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Vitesse ensure Rapid result

Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.06CET
FC Rapid Bucuresti 0-1 SBV Vitesse (Agg: 1-2) Bob Peeters goal sends Vitesse through.

Match statistics

Rapid BucureştiVitesse

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.06CET

Vitesse ensure Rapid result

FC Rapid Bucuresti 0-1 SBV Vitesse (Agg: 1-2) Bob Peeters goal sends Vitesse through.

SBV Vitesse came out of the Giulesti stadium in Bucharest with a deserved 1-0 victory against FC Rapid Bucuresti in their UEFA Cup first round second-leg encounter, qualifying for the second round with a 2-1 aggregate win.

Peeters the hero
Vitesse’s towering striker Bob Peeters was the hero of the night, as he capped a powerful performance with a well-taken goal on 62 minutes as Rapid aimed to defend their slender away goal advantage.

Ferocious tackling
Having equalised in the closing stages in the first leg, Rapid were reluctant to commit men forward and Vitesse certainly had the better of the first half as they took the initiative from the kick-off. With some ferocious tackling and spells of sustained possession, the visitors looked the more likely to break the deadlock.

Poor crossing
However, the quality of crossing in the final third let them down, as Rapid defenders Vasile Maftei and Adrian Iensci proved themselves adept at dealing with Peeters in the early stages.

Goal gaping
The best opportunity fell to Mathew Amoah with only 12 minutes gone. The tireless Tim Cornelisse found space on the right and whipped in a dangerous cross but with the goal gaping, Amoah headed over – clashing heads with Maftei in the process.

Long ball
While Rapid defended well, they could not break down Vitesse as they headed forward. They struggled to work the ball through a tight midfield, and too often resorted to the long ball - a tactic that played into the hands of Dejan Stefanovic and his central defensive partner Marian Zeman.

Amoah lively
The second half saw Vitesse continue were they let off. Amoah continued to look lively, and after volleying narrowly over, went even closer with his next effort – heading against the bar. Then Peeters struck to ease Vitesse’s nerves, placing a powerful left-footed drive inside the post from the edge of the box.

Few chances
Rapid were spurred into action by the goal, but took their time to commit numbers forward. They continued to rely on the long ball but, other than a few half chances, never looked like equalising.

Last updated: 04/10/02 0.34CET

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Lineups

rapid bucureşti

Rapid Bucureşti

vitesse

Vitesse

1
DolhaEmilian Dolha
1
JevrićDragoslav Jevrić
5
RaţRăzvan Raţ
2
CornelisseTim Cornelisse
6
SoavaFlorin Soava
3
StefanovicDejan Stefanovic (C)
9
BădoiValentin Bădoi
5
FrankelPurrel Frankel
Yellow Card45
11
IlyesRobert Ilyes
Substitution64
7
RigaMustapha Riga
Yellow Card9
Substitution87
14
PerjăDănuţ Perjă
8
ClaessensGert Claessens
Yellow Card29
15
BratuFlorin Bratu
Substitution72
15
LevchenkoEvgen Levchenko
17
MaldarasanuMarius Maldarasanu
Yellow Card35
19
PeetersBob Peeters
Goal61
21
D.NiculaeDaniel Niculae
Substitution53
21
AmoahMatthew Amoah
Substitution78
23
IencsiAdrian Iencsi (C)
26
ZemanMarián Zeman
Yellow Card75
24
MafteiVasile Maftei
27
RankovićAleksandar Ranković

Substitutes

20
CurcaIonut Curca
18
Van FessemJimmy van Fessem
4
GrigoreNicolae Grigore
9
M'BambaEmile M'Bamba
Substitution87
7
VoicuIonut Voicu
Substitution64
10
JanssenTheo Janssen
Substitution78
Substitution88
8
SabăuIoan Sabău
16
Van BeukeringJhon van Beukering
13
NitaRobert Nita
Substitution53
20
HofsNicky Hofs
Substitution88
18
ButaCornel Buta
24
JansenMichael Jansen
25
N. ConstantinNicolae Constantin
Substitution72
Yellow Card84
25
SoneKalle Sone

Coach

Mircea Rednic (ROU) Mike Snoel (NED)

Referee

Pasquale Rodomonti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Andrea Consolo (ITA), Alessandro Griselli (ITA)

Fourth official

Nicola Giovanni Ayroldi (ITA)

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