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Here you may see how "El Mundo Deportivo"
(The Sportive World), a newspaper from Barcelona, wrote about the first match:
EL MUNDO DEPORTIVO
Thursday, September 18th, 1980
Twelve minutes before the end it was a 1-1 draw.
3-1: Sporting had a lack of strength at the end.
Castro stopped two times a penalty kick from Bohemians.
Prague. 17. (special service).
Sporting de Gijón has not had too much luck, because only twelve minutes before the end it held an excellent 1-1 that was giving a lot of spirit (mood) for the return match at El Molinón. But in those last twelve minutes till the end the players from Gijón broke down (damaged, ruined) it all. Because on that period Castro –who had stopped two times a penalty kick- took two new goals that became the final 3-1.
It did the hardest part
The match was decided on the 33 rd minute of the second half, because until then, when Bohemians scored its second goal, Sporting was who ruled, as after Ferrero´s goal it became master of the situation in front of a Czech team surrendered and without any idea to bring into trouble Castro´s goal.
Sporting had got over the hardest part till then, after the present (the gift) made by Maceda and the savings in the penalties by Castro. But the lack of international experience of Sporting became clear in the last twelve minutes, giving advantages to Bohemians to put the match on its side, with two goals in which the Spanish defence and goalkeeper could have done something more.
Sporting didn´t play badly. It did the match that was good for it, defending strongly with close marking, although with lack of the required support from the midfielders to Aguilar and Ferrero, who found themselves unassisted, although the Argentinian was a permanent danger for the Czech players, having could score at the edge of the pause (break) on a shoot that Hruška ruined (spoiled) with a great saving.
Bohemians didn´t surprise anyone. It was able to get strength at the right time, urged on (spured on) its public (spectators) after the two-one goal. The truth is that the heat (round), at first glance, is favourable to the Czech ones, because they had in addition the lack of men in this match as important as Panenka, Němec and Chaloupka.
Anyway, Sporting´s goal on away field opens (lights) a ray of hope regarding to the return match on this first round (heat).
Lines up and goals
Hruška, Roubíček, Jakubec, Prokeš, Ondra, Vybíral, Bičovský, Koukal, Čermák, Levý and Mičinec.
Poštulka (¿mistake from the reporter?) replaced Koukal.
Castro, Redondo, Jiménez, Maceda, Cundi, Joaquín, Ciriaco, Uría, Aguilar, Mesa and Ferrero.
Abel replaced Aguilar after the break (pause).
Referee: The French Di Bernardo. Very bad, home bias (friendly to the home team), he was partial to (favoured) the Czech ones always, blowing up to ten free kicks on the edge (border) of the box (area), and on one of these would come the third goal.
On the ninth minute of the second half he blew a penalty kick on a clear tackle by Jiménez on Levý , and the penalty, kicked by the same on Levý , hit the crossbar and was refused by Castro. He forced to repeat, on the basis that Ciriaco got into the box (the area) before he was allowed to. Bičovský shot the new penalty kick, and Castro saved again. He showed the yellow card to Ciriaco, Maceda, Roubíček, Mičinec, Uría and Redondo.
Goals: 1-0. 13 rd minute. Castro plays with his hand, and deliver the ball to Maceda, who tries to pass and leave it on a tray (make a present, a gift) to Bičovský, who scores over Castro. 1-1. 72 nd minute. Maceda clears a long ball on the right side of the pitch, the ball goes to Ferrero who dribbles a pair of rivals and scores with a strong shoot to the left post on the ground level. 2-1. 78 th minute. Ondra´s advance from his own half, with a very long cross that Levý shoots (fires) from very far, surprising Castro. 3-1. 85 th minute. The referee pulled a free kick out of his sleeve (out thin air, he invented it), that Bičovský kicks and scores through the Castro´s right angle.
Miera, upset (annoyed)
At the end of the match Miera, Sporting´s coach (manager) declared that many benefits (advantages) had been given in defence, “but our counterattack was good and some occasions were created. The referee decided the final score of the match with his partiality, although he did not decide the final score of the heat (round) because Sporting scores many goals at home and I hope it to keep doing it in front of the Czech players”.
[inside the big box (vignette), besides a commentary on the European results and a congratulation aimed to French side St. Etienne, is also written “Gijón missed its big chance in Prague by letting itself be beaten in the last 12 minutes. But anything is lost”].
[inside the small vignette (box) the approaching hands show an advertisement: “Learn to speak English at last. Normal and intensive courses”].