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Livingston go down fighting

Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 23.16CET
Livingston FC 4-3 SK Sturm Graz(Agg: 6-8) Thrilling fightback from Scots not enough.

Match statistics

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Goals scored4
 
3
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 23.16CET

Livingston go down fighting

Livingston FC 4-3 SK Sturm Graz(Agg: 6-8) Thrilling fightback from Scots not enough.

Livingston FC's battling display at home to SK Sturm Graz was not enough to overcome the Austrian side who progressed to the second round as 8-6 winners on aggregate.

Goal feast
Livingston went into the game trailing 5-2 from the first leg and the return was another goal feast, finishing 4-3 to the Scottish Premier League side. Barry Wilson struck twice and Davide Xausa and Marvin Andrews also netted for Livingston after the visitors had led 3-1 through a double from Imre Szabics and a David Mujiri goal.

Penalty opener
Livingston, playing their first European home tie, were handed a penalty on the half-hour mark when Wilson was felled in the box by Gunther Neukirchner. The same player then stepped up to convert from the spot but Graz pulled level just before the break when Szabics headed into the net from close range.

Graz take the lead
The visitors took the lead within two minutes of the restart when Mujiri finished from the edge of the area and the game looked over on 53 minutes when Szabics scored his second of the evening. It only took a minute for Livingston to get back into the game, however, when David McNamee's cross was met by Xausa whose volley flew into the net.

Livingston hit back
Livingston's persistence earned them another goal after 78 minutes when David Bingham played the ball into the path of Andrews, who produced a looping header from ten metres to send the ball over the line.

Late rally
Bingham then had a goal disallowed for offside and thundered the underside of the crossbar in injury time although the referee waved play on. But seconds later Wilson crashed in a drive from 30 metres although it was too little too late.


Last updated: 04/10/02 2.19CET

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Lineups

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Livingston

sturm

Sturm

1
BrotoJavier-Sanchez Broto
22
HoffmannDaniel Hoffmann
28
McNameeDavid McNamee
3
NeukirchnerGünther Neukirchner
3
BollanGary Bollan
Yellow Card24
6
MählichRoman Mählich
4
RubioOscar Rubio (C)
7
StrafnerGerald Strafner
5
AndrewsMarvin Andrews
Goal78
10
BrzeczekJerzy Brzeczek
Substitution84
12
QuinovertQuinovert
Substitution74
14
GolemacRobert Golemac
22
HartMichael Hart
Yellow Card42
15
WetlArnold Wetl
27
O'BrienBurton O'Brien
Substitution56
18
MasudiAlain Masudi
Substitution62
7
WilsonBarry Wilson
Goal31
Goal90
19
SzabicsImre Szabics
Goal45
Goal54
Yellow Card88
13
XausaDavide Xausa
Goal55
Substitution65
20
MujiriDavid Mujiri
Goal48
Substitution64
10
BinghamDavid Bingham
30
Ekrem DağEkrem Dağ

Substitutes

19
McEwanDavid McEwan
1
WeberHeinz Weber
26
WhalenStephen Whalen
8
HeldtHorst Heldt
Substitution62
25
BrittainRichard Brittain
11
KorsósGyörgy Korsós
Substitution64
Yellow Card76
8
CamachoJuan José Camacho
Substitution56
17
PregeljMartin Pregelj
20
BahokenGustave Bahoken
21
BosnarEddy Bosnar
Substitution84
9
ZarateRolando Zarate
Substitution65
12
KienzlMario Kienzl
91
Toure-MamanCherif Toure-Maman
Substitution74
33
AmoahCharles Amoah

Coach

James Leishman (SCO) Franco Foda (GER)

Referee

Roy Helge Olsen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Erik Ræstad (NOR), Odd Arne Vangen (NOR)

Fourth official

Per Ivar Staberg (NOR)

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