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Zaporizhya show steel in Leeds

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.20CET
Leeds United AFC 1-0 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya Alan Smith's late goal gives Leeds edge.

Match statistics

LeedsZaporizhya

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.20CET

Zaporizhya show steel in Leeds

Leeds United AFC 1-0 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya Alan Smith's late goal gives Leeds edge.

Leeds United AFC 1-0 FC Metalurh Zaporizhya
UEFA Cup newcomers FC Metalurh Zaporizhya produced a disciplined defensive performance at Elland Road to restrict their English hosts to only one goal in the first leg of their first-round tie.

Late goal
Leeds, twice winners of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, had played 140 more European games than their opponents, but took 80 minutes to prise open a Zaporizhya defence well marshalled by the experienced Oleg Raty and Mario Dodic.

Bridges returns
Home manager Terry Venables deployed Gary Kelly at right-back in place of Danny Mills, but the selection that interested most home fans was that of substitute Michael Bridges, who had not played competitively for two years due to injury.

Few chances
Venables' side pressed forward from the off, but despite forcing a succession of early corners, Zaporizhya goalkeeper Andriy Glushchenko was not seriously troubled for the first 45 minutes. His opposite number, Paul Robinson, had an even quieter game.

Excellent blocks
Ten minutes into the second half, Alan Smith and Ian Harte both forced Glushchenko into excellent blocks from close range. However, it was only with the introduction of Bridges and Stephen McPhail - himself having only made his injury comeback five days ago - that Leeds began to look like scoring.

Deadlock broken
Smith and Harte again went close as Bridges' running troubled the away defence, and it was the ex-Sunderland AFC striker who made the goal when it finally came. With the ball seemingly going out for a goal-kick, Bridges spinted to the by-line to keep the ball in play. He whipped it back to Smith, who gave Glushchenko no chance from close range.

Slender lead
Zaporizhya's caretaker coach, Oleg Lutkov, can be pleased with a performance that belied his side's disappointing domestic form and Leeds will not relish their trip to Ukraine in a fortnight's time. "I've no illusions of how difficult it going to be," said Venables.

Last updated: 20/09/02 10.52CET

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Lineups

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Leeds

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Metalurh Zaporizhya

13
RobinsonPaul Robinson
1
GlushchenkoAndriy Glushchenko
Yellow Card61
2
KellyGary Kelly
4
RatyOleg Raty
3
HarteIan Harte
5
VisevicTomislav Visevic
Yellow Card78
4
DacourtOlivier Dacourt
Yellow Card42
Substitution65
6
AkopyanArmen Akopyan
5
RadebeLucas Radebe
23
KlyuchykSergiy Klyuchyk
6
WoodgateJonathan Woodgate
11
SmirnovDenys Smirnov
Substitution90+2
9
VidukaMark Viduka
Substitution65
14
MilosavljevicUros Milosavljevic
10
KewellHarry Kewell
15
ModebadzeIrakli Modebadze
Substitution59
11
BowyerLee Bowyer
19
VăluţăEduard Văluţă
17
SmithAlan Smith
Goal80
21
FabioFabio
19
BakkeEirik Bakke
25
DodicMario Dodic

Substitutes

1
MartynNigel Martyn
16
ZolnaJan Zolna
8
BridgesMichael Bridges
Substitution65
3
MatheusMatheus
14
McPhailStephen McPhail
Substitution65
7
ZayatsVadym Zayats
Substitution90+2
18
MillsDanny Mills
9
BrdaninAleksandar Brdanin
Substitution59
Substitution90+4
24
OkonPaul Okon
10
AparecidoAparecido
Substitution90+4
25
BurnsJacob Burns
17
LapkoNikolay Lapko
28
McMasterJamie McMaster
18
SavinovAlexei Savinov

Coach

Terry Venables (ENG) Oleg Lutkovs (UKR)

Referee

Mikko Vuorela (FIN)

Assistant referees

Lassi Lahti (FIN), Taavi Sulander (FIN)

Fourth official

Mika Peltola (FIN)

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