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Tirana revival floors Dinamo

Published: Wednesday 23 July 2003, 21.27CET
KF Tirana 3-0 FC Dinamo Tbilisi
(Agg: 3-3, Tirana win 4-2 on penalties)
Tirana produce a magnificent comeback.

Match statistics

TiranaDinamo Tbilisi

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
2
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 23 July 2003, 21.27CET

Tirana revival floors Dinamo

KF Tirana 3-0 FC Dinamo Tbilisi
(Agg: 3-3, Tirana win 4-2 on penalties)
Tirana produce a magnificent comeback.

Albanian title holders KF Tirana produced a magnificent comeback to see off the challenge of FC Dinamo Tbilisi of Georgia in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.

Scores levelled
Tirana were thrashed 3-0 in Tbilisi last week and appeared to have little hope of progressing. But they roared back tonight to level the aggregate scores in normal time and then pinch the tie on a penalty shoot-out.

Lici opener
Suad Lici got the comeback under way with the opening goal after 13 minutes and Indrit Fortuzi doubled the Tirana advantage 18 minutes into the second half.

Shoot-out success
Mahir Halili struck the crucial third goal with ten minutes remaining and after extra time failed to produce any more goals the hosts held their nerve to win the day 4-2 on spot-kicks. Tirana will now play Grazer AK of Austria in the second qualifying round.

Last updated: 24/07/03 12.39CET

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