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Ferencváros trump Tirana

Published: Tuesday 27 July 2004, 21.10CET
KF Tirana 2-3 Ferencvárosi TC The Hungarian champions score two valuable last-gasp goals to edge ahead.

Match statistics

TiranaFerencváros

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 27 July 2004, 21.10CET

Ferencváros trump Tirana

KF Tirana 2-3 Ferencvárosi TC The Hungarian champions score two valuable last-gasp goals to edge ahead.

By Dritan Ikonomi in the Qemal Stafa stadium

Two last-gasp goals from Ferencvárosi TC gave them a UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first-leg victory at KF Tirana when it seemed the Albanian title-holders were heading for victory.

Mukaj winner
Devis Mukaj had scored twice to overturn an early lead for the Hungarian champions, but an own goal from Tirana defender Gentian Hajdari and injury-time winner by Szabolcs Huszti, who had also opened the scoring, gave Ferencváros the edge ahead of next Wednesday's return.

Visitors ahead
Ferencváros had the best of the game in the early stages, but Tirana did carve out openings, with captain Nevil Dede sending a header on goal in the fourth minute and Eldorado Merkoçi shooting wide soon after. However, four minutes before the break Hajdari pulled back Marek Penksa in the Tirana box and Huszti converted the resultant penalty.

Tirana turn tie
Tirana began the second half strongly and Ervin Bulku had a long-range effort just off target. The home side levelled two minutes before the hour when Elvis Sina crossed from the right, goalkeeper Lajos Szücs blocked Mahir Halili's shot and Mukaj tapped in the rebound. Ten minutes later Mukaj scored again as he ran on to Halili's cross from the left, went past Péter Lipcsei and shot in from the edge of the area.

Home heartbreak
Indrit Fortuzi then went close after a Halili pass from the left, but Tirana could not extend their lead and Ferencváros began to press for an equaliser. It came in the 88th minute thanks to the luckless Hajdari. Sina almost put Tirana back in front only for Szücs to save, and it was the visitors who ended the leg ahead after Huzsti's 20-metre shot three minutes into added time beat Isli Hidi.

Last updated: 28/07/04 12.07CET

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Lineups

tirana

Tirana

ferencváros

Ferencváros

12
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
Yellow Card80
22
SzücsLajos Szücs (GK)
2
SinaElvis Sina
78
BalogZoltán Balog
Yellow Card38
3
DabullaRezart Dabulla
6
LipcseiPéter Lipcsei (C)
4
DedeNevil Dede (C)
24
GyepesGábor Gyepes
8
BulkuErvin Bulku
Yellow Card23
7
ZavadszkyGábor Zavadszky
10
MukajDevis Mukaj
Goal58
Goal68
Substitution87
53
KapicAdem Kapic
Substitution78
16
HajdariGentian Hajdari
Goal88
20
RósaDénes Rósa
Yellow Card48
19
LiciSuad Lici
11
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Yellow Card26
Goal41
Goal90+3
20
Fjodor XhafaFjodor Xhafa
Substitution65
30
GeraZoltán Gera
Substitution86
21
PatushiSaimir Patushi
Yellow Card60
99
PenskaMarek Penska
Substitution72
23
MerkociEldorado Merkoci
Substitution50
17
SasuMarius Sasu

Substitutes

1
EgboNdubuisi Egbo (GK)
80
BerkiKrisztián Berki (GK)
6
PinariLuan Pinari
Substitution87
8
NógrádiÁrpád Nógrádi
Substitution86
7
Alban TafajAlban Tafaj
10
LeandroLeandro
Substitution72
11
FortuziIndrit Fortuzi
Substitution65
23
BotisSorin Botis
14
HaliliMahir Halili
Substitution50
51
ZováthJános Zováth
Substitution78
15
AgolliAnsi Agolli
90
SowunmiThomas Sowunmi
17
BehariArdian Behari

Coach

Mirel Josa (ALB) Csaba László (HUN)

Referee

Bülent Demirlek (TUR)

Assistant referees

Erhan Sonmez (TUR), Selcuk Kaya (TUR)

Fourth official

Cem Papila (TUR)

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