German goalkeeper GERHARD TREMMEL of Austrian champion Red Bull Salzburg, an off-season signing from German club FC Energie Cottbus, celebrates a goal for the home side during the UEFA Champions League match with AC Omonia Nicosia at the Red Bull Arena in Wals-Siezenheim. (Reuters photo)
UEFA Champions League
third round qualifying, second leg
4 – Red Bull Salzburg (AUT) —- Svento 21′, Schiemer 37′, 40′, Boghossian 58′
1 – AC Omonia Nicosia (CYP) — Rengifo 90′
On the heels of a draw from the first leg in Cyrpus, three first-half goals stamped RED BULL SALZBURG’s authority on the return match of the UEFA Champions League third round qualifying tie with AC OMONIA NICOSIA.
Slovakia international midfielder DUSAN SVENTO, drafted into the first team at the last minute as left back, opened the scoring with a long-range, left-footed drive from about 25 yards out ; Austria international defender FRANZ SCHIEMER, deployed in central midfield for the day by Dutch manager HUUB STEVENS, added a pair of goals inside of four minutes for Red Bull Salzburg late in the opening session.
Six foot-five inch striker JOAQUIN BOGHOSSIAN, for whose contract Red Bull Salzburg recently sent CA Cerro Montevideo 2.0 million Euros, demonstrated his worth before an hour had even been played. The 23-year-old Uruguayan, who spent last season on loan in Argentina with Newell’s Old Boys, easily headed home a cross from Argentine striker GONZALO ZARATE in the 58th minute to record his first-ever goal for the defending Austrian Bundesliga champions.
Peru international striker HERNAN RENGIFO, a summer signing from Polish club Lech Poznan who came on as second half substitute, spoiled the shutout bid of Red Bull Salzburg’s German goalkeeper GERHARD TREMMEL with a headed goal of his own for AC Omonia Nicosia in the 90th minute.
RED BULL SALZBURG : Tremmel ; Svento, Sekagya, Afolabi, Schwegler ; Mendes da Silva (Hierlaender 82′), Jantscher, Schiemer (Augustinussen 70′), Leitgeb (Ngwat-Mahop 85′) ; Zarate, Boghossian
OMONIA NICOSIA : Georgalidis ; Morais, Karipidis, Bouzon, Leandro ; Makridis, Charalambous, Kaseke (Avraam 67′), Aloneftis ; Konstantinou (Rengifo 72′), Lua Lua (Efrem 59′)