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Ljubojević stars for Dinamo

Published: Wednesday 2 August 2006, 23.15CET
NK Dinamo Zagreb 5-2 FK Ekranas (agg: 9-3) Goran Ljubojević's hat-trick capped a fine night's work for Dinamo.

Match statistics

Dinamo ZagrebEkranas

Goals scored5
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 2 August 2006, 23.15CET

Ljubojević stars for Dinamo

NK Dinamo Zagreb 5-2 FK Ekranas (agg: 9-3) Goran Ljubojević's hat-trick capped a fine night's work for Dinamo.

NK Dinamo Zagreb will meet Arsenal FC for a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage after Goran Ljubojević's hat-trick helped them to a 5-2 win against FK Ekranas on the night and 9-3 success on aggregate.

Under-strength side
After a commanding first-leg victory, the Croatian champions rested several key players but Ljubojević nevertheless broke the deadlock in the second minute, connecting with Marijan Buljat's cross from the left. The expectant crowd then had to wait until just after the half-time whistle for more goals, with Ognjen Vukojević firing in a fine strike. Buljat and Ljubojević combined again to give the striker his second just after the hour. At 3-0, Dinamo eased up, perhaps mindful they would be taking on the 2005/06 runners-up in the first leg of the third qualifying round next week. Such complacency allowed Ekranas to score twice through Mantas Savenas and Povilas Lukšys.

Coach satisfied
Dinamo were not finished yet, though. Davor Vugrinec struck in the dying seconds of normal time before the 23-year-old Ljubojević, back after a successful loan spell at Swiss club FC St. Gallen last season, had a simple task to complete his hat-trick. "I am satisfied with the result, but I can't talk much about the style of play as it was not our best team and formation," said Dinamo coach Josip Kuže. "Our minds were already thinking ahead to Arsenal." With the club making a perfect start to their domestic title defence at the weekend, with a 1-0 win at home against NK Slaven Belupo, Arsenal can expect a stern test.

Last updated: 03/08/06 10.01CET

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Lineups

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

ekranas

Ekranas

1
TurinaIvan Turina (GK)
1
SkrupskisArvydas Skrupskis (GK)
2
M. BuljatMarijan Buljat
4
KlimavičiusArūnas Klimavičius
5
ČorlukaVedran Ćorluka
7
SavenasMantas Savenas (C)
Goal65
8
TomićAnte Tomić
Substitution79
9
LukšysPovilas Lukšys
Goal69
9
AndersonCosta Anderson
Substitution79
10
KučysAurimas Kučys
Yellow Card45
Substitution46
10
ModrićLuka Modrić (C)
Substitution65
13
PaulauskasGediminas Paulauskas
11
AgićJasmin Agić
16
BaneviciusAudrius Banevicius
15
CarlosCarlos
Yellow Card55
23
PetrauskasDonatas Petrauskas
Substitution83
20
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
Goal48
25
GardzijauskasMindaugas Gardzijauskas
26
DrpićDino Drpić
27
VarnasEgidijus Varnas
Substitution58
27
LjubojevićGoran Ljubojević
Goal2
Goal62
Goal90+1
77
TomkevičiusGiedrius Tomkevičius

Substitutes

12
LončarićFilip Lončarić (GK)
12
GrybauskasPaulius Grybauskas (GK)
23
GrgurovićMario Grgurović
Substitution65
11
PogrebanSerghei Pogreban
Substitution58
24
EduardoEduardo
Substitution79
18
GalkevičiusDominykas Galkevičius
Substitution83
30
VugrinecDavor Vugrinec
Substitution79
Goal90
33
SlekysVaidotas Slekys
Substitution46
3
ČaleHrvoje Čale
5
MikhalchukRuslans Mikhalchuk
7
EttoEtto
6
PadaigisDeividas Padaigis
21
PandevSaško Pandev
14
SaulėnasDainius Saulėnas

Coach

Josip Kuže (CRO) Virginijus Liubšys (LTU)

Referee

Robert Styles (ENG)

Assistant referees

Kevin Pike (ENG), Darren Cann (ENG)

Fourth official

Andre Marriner (ENG)

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