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Stuttgart double their advantage

Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.00CET
FK Ventspils 1-4 VfB Stuttgart (Agg: 2-8) Stuttgart complete the rout in Riga.

Match statistics

VentspilsStuttgart

Goals scored1
 
4
Attempts on target1
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.00CET

Stuttgart double their advantage

FK Ventspils 1-4 VfB Stuttgart (Agg: 2-8) Stuttgart complete the rout in Riga.

VfB Stuttgart reached the second round of the UEFA Cup after recording their second 4-1 win against FK Ventspils in Riga.

Same score again
A 4-1 win at the Gottleib-Daimler-Stadion had put the 1. Bundesliga firmly into the driving seat in the first leg, and Stuttgart completed the rout in Riga by winning the second leg by the same score.

Attacking tactics
Ventspils had changed their approach for the return leg, with Andris Butriks and Evgeni Landyrev creating a two-pronged attack in Riga. The move paid off almost immediately as Butriks won an aerial challenge and nodded the ball on to Landyrev, who calmly finished into an empty net after 16 minutes.

Tiffert on target
Maris Smirnovs could have doubled the lead almost immediately after that, but his shot was blocked by a defender just in time, and Ventspils were left to rue that timely challenge as Christian Tiffert's shot beat Andrejs Vanins and went in right underneath the crossbar after 21 minutes to level the scores on the night.

Second-half slump
After the break, Stuttgart took command with Michael Mutzel and Aleksandr Gleb setting up Ioan Ganea for a second goal on 53 minutes which took the wind out of the home side's sails. With two minutes remaining, Gleb's fantastic pass picked out Ioannis Amanatidis, who lobbed Vanins before another pass from the Belarussian midfield player allowed Tiffert score his second on the stroke of full-time.

Last updated: 04/10/02 0.47CET

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Lineups

ventspils

Ventspils

stuttgart

Stuttgart

16
VaņinsAndris Vaņins
21
ErnstThomas Ernst
Substitution70
3
TroickisIgors Troickis
2
HinkelAndreas Hinkel
12
SmirnovsMāris Smirnovs
3
WenzelTimo Wenzel
18
KorabļovsIgors Korabļovs
14
SchneiderThomas Schneider
6
ŽavoronkovsVladimirs Žavoronkovs
6
Fernando MeiraFernando Meira
15
StukalinasIgors Stukalinas
13
TiffertChristian Tiffert
Goal22
Goal90
23
ButriksAndrejs Butriks
Yellow Card17
Substitution78
16
CarnellBradley Carnell
Yellow Card89
22
BičkaDeimantas Bička
15
HlebAleksandr Hleb
20
ZiziļevsMihails Ziziļevs
Substitution69
25
MutzelMichael Mutzel
Substitution61
9
RimkusVīts Rimkus
Substitution64
20
SoldoZvonimir Soldo
11
LandyrevEvgeni Landyrev
Goal16
22
KuranyiKevin Kuranyi
Substitution46

Substitutes

26
ChichkineIouri Chichkine
31
BenaglioDiego Benaglio
Substitution70
4
GospodinovGospodin Gospodinov
5
BordonMarcelo Bordon
5
KvasninsEdgars Kvasnins
4
Rui MarquesRui Marques
19
AgafonovAndrei Agafonov
Substitution78
9
I GaneaIoan Ganea
Substitution46
Goal53
7
ZangareevSergei Zangareev
Substitution69
11
AmanatidisGiannis Amanatidis
Substitution61
Goal87
17
LuchiancicovAnatolii Luchiancicov
Substitution64
24
DourakovAlexei Dourakov

Coach

Paul Anthony Ashworth (LVA) Felix Magath (GER)

Referee

Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)

Assistant referees

Markku Tiensuu (FIN), Esa Vehvilainen (FIN)

Fourth official

Kimmo Salminen (FIN)

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