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Zeljeznicar dreaming of Newcastle

Published: Wednesday 7 August 2002, 23.18CET
FK Zeljeznicar 1-0 Lillestrøm SK(Aggregate: 2-0) A famous win for Zeljeznicar.

Match statistics

ŽeljezničarLillestrøm

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 7 August 2002, 23.18CET

Zeljeznicar dreaming of Newcastle

FK Zeljeznicar 1-0 Lillestrøm SK(Aggregate: 2-0) A famous win for Zeljeznicar.

FK Zeljeznicar 1-0 Lillestrøm SK (Zeljeznicar win 2-0 on aggregate)
Sir Bobby Robson will not relish taking his Newcastle United FC side to Bosnia-Herzegovina after champions FK Zeljeznicar defeated Lillestrøm SK 1-0 in both legs of their second qualifying round tie.

No fluke
Zeljeznicar produced one of the shocks of last week's first-leg encounters by winning in Norway but they showed it was no fluke by accounting for Lillestrøm again, captain Eulend Biscevic scoring the only goal of the night two minutes into added time.

Mean defence
Coach Amar Osim, whose Zeljeznicar side are yet to concede a goal in the UEFA Champions League this season, said afterwards: "I knew this was going to be a very difficult match but we have demonstrated we can play well in big, important games. Our opponents tried high and long balls to surprise but our defence coped with them and we finally scored on the counterattack."

In-form Baron
The home side were deserving of the victory, creating the running from the outset. Emille Baron, Lillestrøm's goalkeeper and best player, denied Zeljeznicar on three occasions in the first half. He was beaten in the 44th minute but Almir Gredic shot over the crossbar.

Great winner
Baron continued to frustrate Zeljeznicar after the break, saving a number of goalbound efforts. When he was finally beaten, in the 92nd minute, it was a goal worth waiting for. Biscevic picked the ball up just inside the Lillestrøm half before bursting forward and unleashing a shot from just inside the box which left Baron helpless.

Gracious in defeat
Lillestrøm coach Arne Erlandsen was gracious in defeat. "It was a match with a lot of tension," he said. " We tried to get behind Zeljeznicar's defence by playing high balls but we did not succeed. The home team were better and they deserved the victory. We lost our chance in Norway."

Last updated: 08/08/02 15.34CET

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Lineups

željezničar

Željezničar

lillestrøm

Lillestrøm

12
HasagićKenan Hasagić
12
BaronEmille Baron
2
BiščevićBulend Biščević
Yellow Card66
Goal90+2
4
BjarmannTorgeir Bjarmann
Yellow Card89
4
MulalicEdis Mulalic
5
HansénTorjus Hansén
5
AlihodzicHaris Alihodzic
6
StrandPål Strand
Substitution39
6
MulaosmanovicAdin Mulaosmanovic
7
KihlbergMagnus Kihlberg
8
KaricDenis Karic
11
DadasonRikhardur Dadason
9
GredićAlmir Gredić
13
KippeFrode Kippe
10
ŠilićDalibor Šilić
Substitution45+39
15
BergelSlian Bergel
Substitution82
14
JahićSanel Jahić
20
WerniPeter Werni
16
GuvoJure Guvo
Yellow Card16
22
Gylfi EinarssonGylfi Einarsson
17
CosicAlmir Cosic
24
RöslerUwe Rösler
Substitution27

Substitutes

1
KruzikMiroslav Kruzik
28
RovdeKnut Rovde
3
KajtazAdmir Kajtaz
3
HalleGunnar Halle
Substitution39
18
ZericSenad Zeric
8
I. SigurdssonIndridi Sigurdsson
11
SeferovicSead Seferovic
14
HellandRoger Helland
7
TicaSergej Tica
17
SøgårdEspen Søgård
Substitution82
23
RadonjaSanjin Radonja
Substitution45+39
18
SundgotArild Sundgot
Substitution27
Yellow Card36
21
MudrinicDenis Mudrinic
25
BirkelandFrode Birkeland

Coach

Amar Osim (BIH) Arne Erlandsen (NOR)

Referee

Attila Hanacsek (HUN)

Assistant referees

Peter Kovacs (HUN), Andras Hrabovszky (HUN)

Fourth official

Ferenc Bede (HUN)

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