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Thun continue fairytale flight

Published: Wednesday 24 August 2005, 0.20CET
FC Thun 3-0 Malmö FF (agg: 4-0) The Swiss side's historic run shows no sign of abating as Mauro Lustrinelli scores two in an easy win.
by Marco Keller
from Stade de Suisse

Match statistics

ThunMalmö

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 24 August 2005, 0.20CET

Thun continue fairytale flight

FC Thun 3-0 Malmö FF (agg: 4-0) The Swiss side's historic run shows no sign of abating as Mauro Lustrinelli scores two in an easy win.

FC Thun's fairytale UEFA Champions League run shows no sign of abating after brushing Malmö FF aside with a 3-0 victory at the Stade de Suisse to reach the group stage in their maiden season in Europe's premier club competition.

Lustrinelli heroics
Trailing 1-0 after the first leg, the onus was on the Swedish visitors to pursue a goal but it was Thun who looked the most threatening in the opening exchanges, and Tiago Bernardi broke the deadlock midway through the first half. Mauro Lustrinelli sent the jubilant crowd to raptures five minutes before the interval before capping the victory with an astonishing second-half strike.

Asper active
The one-sided result was little more than the home side deserved after a dominant performance in Berne. They started the game on the front foot, and captain Andreas Gerber twice went close in the opening stages, the latter chance forcing a smart stop from Mattias Asper. Selver Hodžić and Bernardi also forced saves and when the latter made the breakthrough on 26 minutes, it came as little surprise.

Defensive error
The Brazilian midfield player converted Nelson Ferreira's superb cross to give Urs Schönenberger's a two-goal aggregate advantage. That became three on 40 minutes after a catastrophic defensive mistake from Joseph Elanga presented recent Swiss call-up Lustrinelli with the easiest of opportunities.

Spectacular strike
With Finnish veteran Jari Litmanen confined to the bench, the Swedish side offered little in return and Thun could have sealed the win four minutes after the interval but with team-mates better placed Adriano decided to go it alone. The crowd's disappointment was short-lived, however, as Lustrinelli wrapped up the win in spectacular style on 66 minutes.

Famous victory
The Swiss forward struck from near the halfway line to effectively settle the tie and leave the buoyant crowd euphoric. With the game over as a contest, Malmö finally displayed some attacking intent late on, but it was too little, too late as Thun began celebrating a famous win.

Last updated: 24/08/05 10.20CET

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Lineups

thun

Thun

malmö

Malmö

1
JakupovićEldin Jakupović (GK)
1
AsperMattias Asper (GK)
3
GonçalvesJosé Gonçalves
4
AbelssonPeter Abelsson
5
MiličevićLjubo Miličević
5
OlssonThomas Olsson
Substitution64
6
BernardiTiago Bernardi
Goal25
Yellow Card59
6
MattissonHasse Mattisson
9
AdrianoPimenta Adriano
Substitution79
7
ElangaJoseph Elanga
11
GerberAndres Gerber (C)
Substitution69
8
AlvesAfonso Alves
19
AegerterSilvan Aegerter
11
OsmanovskiYksel Osmanovski
Substitution62
20
LustrinelliMauro Lustrinelli
Goal40
Goal65
Substitution84
14
HøilandJon Inge Høiland
21
Nelson FerreiraNelson Ferreira
22
BechJesper Bech
22
PallasDavid Pallas
26
PodeMarcus Pode
Substitution79
26
HodzicSelver Hodzic
30
AnderssonDaniel Andersson (C)
Yellow Card59

Substitutes

18
PortmannAlain Portmann (GK)
35
BaxterLee Baxter (GK)
2
LeandroVieira Leandro
Substitution69
2
Anders AnderssonAnders Andersson
Substitution62
8
GelsonRodrigues Gelson
Substitution79
15
BarlaySamuel Barlay
Substitution79
13
OmarPape Omar
19
HolgerssonGlenn Holgersson
15
SenEren Sen
Substitution84
23
LitmanenJari Litmanen
Substitution64
16
SchenkelLukas Schenkel
24
NilssonTobias Nilsson
28
LawanRawez Lawan

Coach

Urs Schönenberger (SUI) Tom Prahl (SWE)

Referee

Stefano Farina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Gabriele Contini (ITA), Marcello Ambrosino (ITA)

Fourth official

Luca Banti (ITA)

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