Europa League

October 4, 2012


FC Fehervar

3 - 0

SP Lisbon

Group G

17:00 +00:00, October 4, 2012

Sostoi Stadium

Referee: K Jakobsson

Sporting stunned by Videoton

Videoton got up and running in Europa League Group G with an emphatic 3-0 home victory over Sporting Lisbon in Szekesfehervar.

First-half goals from Paulo Vinicius, Filipe Oliveira and Nermanja Nikolic put the hosts in control at Sostol Stadion, and there was no way back for Ricardo Sa Pinto's visitors.

The result left the Portuguese team bottom of the pool having picked up only one point from their opening two games, while Videoton's first win lifted them to second - one point behind leaders Genk.

Videoton, unbeaten in eight European home games heading into this encounter, had not scored in their previous three European games but needed only 15 minutes to get off the mark.

Nikolic's header was parried by Sporting goalkeeper Rui Patricio, but Vinicius was on hand to lash home from close range.

Sporting looked for an instant response, but Marcos Rojo's long-range left-footed blast was tipped over by Videoton goalkeeper Mladen Bozovic - and soon they found themselves two down as Oliveira headed Walter's cross into the top-left corner.

The visitors continued to search for a way back into the game - Andre Martins firing wide, Marat Izmailov shooting over and Jeffren nodding wide - but once again they were given a lesson in finishing when Videoton proceeded to make it 3-0, Nikolic slotting into the bottom-right corner 10 minutes before half-time.

Videoton, led by Sa Pinto's former Portugal team-mate Paulo Sousa, spent the bulk of the second period defending but held firm - much to Sporting's frustration.

Marcos Rojo, twice, and Ricky van Wolfswinkel directed headers over the bar soon after the restart, with Stijn Schaars and Valentin Viola also sending shots wide.

Viola finally tested Bozovic in the 65th minute, the Videoton goalkeeper fumbling his drive but no Sporting attacker was able to capitalise.

Bozovic recovered his composure moments later to keep out a Jeffren drive as Videoton maintained their clean sheet and healthy lead, leaving Sporting with much to do to get their European campaign on track.

Scoring Summary

Videoton FC Fehervar Sporting Lisbon
Paulo Vinicius (16') 
Filipe Oliveira (21') 
Nermanja Nikolic (35') 


Videoton FC Fehervar Sporting Lisbon
27 Mladen BozovicRui Patricio
CaneiraKhalid Boulahrouz
22 Tanique Tavares30 Danijel Pranjic
2 Alvaro Brachi15 Faustino Rojo
3 Paulo Vinicius86 Gelson Fernandes
26 Balazs Toth10 Marat Izmailov
11 Gyorgy Sandor21 Fabián Andrés Rinaudo
14 Nikola Mitrovic28 André Renato Soares Martins
16 Filipe Oliveira20 Zakaria Labyad
20 Balufo Fernandez WalterJeffrén Suárez
17 Nermanja Nikolic16 Valentin Viola
12 Tomas TujvelMarcelo Boeck 12
23 Claudio Bezerra da Silva KakaEmiliano Insua 48
24 Sanchez HectorDaniel Carriço 3
10 Renato NetoCedric Soares 41
70 Istvan KovacsStijn Schaars 8
28 Sandor TorghelleSebastian Perruchet Adrien Silva 23
77 Adam GyurcsoRicky van Wolfswinkel 9
Adam Gyurcso for Balufo Fernandez Walter (68)
Ricky van Wolfswinkel for Fabián Andrés Rinaudo (30)
Sandor Torghelle for Nermanja Nikolic (78)
Stijn Schaars for Zakaria Labyad (46)
Renato Neto for Tanique Tavares (89)
Sebastian Perruchet Adrien Silva for Khalid Boulahrouz (71)
Yellow Cards
Nermanja Nikolic (37)
· Squads: Videoton FC Fehervar | Sporting Lisbon