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Sparta onslaught sweeps Kiryat Shmona aside

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 20.51CET
AC Sparta Praha 3-1 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC
Vítězslav Lavička's men are in a strong position in Group I after three first-half goals made the difference.
Sparta onslaught sweeps Kiryat Shmona aside
Ladislav Krejčí wheels away after putting Sparta ahead early on ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Sparta PrahaH. Kiryat Shmona

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
3
Attempts off target9
 
3
Corners7
 
4
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 17/11/2012 11:23 CET

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Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 20.51CET

Sparta onslaught sweeps Kiryat Shmona aside

AC Sparta Praha 3-1 Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC
Vítězslav Lavička's men are in a strong position in Group I after three first-half goals made the difference.

An early onslaught from AC Sparta Praha proved too much for Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC as three first-half goals made the difference in the Czech Republic.

Coming in to the game with no win in their last six matches in all competitions, the visitors' task was made all the harder as Ladislav Krejčí and Václav Kadlec put Sparta two up in the opening ten minutes. Ondřej Švejdík headed in a third before the break to leave Vítězslav Lavička's men in a strong position in Group I at the halfway stage, despite Shimon Abuhazira's consolation.

The win means Sparta are now undefeated in ten European outings at home, and they quickly showed how much they enjoy playing at the Stadion Letná. Hapoel goalkeeper Daniel Amos had already denied Mario Holek and Leony Kweuke excellently when he half-stopped Krejčí's low volley on seven minutes, allowing the winger to follow up and tap in the loose ball. Kweuke was denied again almost immediately, before Kadlec was released into the area on the right and drilled his team's second goal sharply into the far corner.

The hosts dominated but struggled to stretch their lead as Manuel Pamić, Josef Hušbauer and Kadlec all fired off target. A third strike nonetheless came eventually came as Jiří Jarošík headed Marek Matějovský's free-kick back across goal, gifting his central-defensive partner Švejdík the simplest of finishes on the stroke of half-time.

Dušan Matović tested Tomáš Vaclík after the break as Barak Bakhar's side rallied, and a 76th-minute goal presented them with a glimmer of hope as Abuhazira chipped in a delightful finish. However, it was too late to deny Sparta a triumph which leaves them five points clear in second place ahead of their trip to Kiryat Shmona on 8 November.

Last updated: 27/10/12 0.13CET

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Lineups

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

h. kiryat shmona

H. Kiryat Shmona

31
VaclíkTomáš Vaclík (GK)
13
AmosDaniel Amos (GK)
3
PamićManuel Pamić
2
I. CohenItzhak Cohen
4
ŠvejdíkOndřej Švejdík
Goal44
5
Tzedek                        Shir Tzedek
8
MatějovskýMarek Matějovský (C)
6
GazalRavid Gazal
Substitution46
11
KweukeLeony Kweuke
Substitution62
11
EinbinderDaniel Einbinder
Substitution46
14
V. KadlecVáclav Kadlec
Goal10
Yellow Card67
Substitution68
15
Gabai                         El'ad Gabai
Yellow Card38
20
ZápotočnýTomáš Zápotočný
18
GerzicichBryan Gerzicich
Yellow Card69
Substitution77
22
HušbauerJosef Hušbauer
19
AbuhaziraShimon Abuhazira
Goal76
23
KrejčíLadislav Krejčí
Goal7
Substitution80
23
RochetAdrian Rochet (C)
25
HolekMario Holek
29
LencseLászló Lencse
39
JarošíkJiří Jarošík
81
MatovićDušan Matović

Substitutes

1
M. ČechMarek Čech (GK)
45
NitzanItamar Nitzan (GK)
6
PřikrylTomáš Přikryl
Substitution68
4
VahabaBen Vahaba
9
BalajBekim Balaj
Substitution62
7
AbedAhmed Abed
Substitution46
16
KadeřábekPavel Kadeřábek
Substitution80
16
ElishaAdi Elisha
Substitution46
Yellow Card50
24
VidličkaVlastimil Vidlička
20
LeviLior Levi
27
PolomRoman Polom
21
PorokaraRoni Porokara
37
GrajciarPeter Grajciar
22
TasevskiDarko Tasevski
Substitution77

Coach

Vítězslav Lavička (CZE) Barak Bakhar (ISR)

Referee

Danny Makkelie (NED)

Assistant referees

Davie Goossens (NED), Patrick Langkamp (NED)

Fourth official

Charles Schaap (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Kevin Blom (NED), Reinold Wiedemeijer (NED)

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