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Substitute Preetz sinks Aberdeen

Published: Tuesday 1 October 2002, 18.15CET
Hertha BSC Berlin 1-0 Aberdeen FC (Agg: 1-0) Aberdeen beaten by late Michael Preetz goal.

Match statistics

HerthaAberdeen

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards1
 
1

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 1 October 2002, 18.15CET

Substitute Preetz sinks Aberdeen

Hertha BSC Berlin 1-0 Aberdeen FC (Agg: 1-0) Aberdeen beaten by late Michael Preetz goal.

Hertha BSC Berlin 1-0 Aberdeen FC
Hertha BSC Berlin substitute Michael Preetz took just two minutes to turn this UEFA Cup first-round tie in his side's favour by scoring a late goal to sink Aberdeen FC at the Olympiastadion.

Thumping header
Preetz's dramatic goal, a thumping header from Marcelinho's cross, was all that seperated the sides after three hours of football, handing Hertha a passport to the second round. The German side's coach Huub Stevens said: "I am happy that Preetz scored so late - I sent him in because Luizao was tired and Preetz is stronger with headers - and we were lucky that he made the only goal with his head."

Two red cards
The game, which Hertha dominated from start to finish, was soured by two dismissals, especially the red card shown to Andreas Neuendorf for an off-the-ball incident against Philip McGuire following a dispute on the touchline.

Goor close
Bart Goor twice went close after the break, first shaving the post and then drawing a fine save from Peter Kjaer in the Aberdeen goal. Marcelinho had three great chances to break the deadlock as Hertha turned up the pressure, and once Aberdeen's Eric Deloumeaux was sent off for a second yellow card it seemed only a matter of time before the visitors would score. In fact, Fabiano almost stole victory for Aberdeen five minutes from time but was denied by the Hertha keeper, only for Preetz, with extra-time beckoning,  to come off the bench and poach the winner at the other end.

'All the best'
Aberdeen coach Ebbe Skovdahl said: "We had expected a difficult match but when Neuendorf was sent off we saw light at the end of the tunnel. Unfortunately the referee manged to make it even in the second half by sending off Deloumeux, but Hertha are a strong team and I wish them all the best for the rest of the competition."

Last updated: 01/10/02 23.40CET

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Lineups

hertha

Hertha

aberdeen

Aberdeen

1
KirályGábor Király
1
KjærPeter Kjær
3
FriedrichArne Friedrich
3
McAllisterJames McAllister
4
Van BurikDick van Burik
5
AndersonRussell Anderson
8
GoorBart Goor
6
McGuirePhilip McGuire
9
LuizãoLuizão
Substitution86
7
BiscontiRoberto Bisconti
Substitution90
30
MarcelinhoMarcelinho
8
YoungDarren Young
16
Roberto PintoRoberto Pinto
Yellow Card28
10
YoungDerek Young
Yellow Card45
Substitution80
20
NeuendorfAndreas Neuendorf
Red Card39
Yellow Card39
11
MackieDarren Mackie
Yellow Card31
21
HartmannMichael Hartmann
Yellow Card39
15
RutkiewiczKevin Rutkiewicz
32
MarxThorben Marx
Substitution57
18
DeloumeauxEric Deloumeaux
Red Card67
33
RehmerMarko Rehmer
Substitution80
19
DjaffoLaurent Djaffo
Substitution60

Substitutes

12
FiedlerChristian Fiedler
30
PreeceDavid Preece
2
LapaczinskiDenis Lapaczinski
Substitution80
9
MikeLeon Mike
Substitution60
11
PreetzMichael Preetz
Substitution86
Goal89
14
ClarkChris Clark
18
DárdaiPál Dárdai
Substitution57
20
FabianoNicolas Fabiano
Substitution80
23
TretschokRené Tretschok
22
MichieScott Michie
25
MaasRob Maas
24
PayneStephen Payne
39
MadlungAlexander Madlung
25
BillioPatrizio Billio
Substitution90

Coach

Ebbe Skovdahl (DEN)

Referee

Grzegorz Gilewski (POL)

Assistant referees

Slawomir Stempniewski (POL), Mariusz Kowalski (POL)

Fourth official

Marcin Borski (POL)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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