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Rubio gives Livingston the edge

Published: Tuesday 13 August 2002, 23.43CET
FC Vaduz 1-1 Livingston FC Livingston are in the driving seat thanks to Oscar Rubio.

Match statistics

VaduzLivingston

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Tuesday 13 August 2002, 23.43CET

Rubio gives Livingston the edge

FC Vaduz 1-1 Livingston FC Livingston are in the driving seat thanks to Oscar Rubio.

FC Vaduz 1-1 Livingston FC
Livingston FC edged a step closer to a place in the first round of the UEFA Cup as they drew 1-1 against FC Vaduz in the first leg of their qualifying round tie in Liechtenstein.

Bright start
Vaduz started the match brightly inside the Gemeindesportplaz Vaduz stadium, but failed to create a clear-cut chance against their Scottish opponents in a pulsating first half. Livingston were more attack-minded and looked to hit their hosts on the counterattack, with good opportunities falling to Barry Wilson and Ivory Coast striker Eugène Dadi.

Rubio on target
The Scottish side finally broke the deadlock six minutes after the restart through Oscar Rubio. Livingston were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area and Gary Bollan's shot was spilled by Vaduz goalkeeper Romuald Peiser into the path of Rubio, who tapped in from close range.

Burgmeier equaliser
However, Vaduz, who play their league football in the Swiss second division due to there being no professional league in Liechtenstein, levelled through Franz Burgmeier ten minutes later. Burgmeier latched on to a long ball and played a neat one-two with Vaidotas Slekys before shooting from ten metres into the bottom left corner.

Pace dropped
Both teams seemed satisfied with the result and the pace of the game dropped considerably during the closing stages. Slekys, arguably the man of the match, continued to impress but it is Livingston who will be the happier of the two sides, having scored an away goal ahead of the second leg on 29 August.

'Attacking mentality'
Vaduz coach Walter Hörmann was pleased with his side's performance but is wary of the return leg. "I am very proud of my players," he said. "We played much better than on Saturday against Lausanne-Sports. It's a bit sad that we conceded a goal and we were unable to continue to look for the winning goal in the last part of the match. But I can understand my players - as in previous matches we have paid a high price for our attacking mentality."

'Win at home'
Hörmann's opposite number, Jim Leishman, was in philosophical mood after the final whistle, saying: "I am quite satisfied with our game and the result we achieved. I am just a bit angry that we have been unable to maintain the lead after opening the scoring. Now, we will have to win at home to make it to the next round."

'Maintain control'
Vaduz defender André Niederhäuser praised his team-mates for their battling attitude, having fallen behind in the closely fought contest. "We played aggressively in the first half," he said. "And we did not allow them to produce any dangerous chances in the second half. After undeservedly going a goal down, we managed to fight back and maintain control after the equaliser."

Last updated: 14/08/02 0.56CET

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Lineups

vaduz

Vaduz

livingston

Livingston

1
PeiserRomuald Peiser
1
BrotoJavier-Sanchez Broto
5
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa
2
BrinquinPhilippe Brinquin
6
BrugnoliRenato Brugnoli (C)
Yellow Card63
3
BollanGary Bollan
8
ŠlekysVaidotas Šlekys
4
RubioOscar Rubio (C)
Goal51
10
ObhafuosoPhilip Obhafuoso
7
WilsonBarry Wilson
Yellow Card44
Substitution75
13
PérezMarco Pérez
Substitution90
8
CamachoJuan José Camacho
Substitution46
14
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
Goal61
Substitution81
9
ZarateRolando Zarate
Yellow Card79
15
ZarnMarius Zarn
12
QuinovertQuinovert
17
M. TelserMartin Telser
14
MakelLee Makel
Yellow Card90+3
21
NiederhauserAndré Niederhauser
20
BahokenGustave Bahoken
22
MerendaMoreno Merenda
Yellow Card81
Substitution90+2
21
DadiEugène Dadi
Yellow Card66
Substitution72

Substitutes

12
SilvaCarlos Silva
19
McEwanDavid McEwan
2
WalzJérôme Walz
22
HartMichael Hart
Substitution75
7
R. BüchelRonny Büchel
24
FullartonEamon Fullarton
9
PolverinoDaniele Polverino
Substitution90+2
13
XausaDavide Xausa
Substitution72
11
BeckThomas Beck
Substitution81
25
BrittainRichard Brittain
16
Mic. StocklasaMichael Stocklasa
10
BinghamDavid Bingham
Substitution46
20
GersterAndreas Gerster
Substitution90
91
Toure-MamanCherif Toure-Maman

Coach

Walter Hörmann (AUT) James Leishman (SCO)

Referee

Sinisa Zrnic (BIH)

Assistant referees

Mesud Peljto (BIH), Edin Selimovic (BIH)

Fourth official

Sead Kulovic (BIH)

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