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Zhenis push Sheriff to the limit

Published: Wednesday 24 July 2002, 19.29CET
FC Zhenis Astana 3-2 FC Sheriff Tiraspol (Aggregate 4-4; Sheriff win on away goals)Moldovans march on.

Match statistics

Astana 64Sheriff

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 24 July 2002, 19.29CET

Zhenis push Sheriff to the limit

FC Zhenis Astana 3-2 FC Sheriff Tiraspol (Aggregate 4-4; Sheriff win on away goals)Moldovans march on.

FC Zhenis Astana 3-2 FC Sheriff Tiraspol (4-4 on aggregate, Sheriff win on away goals)
FC Zhenis Astana may have fallen at the first hurdle in the UEFA Champions League today but the champions of Kazakhstan can hold their heads high after a spirited two-legged display against their Moldovan opponents.

New UEFA member
Zhenis, Kazakhstan's maiden European representatives after the former Soviet republic became UEFA's newest member association in April, proved during last week's 2-1 first-leg defeat in Tiraspol that Sheriff were not going to play this tie on their own terms.

Hutan injured
In front of nearly 12,000 fans in Astana central stadium, Zhenis dominated the early proceedings with Sheriff's defence struggling to cope. Sebastian Hutan, the Moldovan champions' Romanian goalkeeper, saved his team more than once but unfortunately suffered an injury with just 14 minutes played and was forced off the field. Substitute keeper Alexandru Chirilov struggled to match Hutan's form and was ultimately beaten three times.

Fairytale script
In fact, Zhenis came close to a famous triumph - with a 60-second spell in the second half costing them a place in the second qualifying round. The hosts looked to be sticking to the fairytale script when Arsen Tlekhougov collected Alexey Klishin's precise pass to shoot them ahead after 31 minutes and eradicate Sheriff's first-leg advantage.

All sorts of trouble
By the time Evgueni Lovtchev had doubled their lead with a headed goal eight minutes later, to give Zhenis a 3-2 aggregate lead, the visitors looked in all sorts of trouble. The half-time break offered little respite for Sheriff as the Astana-based side came out for the second half looking to kill off the game, striking a third seven minutes after the restart through Klishin, this time with Lovtchev turning provider.

Tide turned
With thoughts of a second-round trip to Austria to tackle Grazer AK perhaps entering their players' minds, Zhenis capitulated inside a minute to turn the tide back in Sheriff's favour. Vadim Boret capitalised on a mistake by Sergey Kozulin to reduce the arrears in the 58th minute, before substitute Eugen Patula's pass allowed Andriy Nesteruk to score a carbon-copy goal within a minute to silence the home crowd.

Scraped through
The profligacy of Brazilian striker Nilton Mendes, Tlekhugov and Martin Bielik eventually proved the hosts' undoing as Sheriff scraped through on away goals. The victors advance to a two-legged meeting with Grazer, the ties being played on 31 July and 7 August.

Last updated: 02/02/12 4.46CET

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Lineups

astana 64

Astana 64

sheriff

Sheriff

1
LoriaDavid Loria
12
HutanSebastian Hutan
Substitution14
2
ZabelinMaxim Zabelin
2
ParkhomenkoDmytro Parkhomenko
Yellow Card57
Substitution59
3
KozulinSergey Kozulin
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
6
DragicevicGoran Dragicevic
3
BotisSorin Botis
12
TravinAndrei Travin
Yellow Card29
16
CiubancanMarius Ciubancan
21
MartensArtur Martens
5
TarkhnishviliVazha Tarkhnishvili (C)
20
LovtchevEvgueni Lovtchev (C)
Goal41
6
NesterukAndriy Nesteruk
Goal59
17
KlishinAlexey Klishin
Goal52
4
PriganiucIurie Priganiuc
9
TlekhugovArsen Tlekhugov
Goal32
Substitution86
7
IvanovStanislav Ivanov
Yellow Card20
10
MendesNilton Mendes
Substitution66
10
BoreţVadim Boreţ
Goal58
7
KadyrkulovAskhat Kadyrkulov
Substitution59
13
BarburosRuslan Barburos
Yellow Card43
Substitution46

Substitutes

23
BugaloPavel Bugalo
1
ChirilovAlexandru Chirilov
Substitution14
4
KichshenkoDmitriy Kichshenko
Substitution59
17
GuardiaUbaldo Guardia
11
BielikMartin Bielik
Substitution66
14
BlancoAlberto Blanco
14
KirovSergey Kirov
Substitution86
18
ComleonocVictor Comleonoc
Substitution59
15
ChichulinAnton Chichulin
11
PatulaEvghenii Patula
Substitution46
27
ZhalmagambetovMaksim Zhalmagambetov
8
TudorCristian Tudor
20
IbrahimIdoko Ibrahim

Coach

Vladimir Fomichyov (KAZ) Pele Balint (ROU)

Referee

Hermann Albrecht (GER)

Assistant referees

Markus Scheibel (GER), Harald Sather (GER)

Fourth official

Knut Kircher (GER)

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