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National survive Dutch siege

Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.00CET
SC Heerenveen 2-0 FC National Bucuresti (Agg:2-3) National hold on for aggregate triumph.

Match statistics

HeerenveenFC National 2000 Bucuresti

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.00CET

National survive Dutch siege

SC Heerenveen 2-0 FC National Bucuresti (Agg:2-3) National hold on for aggregate triumph.

A 2-0 victory for SC Heerenveen in their UEFA Cup first-round second leg match was not enough to deny FC National Bucuresti a place in the next round, the Romanian team surviving a Dutch onslaught to seal a 3-2 aggregate win.

Dutch siege
With a mountain to climb after their 3-0 defeat in Bucharest, the hosts seized the initiative straight from the start, hardly allowing National to clear their lines as they lay siege to the visitors' goal.

Nurmela in superb form
The architect behind the early pressure was Finnish playmaker Mika Nurmela who, along with right winger Arjan Ebbinge, created a host of chances in the opening stages. Indeed, Heerenveen should have taken an early lead after ten minutes of play when Abgar Barsom just failed to connect with Ebbinge's trademark pass.

Vintila on hand
Then ten minutes later Romano Denneboom rose high to produce a bullet header on the National goal but Bogdan Vintila was equal to it and turned the effort behind for a corner. Vintila was also on hand to keep out a stinging drive from Nurmela seconds later and Swedish import Stefan Selakovic was also denied by the inspired goalkeeper as the first half finished scoreless.

Positive rhythm
The Dutch hosts maintained their positive rhythm from the start of the second half and had to wait only nine minutes after the interval before their pressure finally paid off. Barsom took a corner from the right and Petter Hansson scored with a close-range header.

Time run out for Heerenveen
The goal left the visitors visibly deflated and worse was to come in the 65th minute when Nurmela produced a wonderful through-ball for Denneboom who finished from close range. Heerenveen continued to pile on the pressure but failed to create any clear chances and the visitors held on.

Last updated: 14/11/02 21.36CET

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Lineups

heerenveen

Heerenveen

fc naţional bucureşti

FC Naţional Bucureşti

1
VonkHans Vonk (GK)
99
VintilaBogdan Vintila (GK)
2
VenemaRonnie Venema
3
A DuroAlbert Duro
Yellow Card34
5
EdmanErik Edman
Yellow Card62
4
CurtTiberiu Curt
6
RadomskiArkadiusz Radomski
7
PetrescuDan Petrescu
7
NurmelaMika Nurmela (C)
8
CaramarinGheorghe-Gabrie Caramarin
Yellow Card85
Substitution89
8
JensenDaniel Jensen
10
Sabin IlieSabin Ilie (C)
Yellow Card33
Substitution66
9
DenneboomRomano Denneboom
Goal66
16
ProdanDaniel Prodan
10
SelakovicStefan Selakovic
20
MarinPetre Marin
13
EbbingeArjan Ebbinge
Substitution79
21
OlahAdrian Olah
20
Pe. HanssonPetter Hansson
Goal53
28
ComanGigel Coman
25
BarsomAbgar Barsom
Substitution63
29
Se.RaduSergiu Radu
Substitution83

Substitutes

23
De VriesJacob De Vries (GK)
12
PopaMarius Popa (GK)
12
VäyrynenMika Väyrynen
Substitution79
9
IacobVictoraş Iacob
Substitution83
Yellow Card90
21
KolkSanti Kolk
Substitution63
Yellow Card76
15
NemtanuIoan Nemtanu
Substitution89
4
KlompeTieme Klompe
18
O.PetreOvidiu Petre
Substitution66
14
BakkatiSaid Bakkati
6
IodiSorin Iodi
17
HegemanMark Hegeman
11
MicicDejan Micic
19
HansmaJohan Hansma
23
KecaBoris Keca

Coach

Foppe de Haan (NED) Walter Zenga (ITA)

Referee

Georgios Borovilos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Andreas Giakoumis (GRE), Antonios Bilimis (GRE)

Fourth official

Georgios Tsagarakis (GRE)

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