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Herrlich seals late Dortmund joy

Published: Thursday 22 November 2001, 23.03CET
BV Borussia Dortmund's Heiko Herrlich scored with virtually the last kick to break FC København hearts in their UEFA Cup third round first-leg tie.

Match statistics

KøbenhavnDortmund

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
4
Red cards1
 
1

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 22 November 2001, 23.03CET

Herrlich seals late Dortmund joy

BV Borussia Dortmund's Heiko Herrlich scored with virtually the last kick to break FC København hearts in their UEFA Cup third round first-leg tie.

BV Borussia Dortmund substitute Heiko Herrlich scored the only goal with virtually the last kick of the game to break FC København hearts in their lively UEFA Cup third round first-leg encounter at Parken stadium, Copenhagen.

Dominated possession
The Danish side will rue their luck in a match that saw them dominate much of the possession and create a high percentage of the chances. They will also be disappointed that, when presented with the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot, the finishing was less than convincing. Both teams finished the match with ten men after Jan Koller and Christian Poulsen were sent off in the first half.

Zuma impresses
Heine Fernandez did have the ball in the Dortmund net as early as the 16th minute but his effort was ruled out for a push on visiting goalkeeper Jens Lehmann. The impressive Sibusiso Zuma, a South Africa-born striker blessed with electric pace and a slick touch, proved to be a constant thorn in Dortmund's side and was unlucky to see his low shot flash wide midway through the half.

Red cards
Niclas Jensen then curled his 20-metre free-kick over the Dortmund wall forcing Lehmann to dive smartly to his left to make a fine save, before Thomas Røll Larsen was unlucky to see his powerful header fly narrowly past the post. With half-time approaching, Koller and Poulsen were dismissed after a clash that left both injured in the København half. Referee Mike Riley adjudged both players to be at fault and, despite the protestations of both teams, ordered the duo from the field.

Missed penalty
Zuma continued to cause panic in the Dortmund rearguard, before his side were handed the perfect chance to edge in front. Christian Wörns rose to head a deep cross clear but the ball struck his arm and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. The experienced Jacob Laursen stepped up to take the kick but blazed his shot high over Lehmann's crossbar.

Late goal
The hosts continued to press but were eventually undone by an injury-time blow that will see them travel to Dortmund for the second leg as underdogs. Zuma and Thomas Thorninger both went close in the dying moments but Herrlich had the final say when he was on hand to poach what could prove to be a vital goal for his side.

Driving seat
Lars Ricken broke free of the København defence but saw his low shot blocked by goalkeeper Rune Pedersen. Herrlich, who replaced the largely ineffective Marcio Amoroso for the second half, was on hand to roll home from six metres and put his side firmly in the driving seat.

'We had luck'
Dortmund coach Matthias Sammer said: "I have to admit that we did not win the game thanks to a brillant performance, but merely because we had the luck we needed tonight. At the same time I must say that I am very disappointed that we were not capable of showing our true strength."

'A fine performance'
"I think that we delivered a fine performance, and were able to create some good chances," FC København coach Hans Backe said. "I'm looking forward to the away game, and I still think we have a chance of qualifying if we are able to put the same kind of pressure upon Dortmund as we did tonight."

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Lineups

københavn

København

dortmund

Dortmund

31
PedersenRune Pedersen
1
LehmannJens Lehmann
2
RytterThomas Rytter
2
WörnsChristian Wörns
5
MadsenKim Madsen
3
EvanilsonEvanilson
6
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
Red Card44
4
StevicMiroslav Stevic
Yellow Card88
7
N.JensenNiclas Jensen
5
KohlerJürgen Kohler
Yellow Card34
9
LarsenThomas Larsen
Substitution66
7
ReuterStefan Reuter
10
ZumaSibusiso Zuma
8
KollerJan Koller
Red Card44
11
FernandezHeine Fernandez
Substitution72
17
DedêDedê
Substitution74
16
LaursenJacob Laursen
18
RickenLars Ricken
21
BisgaardMorten Bisgaard
Substitution88
22
AmorosoMarcio Amoroso
Yellow Card40
Substitution46
22
LønstrupChristian Lønstrup
29
SørensenJan Sørensen

Substitutes

3
TurDiego Tur
34
RatajczakMichael Ratajczak
4
SvenssonBo Svensson
9
BobicFredi Bobic
15
Peter ChristiansenPeter Christiansen
Substitution88
11
HerrlichHeiko Herrlich
Substitution46
Goal90+2
8
VenceviciusDonatas Vencevicius
15
OlisehSunday Oliseh
14
ThorningerThomas Thorninger
Substitution66
21
MetzelderChristoph Metzelder
Substitution74
Yellow Card76
18
FredgaardCarsten Fredgaard
Substitution72
23
MadouniAhmed Madouni
20
GallBenny Gall
28
BugriFrancis Bugri

Coach

Hans Backe (NOR) Matthias Sammer (GER)

Referee

Michael Riley (ENG)

Assistant referees

Graeme Atkins (ENG), Guy Beale (ENG)

Fourth official

Eddie Wolstenholme (ENG)

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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