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Zigic double denies Young Boys

Published: Wednesday 28 July 2004, 22.31CET
BSC Young Boys 2-2 FK Crvena Zvezda Nikola Zigic strikes late on to earn Crvena Zvezda a draw.

Match statistics

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Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 28 July 2004, 22.31CET

Zigic double denies Young Boys

BSC Young Boys 2-2 FK Crvena Zvezda Nikola Zigic strikes late on to earn Crvena Zvezda a draw.

By Marco Keller at the Hardturm stadium

Two late goals from Nikola Zigic saw ten-man FK Crvena Zvezda earn a 2-2 draw away against BSC Young Boys in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round tie.

Great recovery
Despite being a man down after the dismissal of Dragan Stancic for a second yellow card after 58 minutes, a late spurt saw two goals from the giant Zigic, who scored 27 goals for the Serbo-Montenegrin champions last season, cancel out efforts from Stéphane Chapuisat and Adrian Eugster.

Early goal
Hans-Peter Zaugg's side took the game to the visitors from the start and were ahead after just six minutes when the 35-year-old Chapuisat took full advantage of a mistake by Slavoljub Djordjevic to open the scoring with an elegant left-footed shot.

Missed chances
Yao Aziawonou, Francisco 'Neri' Souza and Joël Magnin all passed up presentable opportunities to double Young Boys' advantage in the next 15 minutes and for a while it seemed that Crvena Zvezda would be overwhelmed until Ljubo Petrovic's side began to find some bite on the right wing through Dušan Basta.

Fine save
When a shot from almost 30 metres from Bojan Miladinovic forced Marco Wölfli to make a marvellous save after 29 minutes, the visitors came to life. Indeed, they could easily have gone into the break on level terms had Marko Pantelic not missed an easy header from close range in added time.

Red card
After Stancic was shown his second yellow card for a foul on Thomas Häberli, things seemed to be going downhill again for the Belgrade side, and although Petrovic tried to balance his midfield again, he could do nothing to prevent Eugster extending Young Boys' lead with a terrific 18-metre shot.

Innocuous ball
However, if the Swiss side thought their opponents were beaten, they were in for a shock. Crvena Zvezda were back in the game after 78 minutes when an innocuous-looking ball from Boško Jankovic wrong-footed Ivan Knez and Fernando Carreno and allowed Zigic to steal through and score.

Zigic leveller
The Swiss side kept pressing forward in search of the strike that would help to cancel out that all important away goal, but after missing some promising openings, they were made to pay as Crvena Zvezda picked their way through seven Young Boys players to set up Zigic for his second of the evening. The teams meet again next Wednesday in Belgrade.

Last updated: 29/07/04 12.13CET

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Lineups

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Young Boys

crvena zvezda

Crvena zvezda

22
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK)
22
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK) (C)
3
EugsterAdrian Eugster
Goal65
18
DjordjevićSlavoljub Djordjević
4
KnezIvan Knez
24
PopovGoran Popov
7
NeriNeri
5
DudićMilan Dudić
9
ChapuisatStéphane Chapuisat (C)
Goal6
4
MiladinovićBojan Miladinović
11
UrdanetaGabriel Urdaneta
Substitution81
30
BastaDušan Basta
13
CarrenoFernando Carreno
8
JankovićBoško Janković
Substitution89
14
MagninJoël Magnin
Yellow Card67
Substitution76
11
PerovićMarko Perović
Substitution69
15
HäberliThomas Häberli
Substitution86
14
StančićDragan Stančić
Red/Yellow Card58
21
RochatAlain Rochat
Yellow Card55
9
PantelićMarko Pantelić
Substitution62
24
AziawonouYao Aziawonou
Yellow Card33
25
ŽigićNikola Žigić
Goal79
Goal88

Substitutes

1
BettoniPatrick Bettoni (GK)
1
RandjelovićIvan Randjelović (GK)
5
DislerMark Disler
7
BogavacDragan Bogavac
6
FriedliRoman Friedli
21
TintorVladimir Tintor
Substitution69
10
CoubageatMohamed Sadik Coubageat
Substitution86
32
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
Substitution62
12
De NapoliPatrick De Napoli
Substitution76
10
KrivokapićRadovan Krivokapić
16
MelunovicElvir Melunovic
Substitution81
3
LukovićAleksandar Luković
25
MaksimovicBoban Maksimovic
6
BiševacMilan Biševac
Substitution89

Coach

Hans-Peter Zaugg (SUI) Ljubo Petrovic (SRB)

Referee

Pieter Vink (NED)

Assistant referees

Eugene H. Theelen (NED), Patrick Gerritsen (NED)

Fourth official

Tom van Sichem (NED)

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