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A tale of two penalties

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.40CET
FC Crvena Zvezda 0-0 AC Chievo Verona Chievo's European debut ends in stalemate.

Match statistics

Crvena zvezdaChievo

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.40CET

A tale of two penalties

FC Crvena Zvezda 0-0 AC Chievo Verona Chievo's European debut ends in stalemate.

FK Crvena Zvezda 0-0 AC Chievo Verona
The second leg of the UEFA Cup first-round tie between FK Crvena Zvezda and AC Chievo Verona is sure to be a closely fought affair if this goalless draw in Belgrade is any guide.

Gilted-edged chances
In a tight game both sides missed golden opportunities to take a lead into the return in a fortnight's time, each team squandering a penalty. The spot-kicks represented the only clear sight of goal for either side in a dour game, but in each case, the opposing goalkeeper produced a good save to thwart the respective kickers.

Good stop
The home team's opportunity arrived first, Dragan Bogavac winning a penalty in the 28th minute having been held back by Federico Cossato. However, Chievo goalkeeper Cristiano Lupatelli produced a fine save down low to his left to deny Pjanovic and temporarily silence the vociferous home support.

Dead ball threat
The most likely source of a goal seemed to be from set-pieces, but both defences held firm and gave the opposing attackers very little space in which to work. Zvezda centre-back Dragan Mladenovic did have two half-chances from free-kicks, but on each occasion he seemed surprised that the ball had found its way through to him at the far post and failed to connect properly.

Sprawling save
Chievo's own penalty chance arrived just past the hour, Massimo Marazzina having his shirt pulled by Nemanja Vidic. However, Chievo captain Eugenio Corini's low shot was turned away by Vladimir Disljenkovic in the Zvezda goal.

Del Neri guarded
Chievo coach Luigi Del Neri, said: "I thought that we played well, but a draw is no guarantee of success in the return leg." His Zvezda counterpart, Zorana Filipovic, said: "It a shame we did not score since we deserved better than 0-0."

Last updated: 20/09/02 10.25CET

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Lineups

crvena zvezda

Crvena zvezda

chievo

Chievo

22
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković
10
LupatelliCristiano Lupatelli
2
MarkovićMarjan Marković
5
CoriniEugenio Corini
Yellow Card29
4
MladenovićDragan Mladenović
8
D'AnnaLorenzo D'Anna (C)
Yellow Card34
26
VidićNemanja Vidić
Yellow Card60
11
MarazzinaMassimo Marazzina
Substitution75
20
LalatovicNenad Lalatovic (C)
16
Della MorteIvano Della Morte
Substitution46
Substitution46
16
KovačevićNenad Kovačević
20
PerrottaSimone Perrotta
7
GvozdenovićIvan Gvozdenović
21
BierhoffOliver Bierhoff
10
KrivokapićRadovan Krivokapić
23
LannaSalvatore Lanna
11
BoškovićBranko Bošković
Yellow Card52
24
CossatoFederico Cossato
Substitution82
18
PjanovićMihailo Pjanović
Substitution82
27
MoroFabio Moro
15
BogavacDragan Bogavac
66
LegrottaglieNicola Legrottaglie

Substitutes

1
RandjelovićIvan Randjelović
67
AmbrosioMarco Ambrosio
30
BastaDušan Basta
4
AnderssonDaniel Andersson
Substitution75
34
TutorićDjordje Tutorić
6
D'AngeloMaurizio D'Angelo
32
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
9
BeghettoLuigi Beghetto
Substitution82
19
SpalevicDarko Spalevic
19
FranceschiniDaniele Franceschini
Substitution46
Substitution46
Yellow Card88
33
MrdjaDragan Mrdja
Substitution82
25
LorenziStefano Lorenzi
14
BogdanovićIgor Bogdanović
31
PellissierSergio Pellissier

Coach

Zoran Filipovic (SRB) Luigi Delneri (ITA)

Referee

Laurent Duhamel (FRA)

Assistant referees

Alain Dutheil (FRA), Philippe Bombart (FRA)

Fourth official

Pascal Vileo (FRA)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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