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Hertha keep Servette at bay

Published: Thursday 22 November 2001, 22.59CET
Hertha BSC Berlin maintained their phenomenal defensive record with a 0-0 draw against Servette FC in their UEFA Cup third round first-leg tie.

Match statistics

ServetteHertha

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
1
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 22 November 2001, 22.59CET

Hertha keep Servette at bay

Hertha BSC Berlin maintained their phenomenal defensive record with a 0-0 draw against Servette FC in their UEFA Cup third round first-leg tie.

Hertha BSC Berlin maintained their phenomenal defensive record by recording a 0-0 draw against Servette FC in the Charmilles stadium as the two sides met in the first leg of their UEFA Cup third round tie.

Yet to concede
The German side are still to concede a goal in this year’s tournament and although their Swiss opponents had the better of this frustrating yet well-contested fixture, Hertha goalkeeper Christian Fiedler was rarely troubled.

Fiedler saves
In fact, Servette only truly tested Fiedler inside the first five minutes of the game. First Alexander Frei’s powerfully driven free-kick was tipped around the post and seconds later the Hertha keeper was in action again, parrying Claiton’s vicious, angled shot on the turn with both hands.

Maas chance
Hertha’s Rob Maas rose highest in the Servette penalty area to find himself with the visitors’ best chance of the game but Eric Pédat reacted well to block his downward header. It was the only real save that the Swiss goalkeeper had to make, and he later admitted: “It was very important to keep a clean sheet. But doing so in Berlin will be a different proposition altogether.”

Oruma on song
Servette were comfortably the better side before the break and Wilson Oruma, whose last-minute goal gave Servette their surprise second-round victory over Real Zaragoza, seemed to be at the heart of every move they put together. But the second half was a scrappier affair, with both sides resorting to hopeful long-range efforts.

Hilton header
This said, Hilton almost broke the deadlock ten minutes from time when he stooped to head towards goal in a crowded Hertha penalty area, but Fiedler scampered across his goalline to stop the ball creeping into the net. And the best chance of all came a minute later when Frei raced clear but slipped when he attempted to wrong-foot a covering defender and the ball squirmed to safety.

Favre: 'very solid'
Servette coach Lucien Favre said: “It was a very disciplined performance. We played a good match. We were very solid and after a 0-0 draw, anything is possible in Berlin.”

Fournier upbeat
His full-back Sébastien Fournier was more upbeat. He grinned: “They are a stronger side than us so we’ve done really well. 0-0 represents a super performance, but the return match will, of course, be much more difficult.”

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Lineups

servette

Servette

hertha

Hertha

1
PedatEric Pedat
12
FiedlerChristian Fiedler
3
FournierSébastien Fournier
4
Van BurikDick van Burik
Yellow Card34
4
HiltonHilton
8
GoorBart Goor
5
WolfStefan Wolf
11
PreetzMichael Preetz
6
LondonoOscar Londono
14
ŠimunićJosip Šimunić
8
ClaitonClaiton
18
DárdaiPál Dárdai
10
ObradovićGoran Obradović
19
SchmidtAndreas Schmidt
11
A. FreiAlexander Frei
Substitution82
23
TretschokRené Tretschok
Yellow Card31
16
LonfatJohann Lonfat
25
MaasRob Maas
19
JaquetChristophe Jaquet
30
MarcelinhoMarcelinho
Substitution84
20
OrumaWilson Oruma
33
RehmerMarko Rehmer
Substitution54

Substitutes

18
RothSébastien Roth
40
KuszczakTomasz Kuszczak
2
ReinaLoris Reina
2
LapaczinskiDenis Lapaczinski
7
BahThierno Bah
Substitution82
6
SverrissonEyjölfur Sverrisson
Substitution54
13
MievilleYves Mieville
9
DaeiAli Daei
17
AndreyChristophe Andrey
20
NeuendorfAndreas Neuendorf
22
WagnerRoger Wagner
21
HartmannMichael Hartmann
24
SanouMaxime Sanou
22
BeinlichStefan Beinlich
Substitution84

Coach

Lucien Favre (SUI) Jürgen Röber (GER)

Referee

Claus Bo Larsen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Allen Dam Nielsen (DEN), Ole V. Hansen (DEN)

Fourth official

Anders Mosegaard (DEN)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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