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GAK take command in style

Published: Wednesday 30 July 2003, 22.00CET
KF Tirana 1-5 Grazer AK GAK overcome early scare to gain convincing victory in Albanian capital.

Match statistics

TiranaGAK

Goals scored1
 
5
Attempts on target1
 
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 30 July 2003, 22.00CET

GAK take command in style

KF Tirana 1-5 Grazer AK GAK overcome early scare to gain convincing victory in Albanian capital.

Grazer AK ran out comfortable 5-1 winners against Albania's KF Tirana in their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first-leg match - but the Austrians had to overcome an early scare before recording their victory.

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Tirana lead
Fjodor Xhafa put the home side ahead when he lobbed the ball past Andreas Schranz in the GAK goal after five minutes following a quick break by the Albanian champions.

Bazina levels scores
However, the early strike failed to undermine the Austrians as they took control with three goals before the interval. Mario Bazina capitalised on a mistake in the Tirana defence to put GAK on level terms after 14 minutes.

GAK move ahead
René Aufhauser then sent the visitors ahead in the 32nd minute with a header from a corner shortly after Indrit Fortuzi had rattled the crossbar for the home side with a shot from 20 metres, and they extended their lead four minutes before the break when Ilco Naumoski scored with a high shot from the edge of the penalty area.

Naumoski's second
GAK continued to dominate in the second half as Tirana's counterattacks became ever rarer, with Joachim Standfest nodding in from close range after 56 minutes and Naumoski adding his second eight minutes from time with a low shot from 16 metres.

Ajax await
Tirana will visit Graz next Wednesday for the return, with a place to play 2002/03 quarter-finalists and four-time winners AFC Ajax at stake.

Last updated: 31/07/03 10.14CET

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Lineups

tirana

Tirana

gak

GAK

1
EgboNdubuisi Egbo (GK)
1
SchranzAndreas Schranz (GK)
2
SinaElvis Sina
Yellow Card90+3
4
TokićMario Tokić
3
DabullaRezart Dabulla
Substitution46
5
EhmannAnton Ehmann (C)
4
DedeNevil Dede (C)
6
RamuschDieter Ramusch
Substitution70
10
MukajDevis Mukaj
7
StandfestJoachim Standfest
Goal56
11
FortuziIndrit Fortuzi
Substitution72
9
NaumoskiIlco Naumoski
Yellow Card18
Goal41
Goal82
16
HajdariGentian Hajdari
10
MilinkovicNikola Milinkovic
19
LiciSuad Lici
18
PogatetzEmanuel Pogatetz
Yellow Card69
20
Fjodor XhafaFjodor Xhafa
Goal5
19
DollingerMatthias Dollinger
Substitution75
21
PatushiSaimir Patushi
20
AufhauserRené Aufhauser
Goal32
Substitution58
24
PinariLuan Pinari
Substitution57
22
BazinaMario Bazina
Goal14

Substitutes

12
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
13
AlmerFranz Almer (GK)
7
Alban TafajAlban Tafaj
2
PötscherGregor Pötscher
Substitution70
9
BulkuSokol Bulku
Substitution46
8
AkwuegbuBenedict Akwuegbu
14
HaliliMahir Halili
Substitution57
11
AmerhauserMartin Amerhauser
Substitution75
15
AgolliAnsi Agolli
25
MajstorovićMario Majstorović
17
PrengaSokol Prenga
17
KulovitsEnrico Kulovits
Substitution58
23
MerkociEldorado Merkoci
Substitution72
23
SickGernot Sick

Coach

Sulejman Mema (ALB) Walter Schachner (AUT)

Referee

Georgios Douros (GRE)

Assistant referees

Fotis Danigelis (GRE), Christos Geneos (GRE)

Fourth official

Vassilis Terovitsas (GRE)

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