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Leverkusen fall to spot-on Spartak

Published: Friday 9 November 2007, 0.06CET
FC Spartak Moskva 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Roman Pavlyuchenko and Mozart, on his 28th birthday, scored penalties as Spartak won their Group E opener.

Match statistics

Spartak MoskvaLeverkusen

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
6
Attempts off target5
 
6
Corners9
 
4
Offsides6
 
4
Fouls committed10
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 9 November 2007, 0.06CET

Leverkusen fall to spot-on Spartak

FC Spartak Moskva 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Roman Pavlyuchenko and Mozart, on his 28th birthday, scored penalties as Spartak won their Group E opener.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen were made to pay the penalty in Russia as two spot-kicks enabled FC Spartak Moskva to open their UEFA Cup Group E campaign with a victory.

Penalty double
Roman Pavlyuchenko converted the first penalty on 63 minutes before Mozart celebrated his 28th birthday with a goal from the spot 14 minutes later. Substitute Paul Freier pulled one back for the German side in added time but Leverkusen, who have not won an away match in Europe in their last 18 attempts, remain on three points following their 1-0 win against Toulouse FC in their opening group game.

Busy Pletikosa
The Russian side had the first chance in the seventh minute as Pavlyuchenko shot wide of the far post from 12 metres before Spartak goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa was challenged a minute later and had to push away a dangerous effort from Tranquillo Barnetta. Stanislav Cherchesov's team nearly went ahead in the 14th minute only for Radoslav Kováč's header to be deflected behind for a corner while Yegor Titov soon fired over from close range. Leverkusen's best opportunity arrived on the half-hour as Pletikosa forced Arturo Vidal's 25-metre shot over the crossbar.

Adler beaten
Spartak finally opened the scoring when Pavlyuchenko fired his penalty down the middle of René Adler's goal after Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling had fouled Dmitri Torbinskiy. Adler kept his side in it with 15 minutes remaining when he fended away Welliton's dangerous left-foot strike, but the goalkeeper was powerless to prevent the visitors going two down in the 77th minute. After some fine Spartak passing, Adler brought down Maxym Kalynychenko and Brazilian Mozart placed his penalty in the bottom-right corner. Freier reduced arrears when his looping effort from the right wing found its way past Pletikosa but the visitors were unable to find an equaliser.

Last updated: 08/11/07 23.37CET

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Lineups

spartak moskva

Spartak Moskva

leverkusen

Leverkusen

22
PletikosaStipe Pletikosa (GK)
1
AdlerRené Adler (GK)
2
GederGeder
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes (C)
59
IvanovAndrei Ivanov
2
HagguiKarim Haggui
3
StranzlMartin Stranzl
5
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich
15
KováčRadoslav Kováč
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
14
TorbinskiDmitri Torbinski
Yellow Card53
Substitution82
36
BarbarezSergej Barbarez
5
MozartMozart
Goal77
15
SarpeiHans Sarpei
9
TitovYegor Titov (C)
11
KiesslingStefan Kiessling
Yellow Card62
Substitution80
25
KalynychenkoMaxym Kalynychenko
Substitution87
7
BarnettaTranquillo Barnetta
10
PavlyuchenkoRoman Pavlyuchenko
Yellow Card54
Goal63
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Substitution80
11
WellitonWelliton
Substitution89
10
GekasFanis Gekas
Substitution69

Substitutes

1
KhomichDmitri Khomich (GK)
34
DomaschkeEric Domaschke (GK)
70
DeduraIgnas Dedura
Substitution89
20
SinkiewiczLukas Sinkiewicz
36
KudryashovFedor Kudryashov
17
GreškoVratislav Greško
49
ShishkinRoman Shishkin
Substitution87
14
DumSascha Dum
Substitution80
7
BoyarintsevDenis Boyarintsev
Substitution82
4
FatyRicardo Faty
40
DzyubaArtem Dzyuba
8
FreierPaul Freier
Substitution69
Goal90+1
18
PrudnikovAleksandr Prudnikov
13
BulykinDmitri Bulykin
Substitution80

Coach

Stanislav Cherchesov (RUS) Michael Skibbe (GER)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL), Olafur Ingvar Gudfinnsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Egill Mar Markusson (ISL)

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