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Sheriff leave it late

Published: Wednesday 16 July 2003, 21.01CET
FC Sheriff 1-0 FC Flora Moldovan champions fight hard for a narrow home win.

Match statistics

SheriffFlora

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 16 July 2003, 21.01CET

Sheriff leave it late

FC Sheriff 1-0 FC Flora Moldovan champions fight hard for a narrow home win.

Moldovan champions FC Sheriff withstood fierce resistance from their Estonian counterparts FC Flora to eke out a one-goal advantage after their UEFA Champions League first qualifying round first-leg match in Tiraspol.

Early struggles
Both sides had been very active in the transfer market during the close season. Estonian international Kristen Viikmäe, on loan from Vålerenga IF, started in attack for the visitors but both sides struggled in front of goal in the opening period.

Ivanov denied
Sheriff had marginally the better of the proceedings and came close to opening the scoring after 27 minutes when Stanislav Ivanov's long-range effort was saved by Martin Kaalma.

New signings on
Sheriff introduced Brazilian summer signing Leandro Farias at the interval, along with Victor Barîsev, back on loan from FC Tiraspol, as they sought to break the deadlock.

Tudor on target
They had to wait until two minutes from the full-time whistle to finally score when Romanian striker Cristian Tudor found the target with a well-placed shot from 20 metres out. An encounter with Ukrainian giants FC Shakhtar Donetsk awaits whichever side eventually triumphs after next week's return in Tallinn.

Last updated: 17/07/03 12.36CET

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Lineups

sheriff

Sheriff

flora

Flora

25
HutanSebastian Hutan (GK)
1
KaalmaMartin Kaalma (GK)
Yellow Card86
3
TestemitanuIon Testemitanu
Yellow Card51
2
AllasTeet Allas
4
PriganiucIurie Priganiuc
3
StepanovAndrei Stepanov
5
TarkhnishviliVazha Tarkhnishvili (C)
4
JäägerEnar Jääger
Yellow Card23
7
IvanovStanislav Ivanov
Yellow Card89
5
SaviaukErko Saviauk (C)
8
TudorCristian Tudor
Yellow Card23
Goal88
6
ReinumäeOtt Reinumäe
10
BoreţVadim Boreţ
7
Meelis RoobaMeelis Rooba
Yellow Card89
13
DaduSerghei Dadu
Substitution75
8
KristalMarko Kristal
17
BandiEduard Bandi
Substitution31
9
ViikmäeKristen Viikmäe
20
GumenyukOleg Gumenyuk
Substitution62
10
ZahovaikoVjatšeslav Zahovaiko
21
LacustaFlorin Lacusta
11
LindpereJoel Lindpere
Substitution90

Substitutes

1
ChirilovAlexandru Chirilov (GK)
12
KaasRene Kaas (GK)
6
NecsulescuValentin Necsulescu
13
RaudnagelRaido Raudnagel
9
NesterukAndriy Nesteruk
Substitution75
14
SaharovAleksander Saharov
11
FariasLeandro Farias
Substitution62
Yellow Card65
15
HamreTor Hamre
14
BlancoAlberto Blanco
16
KlavanRagnar Klavan
Substitution90
18
ComleonocVictor Comleonoc
17
SirevičiusTomas Sirevičius
19
BarîsevVictor Barîsev
Substitution31
18
RähnTaavi Rähn

Coach

Igor Nakonechnyy (UKR) Jelle Goes (EST)

Referee

Imankhan Sultani (AZE)

Assistant referees

Eldar Nagibekov (AZE), Ilham Aliyev (AZE)

Fourth official

Aydin Alakabarov (AZE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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