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Sturm consign Osim resignation to past

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.06CET
SK Sturm Graz 5-2 Livingston FC Sturm Graz go wild in the second half.

Match statistics

SturmLivingston

Goals scored5
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.06CET

Sturm consign Osim resignation to past

SK Sturm Graz 5-2 Livingston FC Sturm Graz go wild in the second half.

SK Sturm Graz 5-2 Livingston FC
SK Sturm Graz bounced back from Ivica Osim's resignation at the weekend with a 5-2 demolition of Livingston FC in the first round of the UEFA Cup, slamming four goals inside ten second-half minutes to leave the Scottish side with an unenviable task at Almondvale in a fortnight's time.

A tale of two halves
The tie was finely poised at the interval, with the hosts only leading 1-0 after Arnold Wetl established a deserved lead eight minutes before the interval. The second half, however, was a different story and the complexion of the encounter changed radically when Imre Szabics doubled the lead five minutes after the restart. Receiving a long ball from midfield with his back to goal, the Hungarian forward left marker Philippe Brinquin for dead, burst into the penalty area and blasted home past Javier Broto.

Sturm hungry for more
Two minutes later it was 3-0 as Turkish midfield player Ekrem Dag rushed into the box and poked the ball into the net after Broto failed to hold on to a shot from Alain Masudi. The Austrians scored again soon after when David Mujiri capped a finely crafted move with a precise finish, before compounding Livingston's woes when he drilled low into the bottom corner two minutes later.

Scottish lifeline
Heads firmly bowed, the Scots were thoroughly overwhelmed and the rest of the match was an exercise in damage limitation. The visitors did at least manage to restore some pride in the dying stages, Juan Camacho, with a volley from a corner, and Anthony Lovell, from outside the box, giving the West Lothian side a lifeline. If caretaker coach Franco Foda can rouse Sturm to more performances like this, the board of the Austrian club need look no further for Osim's replacement.

Last updated: 20/09/02 12.33CET

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Lineups

sturm

Sturm

livingston

Livingston

22
HoffmannDaniel Hoffmann
1
BrotoJavier-Sanchez Broto
3
NeukirchnerGünther Neukirchner
2
BrinquinPhilippe Brinquin
6
MählichRoman Mählich
3
BollanGary Bollan
Yellow Card21
7
StrafnerGerald Strafner
4
RubioOscar Rubio
10
BrzeczekJerzy Brzeczek
Substitution77
5
AndrewsMarvin Andrews
14
GolemacRobert Golemac
17
LovellStuart Lovell
Goal90+2
15
WetlArnold Wetl
Goal37
12
QuinovertQuinovert
18
MasudiAlain Masudi
Substitution81
20
BahokenGustave Bahoken
Substitution46
20
MujiriDavid Mujiri
Goal57
Goal59
8
CamachoJuan José Camacho
Substitution75
19
SzabicsImre Szabics
Goal50
Substitution52
9
ZarateRolando Zarate
Goal90
30
Ekrem DağEkrem Dağ
Goal52
7
WilsonBarry Wilson
Substitution66

Substitutes

1
WeberHeinz Weber
19
McEwanDavid McEwan
8
HeldtHorst Heldt
Substitution52
10
BinghamDavid Bingham
Substitution75
11
KorsósGyörgy Korsós
Substitution77
21
DadiEugène Dadi
Substitution66
12
KienzlMario Kienzl
Substitution81
27
O'BrienBurton O'Brien
27
KrammerThomas Krammer
6
DoradoEmmanuel Dorado
32
RauterHerbert Rauter
91
Toure-MamanCherif Toure-Maman
Substitution46
33
AmoahCharles Amoah
28
McNameeDavid McNamee

Coach

Ivan Osim (SRB) James Leishman (SCO)

Referee

Sergey Shebek (UKR)

Assistant referees

Sergiy Sobotyuk (UKR), Vitaly Zvyagintsev (UKR)

Fourth official

Vasyl Melnychuk (UKR)

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