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Shelbourne secure Split date

Published: Wednesday 21 July 2004, 23.41CET
Shelbourne FC 0-0 KR Reykjavik (Agg: 2-2) The Irish champions advance on away goals.

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Published: Wednesday 21 July 2004, 23.41CET

Shelbourne secure Split date

Shelbourne FC 0-0 KR Reykjavik (Agg: 2-2) The Irish champions advance on away goals.

By Aidan Fitzmaurice at Tolka Park

Shelbourne FC held their nerve to secure the goalless draw they needed to defeat KR Reykjavík and advance to the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League on the away-goals rule. Next up for the Republic of Ireland champions will be Croatian side HNK Hajduk Split.

Frenetic opening
Welsh-born goalkeeper Steve Williams was the Dublin side's hero as he pulled off a number of excellent saves. Knowing that they needed to score to remain in the competition, KR attacked from the start. With just five minutes on the clock, striker Kjartan Finnbogason had a great chance when Sigmundur Kristjansson put him through, but Williams saved well.

Harris intervention
Finnbogason went close again on 18 minutes but this time he was denied by defender Jamie Harris, while Williams was on hand again on 25 minutes to rebuff Sigurvin Olafsson. However, it was not all one-way traffic and Shelbourne had their chances too, with former Ireland international Alan Moore going close after eleven minutes.

Byrne chance
The home side created a golden opportunity on 37 minutes when Jason Byrne failed to find the net with only the keeper to beat. Moore's cross had caught out the KR defence and Byrne was left unmarked but he missed the target and sent his header across the face of goal.

Increased threat
Shelbourne were more of a threat after the break, with Jason Byrne again finding himself in a good scoring position on the hour, but his shot was weak and easily saved by goalkeeper Kristjan Finnbogason. The KR captain also made a superb save to deny Stuart Byrne on 74 minutes after good work by Wes Hoolahan.

Under pressure
Shelbourne's strikers had further chances as the home defence soaked up some pressure with the increasingly desperate Icelandic club throwing more and more men forward. However, Pat Fenlon's side held on to get the draw they needed, leaving KR to rue letting a two-goal lead slip in the first leg when Shelbourne fought back to draw 2-2.

Last updated: 28/07/04 12.16CET

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Lineups

shelbourne

Shelbourne

kr

KR

1
WilliamsSteven Williams (GK)
1
K. FinnbogasonKristján Finnbogason (GK) (C)
2
O. HearyOwen Heary (C)
6
K. SigurdssonKristján Sigurdsson
3
CrawleyDavid Crawley
7
GylfasonAgust Gylfason
4
RogersDave Rogers
9
DavídssonSölvi Davídsson
5
HarrisJamie Harris
10
ÓlafssonSigurvin Ólafsson
6
MorganThomas Morgan
12
EinarssonGunnar Einarsson
Substitution62
7
CahillOllie Cahill
18
PodzemskyPetr Podzemsky
8
ByrneStuart Byrne
Yellow Card40
19
FinnbogasonKjartan Henry Finnbogason
9
MooreAlan Moore
Substitution82
22
KristjanssonSigmundur Kristjansson
Substitution53
10
J. ByrneJason Byrne
Substitution90
23
ElísarbetarsonJökull Elísarbetarson
11
HoolahanWesley Hoolahan
Substitution87
26
GunnlaugssonArnar Gunnlaugsson
Substitution53

Substitutes

20
DelaneyDean Delaney (GK)
16
HaflidasonHjörvar Haflidason (GK)
12
CawleyAlan Cawley
Substitution87
2
EyjólfssonSigurdur Eyjólfsson
14
McDermottAlan McDermott
4
MagnússonKristinn Jóhannes Magnússon
Substitution62
15
RoweGerard Rowe
Substitution90
5
HaflidasonKristinn Haflidason
16
McCarthyGerard McCarthy
Substitution82
11
BenediktssonGudmundur Benediktsson
Substitution53
17
MurphyAlan Murphy
20
AstvaldssonArnlijotur Astvaldsson
18
PenderDerek Pender
21
BjarnasonTheodor Bjarnason
Substitution53

Coach

Pat Fenlon (IRL) Willum Thór Thórsson (ISL)

Referee

Michael Svendsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Bo Blankholm Pedersen (DEN), Palle Udsen (DEN)

Fourth official

Rene Christensen (DEN)

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