Hearts hopeful after victory
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hearts have every chance of progressing after a 3-1 win over Sporting Braga.Hearts will feel confident of progress in the Uefa Cup after an encouraging 3-1 victory over Sporting Braga at Murrayfield.
A late goal from Australian international Patrick Kisnorbo ensured the Edinburgh outfit go into the second leg with some breathing space.
The SPL side started well but were unable to make the breakthrough before the interval.
Their dominance was finally rewarded six minutes after the break when Andy Webster fired home.
They doubled their advantage 11 minutes later when Paul Hartley popped up to get his name on the scoresheet, but celebrations were cut short.
Just when they appeared to have assumed complete control, Paulo Sergio popped up to earn the visitors a priceless away goal.
However, Craig Levein's troops responded in fine style and will be buoyed for their trip to Portugal by Kisnorbo's strike just seconds from the final whistle which restored their two goal lead.