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Rudņevs gives Lech advantage over Braga

Published: Thursday 17 February 2011, 21.45CET
KKS Lech Poznań 1-0 SC Braga
A moment of power and poise from Artjoms Rudņevs in a game largely bereft of quality gave the Polish hosts a slender lead to take to Portugal.
by Jo Harper
from Miejski Stadium

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Match statistics

LechBraga

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
3
Corners7
 
4
Offsides5
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
24
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 February 2011, 21.45CET

Rudņevs gives Lech advantage over Braga

KKS Lech Poznań 1-0 SC Braga
A moment of power and poise from Artjoms Rudņevs in a game largely bereft of quality gave the Polish hosts a slender lead to take to Portugal.

Artjoms Rudņevs took his tally to five UEFA Europa league goals for the season as KKS Lech Poznań secured a slender 1-0 advantage to take to SC Braga next Thursday.

Latvian international Rudņevs, scourge of Juventus during the group stage, caught the visiting back line cold 18 minutes from time, running onto Sergei Krivets' well-weighted through ball and slotting under goalkeeper Artur.

It was enough to earn victory in a match littered by mistakes as both teams struggled to adapt to the wintry conditions at the Miejski Stadium. The red ball on the snow-dusted pitch seldom ventured into the attacking third, either, in a first half short on chances. The clearest fell to Braga forward Lima, who directed a header narrowly over the bar after a cross from the left.

Without injured pair Tomasz Bandrowski and Kamil Drygas, Lech offered little in reply, a 24th-minute Marcin Kikut header their only attempt of substance. Rudņevs was marginal, but jumped to life midway through the second period as he caught the visitors' defence unaware and sprang their high offside trap before applying a clinical finish.

Braga were stung into action. Seemingly content with a goalless draw to take to warmer climes next week, 1-0 was a different proposition but they could not lift their disjointed performance enough to find it. Indeed, but for Artur they may have found themselves further in arrears as he kept out a late effort from the lively Semir Štilić. Advantage Lech, but this round of 32 tie is far from over.

Last updated: 27/11/12 5.58CET

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Lineups

lech

Lech

braga

Braga

27
KotorowskiKrzysztof Kotorowski (GK)
1
ArturArtur (GK)
2
GancarczykSeweryn Gancarczyk
2
Alberto RodríguezAlberto Rodríguez (C)
3
DjurdjevićIvan Djurdjević
4
KakáKaká
5
ArboledaManuel Arboleda
10
Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
Yellow Card65
Substitution68
7
WilkJakub Wilk
Yellow Card20
Substitution53
15
Miguel GarciaMiguel Garcia
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
18
LimaLima
14
ŠtilićSemir Štilić
Yellow Card38
19
MeyongAlbert Meyong
Substitution87
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
Goal72
Substitution84
25
Leandro SalinoLeandro Salino
19
BosackiBartosz Bosacki (C)
27
CustódioCustódio
Yellow Card31
23
KikutMarcin Kikut
28
Sílvio PereiraSílvio Pereira
29
ŚlusarskiBartosz Ślusarski
Substitution46
45
Hugo VianaHugo Viana

Substitutes

30
BurićJasmin Burić (GK)
42
CristianoCristiano (GK)
4
WołąkiewiczHubert Wołąkiewicz
8
MossoróMossoró
Substitution87
8
KiełbJacek Kiełb
Substitution53
30
AlanAlan
Substitution68
25
HenriquezLuis Henriquez
39
ToumanyToumany
28
UbiparipVojo Ubiparip
Substitution84
43
DaniDani
32
MożdżeńMateusz Możdżeń
Substitution46
46
PetersonJoseph Peterson
35
KamińskiMarcin Kamiński
48
Aníbal CapelaAníbal Capela

Coach

José Maria Bakero (ESP) Domingos Paciência (POR)

Referee

Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Dmitri Mosyakin (RUS)

Fourth official

Stanislav Sukhina (RUS)

Additional assistant referees

Aleksei Eskov (RUS), Eduard Maliy (RUS)

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