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Sparta succumb to N'Doye finish

Published: Thursday 1 October 2009, 23.41CET
FC København 1-0 AC Sparta Praha
Dame N'Doye's strike was enough to earn the Danish titleholders three Group K points at the Parken Stadium as Sparta floundered.
Sparta succumb to N'Doye finish
Dame N'Doye celebrates his winner against Sparta ©Getty Images

Match statistics

KøbenhavnSparta Praha

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
8
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners10
 
5
Offsides3
 
7
Fouls committed14
 
10
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 1 October 2009, 23.41CET

Sparta succumb to N'Doye finish

FC København 1-0 AC Sparta Praha
Dame N'Doye's strike was enough to earn the Danish titleholders three Group K points at the Parken Stadium as Sparta floundered.

Dame N'Doye made the first-half breakthrough as FC København earned their first three UEFA Europa League Group K points in a game that the first goal always looked likely to win.

Bouncing ball
The rangy striker profited as a Sparta clearance was headed back in from midfield, chasing the bouncing ball into the box before clipping it neatly past Jaromir Blažek on 25 minutes. The visitors had the best chance prior to that, with Johan Wiland making a sharp diving save to fend away Jan Holenda's eleventh-minute effort, but Sparta were rarely granted space thereafter.

Gentle touch
Set-pieces looked to be both sides' best chances of scoring for much of the game, with headers from corners going astray at either end. N'Doye possibly had the best chance of all eleven minutes before the break, but the Senegalese forward headed firmly into the stands from inside the six-yard box when a gentler touch would surely have paid dividends.

Near miss
Ståle Solbakken's side lost 2-0 at CFR 1907 Cluj on Matchday 1, but looked to have the game sewn up for much of the second half; substitute Ailton Almeida was to pass up three decent chances to kill the game off in the closing stages. Sparta nearly made them pay in added time, but Wiland got back onto his line to catch Bony Wilfried's header after Luboš Kalouda looped a hopeful ball back into a nervy penalty area.

Last updated: 02/10/09 1.56CET

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Lineups

københavn

København

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

21
WilandJohan Wiland (GK)
29
BlažekJaromír Blažek (GK)
2
PospěchZdeněk Pospěch
2
ŘepkaTomáš Řepka (C)
8
KvistWilliam Kvist (C)
3
PamićManuel Pamić
10
GrønkjærJesper Grønkjær
6
HubníkRoman Hubník
11
SantinCésar Santin
Substitution67
9
PrudnikovAleksandr Prudnikov
12
LarssonPeter Larsson
11
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák
Substitution46
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
13
KušnírOndřej Kušnír
Yellow Card32
14
N'DoyeDame N'Doye
Goal25
17
HolendaJan Holenda
Substitution55
15
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
19
KaloudaLuboš Kalouda
17
WendtOscar Wendt
25
VacekKamil Vacek
20
VingaardMartin Vingaard
Substitution86
27
HušekLuboš Hušek
Substitution80

Substitutes

41
NilssenRune Nilssen (GK)
24
KozáčikMatúš Kozáčik (GK)
3
N.JensenNiclas Jensen
4
HohenederNiklas Hoheneder
4
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard
Substitution86
7
StřeštíkMarek Střeštík
Substitution46
5
LaursenUlrik Laursen
12
BonyWilfried Bony
Substitution55
7
AíltonAílton
Substitution67
14
V. KadlecVáclav Kadlec
Substitution80
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
23
KovbaDenis Kovba
24
SionkoLibor Sionko
28
FolprechtZdeněk Folprecht

Coach

Ståle Solbakken (NOR) Jozef Chovanec (CZE)

Referee

Hannes Kaasik (EST)

Assistant referees

Marko Leevand (EST), Hannes Reinvald (EST)

Fourth official

Jaan Roos (EST)

Additional assistant referees

Sten Kaldma (EST), Kristo Tohver (EST)

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