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Late relief for Leeds

Published: Friday 4 October 2002
FC Metalurh Zaporizhya 1-1 Leeds United AFC (Agg: 1-2) Nick Barmby's goal saves Leeds.

Match statistics

ZaporizhyaLeeds

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Friday 4 October 2002

Late relief for Leeds

FC Metalurh Zaporizhya 1-1 Leeds United AFC (Agg: 1-2) Nick Barmby's goal saves Leeds.

Leeds United AFC won through to the UEFA Cup second round, but were make to work hard by Ukrainian hosts FC Metalurh Zaporizhya as their first European campaign ended in a 2-1 aggregate defeat. The English visitors needed a late Nick Barmby strike to go through, having trailed for most of the game.

Modebadze heads goal
After a first 24 minutes in which home goalkeeper Andriy Glushchenko had been the only shot-stopper called into action, Zaporizhya went ahead. Fabio's lob hit the crossbar, and Irakli Modebadze was on hand to head in.

Glushchenko bravely saves
This clearly surprised Leeds, who were unlucky not to level soon after when Dominic Matteo's shot was bravely stopped by Glushchenko. But Zaporizhya proved well capable of containing Leeds until late in the second half.

Close to second
Zaporizhya even went close on 73 minutes when Armen Akopyan's curling free-kick from 20 metres hit the post with Robinson beaten.

Vital away goal
But Leeds kept pressing, and four minutes later secured the vital away goal when Harry Kewell beat Eduard Valuta on the left and his cross was deflected by Glushchenko to Alan Smith. His header fell into the path of Barmby, who shot into an unguarded net.

Visitors' relief
Uros Milosavljevic's subsequent sending-off for a second bookable offence sealed the hosts' fate, but manager Terry Venables admitted: "It was a dramatic game. The goal was against the run of play, but it made us seriously worry. I am happy we could equalise in normal time. I think the class of my players told in the end."

'Mixed feelings'
Zaporizhya's caretaker coach, Oleg Lutkov, said: "I have very mixed feelings at the moment. I have to praise my team, who caused serious problems for one of Europe's top clubs. On the other hand, we lost late goals in both matches."


 

Last updated: 04/10/02 11.17CET

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Lineups

metalurh zaporizhya

Metalurh Zaporizhya

leeds

Leeds

1
GlushchenkoAndriy Glushchenko (GK) (C)
13
RobinsonPaul Robinson (GK)
4
RatyOleg Raty
2
KellyGary Kelly
5
VisevicTomislav Visevic
3
HarteIan Harte
6
AkopyanArmen Akopyan
10
KewellHarry Kewell
14
MilosavljevicUros Milosavljevic
Red/Yellow Card79
11
BowyerLee Bowyer
15
ModebadzeIrakli Modebadze
Goal24
Yellow Card65
12
BarmbyNick Barmby
Goal77
17
LapkoNikolay Lapko
14
McPhailStephen McPhail
19
VăluţăEduard Văluţă
17
SmithAlan Smith
21
FabioFabio
18
MillsDanny Mills
23
KlyuchykSergiy Klyuchyk
19
BakkeEirik Bakke
25
DodicMario Dodic
21
MatteoDominic Matteo (C)
Substitution90+1

Substitutes

16
ZolnaJan Zolna (GK)
1
MartynNigel Martyn (GK)
3
MatheusMatheus
22
DuberryMichael Duberry
Substitution90+1
7
ZayatsVadym Zayats
4
DacourtOlivier Dacourt
10
AparecidoAparecido
9
VidukaMark Viduka
13
BastonEugen Baston
24
OkonPaul Okon
18
SavinovAlexei Savinov
25
BurnsJacob Burns
24
IvashchenkoValeriy Ivashchenko
28
McMasterJamie McMaster

Coach

Oleg Lutkovs (UKR) Terry Venables (ENG)

Referee

Muhittin Bosat (TUR)

Assistant referees

Gürhan Güneykaya (TUR), Baki Tuncay Akkin (TUR)

Fourth official

Metin Aydogan (TUR)

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