O'LEARY BLASTS HORROR CHALLENGE
By Ciaran Baynes
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Czech star caught The Whites' youngster in the back of the knee with a high studded challenge and although Nedved protested his innocence, O'Leary was furious about the challenge.
"Anyone that has seen it on the television will know it was a disgraceful challenge," O'Leary said. "Alan Maybury had done well and deserves praise for his performance, but it was just a pity about the way it had to end.
"The doctors are examining him now and I'm hoping he got lucky."
To make matters worse for Leeds a foul was not awarded and moments later Lazio earned the free kick from which Sinisa Mihajlovic the entertaining game ended as a 3-3 draw.
Dino Zoff defended his player saying: "It is just one of those things in football.
"We played well and I was pleased with our overall game, although in the second half we could have played better.
"There were moments when we felt we didn't have enough of the ball. It's disappointing we are now out of the competition, but this is the way things have gone this season. We did the best we possibly could but did not succeed this time."