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Galásek saves Ajax blushes

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2003, 21.53CET
AFC Ajax 2-1 Grazer AK (Agg: 3-2) Ajax go through thanks to a 'silver goal'.

Match statistics

AjaxGAK

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
6
Red cards0
2

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 27 August 2003, 21.53CET

Galásek saves Ajax blushes

AFC Ajax 2-1 Grazer AK (Agg: 3-2) Ajax go through thanks to a 'silver goal'.

AFC Ajax defeated nine-man Grazer AK 2-1 on Wednesday thanks to a 'silver goal' to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage on the back of a 3-2 aggregate triumph.

Tight contest
Ajax, who were a touch fortunate to gain a 1-1 draw in Austria a fortnight ago, were made to wait until Czech midfield player Tomáš Galásek struck from the penalty spot a minute from the end of the first period of extra time to settle a tightly-contested tie. 

Ibrahimovic opener
The Dutch club took a 15th-minute lead through Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who headed a cross from Brazilian midfielder Maxwell into the net. Roland Kollmann, however, levelled in the 40th minute to set up an exciting second half. 
 
Pötscher off
Ajax, quarter-finalists in the competition last season, suffered in defence after the interval while the Austrian defence remained firm, despite losing left-back Gregor Pötscher for a second bookable offence.

Galásek penalty
Soon after the dismissal Anton Ehmann was also handed a red card after conceding a penalty. Galásek calmly converted to settle matters and within a minute the whistle had sounded to bring welcome relief to the four-times former European champions.

Last updated: 28/08/03 1.59CET

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Lineups

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Ajax

gak

GAK

1
LobonţBogdan Lobonţ (GK)
1
SchranzAndreas Schranz (GK)
3
PasanenPetri Pasanen
2
PötscherGregor Pötscher
Red/Yellow Card97 ET
4
EscudéJulien Escudé
4
TokićMario Tokić
6
GalásekTomáš Galásek
Goal103 ET
5
EhmannAnton Ehmann (C)
Red/Yellow Card102 ET
8
PienaarSteven Pienaar
Substitution94 ET
6
RamuschDieter Ramusch
Substitution74
9
IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
Goal15
9
NaumoskiIlco Naumoski
Yellow Card78
Substitution100 ET
10
Van der VaartRafael van der Vaart (C)
10
MilinkovicNikola Milinkovic
Yellow Card65
11
SikoraVictor Sikora
Substitution68
18
PogatetzEmanuel Pogatetz
Yellow Card68
14
Van DammeJelle Van Damme
Substitution56
19
DollingerMatthias Dollinger
15
MaxwellMaxwell
20
AufhauserRené Aufhauser
Yellow Card28
23
GrygeraZdeněk Grygera
28
KollmannRoland Kollmann
Goal40

Substitutes

21
StekelenburgMaarten Stekelenburg (GK)
13
AlmerFranz Almer (GK)
16
N. De JongNigel de Jong
7
StandfestJoachim Standfest
Substitution74
17
WambertoWamberto
Substitution68
16
TutuAdu Tutu
18
SneijderWesley Sneijder
Substitution56
Yellow Card88
17
KulovitsEnrico Kulovits
19
SonckWesley Sonck
Substitution94 ET
22
BazinaMario Bazina
Substitution100 ET
22
YakubuAbubakari Yakubu
23
SickGernot Sick
28
BoukhariNourdin Boukhari
25
MajstorovićMario Majstorović

Coach

Ronald Koeman (NED) Walter Schachner (AUT)

Referee

Valentin Ivanov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Gennady Krasyuk (RUS), Vladimir Eniutin (RUS)

Fourth official

Alexey Tiumin (RUS)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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