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Brann shocked by Suduva

Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 21.10CET
SK Brann 2-3 FK Suduva Suduva cause a surprise by winning in Norway.

Match statistics

BrannSūduva

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 21.10CET

Brann shocked by Suduva

SK Brann 2-3 FK Suduva Suduva cause a surprise by winning in Norway.

While their compatriots FC Atlantas were succumbing to a 5-0 defeat away to FC Litex Lovech in Bulgaria, Lithuanian side FK Suduva set about causing one of the major surprises among the 41 UEFA Cup qualifying round first leg matches by defeating SK Brann 3-2 in Norway.

Three-goal salvo
Suduva stunned their Norwegian hosts by racing into a 3-0 lead after just 20 minutes. Midfield player Vidas Zitinskas gave them an early lead in the eighth minute when he converted a cross from the right. Tomas Radzihevicius then made it two ten minutes later with a fine shot from 12 metres, and Zitinskas scored his second of the night with a delightful lob over a stranded Ivar Rønningen in the Brann goal.

Brann fight back
Just when it appeared that Suduva were cruising to a comfortable victory, Brann regrouped and Martin Knudsen pulled one back just before the break with a shot from outside the area. Petter Furuseth Olsen further reduced the arrears 13 minutes after the interval but there was no equaliser as Suduva held on.

Penalty miss
Brann had their chances to level, especially when Tommy Knarvik stepped up to take a penalty after 71 minutes only for his spot-kick to cannon off a post.

'Secure a lead'
Suduva coach Algimantas Gabrys was satisfied with the result, despite Brann's late comeback. "We met a very good team tonight," he said. "In the second half I told the players to secure a lead we could take back to Lithuania for the second leg."
 
'Should have scored more'
Brann coach Teitur Thordarson was philosophical after the final whistle and was left to rue his side's missed chances. "I was disappointed with my team's performance in the first 20 minutes. We took a grip on the match after 25 minutes, and should have scored a couple more goals in the second half."

Last updated: 15/08/02 23.41CET

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Lineups

brann

Brann

sūduva

Sūduva

24
RønningenIvar Rønningen (GK)
20
PadimanskasGytis Padimanskas (GK)
3
UlfsteinEgil Ulfstein
2
G. KlevinskasGiedrius Klevinskas
5
KnudsenMartin Knudsen
Goal45
4
SendžikasTomas Sendžikas
8
WalltinJoachim Walltin (C)
5
DevetinasNerijus Devetinas
Substitution66
9
Solis-calderonAlonso Solis-calderon
8
AdomaitisVidas Adomaitis
11
BrendesaeterGeirmund Brendesaeter
9
G. SlavickasGiedrius Slavickas
18
NhlekoNkosinathi Nhleko
Substitution90+1
10
RadzinevičiusTomas Radzinevičius
Goal18
Yellow Card62
Substitution76
19
ValenciaAlex Valencia
11
LarcenkaAndrius Larcenka
Yellow Card85
20
Furuseth OlsenPetter Furuseth Olsen
Yellow Card34
Goal58
13
ZitinskasVidas Zitinskas (C)
Goal8
Goal20
Substitution74
23
KnarvikTommy Knarvik
Substitution76
23
KunevičiusDainius Kunevičius
Yellow Card23
28
WaldeKnut Walde
24
GrigasGvidas Grigas

Substitutes

12
OpdalHåkon Opdal (GK)
1
BalnysAringas Balnys (GK)
13
MyeldeErik Myelde
Substitution90+1
7
SidlauskasNerijus Sidlauskas
Substitution66
21
HansenEndre Hansen
Substitution76
25
StankevičiusVitalis Stankevičius
Substitution76
6
HaugenHelge Haugen
26
MačiulisNerijus Mačiulis
Substitution74
14
Moen HansenDaniel Moen Hansen
3
KraipaviciusSaulius Kraipavicius
25
WassbergRoy Wassberg
14
SasnauskasAivaras Sasnauskas
30
LandroVegar Landro
19
RukaviciusVilmantas Rukavicius

Coach

Algimantas Gabrys (LTU)

Referee

David Malcolm (NIR)

Assistant referees

John McDowell (NIR), David Redfern (NIR)

Fourth official

Mark Courtney (NIR)

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