Sheriff ease past Sliema
Wednesday, 20 July 2005
FC Sheriff 2-0 Sliema Wanderers FC (agg: 6-1) Late goals confirm Moldovan champions' comfortable passage.
The Moldovan champions won 4-1 in Malta a week ago, and even the goalless scoreline at 78 minutes tonight would have been sufficient to earn a tie with FK Partizan, who played in the group stage two years ago. But Razvan Cocis then gave Sheriff the lead on the night and five minutes later Ben Idrissa Derme extended the aggregate lead to 6-1.
Sheriff now travel to Belgrade next week, before a return fixture at home on 2/3 August. Sliema, meanwhile, saw their tenth European Champion Clubs' Cup campaign ended.