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Shakhtar survive Moldovan test

Published: Wednesday 30 July 2003, 22.00CET
FC Sheriff 0-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk Mission accomplished for confident Ukrainians in Tiraspol.

Match statistics

SheriffShakhtar Donetsk

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 30 July 2003, 22.00CET

Shakhtar survive Moldovan test

FC Sheriff 0-0 FC Shakhtar Donetsk Mission accomplished for confident Ukrainians in Tiraspol.

FC Shakhtar Donetsk had a mixture of good fortune and excellent goalkeeping from Stipe Pletikosa to thank for a goalless draw in their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg away to Moldovan title-holders FC Sheriff.

Sheriff unlucky
Although both teams went hunting for goals, Sheriff will consider themselves the unluckier for not having registered over the 90 minutes. Pletikosa was called into action as early as the fifth minute when Vadim Boret broke down the right flank to force a save from the Croatian international.

Patient visitors
Shakhtar, seemingly content to wait for their chance in the return leg in Ukraine, created their first opening in the 14th minute but Olexiy Bielik was crowded out by Moldovan defenders as he sought to meet Andriy Vorobey's cross. Three minutes later, Vorobey again provided Bielik with another cross from the right, but Sheriff goalkeeper Sebastian Hutan made a fine reflex save. The Ukrainians then tested Hutan from range with shots from Anatoliy Tymoschuk and Razvan Rat, but the Sheriff keeper was equal to their efforts.

Tudor comes close
For the home side, Panamanian international Alberto Blanco slipped in front of goal when released by Cristian Tudor. Then Tudor himself went close eight minutes before the break but shot over. But Shakhtar hit back and only some excellent goalkeeping from Hutan prevented Olexiy Gai breaking the deadlock.

Sheriff denied again
Leandro Farinas's deflected effort grazed the Shakhtar post early in the second half, but Sheriff came even closer in the 69th minute when Victor Barîsev crossed for Serghey Dadu to head against the crossbar from point-blank range. Barîsev should have done better seconds later when he chose to shoot instead of passing as Sheriff attackers bore down on goal. Other chances came and went for the hosts with Andriy Nesteruk and Ion Testemitanu spurning fine opportunities.

Pletikosa on hand
Before the end, Pletikosa pulled off his best save of the night from Boret, and there was even time for Shakhtar to signal their attacking intent when Adrian Pukanykh went close. However, the visitors will now have home advantage next week with the winners to play Russian champions FC Lokomotiv Moskva.

Last updated: 30/07/03 22.36CET

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Lineups

sheriff

Sheriff

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

25
HutanSebastian Hutan (GK)
1
PletikosaStipe Pletikosa (GK)
3
TestemitanuIon Testemitanu
4
TymoshchukAnatoliy Tymoshchuk (C)
4
PriganiucIurie Priganiuc
5
PopovSerhiy Popov
5
TarkhnishviliVazha Tarkhnishvili (C)
10
VukićZvonimir Vukić
Substitution82
7
IvanovStanislav Ivanov
11
VorobeyAndriy Vorobey
Substitution75
8
TudorCristian Tudor
Substitution71
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
10
BoreţVadim Boreţ
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
11
FariasLeandro Farias
Substitution60
20
BielikOlexiy Bielik
Substitution61
14
BlancoLuis Alberto Blanco
Yellow Card43
23
ZakarliukaSerhiy Zakarliuka
15
OdiahChidi Odiah
24
PažinPredrag Pažin
19
BarîsevVictor Barîsev
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
Yellow Card83

Substitutes

1
ChirilovAlexandru Chirilov (GK)
12
ShutkovDmytro Shutkov (GK)
9
NesterukAndriy Nesteruk
Substitution71
2
StarostiakMykhailo Starostiak
13
DaduSerghei Dadu
Substitution60
3
GleveckasDainius Gleveckas
17
BandiEduard Bandi
8
BakharevAleksei Bakharev
18
ComleonocVictor Comleonoc
15
PukanychAdrian Pukanych
Substitution82
20
GumenyukOleg Gumenyuk
25
BrandãoBrandão
Substitution61
16
OnyeachonamJoshua Onyeachonam
33
SrnaDarijo Srna
Substitution75

Coach

Igor Nakonechnyy (UKR) Bernd Schuster (GER)

Referee

Karel Vidlak (CZE)

Assistant referees

Igor Gulajev (CZE), Zbynek Pustka (CZE)

Fourth official

Josef Dvoracek (CZE)

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