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Braga book Round of 32 berth

Published: Thursday 20 December 2007, 0.49CET
SC Braga 2-0 FK Crvena Zvezda
Roland Linz and Wender scored as the Portuguese side advanced to the last 32 as Group F runners-up.
Braga book Round of 32 berth
Wender's goal clinched second place for Braga ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BragaCrvena zvezda

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners5
 
4
Offsides0
1
Fouls committed13
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 20 December 2007, 0.49CET

Braga book Round of 32 berth

SC Braga 2-0 FK Crvena Zvezda
Roland Linz and Wender scored as the Portuguese side advanced to the last 32 as Group F runners-up.

SC Braga secured the win against FK Crvena Zvezda they needed to book their place in the UEFA Cup Round of 32.

Runners-up
Roland Linz opened the scoring in the first half before Wender claimed a deserved second after the break. That goal proved crucial, as although a win was always going to be enough for Braga, the increased margin of victory lifted them into second spot in Group F above Bolton Wanderers FC on goal difference. Crvena Zvezda were already out and ended the campaign without a point.

Opener
Following a quiet opening, the match burst into life in the eleventh minute when Linz put the Portuguese side ahead. Wender crossed from the left and the Austria striker was well-placed to guide the ball in right-footed from close range. Crvena Zvezda responded and a header from Segundo Castillo brought a save out of Paulo Santos before, at the other end, Wender sent a free-kick wide. The visitors from Belgrade put the pressure on and Santos had to deal with long-range efforts from Ognjen Koroman and Lucas. But Wender gave them a scare three minutes before half-time with a shot from the edge of the box that Zoran Banović held.

Wender strikes
Banović had to be at his best nine minutes after the interval to keep out a Vandinho strike and Linz missed an opportunity just before the hour. But on 66 minutes Wender's low shot from ten metres found a way past Banović and into the net. Crvena Zvezda continued to press and Hernan Barcos tested Santos moments later, although they required Banović to deny Linz late on after he headed substitute César Peixoto's cross on target. Braga will meet a third-placed UEFA Champions League team in the Round of 32, with the second leg on 21 February at home.

Last updated: 20/12/07 14.51CET

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Lineups

braga

Braga

crvena zvezda

Crvena zvezda

1
Paulo SantosPaulo Santos (GK)
22
BanovićZoran Banović (GK)
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira
30
BastaDušan Basta
Substitution18
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge (C)
Yellow Card84
6
DjordjevićVladimir Djordjević
2
Alberto RodríguezAlberto Rodríguez
19
BajalicaMiloš Bajalica
13
Carlos FernandesCarlos Fernandes
3
AndjelkovićDušan Andjelković
5
Roberto BrumRoberto Brum
Substitution89
32
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović (C)
17
FrechautFrechaut
7
MilijašNenad Milijaš
88
VandinhoVandinho
35
CastilloSegundo Castillo
7
JorginhoJorginho
Substitution73
25
SalasFranklin Salas
Substitution60
29
LinzRoland Linz
Goal11
8
KoromanOgnjen Koroman
Yellow Card84
15
WenderWender
Goal66
Substitution71
9
BarcosHernan Barcos
Substitution89

Substitutes

12
Dani MalloDani Mallo (GK)
31
RadivojevićSaša Radivojević (GK)
14
CastanheiraCastanheira
5
TrajkovićNikola Trajković
20
JailsonJailson
Substitution73
10
BurzanovićIgor Burzanović
21
César PeixotoCésar Peixoto
Substitution71
20
LucasLucas
Substitution18
22
AniltonAnilton
23
MolinaMauricio Molina
Substitution60
23
Andrés MadridAndrés Madrid
Substitution89
27
RaškovićMilanko Rašković
70
LennyLenny
33
F. DjordjevićFilip Djordjević
Substitution89

Coach

Manuel Machado (POR) Saša Jankovic (CRO)

Referee

Vladimir Hrinak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Tomaš Mokoš (SVK), Vlastislav Laskovsky (SVK)

Fourth official

Richard Trutz (SVK)

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