The official website for European football

Sparta add to Toulouse misery

Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 23.15CET
Toulouse FC 2-3 AC Sparta Praha The French side's European woes continued as a late goal condemned them to the foot of Group E.

Match statistics

ToulouseSparta Praha

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target6
 
8
Attempts off target6
 
4
Corners4
 
2
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
9
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

SSI Err
 
Published: Thursday 8 November 2007, 23.15CET

Sparta add to Toulouse misery

Toulouse FC 2-3 AC Sparta Praha The French side's European woes continued as a late goal condemned them to the foot of Group E.

Toulouse FC's European woes continued as they lost 3-2 at home to AC Sparta Praha to make it six games without victory in continental competition this season.

Late winner
The French side were eliminated from UEFA Champions League qualifying by Liverpool FC and are without victory in four UEFA Cup ties - two of them defeats in Group E. Toulouse thought their luck had turned, however, when Johan Elmander gave them a 14th-minute lead but goals within a minute from Karol Kisel and Lisor Došek put the Czech visitors in front. Fodé Mansare levelled but Kisel's second made the game safe with two minutes remaining.

Cool finish
Elmander had already tested Sparta goalkeeper Tomáš Griger before he gave his side the lead by placing a shot in the corner from 20 metres following a Paulo César cross. Miroslav Matušovič drilled a free-kick wide as the visitors went in search of an equaliser while Mansare tested Griger again from a set-piece from outside the penalty area. Nicolas Douchez in the Toulouse goal was forced into action to block Jiří Kladrubský's curler before making a brilliant save to keep out Miroslav Slepička's powerful effort on 35 minutes.

Double blow
Elmander had a further chance to increase the lead after the interval when he latched on to Mansare's cross but he fired his effort wide while Griger did well to save César's volley from the edge of the box. Those misses proved costly as Sparta levelled after 67 minutes when Kisel scored from close range. Seconds later Kisel's cross was met by Došek who found the bottom corner from 12 metres. Mansare restored parity again from six metres (80) but there was one final twist when Kisel turned in the winner, reacting quickest after David Limberský had hit the bar.

Last updated: 08/11/07 23.39CET

Related information

Team profiles
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Related match
  • SSI Err

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2008/matches/round=15119/match=301634/postmatch/report/index.html#sparta+toulouse+misery

Lineups

toulouse

Toulouse

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

16
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
29
GrigarTomáš Grigar (GK)
13
EbondoAlbin Ebondo
2
ŘepkaTomáš Řepka
4
ArribageDominique Arribage
Yellow Card53
15
KladrubskýJiří Kladrubský
3
CongréDaniel Congré
23
KadlecMichal Kadlec
24
IlungaHérita Ilunga
6
LimberskýDavid Limberský
25
DieuzeNicolas Dieuze (C)
18
KiselKarol Kisel
Goal67
Goal88
14
SirieixPantxi Sirieix
Substitution77
20
PospěchZdeněk Pospěch (C)
Yellow Card78
15
Paulo CésarPaulo César
Substitution88
28
MatušovičMiroslav Matušovič
Substitution84
20
EmanaAchille Emana
10
SlepičkaMiroslav Slepička
Substitution57
7
MansaréFodé Mansaré
Yellow Card70
Goal80
12
RezekJan Rezek
Substitution65
9
ElmanderJohan Elmander
Goal14
Substitution65
30
KuličMarek Kulič

Substitutes

1
RiouRudy Riou (GK)
1
PoštulkaTomáš Poštulka (GK)
2
FofanaMohamed Fofana
8
ZabavníkRadoslav Zabavník
23
ConstantKévin Constant
9
DošekLibor Došek
Substitution57
Goal68
Yellow Card82
17
FabinhoFabinho
14
HorváthPavel Horváth
Substitution65
8
BatllesLaurent Batlles
Substitution77
17
SylvestreLudovic Sylvestre
10
BergougnouxBryan Bergougnoux
Substitution88
19
BrezinskýMiloš Brezinský
21
GignacAndré-Pierre Gignac
Substitution65
31
ZemanMartin Zeman
Substitution84

Coach

Élie Baup (FRA) Michal Bílek (CZE)

Referee

Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Rafael Guerrero Alonso (ESP), Pedro Medina Hernandez (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Turienzo Alvarez (ESP)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.