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GAK confirm Ajax meeting

Published: Wednesday 6 August 2003, 22.00CET
Grazer AK 2-1 KF Tirana (Agg: 7-2) A comfortable aggregate win secures GAK a tie with the Dutch giants.

Match statistics

GAKTirana

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 6 August 2003, 22.00CET

GAK confirm Ajax meeting

Grazer AK 2-1 KF Tirana (Agg: 7-2) A comfortable aggregate win secures GAK a tie with the Dutch giants.

Grazer AK confirmed their place in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round with a 2-1 win against KF Tirana which secured a 7-2 aggregate victory.

Comfortable lead
Leading 5-1 from the first leg in Albania last week, the Austrian side kicked off knowing that a place in the next round and a tie against AFC Ajax was all but secure. GAK were therefore content to play within themselves in front of their own supporters, and concentrated on ensuring an aggregate success with as little fuss as possible.

Early goal
GAK further extended their overall advantage within 14 minutes, as a corner led to a goalmouth scramble inside the Tirana penalty area before the ball broke for midfield player Gernot Sick to sweep it into the net from five metres.

GAK on top
The goal visibly deflated the visitors, and GAK were able to play the game at their own pace. The home side controlled the match without ever really threatening to add to their one-goal lead on the night, but as Tirana pressed forward in the second period more space opened up for GAK to break. It was from such a counterattack that the second goal was scored 16 minutes from time, as a left-wing cross was met by Roland Kollmann who turned it in from near the penalty spot.

Late consolation
To their credit, Tirana continued to push forward with only pride left to play for, and deservedly pulled a goal back a minute into added time at the end of the game, as Ansi Agolli, who had earlier seen a shot fly narrowly wide, reduced the deficit with a well-placed effort into the far corner of the net from the left-hand side of the GAK penalty area.

Last updated: 07/08/03 9.44CET

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Lineups

gak

GAK

tirana

Tirana

1
SchranzAndreas Schranz (GK)
1
EgboNdubuisi Egbo (GK)
2
PötscherGregor Pötscher (C)
2
SinaElvis Sina
4
TokićMario Tokić
3
DabullaRezart Dabulla
6
RamuschDieter Ramusch
4
DedeNevil Dede (C)
10
MilinkovicNikola Milinkovic
Substitution57
9
BulkuSokol Bulku
Substitution87
12
GoossensMichaël Goossens
10
MukajDevis Mukaj
17
KulovitsEnrico Kulovits
14
HaliliMahir Halili
Yellow Card71
18
PogatetzEmanuel Pogatetz
Substitution75
15
AgolliAnsi Agolli
Goal90+2
19
DollingerMatthias Dollinger
Substitution66
20
Fjodor XhafaFjodor Xhafa
Substitution42
23
SickGernot Sick
Goal16
21
PatushiSaimir Patushi
Substitution59
28
KollmannRoland Kollmann
Goal75
24
PinariLuan Pinari

Substitutes

13
AlmerFranz Almer (GK)
12
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
7
StandfestJoachim Standfest
Substitution75
7
Alban TafajAlban Tafaj
8
AkwuegbuBenedict Akwuegbu
11
FortuziIndrit Fortuzi
Substitution42
11
AmerhauserMartin Amerhauser
Substitution66
16
HajdariGentian Hajdari
22
BazinaMario Bazina
Substitution57
17
PrengaSokol Prenga
Substitution87
25
MajstorovićMario Majstorović
19
LiciSuad Lici
Substitution59
27
LechnerThomas Lechner
23
MerkociEldorado Merkoci

Coach

Walter Schachner (AUT) Sulejman Mema (ALB)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Eyjolfur Finnsson (ISL), Gudmundur Jonsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Egill Mar Markusson (ISL)

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