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Aberdeen cling on to qualify

Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 22.22CET
FC Nistru Otaci 0-0 Aberdeen FC (Agg: 0-1) Aberdeen edge into the UEFA Cup proper.

Match statistics

NistruAberdeen

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

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 22.22CET

Aberdeen cling on to qualify

FC Nistru Otaci 0-0 Aberdeen FC (Agg: 0-1) Aberdeen edge into the UEFA Cup proper.

FC Nistru Otaci 0 Aberdeen FC 0 (Aberdeen win 1-0 on aggregate)
Aberdeen FC held on for a scoreless draw against Moldovan club FC Nistru Otaci tonight to clinch a spot in the first round of the UEFA Cup.

Scottish resilience
The Dons, 1-0 up from the first leg thanks to striker Darren Mackie's goal, were forced to defend for long spells in the second half as the hosts pressed but stayed strong to take their place in tomorrow's draw.

Young threatens
Aberdeen started nervously and striker Sergei Yanchuk's shot almost caught out Aberdeen’s Danish goalkeeper Peter Kjær early on but striker Derek Young then put the visitors firmly in contention. He forced Sergei Dinov to make two great saves in close succession, shot over just before the break and went close again minutes after the restart.

Yanchuk dangerous
Nistru coach Alexandru Matiura made several changes in the second half, swinging the momentum of the match as his side pressed to take the tie into extra time. Yanchuk again looked dangerous and almost forced Kjær into making a costly mistake on 73 minutes.

Attack in numbers
The Moldovan side attacked in numbers and six minutes later Kjaer was needed to turn a fierce effort over the bar. In the dying stages, substitute Sergei Pogreban dribbled into the penalty area but his cross-shot flew wide.

Last updated: 29/08/02 23.03CET

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Lineups

nistru

Nistru

aberdeen

Aberdeen

1
DinovSerghei Dinov
1
KjærPeter Kjær
2
LupascoValentin Lupasco
18
DeloumeauxEric Deloumeaux
3
LaşcencovSerghei Laşcencov
3
McAllisterJames McAllister
Yellow Card61
4
KovalkovLeonid Kovalkov
5
AndersonRussell Anderson
5
PidhayetskyyAnatoliy Pidhayetskyy
Yellow Card60
6
McGuirePhilip McGuire
14
BursucIulian Bursuc (C)
10
YoungDerek Young
7
PopescuLilian Popescu
Substitution54
8
YoungDarren Young (C)
8
KopystyanskyyMykola Kopystyanskyy
Substitution77
2
McNaughtonKevin McNaughton
18
GroshevYuriy Groshev
4
TiernanFergus Tiernan
Substitution46
10
YanchukSerhiy Yanchuk
7
BiscontiRoberto Bisconti
Yellow Card10
Substitution60
11
BlajcoAlexandr Blajco
Substitution69
19
DjaffoLaurent Djaffo

Substitutes

22
MuraVladimir Mura
30
PreeceDavid Preece
9
TcaciucAndrei Tcaciuc
14
ClarkChris Clark
Substitution60
15
StarovykVitaliy Starovyk
9
MikeLeon Mike
16
MatiuraAndrei Matiura
Substitution54
11
MackieDarren Mackie
Substitution46
17
PogrebanSerghei Pogreban
Substitution69
16
O'DonoghueRoss O'Donoghue
19
MalitskyyOlexandr Malitskyy
Substitution77
22
MichieScott Michie
20
MincevNicolai Mincev
24
PayneStephen Payne

Coach

Alexandr Matiura (MDA) Ebbe Skovdahl (DEN)

Referee

Mustafa Culcu (TUR)

Assistant referees

Evren Dölek (TUR), Sürhat Müniroglu (TUR)

Fourth official

Unsal Cimen (TUR)

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