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Újpest no match for PSG

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.23CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC 3-0 Újpesti TE First-half goals see Újpest flounder in Paris.

Match statistics

PSGÚjpest

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.23CET

Újpest no match for PSG

Paris Saint-Germain FC 3-0 Újpesti TE First-half goals see Újpest flounder in Paris.

Paris Saint-Germain FC 3-0 Újpesti TE
Three goals in the first half were enough to see Paris Saint-Germain FC take a decisive advantage in the first leg of their UEFA Cup first-round tie against Hungarian side Újpesti TE.

Ronaldinho strikes
The game was all but finished by half-time as the home side dominated proceedings at the Parc des Princes. PSG opened the scoring in the 13th minute as Cristobal Parralo's cross from the right found Brazilian international Ronaldinho, who headed past visiting goalkeeper Géza Vlaszak from five metres.

Far-post header
Újpest barely had time to recover from that early blow before they found themselves another goal behind. Paulo César had just seen a free-kick tipped round the post for a 24th-minute corner, before stepping up to deliver a right-footed inswinger which eluded the visiting defence for Mauricio Pochettino to head past the despairing Vlaszak at the far post.

One-touch football
While the visitors continued to demonstrate their mastery of one-touch football and produced some fine approach play, they did not have the guile to unsettle a determined PSG defence, and found themselves 3-0 down at half-time.

Cardetti makes it three
Vlaszak was partially to blame as Fabrice Fiorese directed a cross from the left-back across goal which the goalkeeper misjudged, allowing Argentinian striker Martin Cardetti to drive the ball from close range into an unguarded net.

Fine save
Ronaldinho nearly added to his side's tally in the second half, but his long-range free-kick was palmed over the crossbar as Vlaszak made amends for his earlier error. The nearest the visitors came to a goal was when Dejan Poljakovic broke down the right after 73 minutes but, with only Lionel Letizi in the PSG goal to beat, he miscued his shot hopelessly wide.

Last updated: 20/09/02 10.49CET

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Lineups

paris

Paris

újpest

Újpest

1
LetiziLionel Letizi
26
VlaszákGéza Vlaszák
2
HeinzeGabriel Heinze
7
PoljakovicDejan Poljakovic
Substitution79
4
LeroyJérôme Leroy
9
TamásiZoltán Tamási
5
PochettinoMauricio Pochettino (C)
Goal24
10
Zoltán KovácsZoltán Kovács (C)
6
DéhuFrédéric Déhu
16
LerantPeter Lerant
7
André LuizAndré Luiz
Substitution56
18
HorváthFerenc Horváth
Substitution72
9
CardettiMartin Cardetti
Goal44
Substitution61
20
RósaHenrik Rósa
Substitution23
10
RonaldinhoRonaldinho
Goal13
21
JuhárTamás Juhár
Yellow Card23
14
FioreseFabrice Fiorese
Substitution77
23
TokodyTibor Tokody
15
Paulo CésarPaulo César
24
SzelesiZoltán Szélesi
Yellow Card62
22
CristobalCristobal
27
KorolovszkyGábor Korolovszky

Substitutes

16
AlonzoJérôme Alonzo
1
PoszaZsolt Posza
11
AloisioJosé Aloisio
Substitution61
14
FarkasBalász Farkas
Substitution72
17
LlacerFrancis Llacer
Substitution77
8
KunzoFrantišek Kunzo
18
DomiDidier Domi
15
TchuřDaniel Tchuř
Substitution23
20
Hugo LealHugo Leal
Substitution56
22
MóriTamás Móri
Substitution79
Yellow Card83
21
TouréAlioune Touré
26
OgbecheBartholomew Ogbeche

Coach

Luis Fernandez (FRA) András Szabó (CZE)

Referee

Dermot Gallagher (ENG)

Assistant referees

Anthony Green (ENG), Guy Beale (ENG)

Fourth official

Mike Dean (ENG)

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