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Mwaruwari magic lifts Auxerre

Published: Tuesday 12 November 2002, 22.00CET
AJ Auxerre 1-0 BV Borussia Dortmund Substitute striker gives French side UEFA Cup berth.

Match statistics

AuxerreDortmund

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
1
Corners3
 
4
Offsides1
 
6
Fouls committed14
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group A

PPts
Arsenal FC Arsenal610
Borussia Dortmund Dortmund610
AJ Auxerre Auxerre67
PSV Eindhoven PSV66
Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 12 November 2002, 22.00CET

Mwaruwari magic lifts Auxerre

AJ Auxerre 1-0 BV Borussia Dortmund Substitute striker gives French side UEFA Cup berth.

AJ Auxerre gained a deserved 1-0 victory over BV Borussia Dortmund at the Stade Abbé Deschamps stadium to secure qualification for the UEFA Cup after fellow Group A rivals PSV Eindhoven could only draw at Arsenal FC.

Inspired substitution
An inspired substitution by Auxerre coach Guy Roux enabled the French side to overcome a weakened Dortmund side, as second-half arrival Benjani Mwaruwari finally broke the deadlock on 76 minutes.

Rosický on the bench
Dortmund were already guaranteed qualification to the second group stage of the competition and their starting lineup reflected that fact, with playmaker Tomáš Rosický and Brazilian striker Marcio Amoroso on the bench.

Cissé goes close
The opening period was played at a languid pace as both sides seemed content to play pretty patterns before giving up possession with the final pass. The first shot of the game came on 12 minutes when Djibril Cissé, returning to action after a three-month lay-off, drove an effort straight at Jens Lehmann in the Dortmund goal.

Goal-line clearance
Auxerre came close to breaking the deadlock in the 14th minute when Johan Radet met an inswinging corner but the defender's flicked header was cleared off the line by Dede and the German champions almost escaped to set up a chance of their own on the counterattack.

Frings drive
The game continued to be played through the crowded midfield area and it was only when the ball was transferred to the flanks that either side looked capable of creating problems. Dortmund had to wait unitl the 35th minute to provide a real moment of panic in the Auxerre defence and that came from Torsten Frings' 20-metre drive which whistled just past Fabien Cool's post.

More urgency
Both sides showed a lot more urgency in the second half and the arrival of Mwaruwari gave Auxerre more of a cutting edge in attack. The extra striker certainly took some of the pressure off Cissé and it was the France international who went close just after the break as he sent a volley over the crossbar.

Fadiga threat
Auxerre continued to pressure the visitors down the flanks and Khalilou Fadiga, in particular, was a constant threat. A mazy run to the edge of the area produced a free-kick but Mwaruwari pulled the resultant effort wide of the post.

Mwaruwari breakthrough
The breakthrough, when it came, was more than deserved as Fadiga crossed to the edge of the area and Mwaruwari held off a weak challenge before hitting a low right-footed shot into the corner of the goal and beyond the stranded Lehmann.

Auxerre in the ascendency
Auxerre were in the ascendency for the remainder of the game, with Mwaruwari causing problems with his pace and power. Another run and jink inside the area almost produced a second goal and as time ran out Dortmund's forward movements became fewer and fewer.

Last updated: 13/11/02 5.45CET

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Lineups

auxerre

Auxerre

dortmund

Dortmund

1
CoolFabien Cool (GK)
1
LehmannJens Lehmann (GK)
Yellow Card70
2
RadetJohan Radet
5
KehlSebastian Kehl
3
JaurèsJean-Sébastien Jaurès
6
HeinrichJörg Heinrich
Substitution26
4
BoumsongJean-Alain Boumsong
7
ReuterStefan Reuter (C)
7
FayeAmdy Faye
8
FringsTorsten Frings
8
LachuerYann Lachuer (C)
9
KollerJan Koller
9
CisséDjibril Cissé
Yellow Card44
12
EwerthonEwerthon
Substitution65
10
TainioTeemu Tainio
Substitution46
17
DedêDedê
11
FadigaKhalilou Fadiga
Yellow Card60
18
RickenLars Ricken
13
GrichtingStéphane Grichting
23
MadouniAhmed Madouni
Yellow Card19
18
MathisLionel Mathis
41
LeandroLeandro
Yellow Card74
Substitution81

Substitutes

16
HamelSébastien Hamel (GK)
26
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK)
21
BenjaniMwaruwari Benjani
Substitution46
Goal76
13
ReinaGiuseppe Reina
Substitution81
6
AgbohKuami Agboh
14
DemelGuy Demel
Substitution26
Yellow Card68
20
GonzalezArnaud Gonzalez
22
AmorosoMarcio Amoroso
Substitution65
26
Perrier DoumbéJean-Joël Perrier Doumbé
11
HerrlichHeiko Herrlich
27
SirieixPantxi Sirieix
29
AssatiJoseph Assati

Coach

Guy Roux (FRA) Matthias Sammer (GER)

Referee

Sorin Corpodean (ROU)

Assistant referees

Tudor Constantinescu (ROU), Dan Robert Lazarescu (ROU)

Fourth official

Cristian Balaj (ROU)

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