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Göteborg crash out

Published: Friday 30 August 2002, 0.35CET
IFK Göteborg 2-2 FC Zimbru Chisinau (Agg: 3-5) Ten-man Zimbru pull off major shock.

Match statistics

GöteborgZimbru

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
1

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Published: Friday 30 August 2002, 0.35CET

Göteborg crash out

IFK Göteborg 2-2 FC Zimbru Chisinau (Agg: 3-5) Ten-man Zimbru pull off major shock.

IFK Göteborg 2-2 FC Zimbru Chisinau (Zimbru win 5-3 on aggregate)
Two goals in three minutes condemned IFK Göteborg to a shock defeat by Moldovan side FC Zimbru Chisinau - denying the former UEFA Cup winners a place in the competition

Early lift for IFK
Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, Göteborg needed a good start and got one when the visitors had sweeper Ilie Balasa sent off for elbowing Magnus Erlingmark after only eight minutes. Suitably buoyed, the home side poured forward and were duly rewarded when Tomas Rosenkvist scored on the half-hour mark, applying a close-range finish to Jonas Henriksson's pass.

Zimbru strike back
However, instead of going on to level the tie, Göteborg relaxed and were caught by breakaway goals on 34 and 36 minutes. Erlingmark lost concentration and allowed Boris Cibotari to nick the ball off him and run unchallenged from the halfway line to score. Then Levan Gvazava made it a double salvo, catching the home defence unawares to register via a post.

Rosenkvist back on target
Rosenkvist got his second goal three minutes later, after more good work from man of the match Henriksson, but this would be the last stirring of a former European super power rather than the start of a revival.

Confidence drained 
Göteborg could not build on a bright beginning to the second half as the team's poor league form told on the players' confidence in front of a sparse 2,109 crowd at the Ullevi stadium. Substitute Robert Karlsson and Henriksson both missed chances.

Boos for Lundin
With defeat looming for Göteborg, winners of this competition in 1982 and 1987, their fans called for the resignation of coach Stefan Lundin. Afterwards, he said: "It's not fun to hear it of course, and all we can do is try to get back to winning ways." Göteborg are fourth from bottom of the Allsvenskan with nine losses from 17 games.

'It's a shame'
Of the match itself, Lundin said: "We played very well for the first 30 minutes, but then lost our concentration and Chisinau scored two goals in quick succession. It's something we've seen far too often this season. It's a shame really. We do create the chances but we are having difficulties finding the net. Let's not forget that Chisinau are a good side who played two good games and I wish them luck."

Zimbru's pride
Chisinau coach Gabriel Stan said: "I'm very proud of my boys. It was a tough game from the start and with only ten men on the pitch it was even tougher. It's good to play well in such an important game and as the game wore on IFK looked shattered."

Last updated: 30/08/02 13.11CET

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Lineups

göteborg

Göteborg

zimbru

Zimbru

1
AnderssonBengt Andersson
1
MultescuEmanuel Multescu
Yellow Card90+3
3
RispFredrik Risp
2
OlexicGhenadie Olexic
4
HøilandJon Inge Høiland
3
AlexaMihai Alexa
6
RosenkvistTomas Rosenkvist
Goal29
Goal39
Yellow Card90+2
4
DinuMarin Dinu
Yellow Card20
8
HenrikssonSebastian Henriksson
5
PuscaGhenadie Pusca
10
EricssonMartin Ericsson
7
GvazavaLevan Gvazava
Goal34
Substitution80
11
HenrikssonJonas Henriksson
8
B. CebotariBoris Cebotari (C)
Goal35
15
SandklefMikael Sandklef
9
FrunzăViorel Frunză
Substitution57
19
ErlingmarkMagnus Erlingmark (C)
16
RohatGheorghe Rohat
20
SvenssonJimmy Svensson
Substitution65
18
BălaşaIlie Bălaşa
Red Card8
24
Sebastian JohanssonSebastian Johansson
Yellow Card50
Substitution84
25
BastinaDaniel Bastina

Substitutes

25
ClaessonRickard Claesson
12
GrigoreCătălin Grigore
12
ProchazkaJan Prochazka
14
RusnacVeaceslav Rusnac
14
JónssonHjalmar Jónsson
10
ShishelovVladimir Shishelov
Substitution57
16
SamuraKabba Samura
Substitution84
Yellow Card85
21
MochulyakOleg Mochulyak
17
WingårdAxel Wingård
20
BoicencoEugeniu Boicenco
Substitution80
26
KarlssonRobert Karlsson
Substitution65
11
PacurarMarius Pacurar
29
D. JonssonDennis Jonsson
23
DarieSergiu Darie

Coach

Stefan Lundin (SWE) Gabriel Stan (ROU)

Referee

Florian Meyer (GER)

Assistant referees

Rainer Werthmann (GER), Thorsten Schiffner (GER)

Fourth official

Peter Gagelmann (GER)

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