Champion of Latvia began performances in Kragujevac (Serbia) in the main round of the UEFA Cup with insulting defeat from owners "Economica" (1:2). The last seconds of the match, the residents held a draw (1:1), but we conceded the second goal with 4 seconds left to the end. And the group's favorite sporting eve was stronger than Ukrainian "Kherson" — 5:1.

During the match met a team coached by Portuguese specialists: "nickers" the last few years, led by Orlando Duarte, sporting acts under the supervision of Nuno Dias. The 0-0 score remained for most of the first half, and then have intervalos in fifteen minutes in the gates of Riga, the ball went twice.2.*

After the first half the team from Lisbon were leading 3:0, from 31-th to 37-th minute the Portuguese Champions spent another four goals, and the pastors at the end of the match scored the goal of prestige— 1:7.

In the other match of the day Serbian "Ekonomac" beat Ukrainian "Kherson" (4:2) and together with sporting qualified for the next round. Vacant there is still one ticket. In the last round, the 14th of October, "Nikara" will fight with the Ukrainian "Kherson". Only a victory will allow the Latvian club to reach the next stage, a draw or defeat will leave him the last line.

The main round of the UEFA Cup

Group 3. The second round

Nikars (Latvia) — Lisbon (Portugal) 1:7 (0:3)

Goals: I. Pastors 39 — 12 João Matos, Pedro Cary 13, Cavinato 18, 34, Edgar Varela 31, Diegidio 32, Anilton Varela 37.

Nickers: Astrakhan, Extens, Erofeev, Avanesov — Cormorants, Canopy, Alekseev, Adigeyan, Rodrigo, And Y. Pastors, Arkhipov-Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyev, Matyushenko.

Sporting: Andre Sousa, Pedro Cary, João Matos — Diaginfo — Alex Merlim, Edgar Varela, Joe, Diogo, Deo, Cayo, Cavinato, Anilton Varela, Fortino.

Shots (on target): 12 (6) — 48 (21)
Corner: 3-11
Fouls: 6-2

Ekonomac (Serbia) — Kherson (Ukraine) 4:2 (3:1)

Goals: Salotti 1, 23, Raicevic 8, Matijević 18 Fumaça 7, Chudinov 33.

1. Sporting 2 2 0 0 12-2 6
2. Ekonomac 2 2 0 0 6-3 6
3. Kherson 2 0 0 2 3-9 0
4. NICKERS 2 0 0 2 2-9 0


14 Oct

19.00 Kherson — Nickers
21.30 Sporting — Ekonomac

Photos FK Nikars FC