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Varteks stroll to victory

Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 23.01CET
Dundalk FC 0-4 NK Varteks (Agg: 0-9) Varteks outclass Dundalk in Dublin.

Match statistics

DundalkVaraždin

Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target0
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 23.01CET

Varteks stroll to victory

Dundalk FC 0-4 NK Varteks (Agg: 0-9) Varteks outclass Dundalk in Dublin.

Dundalk FC 0-4 NK Varteks (Varteks win 9-0 on aggregate)
Croatian side NK Varteks outclassed a dismal Dundalk FC side in Dublin and advanced to the UEFA Cup first round with a superb display of clever football which earned the visitors a standing ovation from the 1,000 fans in Tolka Park.

McCrystal sees red
Dundalk were 5-0 down from the first leg and had only pride to play for, but they failed to score a goal or have a shot on target and the final blow for the Whites was a second-half red card for defender Bryan McCrystal.

Six changes
Varteks had made six changes from the first leg but the new faces were just as capable of dealing with the Irish threat, and the Croatians were ahead after 21 minutes as striker Matija Kristic had no trouble in heading past goalkeeper John Connolly from a corner by Ilami Halimi.

Misery for Dundalk
On 50 minutes Varteks were 2-0 ahead when Halimi again was the creator, this time for substitute Nedim Halilovic who calmly finished from close range. Four minutes later, former Leeds United AFC player McCrystal was sent off for a foul on Halilovic, his second bookable offence. On 69 minutes Varteks and their small band of fans were singing again when Franje Petrecevic provided a chance for substitute Ivica Huljev who made no mistake, and Dundalk's misery was complete on 79 minutes with a superb goal from long range by defender Ivan Fumic.

Work ahead for Murray
Varteks now advance into the next round while Dundalk manager Martin Murray tries to lift his side and prepare them for the challenge ahead, to win promotion to the Premier Division.

Last updated: 02/09/02 17.14CET

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Lineups

dundalk

Dundalk

varaždin

Varaždin

1
ConnollyJohn Connolly
12
RumbakŽeljko Rumbak
2
WhyteJohn Whyte
Yellow Card31
2
ToplakSamir Toplak
3
BruntonRobert Brunton
3
FumicIvan Fumic
Goal79
4
D'arcyRoss D'arcy
6
KristićMatija Kristić
Goal21
5
McCrystalBrian McCrystal
Yellow Card55
9
KarićVeldin Karić
Yellow Card31
Substitution46
6
KavanaghCiaran Kavanagh (C)
Substitution68
10
MumlekMiljenko Mumlek (C)
Substitution46
7
HoeyDavid Hoey
14
GranićGoran Granić
8
ReillyMartin Reilly
Substitution72
15
JancevskiIgor Jancevski
Substitution66
9
HaylockGarry Haylock
Substitution58
18
PetričevićFrane Petričević
Yellow Card61
10
FlanaganJohn Flanagan
19
SklepicHrvoje Sklepic
11
WardDavid Ward
Yellow Card85
28
HalimiIlami Halimi

Substitutes

17
DempseyMichael Dempsey
22
KitnerKristijan Kitner
12
WebbMarc Webb
5
HrmanDanijel Hrman
13
MaloneCormac Malone
Substitution72
11
HuljevIvica Huljev
Substitution46
Goal69
14
MaloneChris Malone
Substitution58
17
GregoricKrunoslav Gregoric
15
HoeyPaul Hoey
20
ŠafarićNikola Šafarić
Substitution66
18
SharkeyJohn Sharkey
24
SabolckiSilvestar Sabolcki
19
LawlessChristopher Lawless
Substitution68
29
HalilovićNedim Halilović
Substitution46
Goal50

Coach

Martin Murray (IRL) Dražen Besek (CRO)

Referee

Petteri Kari (FIN)

Assistant referees

Ville Mantere (FIN), Esa Vehvilainen (FIN)

Fourth official

Kimmo Salminen (FIN)

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