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Kaunas delight in Opic intervention

Published: Wednesday 16 July 2003, 21.02CET
HB Tórshavn 0-1 FBK Kaunas Lithuanians secure only away win of the evening.

Match statistics

HB TórshavnKaunas

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 16 July 2003, 21.02CET

Kaunas delight in Opic intervention

HB Tórshavn 0-1 FBK Kaunas Lithuanians secure only away win of the evening.

FBK Kaunas will travel back to Lithuania tonight with a priceless first-leg victory against HB Tórshavn under their belt. However, the Lithuanians were made to work for their win in the Faroe Islands.

Unlucky HB
Indeed, HB could consider themselves unlucky not to have salvaged at least a draw from this UEFA Champions League first qualifying round clash at the Tórsvøllur Stadium after a finely-balanced encounter.

Resolute rearguard
The hosts tried their best to break down a resolute Kaunas rearguard in the first half while the visitors appeared to be concentrating on keeping a clean sheet ahead of next week's return.

Opic effort
HB were finally caught out 15 minutes from time when Kaunas' substitute forward Martin Opic raced into the box and finished well. After moving ahead the visitors wisely sat on their lead while HB toiled in vain on a heavy pitch.

Red card disappointment
The only disappointment for the Lithuanians was a red card for Andrius Gedgaudas five minutes before the full-time whistle. However, having become the only side to win away from home in the evening's ten Champions League matches, they will be confident of the wrapping up the tie next week and setting up a lucrative second qualifying round encounter against last season's UEFA Cup runners-up Celtic FC.

Last updated: 17/07/03 12.36CET

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Lineups

hb

HB

kaunas

Kaunas

1
JohannesenBárdur Johannesen (GK)
12
PadimanskasGytis Padimanskas (GK)
2
ChristensenMartin Christensen
3
GvildysDarius Gvildys
5
LagHans Lag
5
KančelskisTomas Kančelskis (C)
6
DogaruNicu Dogaru
Substitution87
6
PastvaMilan Pastva
Substitution80
7
Rú. NolsøeRúni Nolsøe (C)
Yellow Card51
9
BezykornovasMarius Bezykornovas
Substitution84
8
Róg. JacobsenRógvi Jacobsen
14
RegelskisDarius Regelskis
Yellow Card90
9
Karsten FromKarsten From
Yellow Card30
Substitution76
16
GedgaudasAndrius Gedgaudas
Red/Yellow Card85
10
FløtumAndrew Fløtum
19
ŠirmelisGintas Širmelis
11
DamJan Dam
20
ZelmikasIrmantas Zelmikas
15
EliasenSimun Eliasen
26
KaraliusMartynas Karalius
Substitution71
18
DanielsenHallur Danielsen
Yellow Card74
27
BareviciusGiedrius Barevicius

Substitutes

21
Pól JoensenPól Joensen (GK)
1
StonysModestas Stonys (GK)
3
ThorsteinssonEli Thorsteinsson
11
OpicMartin Opic
Substitution71
Goal75
4
Ja. JoensenJanus Joensen
13
PuotkalisAndrius Puotkalis
Substitution80
12
AkselsenTor-Ingar Akselsen
Substitution76
15
PapeckysTadas Papeckys
16
JørgensenBjarni Jørgensen
17
VeličkaAndrius Velička
Substitution84
17
JespersenRókur Jespersen
23
KunevičiusDainius Kunevičius
24
JoensenPáll Joensen
Substitution87
24
BeniušisRičardas Beniušis

Coach

Frank Skytte (DEN) Siarhei Barouski (BLR)

Referee

Igor Ishchenko (UKR)

Assistant referees

Anatoly Oleinik (UKR), Oleksandr Bilorus (UKR)

Fourth official

Vitaliy Godulyan (UKR)

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