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Grazer too strong for Sheriff

Published: Wednesday 7 August 2002, 21.20CET
Grazer AK 2-0 FC Sheriff Tiraspol(Aggregate: 6-1) Grazer never looked in trouble.

Match statistics

GAKSheriff

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 7 August 2002, 21.20CET

Grazer too strong for Sheriff

Grazer AK 2-0 FC Sheriff Tiraspol(Aggregate: 6-1) Grazer never looked in trouble.

Grazer AK 2-0 FC Sheriff Tiraspol (Grazer win 6-1 on aggregate)
A final qualifying round showdown with FC Lokomotiv Moscow is Grazer AK's reward for completing a professional two-legged victory against FC Sheriff Tiraspol with a 2-0 home triumph tonight.

Casual pace
The tie was all but won after the Austrians' tremendous showing in Moldova last week, where they won 4-1, and tonight’s game at the Arnold Schwarzenegger stadium was played at a casual pace more befitting of a friendly.

Pötscher warning
It took 33 minutes for the first chance worthy of the name to arise, René Aufhauser heading wide following good wing play from Dieter Ramusch. Three minutes later Gregor Pötscher shot narrowly wide from distance, a warning of what was to come in the second half.

Reward reaped
Even though the home side dominated proceedings in the opening half, Sheriff would have stolen an unlikely advantage had Marius Ciubankan’s fine free-kick not struck the crossbar. Grazer reaped a deserved reward after the break, however, when Pötscher scored from distance in the 58th minute and Mario Bazina made it 2-0 with two minutes remaining.

'Have to improve’
Grazer coach Thijs Libregts knows his side will have to improve next time out against Russian opposition if their Champions League aspirations are not be dashed at the final hurdle. "My team can play so much better," he said. "Against Lokomotiv Moscow we will have to improve, will have to show a much better performance."

Last updated: 08/08/02 15.36CET

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Lineups

gak

GAK

sheriff

Sheriff

1
AlmerFranz Almer
1
ChirilovAlexandru Chirilov
2
PötscherGregor Pötscher
Goal58
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
Yellow Card90
4
TokićMario Tokić
5
TarkhnishviliVazha Tarkhnishvili
6
RamuschDieter Ramusch
23
TestemitanuIon Testemitanu
7
ČehAleš Čeh (C)
7
IvanovStanislav Ivanov
9
DmitrovićBoban Dmitrović
Yellow Card39
Substitution50
4
PriganiucIurie Priganiuc
Yellow Card22
13
Kusi-AsareJones Kusi-Asare
18
ComleonocVictor Comleonoc
19
BrunmayrRonald Brunmayr
Substitution65
16
CiubancanMarius Ciubancan
Yellow Card85
20
AufhauserRené Aufhauser
Substitution58
8
TudorCristian Tudor
Substitution66
22
BazinaMario Bazina
Goal88
11
PatulaEvghenii Patula
15
HalmosiPéter Halmosi
Yellow Card83
6
NesterukAndriy Nesteruk
Substitution84

Substitutes

31
SchranzAndreas Schranz
25
S. PaşcencoSerghei Paşcenco
10
MilinkovicNikola Milinkovic
3
BotisSorin Botis
12
NaumoskiIlco Naumoski
Substitution65
2
ParkhomenkoDmytro Parkhomenko
8
GíslasonStefán Gíslason
Substitution58
13
BarburosRuslan Barburos
Substitution66
18
HartmannJürgen Hartmann
Substitution50
9
BrownRoberto Brown
23
SickGernot Sick
14
BlancoLuis Alberto Blanco
Substitution84
28
KollmannRoland Kollmann
22
GumenyukOleg Gumenyuk

Coach

Thijs Libregts (NED) Pele Balint (ROU)

Referee

Edo Trivkovic (CRO)

Assistant referees

Miroslav Jedvaj (CRO), Petar Gabrilo (CRO)

Fourth official

Alojzije Supraha (CRO)

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