Red Bull Salzburg striker GONZALO ZARATE (11) of Argentina accepts congratulations in Cyprus for his early goal, described as a harmless shot from outside the penalty area by the Austrian press, against Omonia Nicosia; the home side started their number two goalkeeper, 36-year-old Serbia & Montenegro international DRAGOSLAV JEVRIC (43 caps), an off-season signing from Israeli club Maccabi Petah Tikvah.
UEFA Champions League
third round qualifying, first leg
1 – Omonia Nicosia (CYP) ———- Lua Lua pen 90+1′
1 – Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) ——- Zarate 8′
Congo DR international striker LOMANA LUA LUA, a halftime substitute, converted a penalty kick in extra time to give the hosting champion of Cyrpus, AC OMONIA NICOSIA, a share of the spoils in the UEFA Champions League against Austrian meister RED BULL SALZBURG at the GSP Stadium in the capital city.
The 29-year-old striker, who spent seven seasons in the Premier League with both Newcastle United and FC Portsmouth before transferring to Greek side Olympiakos Piraeus for a reported 2.8 million English pounds in the summer of 2007, signed for AC Omonia Nicosia this off-season.
Red Bull Salzburg’s Argentine striker GONZALO ZARATE had sent the visitors ahead in just the eighth minute of the match with his second goal in as Champions League contests since signing for the Austrian club from Grasshopper Zurich of Switzerland.
AC OMONIA NICOSIA : Jevric ; Morais, Karipidis, Bouzon, Leandro ; Efrem, Makridis, Charalambous, Kaseke (Avraam 64′), Aloneftis (Lua Lua 46′) ; Konstantinou (Rengifo 82′)
RED BULL SALZBURG : Tremmel ; Ulmer, Schiemer (Dudic 86′), Sekagya, Afolabi, Schwegler ; Mendes da Silva, Svento (Jantscher 81′), Leitgeb ; Wallner (Tchoyi 71′), Zarate