Second qualifying round, Second leg - 21/07/2010 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time) - Stadion Letná - Prague
2-0
Aggregate: 5-0 

Sparta Praha - Liepājas Metalurgs 2-0 - 21/07/2010 - match_page - UEFA Champions League 2011

Sparta seal steady path past Metalurgs

Published: Wednesday 21 July 2010, 22.30CET
AC Sparta Praha 2-0 SK Liepājas Metalurgs (agg: 5-0)
First-half free-kicks from Marek Matějovský and Martin Zeman assured the Czech champions of a trouble-free path to the third qualifying round.
by Evgeniy Anisimov
from Letná Stadium
Sparta seal steady path past Metalurgs
Martin Zeman scored Sparta's second of the night ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Sparta PrahaLiepājas Metalurgs

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target1
 
3
Fouls committed12
 
14
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Published: Wednesday 21 July 2010, 22.30CET

Sparta seal steady path past Metalurgs

AC Sparta Praha 2-0 SK Liepājas Metalurgs (agg: 5-0)
First-half free-kicks from Marek Matějovský and Martin Zeman assured the Czech champions of a trouble-free path to the third qualifying round.

Two first-half free-kicks completed an emphatic 5-0 aggregate win for AC Sparta Praha against SK Liepājas Metalurgs and set up a third qualifying round tie against KKS Lech Poznań for the Czech champions.

Last week's 3-0 victory in Latvia meant Sparta coach Jozef Chovanec had the luxury of resting Libor Sionko and Bony Wilfried, who scored twice in the first leg. Nevertheless, the hosts prevailed thanks to two goals direct from set pieces, Marek Matějovský and Martin Zeman doing the damage.

Matějovský, back in his homeland after three years in England with Reading FC, registered his first goal for his new club just 12 minutes into his third appearance. Substitute Zeman followed suit by dispatching a free-kick of his own two minutes before the break to end any remaining resolve that Metalurgs may have had.

Rüdiger Abramczik took off goalkeeper Viktors Spole at half-time but replacement Pāvels Šteinbors was scarcely tested, with Sparta clearly content with their lot. The visitors did at least muster a smattering of efforts on target but Jaromír Blažek was on hand to repel their search for a consolation.

Last updated: 21/07/10 23.10CET

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Player profiles

Team profiles

Lineups

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

liepājas metalurgs

Liepājas Metalurgs

29
BlažekJaromír Blažek (GK)
31
SpoleViktors Spole (GK)
Substitution46'
2
ŘepkaTomáš Řepka (C)
2
AkahoshiTakafumi Akahoshi
3
PamićManuel Pamić
3
KļavaOskars Kļava
Yellow Card79'
6
LačnýMiloš Lačný
Substitution41'
7
RafaļskisMaksims Rafaļskis
8
MatějovskýMarek Matějovský
Goal12'
Substitution56'
9
TamošauskasTomas Tamošauskas (C)
Yellow Card17'
14
V. KadlecVáclav Kadlec
10
RakeļsDeniss Rakeļs
15
KladrubskýJiří Kladrubský
13
SurninsPāvels Surnins
Yellow Card58'
18
JeslínekJiří Jeslínek
15
KalnsJurģis Kalns
20
KuckaJuraj Kucka
Substitution46'
28
JemeļinsAntons Jemeļins
Substitution70'
21
BrabecErich Brabec
77
KavaliauskasVitalijus Kavaliauskas
25
VacekKamil Vacek
Yellow Card27'
87
PuljizJurica Puljiz
Substitution64'

Substitutes

1
ZítkaDaniel Zítka (GK)
21
ŠteinborsPāvels Šteinbors (GK)
Substitution46'
4
HohenederNiklas Hoheneder
Substitution46'
6
GolovinsJevgenijs Golovins
5
KrobJan Krob
8
AleksejevsIgors Aleksejevs
Substitution70'
Yellow Card89'
7
SionkoLibor Sionko
14
KirhnersIntars Kirhners
Substitution64'
11
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák
Substitution56'
17
ProhorenkovsAndrejs Prohorenkovs
22
ZemanMartin Zeman
Substitution41'
Goal43'
23
GrebisKristaps Grebis
30
HejdaLukáš Hejda

Coach

Jozef Chovanec (CZE) Rüdiger Abramczik (GER)

Referee

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Assistant referees

Igor Krmar (CRO), Borut Krizaric (CRO)

Fourth official

Dalibor Mlakar (CRO)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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