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Buoyant Braga eliminate Lech

Published: Thursday 24 February 2011, 22.55CET
SC Braga 2-0 KKS Lech Poznań (agg: 2-1)
The Portuguese team overturned their first-leg loss courtesy of two goals before half-time to set up a tie with Liverpool FC.
Buoyant Braga eliminate Lech
Lima celebrates his goal against Lech ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BragaLech

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target4
 
3
Corners5
 
3
Offsides5
 
5
Fouls committed14
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
1

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Published: Thursday 24 February 2011, 22.55CET

Buoyant Braga eliminate Lech

SC Braga 2-0 KKS Lech Poznań (agg: 2-1)
The Portuguese team overturned their first-leg loss courtesy of two goals before half-time to set up a tie with Liverpool FC.

Brazilian duo Alan and Lima were on target before the break as SC Braga qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League for the third time in five seasons at the expense of KKS Lech Poznań.

Alan wiped out Lech's slender aggregate lead on eight minutes, pouncing on goalkeeper Krzysztof Kotorowski's fumble. The destiny of the tie was in Braga's hands once Lima doubled their lead on the night before the break, and though Lech rallied in the closing stages the home team held on to book a tie with Liverpool FC.

Trailing by a single goal, Braga were on level terms when Kotorowski failed to hold Lima's angled shot and Alan was on the spot for a simple finish. Though far from dominant, Braga continued to fashion all the openings, even if Kotorowski's scrambling save to keep out Miguel Garcia's drive was the closest they came before doubling their advantage on 36 minutes.

Bartosz Bosacki's failure to cut out a ball down the centre allowed Hélder Barbosa time and space to compose himself before delivering into the path of Lima, who tucked away Braga's 99th goal in UEFA competition.

Lech offered little as an attacking force, with their only effort on target until the latter stages coming from Seweryn Gancarczyk. However, aware an away goal would tilt the tie back in the Polish team's favour, Braga began to step up their advances in the final 25 minutes, testing Kotorowski's handling skills with efforts from Hugo Viana and Custódio.

Lech's cause seemed in vain when Marcin Kikut was dismissed for a challenge on Silvio in the 87th minute, yet Artjoms Rudņevs, diverting wide a diagonal ball from the right, and then Jakub Wilk, who hit the bar, could have snatched it.

Last updated: 26/02/11 0.10CET

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Lineups

braga

Braga

lech

Lech

1
ArturArtur (GK)
Yellow Card89
27
KotorowskiKrzysztof Kotorowski (GK)
2
Alberto RodríguezAlberto Rodríguez (C)
2
GancarczykSeweryn Gancarczyk
Yellow Card90+4
4
KakáKaká
Yellow Card75
3
DjurdjevićIvan Djurdjević
8
MossoróMossoró
Substitution69
4
WołąkiewiczHubert Wołąkiewicz
Substitution61
10
Hélder BarbosaHélder Barbosa
Substitution68
5
ArboledaManuel Arboleda
15
Miguel GarciaMiguel Garcia
10
KrivetsSergei Krivets
18
LimaLima
Goal36
14
ŠtilićSemir Štilić
Substitution71
27
CustódioCustódio
16
RudņevsArtjoms Rudņevs
28
Sílvio PereiraSílvio Pereira
19
BosackiBartosz Bosacki (C)
30
AlanAlan
Goal8
Substitution82
21
InjacDimitrije Injac
Substitution46
45
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
23
KikutMarcin Kikut
Red Card87

Substitutes

42
CristianoCristiano (GK)
30
BurićJasmin Burić (GK)
9
Paulo CésarPaulo César
Substitution68
7
WilkJakub Wilk
Substitution46
19
MeyongAlbert Meyong
8
KiełbJacek Kiełb
Substitution61
20
EldersonElderson
Substitution82
25
HenriquezLuis Henriquez
25
Leandro SalinoLeandro Salino
Substitution69
28
UbiparipVojo Ubiparip
Substitution71
46
PetersonJoseph Peterson
32
MożdżeńMateusz Możdżeń
48
Aníbal CapelaAníbal Capela
35
KamińskiMarcin Kamiński

Coach

Domingos Paciência (POR) José Maria Bakero (ESP)

Referee

Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Henrik Andren (SWE), Peter Martinsson (SWE)

Fourth official

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Daniel Stålhammar (SWE), Tobias Mattsson (SWE)

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