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Liberec sneak into last 32 at Estoril

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 23.48CET
Estoril Praia 1-2 FC Slovan Liberec
Jaroslav Šilhavý's side secured second spot in Group H and a place in the round of 32 by edging past the hosts in Portugal.
by Hugo Pietra
from António Coimbra Da Mota
Liberec sneak into last 32 at Estoril
Michael Rabušic scored Liberec's winner ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 12 December 2013, 23.48CET

Liberec sneak into last 32 at Estoril

Estoril Praia 1-2 FC Slovan Liberec
Jaroslav Šilhavý's side secured second spot in Group H and a place in the round of 32 by edging past the hosts in Portugal.

FC Slovan Liberec pipped SC Freiburg to second in Group H and a place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 by seeing off Estoril Praia 2-1 in Portugal.

Already eliminated from the competition, Estoril were wasteful in front of goal as the visitors took advantage of their own potency on the counterattack. Josef Šural and Michael Rabušic scored in each half as Liberec qualified for the next stage despite Sebá pulling a goal back late on for Estoril.

Playing for pride, the home team were quick out of the blocks, piling pressure on their opponents and almost scoring in the fourth minute as Gerso headed wide from a Javier Balboa cross. Liberec opted to sit back and wait for their opportunity to counter and got the reward for their patience in the 18th minute when Serhiy Rybalka's corner was flicked on by Radoslav Kováč, allowing an unmarked Šural to score.

Estoril refused to throw in the towel after the break and almost got an equaliser two minutes into the second half as Babanco's cross from the left flew narrowly over Lukáš Hroššo's bar. The hosts continued to pepper the Liberec defence, but it was the Czech side who grabbed the next goal, doubling their lead 20 minutes from time. Rabušic beat Estoril defender Yohan Tavares for pace and, one-on-one with goalkeeper Ricardo Ribeiro – on for the injured Vagner – chipped the ball over the substitute to make it 2-0.

Sebá converted Babanco's cross to score for Estoril in the 82nd minute, but Liberec held on to seal their place in the round of 32 draw on 16 December.

Last updated: 14/12/13 0.06CET

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Lineups

estoril

Estoril

liberec

Liberec

1
VagnerVagner (GK) (C)
Substitution27
30
HroššoLukáš Hroššo (GK)
2
Yohan TavaresYohan Tavares
3
KarišikMiloš Karišik
Yellow Card88
7
Javier BalboaJavier Balboa
8
PavelkaDavid Pavelka
8
Filipe GonçalvesFilipe Gonçalves
Substitution63
9
KalitvintsevVladyslav Kalitvintsev
Substitution70
10
GersoGerso
Substitution63
10
RybalkaSerhiy Rybalka
11
João Pedro GalvãoJoão Pedro Galvão
11
FrýdekMartin Frýdek
12
ManoMano
12
SackeyIsaac Sackey
Substitution81
14
João PedroJoão Pedro
15
KováčRadoslav Kováč (C)
25
Diogo AmadoDiogo Amado
19
RabušicMichael Rabušic
Yellow Card58
Goal70
Substitution89
55
BabancoBabanco
23
ŠuralJosef Šural
Goal18
99
Bruno LopesBruno Lopes
25
FleišmanJiří Fleišman

Substitutes

87
RibeiroRicardo Ribeiro (GK)
Substitution27
16
KovářPřemysl Kovář (GK)
13
GonçaloGonçalo
7
HušekLuboš Hušek
Substitution81
15
EvandroEvandro
Substitution63
Yellow Card63
14
HadaščokVojtěch Hadaščok
19
SebáSebá
Substitution63
Goal82
21
PimparaJiří Pimpara
Substitution89
20
CarlitosCarlitos
24
DjikaDouglas Djika
26
Rúben FernandesRúben Fernandes
27
KolárĽuboš Kolár
Substitution70
32
Ricardo VazRicardo Vaz
29
PokornýLukáš Pokorný

Coach

Marco Silva (POR) Jaroslav Šilhavý (CZE)

Referee

Halis Özkahya (TUR)

Assistant referees

Çem Satman (TUR), Kemal Yilmaz (TUR)

Fourth official

Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR)

Additional assistant referees

Tolga Özkalfa (TUR), Süleyman Abay (TUR)

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