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Ronaldo leveller keeps Aris alive

Published: Friday 7 December 2007, 0.30CET
Aris Thessaloniki FC 1-1 SC Braga Roland Linz's early strike was cancelled out by Ronaldo Guiaro to help set up an exciting Group F finale.
Ronaldo leveller keeps Aris alive
Braga's Roland Linz, left, scored the opening goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ArisBraga

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target7
 
1
Corners8
 
8
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed11
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/09/2013 13:01 CET

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Published: Friday 7 December 2007, 0.30CET

Ronaldo leveller keeps Aris alive

Aris Thessaloniki FC 1-1 SC Braga Roland Linz's early strike was cancelled out by Ronaldo Guiaro to help set up an exciting Group F finale.

Aris Thessaloniki FC kept their hopes of reaching the last 32 of the UEFA Cup alive after coming from a goal down to earn a draw against SC Braga in a tightly-contested Group F encounter.

Open group
Braga went in front courtesy of Austrian midfielder Roland Linz's early strike but Aris defender Ronaldo Guiaro levelled matters midway through the first half to earn a share of the spoils for Dušan Bajević's side. The result means Aris stay in second place, alongside FC Bayern München with five points – but both the Greek side and Braga go into their final group games on 19 December with their hopes of reaching the next stage hanging in the balance. Aris face a tough trip to Bayern while Braga, who are two points further back, take on eliminated FK Crvena Zvezda.

Linz opener
Braga began the match brightly and their strong start was rewarded after just six minutes when Linz was perfectly placed to volley César Peixoto's corner past home goalkeeper Konstantinos Chalkias from close range. The goal seemed to spark the hosts into life, however, and the home fans were on their feet when a period of Aris pressure paid dividends after 26 minutes, Ronaldo heading in from six metres following good work by fellow defender Avraam Papadopoulos.

Home record
Braga looked the most likely to go on and win the game in a second half during which they controlled much of the possession. Captain Wender should have done better when he was presented with the ball while unmarked just eight metres from goal but the Braga midfielder mishit his volley and the ball sailed well wide of the left post. However, Aris did enough to maintain their imperious home form in UEFA club competition - the Yellows have now gone 18 matches unbeaten at home since making their debut in 1970.

Last updated: 06/12/07 23.27CET

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Lineups

aris

Aris

braga

Braga

1
ChalkiasKostas Chalkias (GK)
1
Paulo SantosPaulo Santos (GK)
2
NetoNeto
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira
22
AurelioAurelio
Yellow Card65
22
AniltonAnilton
4
A. PapadopoulosAvraam Papadopoulos
13
Carlos FernandesCarlos Fernandes
5
Ronaldo GuiaroRonaldo Guiaro
Goal26
2
Alberto RodríguezAlberto Rodríguez
6
NebeglerasKonstantinos Nebegleras (C)
21
César PeixotoCésar Peixoto
Substitution53
8
GarciaRonald Garcia
17
FrechautFrechaut
11
SistonDiogo Siston
Substitution79
15
WenderWender (C)
Substitution82
Yellow Card82
18
IvićVladimir Ivić
5
Roberto BrumRoberto Brum
20
JavitoJavito
Yellow Card62
Substitution79
7
JorginhoJorginho
Substitution73
10
KokeSergio Koke
29
LinzRoland Linz
Goal6

Substitutes

38
KelemenMarián Kelemen (GK)
12
Dani MalloDani Mallo (GK)
3
KouloucherisThymios Kouloucheris
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
15
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
14
CastanheiraCastanheira
Substitution82
32
VangjeliKristi Vangjeli
89
StélvioStélvio
28
PrittasSakis Prittas
20
JailsonJailson
Substitution73
7
Toni CalvoToni Calvo
Substitution79
70
LennyLenny
14
FelipeSanchon Huerta Felipe
Substitution79
10
João PintoJoão Pinto
Substitution53

Coach

Dušan Bajević (SRB)

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