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Celtic stroll in Budapest

Published: Wednesday 13 August 2003, 23.00CET
MTK Hungária FC 0-4 Celtic FC Celtic are virtually through after a four-star display.

Match statistics

MTKCeltic

Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target0
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 August 2003, 23.00CET

Celtic stroll in Budapest

MTK Hungária FC 0-4 Celtic FC Celtic are virtually through after a four-star display.

Celtic FC took control of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against MTK Hungária FC with a comprehensive 4-0 victory in Budapest.

Larsson sets new record
Swedish striker Henrik Larsson, who took his European tally to 31 to create a new British scoring record, steered the ball over MTK goalkeeper Zoltan Vegh to open the floodgates. Goals from Didier Agathe, Stilian Petrov and Chris Sutton followed to put last season's beaten UEFA Cup finalists on course for a place in the lucrative group stage of the tournament.

Agathe slots home
Agathe and Petrov controlled the game for long spells and both were involved in the move which put Martin O'Neill's side two goals in front. Sutton, who started in place of Shaun Maloney, fought off two defenders before sending a deflected shot into the path of Agathe, who had the simple task of slotting home.

Match interrupted
The match was bizarrely held up for four minutes in the second half when a sprinkler went off in the middle of the pitch. But the unscheduled shower failed to dampen the Celtic spirits as the Bhoys increased their advantage through Petrov after a fierce shot from Alan Thompson was blocked.

O'Neill delighted
Sutton completed the victory in the dying minutes, when he steered home a Larsson cross. Celtic manager Martin O'Neill said afterwards: "We've got a great chance now."

Last updated: 14/08/03 9.31CET

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Lineups

mtk

MTK

celtic

Celtic

1
VeghZoltán Vegh (GK)
20
DouglasRobert Douglas (GK)
2
Z. MolnárZoltán Molnár
Yellow Card35
Substitution72
5
ValgaerenJoos Valgaeren
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
6
BaldéBobo Baldé
Yellow Card42
Substitution81
5
PusztaiOliver Pusztai
Yellow Card90+2
7
LarssonHenrik Larsson
Goal17
14
FüziÁkos Füzi
8
ThompsonAlan Thompson
7
ZavadszkyGábor Zavadszky
9
SuttonChris Sutton
Goal90+1
6
HalmaiGábor Halmai
14
LambertPaul Lambert (C)
4
JezdimirovicGoran Jezdimirovic
Substitution24
17
AgatheDidier Agathe
Goal36
Substitution78
9
Da SilvaWelton Da Silva
18
LennonNeil Lennon
10
IllésBéla Illés (C)
19
St.PetrovStiliyan Petrov
Goal70
Substitution78
11
RednicDaniel Eugen Rednic
Substitution64
23
VargaStanislav Varga

Substitutes

22
KovacsZoltán Kovacs (GK)
21
HedmanMagnus Hedman (GK)
8
PisontIstván Pisont
Substitution72
3
SyllaMohamed Sylla
Substitution78
25
ZabosAttila Zabos
4
McNamaraJackie McNamara
20
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics
29
MaloneyShaun Maloney
30
TorghelleSándor Torghelle
Substitution24
39
James SmithJames Smith
16
Ottó SzabóOttó Szabó
Substitution64
40
CraineyStephen Crainey
Substitution81
28
PandurPéter Pandur
43
MillerLiam Miller
Substitution78

Coach

Sándor Egervári (HUN) Steven Joseph Walford (ENG)

Referee

Kim Milton Nielsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Jens Larsen (DEN), Joergen Jepsen (DEN)

Fourth official

Knud Stadsgaard (DEN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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