moskva

Spartak Moskva

1
EstebanSuárez Esteban (GK)
1
KhomichDmitri Khomich (GK)
5
LequiMatías Lequi
13
JiránekMartin Jiránek
8
Ángel LópezÁngel López
15
KováčRadoslav Kováč
15
ContrerasPablo Contreras (C)
2
GederGeder
17
TamaşGabriel Tamaş
3
StranzlMartin Stranzl
Substitution70
4
OubiñaBorja Oubiña
Substitution55
23
BystrovVladimir Bystrov
Substitution46
7
NúñezAntonio Núñez
Substitution70
14
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
16
Pablo GarcíaPablo García
9
TitovYegor Titov (C)
Goal88
20
JonathanAspas Jonathan
Goal78
24
MozartMozart
Yellow Card86
23
NenêNenê
Goal19
Substitution90
25
KalynychenkoMaxym Kalynychenko
24
CanobbioFabián Canobbio
10
PavlyuchenkoRoman Pavlyuchenko
Yellow Card90

Substitutes

13
PintoJosé Manuel Pinto (GK)
30
KowalewskiWojciech Kowalewski (GK)
19
YagoYago
49
ShishkinRoman Shishkin
11
Gustavo LópezGustavo López
Substitution70
7
BoyarintsevDenis Boyarintsev
Substitution70
21
JorgeLarena Jorge
11
PavlenkoAleksandr Pavlenko
25
IrineyIriney
Substitution55
34
SabitovRenat Sabitov (GK)
9
BaianoBaiano
Substitution90
32
BazhenovNikita Bazhenov
14
PereraJesús Perera
40
DzyubaArtem Dzyuba
Substitution46

Coach

Fernando Vázquez Pena (ESP) Vladimir Fedotov (RUS)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Stéphane Duhamel (FRA), Bruno Faye (FRA)

Fourth official

Thierry Auriac (FRA)

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