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Kärnten beat ten-man Metalurgs

Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 19.40CET
FHK Liepajas Metalurgs 0-2 FC Kärnten FC Kärnten seize the initiative in Latvia.

Match statistics

Liepājas MetalurgsKärnten

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 19.40CET

Kärnten beat ten-man Metalurgs

FHK Liepajas Metalurgs 0-2 FC Kärnten FC Kärnten seize the initiative in Latvia.

FHK Liepajas Metalurgs 0-2 FC Kärnten
Austrian side FC Kärnten seized the initiative in their UEFA Cup qualifying round first leg match by winning 2-0 away from home against FHK Liepajas Metalurgs of the Latvian Virsliga.

Klava dismissal
Kärnten did not have it all their own way and could have easily fallen behind in a first half dominated by the home side. But the turning point of the match came in the 52nd minute when Liepajas had defender Oskars Klava dismissed for a second bookable offence. Six minutes later Marijo Maric put the visitors ahead after meeting a cross from Patrick Jovanovic.

Krucs class
The hosts continued to scrap in search of an equaliser, but a great solo run from Carlos Juan Zuleta led to Kärnten's second as he rounded Liepajas keeper Aleksejs Krucs before squaring the ball to Stanko Bubalo to tap the ball into the empty net 12 minutes from time. Satisfied Kärnten coach Heinz Hochhauser said: "I am happy with the result. I think the dismissal was the key moment because we were struggling before that. But once that happened we took the initiative, scored the opening goal and then it was no problem for us to win the game."

'Wasted chances'
Hochhauser's Latvian counterpart, Viktor Lukin, was less pleased. The Liepajas coach said: "In the first half we wasted three chances. In the second half the red card and the goal shocked us, but Kärnten deservedly won the match."

Last updated: 15/08/02 21.37CET

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Lineups

liepājas metalurgs

Liepājas Metalurgs

kärnten

Kärnten

1
KrucsAleksejs Krucs (GK)
1
GoriuppRoland Goriupp (GK)
2
KļavaOskars Kļava
Red/Yellow Card52
2
VordereggerHeimo Vorderegger
Substitution80
3
IvanovsDeniss Ivanovs
3
PapacSaša Papac
4
ZirnisDzintars Zirnis
4
JovanovicPatrick Jovanovic
5
PavlenkoAleksandr Pavlenko
6
KolvidssonHelgi Kolvidsson
7
RinkusJanis Rinkus
8
AmbrosiusThomas Ambrosius
Substitution72
8
ZaiarnyVolodymyr Zaiarny
Yellow Card26
10
HotaAlmedin Hota
Substitution64
9
DobrecovsViktors Dobrecovs (C)
11
MaricMarijo Maric (C)
Yellow Card50
Goal57
11
KatasonovAleksandr Katasonov
14
RohseanoKlaus Rohseano
14
KirhnersIntars Kirhners
27
PilipovicRenato Pilipovic
23
GrebisKristaps Grebis
Substitution70
30
KoglerWalter Kogler

Substitutes

12
SpoleViktors Spole (GK)
22
SchenkAlexander Schenk (GK)
27
G. KarlsonsĢirts Karlsons
Substitution70
5
OberleitnerMarkus Oberleitner
Substitution80
6
ŽuravlovsAndrejs Žuravlovs
9
BubaloStanko Bubalo
Substitution72
Goal77
17
KalnsJurģis Kalns
20
ZuletaCarlos Zuleta
Substitution64
19
AtmanaviciusSaulus Atmanavicius
7
StaryRoman Stary
22
SoloņicinsGenadijs Soloņicins
17
SteinerMario Steiner
25
JemeļinsAntons Jemeļins
19
PitschkoWolfgang Pitschko

Coach

Viktors Lukins (LVA) Heinz Hochhauser (AUT)

Referee

John Feighery (IRL)

Assistant referees

Joseph O'brien (IRL), Ciaran Delaney (IRL)

Fourth official

James O'neill (IRL)

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