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Vardar fight back to draw

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2002, 23.30CET
F91 Dudelange 1-1 FK Vardar
Vardar came from behind to draw in Luxembourg.

Match statistics

DudelangeVardar

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 17 July 2002, 23.30CET

Vardar fight back to draw

F91 Dudelange 1-1 FK Vardar
Vardar came from behind to draw in Luxembourg.

F91 Dudelange 1-1 FK Vardar
F.Y.R. Macedonian champions FK Vardar hold all the aces after they battled back to draw 1-1 at F91 Dudelange in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League first qualifying round tie.

Early initiative
As expected, Vardar seized the initiative early on and could have taken the lead after just eight minutes when Braga Aguinaldo de Jesus burst through on the right and attempted a clever chip over the onrushing Albert Polo. It was just inches wide of the target.

Gryzszynski goes close
Luxembourg title holders Dudelange generally played with ten men behind the ball and their rare attempts on goal were usually restricted to long crosses for Thomas Gryzszynski, who almost edged an unlikely lead when he shook off three defenders to launch a stinging drive over the crossbar.

Macedonian dominance
Vardar were physically and technically superior and almost capitalised on their dominance when Dejan Ristovski found acres of space in the right-hand side of the penalty box only to see his close-range effort tipped over by the outstanding Polo.

Shock lead
Coach Gjokica Hadzievski surely spoke harsh words at half-time as Vardar increased the pressure after the break, although they failed to create any clear-cut opportunities against a determined Dudelange defence. The hosts then grabbed a surprise lead nine to leave Vardar reeling. Stephane Martine burst through on the right and from his cross Frank Deville and goalkeeper Muarem Zekir collided with the loose ball landing at the feet of Sebastien Remy, who tapped the ball into the net with ease.

Vardar strike back
More woe was to come for the visitors as Zekir, injured during an unfortunate clash, had to be replaced by reserve goalkeeper Vlatko Gosev. However, just as the tide was turning against them, Vardar re-asserted their dominance through a master stroke from coach Hadzievski. The Macedonian boss sent on Slavco Georgievski in place of Braga Aguinaldo de Jesus, and, with his first two touches, Georgievski completed a one-two with Srdan Zaharievski and then finished to restore parity and give Vardar a crucial away goal ahead of next week's return.

Last updated: 18/07/02 0.29CET

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Lineups

dudelange

Dudelange

vardar

Vardar

12
PoloAlbert Polo
1
ZekirMuarem Zekir
Substitution56
2
LutzRoger Lutz (C)
2
VeselinovskiDragan Veselinovski (C)
4
Frank DevilleFrank Deville
3
DosevskiNikola Dosevski
6
HauckReiner Hauck
4
VasoskiAleksandar Vasoski
Yellow Card90
8
BarnaboCosimo Barnabo
Yellow Card58
5
JanevSaso Janev
10
MachadoJoaquim Machado
Substitution71
6
DimovMile Dimov
11
MartineStéphane Martine
7
BragaAguinaldo Braga
Substitution67
15
KabongoEvariste Kabongo
10
ZaharievskiSrdjan Zaharievski
16
RemySébastien Remy
Goal54
14
RistovskiDejan Ristovski
18
BraunGordon Braun
Substitution81
21
ElmazovskiIlir Elmazovski
Substitution79
28
GruszczyńskiThomas Gruszczyński
Substitution90
23
Da CostaRogerio Da Costa

Substitutes

1
OberweisMarc Oberweis
25
JovcevGogo Jovcev
Substitution56
5
BoulardChristophe Boulard
Substitution71
Yellow Card73
8
SiveskiPece Siveski
7
MarchalRudy Marchal
Substitution90
9
PetkovMario Petkov
14
LlamasJosé Llamas
Substitution81
16
GeorgievskiSlavčo Georgievski
Substitution67
Goal68
20
BiancalaniLudovic Biancalani
17
B. BožinovskiBobi Božinovski
22
Barreto PereiraJosé Barreto Pereira
19
SimonovskiVojislav Simonovski
Substitution79
24
ZeghdaneLéhit Zeghdane

Coach

Gjokica Hadzievski (MKD)

Referee

Kostadin Kostadinov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Krassimir Kerezov (BUL), Ivan Valchev (BUL)

Fourth official

Zhivko Dimitrov (BUL)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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