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Koroman shines for Red Star

Published: Wednesday 1 August 2007, 23.00CET
FK Crvena Zvezda 1-0 FC Levadia Tallinn
A long-range goal by Ognjen Koroman ensured the former European champions a slender advantage.
by Aleksandar Bošković
from Belgrade

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Published: Wednesday 1 August 2007, 23.00CET

Koroman shines for Red Star

FK Crvena Zvezda 1-0 FC Levadia Tallinn
A long-range goal by Ognjen Koroman ensured the former European champions a slender advantage.

FK Crvena Zvezda will take a narrow advantage to Estonia next week after Ognjen Koroman scored the only goal against FC Levadia Tallinn in their UEFA Champions League second qualifying round first leg in Belgrade.

Early chances
The Serbian champions, and 1990/91 European Champion Clubs' Cup winners, dominated affairs from the start in front of a 22,000 crowd in the capital. They gave a debut to Hernán Barcos and the Argentinian forward was one of the players to miss a spate of early opening for Crvena Zvezda before they finally got the breakthrough ten minutes before half-time through Koroman. The Serbian international winger exchanged passes with Dušan Basta and Eduardo Castillo before sending an unstoppable long-range shot arrowing into the top-left corner.

Levadia hope
Home coach Boško Djurovski opted to make two changes at the start of the second half, bringing on Filip Djordević and Mauricio Molina, and the Ecuadorian in particular would make a positive impact, creating a chance midway through the half which Djordević headed wide from five metres. Crvena Zvezda were nearly made to pay for that missed opportunity though, as Tarmo Kink found himself alone only to be denied by goalkeeper Ivan Randjelović. The custodian would foil defender Vitoldas Čepauskas in added time too, but despite leaving Serbia beaten on the night Levadia will take hope into the second leg on home soil.

Last updated: 02/08/07 10.37CET

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Lineups

crvena zvezda

Crvena zvezda

levadia

Levadia

1
RandjelovićIvan Randjelović (GK)
3
CepauskasVitoldas Cepauskas
7
MilijašNenad Milijaš
9
DmitrijevAleksandr Dmitrijev
8
KoromanOgnjen Koroman
Goal35
2
KalimullinAndrei Kalimullin
9
BarcosHernan Barcos
Substitution46
15
KinkTarmo Kink
Substitution85
20
LucasLucas
Substitution64
1
KotenkoArtur Kotenko (GK)
21
GueyeIbrahima Gueye
5
LeitanVitali Leitan
Substitution89
35
CastilloSegundo Castillo
21
LemsaluMarek Lemsalu (C)
3
AndjelkovićDušan Andjelković
14
MalovDeniss Malov
13
TutorićDjordje Tutorić
7
ŠišovTihhon Šišov
30
BastaDušan Basta
Yellow Card28
Substitution74
97
SmirnovMaksim Smirnov
32
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović (C)
11
ZelinskiIndrek Zelinski
Substitution63

Substitutes

5
TrajkovićNikola Trajković
20
DovydenasMarius Dovydenas
Substitution89
10
BurzanovićIgor Burzanović
30
KaalmaMartin Kaalma (GK)
18
BronowickiGrzegorz Bronowicki
Substitution74
17
SaagKaimar Saag
Substitution63
23
MolinaMauricio Molina
Substitution64
10
SadrinAndrei Sadrin
Substitution85
31
RadivojevićSaša Radivojević (GK)
27
TenisteTaijo Teniste
19
BajalicaMiloš Bajalica
33
F. DjordjevićFilip Djordjević
Substitution46

Coach

Boshko Djurovski (MKD) Tarmo Rüütli (EST)

Referee

Bernhard Brugger (AUT)

Assistant referees

Norbert Schwab (AUT), René Zechner (AUT)

Fourth official

Dietmar Drabek (AUT)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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