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Halenár hat-trick shocks Celtic

Published: Wednesday 27 July 2005, 23.29CET
FC Artmedia Bratislava 5-0 Celtic FC Juraj Halenár's treble inspires Artmedia to a superb victory.

Match statistics

PetržalkaCeltic

Goals scored5
 
0
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts5
 
0
on target5
 
0
off target0
 
0
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Fouls suffered0
 
0
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 27 July 2005, 23.29CET

Halenár hat-trick shocks Celtic

FC Artmedia Bratislava 5-0 Celtic FC Juraj Halenár's treble inspires Artmedia to a superb victory.

By Stanislav Hlaváček

FC Artmedia Bratislava truly announced themselves on the European stage with a stunning UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first-leg victory against Celtic FC.

Dream performance
The 1967 European champions have been group stage regulars in recent seasons, and also reached the 2003 UEFA Cup final. But they will require an improbable result after Artmedia, who needed a last-gasp extra-time goal a week ago to knock out FC Kairat Almaty in their first-ever tie in this competition, gained this thoroughly deserved win, helped by a hat-trick from Slovakian Under-21 international Juraj Halenár.

Noisy crowd
Having had to move the game to SK Slovan Bratislava's Tehelné Pole stadium across the Danube, Artmedia were roared on by a noisy 17,632 crowd. On 17 minutes Celtic received a further blow when influential forward Chris Sutton was taken off with a suspected fractured cheekbone. Aiden McGeady was his replacement, but Celtic were put under pressure and David Marshall did well to save a Blažej Vašcák effort.

Opening goal
Halenár, who only signed last Friday from AŠK Inter Bratislava and was sent off on his Artmedia bow the next day, ensured it would be a dream European debut with a goal two minutes before half-time after being set up by Ján Kozák and Vašcák.

Lead extended
Celtic were expect to respond strongly after the break but it was Artmedia who dominated. In the 57th minute Halenár returned the favour to Vašcák for the opening goal, setting up his team-mate to tap into an empty net. New Celtic manager Gordon Strachen sent on Shaun Maloney and Jérémie Aliadière for Maciej Zurawski and Alan Thompson, and both substitutes had chances, without hitting the target.

Solo effort
Instead, Halenár volleyed in Kozák's 76th-minute corner to extend the lead and two minutes later substitute Martin Mikulic found himself unmarked and, just six minutes after arriving, made it 4-0. Peter Burák and Pavol Staňo were sent on by Vladimír Weiss to join the Artmedia party, but it was Halenár who had the last word in added time with a great solo effort.

Seeding prize
It is a long time since a Slovakian side enjoyed such a result, and not only can they look forward to their Tuesday trip to Glasgow, but can also be forgiven for also taking a keen interest in Friday's third qualifying round draw where, thanks to Celtic's coefficient, the winners of this tie will be seeded.

Last updated: 28/07/05 11.58CET

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Lineups

petržalka

Petržalka

celtic

Celtic

1
ČobejJuraj Čobej (GK)
22
MarshallDavid Marshall (GK)
2
DebnárOndrej Debnár
2
TelferPaul Telfer
4
ĎuricaJán Ďurica
3
CamaraMohamed Camara
7
KotulaJozef Kotula
6
BaldéBobo Baldé
Yellow Card64
8
VaščákBlažej Vaščák
Goal57
Substitution63
7
ŻurawskiMaciej Żurawski
Substitution60
12
ObžeraBranislav Obžera
Substitution80
8
ThompsonAlan Thompson
Substitution65
13
TchuřDaniel Tchuř
Substitution85
9
SuttonChris Sutton
Substitution17
14
HalenárJuraj Halenár
Goal43
Goal76
Goal89
10
HartsonJohn Hartson
17
BorbélyBalázs Borbély (C)
18
LennonNeil Lennon (C)
20
FodrekBranislav Fodrek
19
St.PetrovStiliyan Petrov
Yellow Card59
25
KozákJán Kozák
23
VargaStanislav Varga

Substitutes

30
KollárŠtefan Kollár (GK)
1
BorucArtur Boruc (GK)
3
StaňoPavol Staňo
Substitution85
14
AliadièreJérémie Aliadière
Substitution65
10
MikuličMartin Mikulič
Substitution63
Goal78
29
MaloneyShaun Maloney
Substitution60
24
BurákPeter Burák
Substitution80
46
McGeadyAiden McGeady
Substitution17
5
HellebrandAleš Hellebrand
33
R. WallaceRoss Wallace
9
GomesFabio Luis Gomes
37
BeattieCraig Beattie
15
GajdošVratislav Gajdoš
44
McManusStephen McManus

Coach

Vladimír Weiss (SVK) Gordon Strachan (SCO)

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