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Dinamo cruise past Kaunas

Published: Wednesday 24 July 2002, 23.40CET
KS Dinamo Tirana 0-0 FBK Kaunas(Aggregate 3-2) Dinamo went through as expected.

Match statistics

Dinamo TiranaKaunas

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 24 July 2002, 23.40CET

Dinamo cruise past Kaunas

KS Dinamo Tirana 0-0 FBK Kaunas(Aggregate 3-2) Dinamo went through as expected.

KS Dinamo Tirana 0-0 FBK Kaunas (Dinamo win 3-2 on aggregate)
KS Dinamo Tirana failed to give the home fans a goal to cheer about but had done the hard work in the first leg to reach the second qualifying round.

No way through
The Albanian champions enjoyed the majority of the chances but could just not find a way to break the deadlock on the night. It was a far cry from last week’s five-goal thriller that ultimately sent Dinamo through

Stirring fightback
Dinamo performed heroics in Lithuania when, trailing by two goals, they battled back to score three vital away goals in the second half. It was a stirring fightback, and Kaunas never quite managed to recover in the return.

Cruise control
Full of confidence, Dinamo were always in cruise control tonight and the onus was on Kaunas to take the game to the hosts but they just could not find a way through. In truth it was a dull display, with Dinamo only stepping up a gear towards the end. 

Inspirational form
The Tirana-based team created several clear-cut chances in the closing stages only to find Kaunas goalkeeper Eduardas Kurskis in inspirational form. Kurskis was first on hand to deny an attempt from Uljan Ahmatj and then two minutes later he produced another miraculous save to thwart Illir Qorri. Seconds later Kurskis some how managed to keep out a stinging drive from Luan Pinari.

Tricky tie
Victory means Dinamo progress to the second qualifying round but they have a tricky tie in prospect. They travel to Denmark to play Brøndby IF in the first round next Wednesday, with the return following a week later.

 

Last updated: 25/07/02 1.22CET

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Lineups

dinamo tirana

Dinamo Tirana

kaunas

Kaunas

12
I. LikaIlion Lika
12
KurskisEduardas Kurskis
3
GalloAlpin Gallo
2
SanajevasDarius Sanajevas
6
PinariLuan Pinari
5
KančelskisTomas Kančelskis
Yellow Card83
7
AhmatajJulian Ahmataj
8
JuodeikisGintaras Juodeikis
Substitution67
10
AsllaniKlodian Asllani
Yellow Card22
Substitution71
9
BezykornovasMarius Bezykornovas
Yellow Card19
11
BakalliErgert Bakalli
10
SlekysAudrius Slekys
13
RomanishineSerhiy Romanishine
Substitution90
14
RegelskisDarius Regelskis
14
QorriIlir Qorri
15
PapeckysTadas Papeckys
17
PishaArian Pisha
16
MiklinevičiusTomas Miklinevičius
Substitution46
18
QosaRigels Qosa
17
VeličkaAndrius Velička
22
PoçiArtion Poçi
Substitution85
21
GelgotaGytis Gelgota
Yellow Card22

Substitutes

1
BillaEfstrat Billa
1
StonysModestas Stonys
5
LakoStavion Lako
4
PaceviciusMindaugas Pacevicius
9
TikoLigoraq Tiko
Substitution85
7
DanilicevasVitalijus Danilicevas
Substitution46
15
DeliallisiErald Deliallisi
11
PociusRemigijus Pocius
19
PolozaniArtim Polozani
Substitution90
13
PuotkalisAndrius Puotkalis
Substitution67
20
AlikajEnkel Alikaj
19
JuodisDainius Juodis
21
XhafajDaniel Xhafaj
Substitution71
20
ZelmikasIrmantas Zelmikas

Coach

Faruk Sejdini (ALB) Saulius Širmelis (LTU)

Referee

Roland Beck (LIE)

Assistant referees

Rudolf Käppeli (SUI), Zelimir Mitrovic (SUI)

Fourth official

Reto Rutz (SUI)

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