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Scarpi heroics deny valiant Slavia

Published: Wednesday 2 December 2009, 22.50CET
SK Slavia Praha 0-0 Genoa CFC
A superb goalkeeping display by Alessio Scarpi secured Genoa a vital Group B point while confirming Slavia's exit from the competition.
Scarpi heroics deny valiant Slavia
Slavia's Matej Krajčík (left) competes with the Sergio Floccari of visiting Genoa ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Slavia PrahaGenoa

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target14
 
12
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners6
 
5
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed20
 
13
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 2 December 2009, 22.50CET

Scarpi heroics deny valiant Slavia

SK Slavia Praha 0-0 Genoa CFC
A superb goalkeeping display by Alessio Scarpi secured Genoa a vital Group B point while confirming Slavia's exit from the competition.

Alessio Scarpi produced a superb goalkeeping display to earn a 0-0 draw for Genoa CFC and end SK Slavia Praha's hopes of reaching the round of 32 in this season's UEFA Europa League.

Genoa decider
Slavia created chances and had two goals disallowed, but they found the experienced Scarpi in inspired form. The 36-year-old's performance means third-placed Genoa will go through if they beat Valencia CF in Italy on Matchday 6, but Slavia are out after failing to secure the victory they needed to stay in contention.

Slavia superiority
Slavia could have taken the lead in the fourth minute when Genoa defender Salvatore Bocchetti did just enough to scramble clear Stanislav Vlček's goalbound shot. At the other end, Hernán Crespo's angled drive was pushed away by Slavia keeper Deniss Romanovs, and the Rossoblù survived yet another scare when Vlček tapped the ball in from close range, only to see his strike ruled out for offside.

Scarpi unbreached
One minute before half-time, Scarpi made a fine save to deny Adam Hloušek, but the veteran could only watch with relief when Vlček put the rebound too high. Slavia continued to look the likelier scorers after half-time. In the 57th minute, Peter Grajciar finally beat Scarpi with a fine free-kick only to see it hit the bar, before the goalkeeper rescued his side once more, producing another smart stop after Vlček had volleyed Matej Krajčík's pass towards goal.

Koreš denied
Scarpi kept out a point-blank effort from substitute Štěpán Koreš as the clock ticked down, and managed to keep his clean sheet intact when Hloušek's injury-time strike was chalked off for a foul on the keeper by Marek Suchý.

Last updated: 03/12/09 0.14CET

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Lineups

slavia praha

Slavia Praha

genoa

Genoa

31
RomanovsDeniss Romanovs (GK)
73
ScarpiAlessio Scarpi (GK) (C)
4
HubáčekDavid Hubáček
9
CrespoHernán Crespo
Substitution52
5
ČelůstkaOndřej Čelůstka
15
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
6
Ragued Hocine Ragued
20
MestoGiandomenico Mesto
Substitution78
7
VlčekStanislav Vlček
Substitution88
21
ZapaterAlberto Zapater
9
HloušekAdam Hloušek
23
ModestoFrancesco Modesto
17
SuchýMarek Suchý (C)
25
BiavaGiuseppe Biava
19
KrajčíkMatěj Krajčík
26
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
21
BelaidTijani Belaid
Substitution71
28
JurićIvan Jurić
Substitution52
24
TrubiloVitali Trubilo
Substitution81
33
FloccariSergio Floccari
27
GrajciarPeter Grajciar
40
TomovićNenad Tomović

Substitutes

28
VaniakMartin Vaniak (GK)
32
AmeliaMarco Amelia (GK)
3
MarešPetr Mareš
Substitution81
4
CriscitoDomenico Criscito
Substitution52
12
VasiljevićDušan Vasiljević
7
RossiMarco Rossi
18
NaumovRiste Naumov
Substitution88
10
PalladinoRaffaele Palladino
Substitution78
Yellow Card87
20
KorešŠtěpán Koreš
Substitution71
14
SculliGiuseppe Sculli
Substitution52
22
VomáčkaBenjamin Vomáčka
24
MorettiEmiliano Moretti
25
HošekJan Hošek
77
MilanettoOmar Milanetto

Coach

Karel Jarolím (CZE) Gian Piero Gasperini (ITA)

Referee

Knut Kircher (GER)

Assistant referees

Sönke Glindemann (GER), Daniel Siebert (GER)

Fourth official

Günter Perl (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Peter Sippel (GER), Markus Schmidt (GER)

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