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Nuñez gives Grasshoppers hope

Published: Wednesday 13 August 2003, 23.00CET
Grasshopper-Club 1-0 AEK Athens FC Richard Nuñez's 83rd-minute goal gives Swiss champions the advantage.

Match statistics

GCAEK

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 August 2003, 23.00CET

Nuñez gives Grasshoppers hope

Grasshopper-Club 1-0 AEK Athens FC Richard Nuñez's 83rd-minute goal gives Swiss champions the advantage.

Richard Nuñez's 83rd-minute goal gave Grasshopper-Club the edge in their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against AEK Athens FC.

Grasshoppers inspired
Swiss champions Grasshoppers, aiming to emulate the success of compatriots FC Basel in the competition last season, have just four points from their first five league games this season, but were inspired by the European stage against their Greek visitors.

Three-man attack
Nuñez, Mladen Petric and Eduardo formed a formidable three-man attack, and but for AEK goalkeeper Dionisios Chiotis, the home side would have been well ahead at the break.

AEK hold firm
However, AEK held firm, and in the second half the visitors who began to threaten. Yiannakis Okkas, Grigorios Georgatos and Vassilios Borbokis all had opportunities, yet the breakthrough, when it arrived, came at the other end.

Breakaway goal
Grasshoppers still had some inspiration left and struck following a swift counterattack. Goalkeeper Fabrice Borer made a vital stop from Okkas, and sent the ball upfield to Petric. The Croatian fed Eduardo, and his cross evaded Chiotis and allowed Nuñez to head in.

Valuable advantage
That advantage could prove valuable for Grasshoppers, who visit Athens in a fortnight's time, when AEK will attempt to join compatriots Olympiacos CFP and Panathinaikos FC in the group stage.

Last updated: 14/08/03 9.31CET

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Lineups

grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

aek

AEK

1
BorerFabrice Borer (GK) (C)
22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
2
GamboaFernando Gamboa
2
BorbokisVassilios Borbokis
7
TararacheMihai Tararache
5
KostenoglouNikolaos Kostenoglou
Substitution66
8
EduardoEduardo
Substitution84
6
ZagorakisTheodoros Zagorakis
9
PetrićMladen Petrić
Yellow Card90+2
7
MaladenisChristos Maladenis
Substitution87
16
CastilloPascal Castillo
10
TsiartasVasilis Tsiartas
17
SpycherChristoph Spycher
16
GeorgeasNikos Georgeas
Yellow Card45
19
ChatrucJosé Chatruc
Yellow Card37
17
KasapisMihalis Kasapis (C)
23
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
21
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
25
NuñezRichard Nuñez
Goal83
30
IvićIlija Ivić
Substitution66
26
A. MitreskiAleksandar Mitreski
32
KapsisMichalis Kapsis
Yellow Card86

Substitutes

18
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
1
MihailidisChrisostomos Mihailidis (GK)
4
MagroFeliciano Magro
Substitution84
8
KreekMichel Kreek
5
ShalaRijat Shala
9
OkkasIoannis Okkas
Substitution66
10
GaneIonel Gane
14
RusevIvan Rusev
20
EmbefeAlfred Embefe
18
MorasVangelis Moras
Substitution87
21
ZieglerReto Ziegler
31
GeorgatosGrigoris Georgatos
Substitution66
27
OpabunmiFemi Opabunmi
33
LiberopoulosNikos Liberopoulos

Coach

Marcel Koller (SUI) Dušan Bajević (SRB)

Referee

Eric Poulat (FRA)

Assistant referees

Nelly Viennot (FRA), Daniel Bequignat (FRA)

Fourth official

Jean-Marc Bonnin (FRA)

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