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Crvena Zvezda head through

Published: Wednesday 4 August 2004, 22.33CET
FK Crvena Zvezda 3-0 BSC Young Boys (agg: 5-2) Three headers delight the former European champions.

Match statistics

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Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 4 August 2004, 22.33CET

Crvena Zvezda head through

FK Crvena Zvezda 3-0 BSC Young Boys (agg: 5-2) Three headers delight the former European champions.

By Aleksandr Boskovic at FK Crvena Zvezda stadium

FK Crvena Zvezda reached the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League as headed goals from Bojan Miladinovic, Milan Dudic and Nikola Žigic secured a comfortable victory against Swiss runner-up BSC Young Boys in Belgrade. The Serbo-Montenegrin champions will now meet Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in the next round with a place in the competition's group stage the prize for the winner.

Three changes
In front of 45,000 spectators, Crvena Zvezda coach Ljubo Petrovic opted to make three changes to the side that scored twice late on to draw 2-2 in Switzerland, with Milan Biševac, Aleksandar Lukovic and Dejan Milovanovic all coming into the side while the suspended Dragan Stancic - who was sent off in Zurich - made way along with Marko Perovic and Goran Popov.

Enforced alteration
The home side were quickly into their stride, with Milovanovic forcing Young Boys goalkeeper Marco Wölfli into a brilliant reaction stop as early as the fifth minute. Thirteen minutes later Young Boys forward Francisco 'Neri' Souza missed from 12 metres and, to compound his woe, injured himself in the process and Patrick De Napoli came on in his place.

Crvena Zvezda chances
With Crvena Zvezda largely controlling possession and the visitors forced to rely on counterattacks, it was the home side who looked the more threatening. Striker Marko Pantelic cleverly worked space for himself inside the penalty area but failed to finish from ten metres. Žigic, who scored both Crvena Zvezda goals in the first leg, then missed a close-range header eight minutes before half-time.

Miladinovic moment
Two minutes later, however, it was 1-0 as Serbo-Montenegrin Under-21 international defender Miladinovic scored his first goal for Crvena Zvezda, heading Aleksandar Lukovic's free-kick into the corner of the net, leaving Wölfli with no chance.

Headed second
It was a similar story four minutes after the restart as midfield player Boško Jankovic's shot created the chance for Dudic to double the home side's advantage with another precise header into the corner of the net.

Visitors threaten
The goals visibly relaxed the home side, although Young Boys' Gabriel Urdaneta twice forced goalkeeper Vladimir Dišljenkovic into action and former Crvena Zvezda forward Boban Maksimovic produced some promising moments.

Žigic clincher
With progress looking increasingly likely, Petrovic opted to make three substitutions and one of them, midfield player Marko Perovic, created the third goal for Žigic in the 69th minute. Jankovic missed a chance from Žigic's long ball three minutes later, as Crvena Zvezda players and fans celebrated at the final whistle.

Last updated: 05/08/04 10.29CET

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Lineups

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Crvena zvezda

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Young Boys

22
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK) (C)
22
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK)
18
DjordjevićSlavoljub Djordjević
3
EugsterAdrian Eugster
Substitution67
6
BiševacMilan Biševac
Yellow Card77
4
KnezIvan Knez
4
MiladinovićBojan Miladinović
Goal39
Yellow Card66
7
NeriNeri
Substitution18
5
DudićMilan Dudić
Goal49
9
ChapuisatStéphane Chapuisat (C)
3
LukovićAleksandar Luković
Substitution89
11
UrdanetaGabriel Urdaneta
30
BastaDušan Basta
13
CarrenoFernando Carreno
8
JankovićBoško Janković
14
MagninJoël Magnin
32
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
Substitution67
15
HäberliThomas Häberli
Yellow Card31
Substitution58
25
ŽigićNikola Žigić
Yellow Card39
Goal69
Substitution83
21
RochatAlain Rochat
9
PantelićMarko Pantelić
24
AziawonouYao Aziawonou

Substitutes

1
RandjelovićIvan Randjelović (GK)
1
BettoniPatrick Bettoni (GK)
2
ŠaracDragan Šarac
5
DislerMark Disler
19
StojanovićNenad Stojanović
6
FriedliRoman Friedli
21
TintorVladimir Tintor
Substitution83
10
CoubageatMohamed Sadik Coubageat
24
PopovGoran Popov
Substitution89
12
De NapoliPatrick De Napoli
Substitution18
Yellow Card86
10
KrivokapićRadovan Krivokapić
16
MelunovicElvir Melunovic
Substitution58
11
PerovićMarko Perović
Substitution67
25
MaksimovicBoban Maksimovic
Substitution67

Coach

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

Referee

Damien Ledentu (FRA)

Assistant referees

Didier Grenier (FRA), Alain Taxil (FRA)

Fourth official

Olivier Thual (FRA)

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