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Dinamo comeback stuns hosts

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2002, 23.52CET
FBK Kaunas 2-3 KS Dinamo Tirana Dinamo came from two goals behind to beat their hosts.

Match statistics

KaunasDinamo Tirana

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 17 July 2002, 23.52CET

Dinamo comeback stuns hosts

FBK Kaunas 2-3 KS Dinamo Tirana Dinamo came from two goals behind to beat their hosts.

FBK Kaunas 2-3 KS Dinamo Tirana
Albanian champions KS Dinamo Tirana stunned Lithuanian hosts FBK Kaunas by fighting back from two goals down to secure a 3-2 victory tonight in a thrilling UEFA Champions League first qualifying round first-leg tie.

Velicka brace
Kaunas dominated early on, although they failed to unlock Dinamo's stubborn defence. With scant creativity in midfield, Kaunas's best weapon was the aerial power of Anrius Velicka, who rose to head the opener after a corner from Marius Bezykrovnas on 38 minutes.

Kaunas penalty
The duo combined for another goal four minutes later, when Bezykrovnas was brought down in the box and Velicka converted the spot kick. However, at the end of the first half, Kaunas lost key defender Darius Sanajevas to injury.

Disorganised defence
The Lithuanian defence looked disorganised as Julian Ahmataj was left unmarked and capitalised on 55 minutes with a header to put the Albanians back into the game. A minute later, Arian Pisha pulled Dinamo back on level terms with a stunning free-kick. Kaunas were shocked by Dinamo's persistence and it was no surprise when Ilir Qorri snatched the winner for the visitors following a rapid counter-attack on 76 minutes.

'Kaunas punished'
"Kaunas believed in their victory after the first half, and were punished for that," Dinamo head coach Faruk Sejdini said afterwards, as distressed Lithuanian fans left the stadium in disbelief.

Last updated: 18/07/02 0.56CET

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Lineups

kaunas

Kaunas

dinamo tirana

Dinamo Tirana

12
KurskisEduardas Kurskis
Yellow Card56
12
I. LikaIlion Lika
2
SanajevasDarius Sanajevas
Yellow Card36
Substitution46
3
GalloAlpin Gallo
5
KančelskisTomas Kančelskis
6
PinariLuan Pinari
8
JuodeikisGintaras Juodeikis
7
AhmatajJulian Ahmataj
Goal55
9
BezykornovasMarius Bezykornovas
10
AsllaniKlodian Asllani
10
SlekysAudrius Slekys
11
BakalliErgert Bakalli
14
RegelskisDarius Regelskis
13
RomanishineSerhiy Romanishine
15
PapeckysTadas Papeckys
Substitution72
14
QorriIlir Qorri
Goal76
16
MiklinevičiusTomas Miklinevičius
17
PishaArian Pisha
Goal56
17
VeličkaAndrius Velička
Goal38
Goal42
Yellow Card42
Substitution62
21
XhafajDaniel Xhafaj
Substitution46
21
GelgotaGytis Gelgota
22
PoçiArtion Poçi

Substitutes

1
StonysModestas Stonys
1
BillaEfstrat Billa
4
PaceviciusMindaugas Pacevicius
4
BerisaMeriton Berisa
7
DanilicevasVitalijus Danilicevas
9
TikoLigoraq Tiko
11
PociusRemigijus Pocius
Substitution62
15
DeliallisiErald Deliallisi
13
PuotkalisAndrius Puotkalis
Substitution72
18
QosaRigels Qosa
Substitution46
19
JuodisDainius Juodis
19
PolozaniArtim Polozani
20
ZelmikasIrmantas Zelmikas
Substitution46
20
AlikajEnkel Alikaj

Coach

Saulius Širmelis (LTU) Faruk Sejdini (ALB)

Referee

Aleh Chykun (BLR)

Assistant referees

Vasik Kalinouski (BLR), Siarhei Zhuk (BLR)

Fourth official

Valeri Velichko (BLR)

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