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Nsaliwa puts AEK on the brink

Published: Wednesday 5 December 2007, 23.30CET
FK Mladá Boleslav 0-1 AEK Athens FC A lone Tamandani Nsaliwa strike boosted AEK Athens FC's chances of progressing through to the last 32.
Nsaliwa puts AEK on the brink
AEK's Edson Ramos Silva evades a challenge during his side's 1-0 win ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Mladá BoleslavAEK

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target7
 
5
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners9
 
12
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed20
 
23
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 5 December 2007, 23.30CET

Nsaliwa puts AEK on the brink

FK Mladá Boleslav 0-1 AEK Athens FC A lone Tamandani Nsaliwa strike boosted AEK Athens FC's chances of progressing through to the last 32.

A lone Tamandani Nsaliwa strike seconds into the second half boosted AEK Athens FC's chances of progressing to the last 32 at the expense of FK Mladá Boleslav.

Early strike
After failing to make their first-half domination pay, AEK went ahead moments after the restart when Nsaliwa converted Gustavo Manduca's cross. Although the hosts piled forward, they could not find an equaliser despite hitting the woodwork twice.

Positive start
AEK started positively and were almost in front after just three minutes when Dániel Tõzsér's corner found Rivaldo but the Brazilian headed over. Mladá Boleslav responded quickly with Jan Rajnoch's drive just clearing Moretto's crossbar. However, AEK began to dominate with Rivaldo the central figure, and he forced Petr Pižanowski into a good save after a long-range effort. Meanwhile at the other end Alexandre Mendy tried his luck from distance, but the shot flashed wide.

Inspired substitution
The hosts then almost took the lead as Marek Matějovský's cross found the unmarked Jan Kysela, but he could only direct his header straight at Moretto. AEK hit back and Manú fired a presentable opportunity over the bar. Lorenzo Serra Ferrer brought Manduca on for Ismael Blanco at half-time and the substitution paid immediate dividends as the replacement found Nsaliwa who made no mistake with the finish.

Woodwork
Rivaldo came close to doubling the lead when his free-kick was tipped wide by Pižanowski. With ten minutes remaining, Milan Kopic's shot from distance looked to be creeping in, only for Moretto to palm the ball over. Four minutes later the home side came even closer to restoring parity when Radim Holub's shot hit the post seconds before Ivo Táborský tested the reflexes of Moretto once more. Mendy then struck the bar late on to compound a frustrating night for the hosts.

Last updated: 06/12/07 0.10CET

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Lineups

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Mladá Boleslav

aek

AEK

1
PižanowskiPetr Pižanowski (GK)
32
MorettoMoretto (GK)
15
VoříšekPetr Voříšek
2
SilvaEdson Ramos Silva
26
ProcházkaVáclav Procházka
5
DellasTraianos Dellas (C)
9
KopicMilan Kopic
3
ArruabarrenaRodolfo Arruabarrena
Yellow Card29
23
HrdličkaTomáš Hrdlička
4
Geraldo AlvesGeraldo Alves
Yellow Card27
11
SedláčekTomáš Sedláček
Substitution76
8
NsaliwaTamandani Nsaliwa
Goal46
16
ŘezníčekJakub Řezníček
Yellow Card41
Substitution53
88
TőzsérDániel Tőzsér
Yellow Card65
17
RajnochJan Rajnoch
20
ManúManú
Substitution75
8
MatějovskýMarek Matějovský (C)
Yellow Card73
10
RivaldoRivaldo
Substitution89
20
KyselaJan Kysela
Yellow Card38
Substitution63
77
BlancoIsmael Blanco
Substitution46
18
MendyAlexandre Mendy
33
LiberopoulosNikos Liberopoulos

Substitutes

12
ŠedaJan Šeda (GK)
50
MachoJürgen Macho (GK)
4
RolkoAdrian Rolko
7
PappasCharilaos Pappas
6
KalinaVáclav Kalina
15
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
Substitution89
13
PoláčekTomáš Poláček
1
KafesPantelis Kafes
10
TáborskýIvo Táborský
Substitution53
11
ManducaGustavo Manduca
Substitution46
7
HolubRadim Holub
Substitution76
22
KonePanagiotis Kone
28
VaněčekDavid Vaněček
Substitution63
99
Júlio CésarJúlio César
Substitution75

Coach

Zdenek Scasny (CZE) Lorenzo Serra Ferrer (ESP)

Referee

Johan Verbist (BEL)

Assistant referees

Walter Vromans (BEL), Michaël Gerard (BEL)

Fourth official

Claude Bourdouxhe (BEL)

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