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Quagliarella lowers Spartak colours

Published: Friday 7 November 2008, 0.57CET
FC Spartak Moskva 1-2 Udinese Calcio
Fabio Quagliarella struck twice as the Serie A outfit took a significant step towards the UEFA Cup knockout stage with victory in the Russian capital.
Quagliarella lowers Spartak colours
Udinese's Fabio Quagliarella (left) is congratulated by team-mates after finding the net in Moscow ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Spartak MoskvaUdinese

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target10
 
6
Attempts off target10
 
5
Corners6
 
6
Offsides1
 
5
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
1

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Published: Friday 7 November 2008, 0.57CET

Quagliarella lowers Spartak colours

FC Spartak Moskva 1-2 Udinese Calcio
Fabio Quagliarella struck twice as the Serie A outfit took a significant step towards the UEFA Cup knockout stage with victory in the Russian capital.

Fabio Quagliarella struck twice as Udinese Calcio took a giant step towards the UEFA Cup knockout stage with a 2-1 victory against FC Spartak Moskva in the Russian capital.

Second victory
The Italian international put Udinese ahead in the 12th minute before Clemente Rodríguez levelled five minutes later. The Spartak defender was later penalised for a foul on Simone Pepe in the box, and 25-year-old Quagliarella stepped up to beat Stipe Pletikosa from the spot to give the Friuli Stadium side their second Group D win. Pasquale Marino's men defeated Tottenham Hotspur FC 2-0 at home on Matchday 1.

Off the bar
Spartak, playing their first group-stage game, carved out the first chance of the tie when Vladimir Bystrov's effort from inside the area forced giant goalkeeper Samir Handanovič to palm the ball away for a corner. However, Udinese responded with a Quagliarella volley from Giovanni Pasquale's pass that got the better of Pletikosa but rebounded back off the crossbar.

Rodríguez reply
Quagliarella made no mistake shortly afterwards, receiving Pepe's pass before surging inside the box and rifling a right-footed shot past the Spartak keeper. Udinese's joy was short-lived, though, as Rodríguez latched on to Aleksandr Pavlenko's corner to restore parity.

Decisive penalty
Handanovič did well to save Aleksandr Prudnikov's stinging drive before half-time, and Michael Laudrup's Spartak continued to dominate possession after the restart. However, it was Udinese who took the lead through Quagliarella's penalty on the hour. The Russian team did not give up, though. Bystrov rattled the upright from distance before Pasquale's dismissal reduced Udinese to ten men. Handanovič then made a formidable one-handed save to frustrate Radoslav Kováč with two minutes remaining.

Last updated: 07/11/08 10.19CET

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Lineups

spartak moskva

Spartak Moskva

udinese

Udinese

22
PletikosaStipe Pletikosa (GK)
22
HandanovičSamir Handanovič (GK)
31
ParshivlyukSergei Parshivlyuk
23
MottaMarco Motta
7
JiránekMartin Jiránek
13
CodaAndrea Coda
4
FathiMalik Fathi
6
DomizziMaurizio Domizzi
49
ShishkinRoman Shishkin
26
PasqualeGiovanni Pasquale
Yellow Card40
Red Card87
14
Clemente RodríguezClemente Rodríguez
Goal17
88
InlerGökhan Inler
15
KováčRadoslav Kováč (C)
5
ObodoChristian Obodo
Substitution60
8
PavlenkoAleksandr Pavlenko
Substitution62
15
IslaMauricio Isla
23
BystrovVladimir Bystrov
7
PepeSimone Pepe (C)
Substitution82
18
PrudnikovAleksandr Prudnikov
Substitution76
27
QuagliarellaFabio Quagliarella
Goal12
Goal60
32
BazhenovNikita Bazhenov
11
Alexis SánchezAlexis Sánchez
Substitution73

Substitutes

35
DzhanaevSoslan Dzhanaev (GK)
80
BelardiEmanuele Belardi (GK)
88
FilipenkoEgor Filipenko
19
FelipeFelipe
3
StranzlMartin Stranzl
99
SalaLuigi Sala
59
IvanovAndrei Ivanov
24
LukovićAleksandar Luković
19
MaidanaChristian Maidana
Substitution62
32
FerronettiDamiano Ferronetti
Substitution82
96
SovetkinKonstantin Sovetkin
21
D'AgostinoGaetano D'Agostino
Substitution60
40
DzyubaArtem Dzyuba
Substitution76
83
Floro FloresAntonio Floro Flores
Substitution73
Yellow Card90+3

Coach

Michael Laudrup (DEN) Pasquale Marino (ITA)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

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

Fourth official

Johannes Valgeirsson (ISL)

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