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O'Leary cautious despite victory; FOOTBALL.

Leeds 3 Slavia Prague 0

LEEDS UNITED boss David O'Leary believes Slavia Prague still remain a threat to his side's hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup.

Despite O'Leary admitting Slavia could not live with the way Leeds played in last night's first-leg of the quarter-final tie at Elland Road, he knows the Czechs are not dead and buried yet.

As far as Slavia coach Frantisek Cipro is concerned, however, he reckons there is no way back for his side after being scared to death by an intimidating Elland Road cauldron.

All three goals were expertly crafted and finished, while the clean sheet - the fifth in six matches - eventually proved the most-prized aspect of another European night to remember.

Midfielder Lee Bowyer returned to form as he made the first for Jason Wilcox and scored the third, with Harry Kewell's 13th of the season sandwiching the two.

"The job is not done yet. They are still a threat. I've seen games like this turned around, but we've given ourselves a great chance of making the semi finals," said O'Leary.

For Cipro his night of misery was compounded by the late dismissal of skipper Karel Rada.

"All we can do is try to get better next week," he said.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Parkes, Ian
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 17, 2000
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