Wednesday December 8, 2010 Group Stage: Group F Finished Pod Dubnon

MSK Zilina 1 - 2 Spartak Moscow

  • Majtán 48’
  • Alex 54’
  • Ibson 61’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • MSK Zilina
    • Spartak Moscow
    • 90' FULL TIME. The referee blows in Zilina and Spartak Moscow win 2-1.
    • 89' Play has resumed. Maybe this game will finish tonight.
    • 87' The referee has stopped the game again.
    • 85' More flares have been thrown on to the field and a huge cloud of smoke covers the pitch at the moment.
    • 83' Spartak beginning to sit back now as they sense the three points could be theirs.
    • 79' Zilina substitute Ceesay gets on the end of a deep corner, but his header is just wide. Ceesay did well to even win that header.
    • 77' Ibson is red carded for a foul. That is absolutely ridiculous. He won the ball and certainly made contact with the other man but a RED card?
    • 75' Infact, Pecalka is booked for his protests.
    • 73' Ibson clearly controls the ball with his hand and gets a shot away that whistles narrowly wide of the Zilina post. Pecalka is enraged that Ibson got away with that.
    • 69' Zilina sub: Ceesay on, Jez off
    • 66' Zilina have had two penalty claims turned down after Pecalka claimed he was pushed over. Twice. Neither were fouls in my opinion.
    • 63' K. Kombarov sees yellow for a foul.
    • 61' And Spartak have turned this one around in great style.
    • 59' Alex and Ibson, Spartak's best two players, combine again and this time Ibson puts it into the net. The ball is fed forward to Alex who looks up, crosses low and first time for Ibson, who slides the ball in from close range. Think Bale to Pavlyuchenko vs Inter. Beautiful goal.
    • 58' GOAL! Ibson makes it 2-1 to Spartak
    • 56' Lovely finish by Alex after a surging counter attack and pinpoint throughball to put Alex one on one with Dubravka, before finishing well. Game on.
    • 55' GOAL! Alex equalises for Spartak!
    • 53' Oravec forces Dykan to palm the ball high into the air after a rasping shot. Zilina the ones pressurising now.
    • 51' Bello, Zilina's dangerman, is down and receiving treatment.
    • 49' Majtan did well to rise in the centre to head home a perfect free kick from the right. That's against the run of play in the first half, but Zilina lead.
    • 48' GOAL! Majtan makes 1-0 to Zilina
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45' Join me again in 15 minutes for the second half. At half time why not follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mjdasilva
    • 45' And that's half time in Zilina.
    • 45' But Alex fires is straight at the wall.
    • 45' Poliacek is booked for a blatent pull back on D. Kombarov just outside the box. Freekick to Spartak in adangerous area on the right just before the break...
    • 44' Bello is booked for a foul.
    • 43' Spartak should be ahead, but Zilina still looking dangerous.
    • 42' A Zilina corner from the right causes a moment of indecision at the back for Spartak, but they eventually get the ball away.
    • 40' Infact Alex left it for McGeady, whose curler was over by some distance.
    • 39' Spartak win a free kick 25 yards out, just left of centre. Alex to take...
    • 38' McGeady is a thorn in Zilina's side at the moment. His run and cross is perfect but this time Alex is guilty of not directing his header on target.
    • 36' Now Alex drives low from all of 30 yards but his shot is wide.
    • 35' D. Kombarov comes very close to getting his head on another tempting ball from the right.
    • 34' Bello comes very close to giving Zilina the lead after he ran onto a loose ball on the edge of the box, but his drive was just too high. Zilina's first chance though, and that has lifted the home fans.
    • 32' Zilina's right back, Stanislav Angelovic, is penalised for a very soft foul. He can't believe it, and neither can I.
    • 30' Zilina growing in confidence here though, with Spartak having taken their foot off the gas in the last few minutes.
    • 29' Oravec is caught offside and he was. Marginally.
    • 27' Stranzi and Ibson combine to take out Bello. Clear foul and some much needed respite for Zilina.
    • 25' Ibson tries his luck direct from the free kick, but is never going to score from what was easily 40 yards. Dubravka saves.
    • 24' Guldan chops down Ibson and the Zilina defender sees yellow.
    • 22' Spartak win a corner and Piacek can't believe it.
    • 21' Another teasing cross from Alex, this time from the left, finds Kozlov who can't control the ball which really rolls off his legs and into Dubravka's possession.
    • 19' The crowd remain boisterous, but the trouble of earlier on seems to be behind us.
    • 18' Zilina, in truth, can't get out of their own half here.
    • 16' More good approach play by Spartak involving McGeady and K. Kombarov on the right wing. Kombarov eventually crosses but the Zilina keeper, Martin Dubravka, claims it easily.
    • 14' D. Kombarov is down after taking a thump from Bello.
    • 12' But it's Spartak asking all the early questions.
    • 11' But Spartak should have scored! A good ball in by Alex is nodded back at the far post by Sheshukov to Ibson, but he miscues and the ball is hacked clear. Should have done better there.
    • 9' After the interruption, Zilan are feeling their way into this one butSpartak are dominating, mainly thanks to K. Kombarov and McGeady causing havoc on the right flank.
    • 6' D. Kombarov should have scored after good work by McGeady on the right wing. Kombarov, in space puts his header wide of the left post.
    • 5' We are underway again in Zilina.
    • - The players have returned to the field.
    • - Still no play in Zilina. The Spartak players came out to plead with their own fans to behave but no luck. Every time they come out, a flare.
    • - The Spartak players have come on to the pitch and are appealing for calm. Zilina remain in the dressing room.
    • - The PA announcer is appealing for calm in the stadium.
    • - The pitch is completely clear and still no football in Zilina. Fights have broken out in the crowd. The clock has stopped on 4 minutes and there is no sign of the action resuming.
    • 4' The players have been called off the pitch by the referee, presumably for their own safety after flares are thrown on.
    • 2' There is crowd trouble straight away here. A fan is being escorted from the stadium after a flare was thrown towards the Spartak keeper, Andriy Dykan.
    • 1' We are underway in Slovakia.
    • 19.40 Zilina have endured a difficult Champions League debut campaign, losing their first five matches – their last home game ending in a record 7-0 defeat by Marseille.
    • 19.35 Spartak won their first two games but home and away losses to section winners Chelsea were followed by a 3-0 loss to Marseille which sealed their early elimination.
    • 19.30 Three successive defeats have ended FC Spartak Moskva's hopes of progressing from Champions League Group F, but the Russian side will be hoping to end on a high note as they visit MSK Zilina.
    • 19.30 MSK ZILINA: Dubravka, Angelovic, Piacek, Pecalka, Gergel, Guldan, Poliacek, Jez, Babatounde, Majtan, Oravec. Subs: Krnac, Mraz, Rilke, Ceesay, Fotyik, Skvarka, Sourek. SPARTAK MOSCOW: Dikan, Makeev, Suchy, Stranzl, Kirill Kombarov, McGeady, Shyeshukov, Ibson, Dmitri Kombarov, Alex, Kozlov. Subs: Belenov, Sabitov, Drincic, Ivanov, Bazhenov, Ananidze, Ozobic
    • 19.15 Alex and Aleksandr Kozlov start for Spartak while Kirill Kombarov plays alongside brother Dmitri. MSK Zilina make just one change from the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea FC, Pavol Poliacek coming in for Admir Vladavic.
    • 19.15 The referee has given the green light for tonight's game after thick fog had threatened a postponement earlier on. Zilina have lost their five Group F games while Spartak have lost three in a row.
    • 19.15 Welcome to commentary from a foggy Zilina where the hosts take on FC Spartak Moskva. MSK Zilina are looking for their first points, while Spartak know they are assured of third and a UEFA Europa League berth.
    • - Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Zilina v Spartak Moscow - kick-off is at 7.45pm UK time, we'll have all the latest team news and build-up from an hour beforehand.
  • Summary

    • 77' Ibson is red carded for a foul. That is absolutely ridiculous. He won the ball and certainly made contact with the other man but a RED card?
    • 59' Alex and Ibson, Spartak's best two players, combine again and this time Ibson puts it into the net. The ball is fed forward to Alex who looks up, crosses low and first time for Ibson, who slides the ball in from close range. Think Bale to Pavlyuchenko vs Inter. Beautiful goal.
    • 58' GOAL! Ibson makes it 2-1 to Spartak
    • 56' Lovely finish by Alex after a surging counter attack and pinpoint throughball to put Alex one on one with Dubravka, before finishing well. Game on.
    • 55' GOAL! Alex equalises for Spartak!
    • 53' Oravec forces Dykan to palm the ball high into the air after a rasping shot. Zilina the ones pressurising now.
    • 49' Majtan did well to rise in the centre to head home a perfect free kick from the right. That's against the run of play in the first half, but Zilina lead.
    • 48' GOAL! Majtan makes 1-0 to Zilina
    • 34' Bello comes very close to giving Zilina the lead after he ran onto a loose ball on the edge of the box, but his drive was just too high. Zilina's first chance though, and that has lifted the home fans.
    • 11' But Spartak should have scored! A good ball in by Alex is nodded back at the far post by Sheshukov to Ibson, but he miscues and the ball is hacked clear. Should have done better there.
    • 6' D. Kombarov should have scored after good work by McGeady on the right wing. Kombarov, in space puts his header wide of the left post.
    • 19.30 MSK ZILINA: Dubravka, Angelovic, Piacek, Pecalka, Gergel, Guldan, Poliacek, Jez, Babatounde, Majtan, Oravec. Subs: Krnac, Mraz, Rilke, Ceesay, Fotyik, Skvarka, Sourek. SPARTAK MOSCOW: Dikan, Makeev, Suchy, Stranzl, Kirill Kombarov, McGeady, Shyeshukov, Ibson, Dmitri Kombarov, Alex, Kozlov. Subs: Belenov, Sabitov, Drincic, Ivanov, Bazhenov, Ananidze, Ozobic

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • MSK Zilina

    Manager: Pavel Hapal

  • Spartak Moscow

    Manager: Valery Karpin

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