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Servette turn on the style

Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 22.29CET
FC Spartak Yerevan 0-2 Servette FC Servette take a major step towards the first round.

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AraksServette

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 15 August 2002, 22.29CET

Servette turn on the style

FC Spartak Yerevan 0-2 Servette FC Servette take a major step towards the first round.

FC Spartak Yerevan 0-2 Servette FC
Servette took a major step towards qualifying for the UEFA Cup first round with a comfortable away win over Spartak in Armenia tonight.

Hosts subdued
Substitute Abdel Kader Coubadja Toure was Servette’s hero, scoring twice after coming on in the second half as the Swiss side finally subdued their hosts.

Double trouble
Coubadja Toure was sent on in the 56th minute and was soon in the thick of things, finishing off some good work by Léonard Thurre to grab a vital away goal for the visitors. The Spartak defence caved in again soon afterwards, when Coubadja Toure fired in a wonderful solo effort after jinking through the home rearguard to give Servette a two-goal cushion before the return leg in two weeks’ time.

‘We did what we wanted’
“It was very important for us to score away from home, and we did what we wanted to do,” said Servette coach Roberto Morinini. “But let’s not forget that the game lasts 180 minutes.”

Key injuries
Spartak coach Hovhannes Zanazanyan bemoaned the absence of several key players. “Injuries to our leading players did not allow us to play successfully,” he said. “I hope that we do a better job in attack in the return leg.”

Last updated: 15/08/02 23.45CET

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