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Spirited Maltese hold Boavista

Published: Wednesday 7 August 2002, 20.40CET
Hibernians FC 3-3 Boavista FC(Aggregate: 3-7) Boavista advance to play AJ Auxerre.

Match statistics

HiberniansBoavista

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

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 7 August 2002, 20.40CET

Spirited Maltese hold Boavista

Hibernians FC 3-3 Boavista FC(Aggregate: 3-7) Boavista advance to play AJ Auxerre.

Hibernians FC 3-3 Boavista FC (Boavista win 7-3 on aggregate)
Maltese champions Hibernians FC produced a spirited display to hold Boavista FC to a 3-3 draw in tonight's second leg, but it is the Portuguese side who advance to a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round meeting with French side AJ Auxerre.

First to strike
Boavista, group stage participants last season, were afforded the luxury of resting some of their bigger names after last week's 4-0 victory in Porto, but they were still the first team to strike, Brazilian midfield player Jocivalter Liberato scoring on 28 minutes.

Mifsud leveller
However, striker Adrian Mifsud levelled after a defensive blunder by the Boavista defence gave him the perfect opening to slot past captain and goalkeeper Ricardo. Boavista, though, shrugged off the fightback and struck again on 38 minutes when Luiz Claudio Soares De Barros headed in a cross.

Ndubisi on target
Paulo Turra's goal made it 3-1 at half-time, at which point Boavista were coasting. Spurred on by a vociferous home faithful, Hibernians came out fighting after the break and the deficit was reduced on 52 minutes when in-form Nigerian forward Chuckunyere Ndubisi struck his third goal in four Champions League outings.

'Positive result'
After Mifsud had scored again, a morale-boosting equaliser, Hibernians attacked at will but several late efforts were thwarted. "It was a very difficult game right from the start, but we were determined to get a positive result for our loyal fans," said Mifsud. "I think it was quite a fair result for both sides."

Last updated: 08/08/02 15.42CET

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Lineups

hibernians

Hibernians

boavista

Boavista

1
M. MuscatMario Muscat (GK)
1
RicardoRicardo (C)
3
NisevićBranko Nisević
2
Rui ÓscarRui Óscar
4
VellaSilvio Vella (C)
Substitution66
3
ÁvalosFernando Ávalos
Yellow Card55
5
A. XuerebAaron Xuereb
4
Paulo TurraPaulo Turra
Goal41
7
CiantarAdrian Ciantar
Yellow Card31
5
ÉderÉder
8
MbongEssien Mbong
8
DudaDuda
Substitution67
9
Adrian MifsudAdrian Mifsud
Goal32
Goal55
Substitution90
9
Serginho BaianoSerginho Baiano
10
ChukunyereNdvbisi Chukunyere
Goal52
19
Mário LojaMário Loja
11
ZahraAntoine Zahra
Substitution86
Substitution90
21
JocivalterJocivalter
Yellow Card27
Goal28
Substitution56
14
PulisAdrian Pulis
26
Luiz CláudioLuiz Cláudio
Goal38
Substitution56
15
BaldacchinoRoderick Baldacchino
30
Alex GoulartAlex Goulart
Yellow Card74

Substitutes

12
FarrugiaRainier Farrugia (GK)
12
WilliamWilliam (GK)
2
K. CassarKevin Cassar
Substitution66
16
MartelinhoMartelinho
Substitution67
13
PullicinoPeter Pullicino
Substitution86
Substitution90
17
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
Substitution56
18
ScerriTerence Scerri
Substitution90
22
CafúCafú
Substitution56
6
SpiteriWilfred Spiteri
7
Jorge SilvaJorge Silva
16
ZerafaSimon Zerafa
20
SaúlSaúl
17
CohenAndrew Cohen
31
José PedroJosé Pedro

Coach

Robert Gatt (MLT)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Einar Gudmundsson (ISL), Gunnar Gylfason (ISL)

Fourth official

Gisli Johannsson (ISL)

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