Qualifying round, Second leg - 29/08/2002 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time) - Stadion FK Crvena zvezda - Belgrade
Aggregate: 5-0 

Crvena zvezda - Kairat 3-0 - 29/08/2002 - Match page - UEFA Europa League 2002

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Zvezda have a ball

Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 23.17CET
FK Crvena Zvezda 3-0 FC Kairat Almaty (Agg: 5-0) Easy for Zvezda against newcomers.
Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 23.17CET

Zvezda have a ball

FK Crvena Zvezda 3-0 FC Kairat Almaty (Agg: 5-0) Easy for Zvezda against newcomers.

FK Crvena Zvezda 3-0 FC Kairat Almaty (Crvena Zvezda win 5-0 on aggregate)
FK Crvena Zvezda have secured a place in the UEFA Cup after completing a dynamic aggregate victory against the Kazakhstan side FC Kairat Almaty.

Double strike
Ivan Gvozdenovic scored Zvezda's first goal on 19 minutes, giving the nod to a cross from Mihajlo Pjanovic. And, after Kairat keeper Yevgeniy Naboychenko had done well to keep out a Nemanja Vidic header, Pjanovic slotted in the rebound to make it 2-0 moments before half-time.

'The right time'
Leading 2-0 from the first leg in Kazakhstan, Radovan Krivokapic rounded off the scoring with a clever lob on 73 minutes. Afterwards, the Zvezda coach, Zoran Filipovic, admitted the win had been "nothing less than expected". "We scored at the right time and went on to seal the win," he said.

A new beginning
Meanwhile, Zlatko Krmpotic, coach of competition debutants Kairat, said: "We were beaten by a much better team and therefore I am not sorry. My players seemed frightened by the atmosphere here in Belgrade. But this was a great beginning for Kazak football and I hope results will improve."

Last updated: 30/08/02 0.30CET


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