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Celta prevail to wrestle advantage

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.27CET
RC Celta de Vigo 2-0 Odense BK Celta score twice in the second half to defeat the Danes.

Match statistics

CeltaOB

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.27CET

Celta prevail to wrestle advantage

RC Celta de Vigo 2-0 Odense BK Celta score twice in the second half to defeat the Danes.

Celta de Vigo 2-0 Odense BK
RC Celta de Vigo struggled to break down a determined Odense BK side in their UEFA Cup first round first-leg tie before second-half goals from Brazilian striker Catanha and South African forward Benni McCarthy gave the Galician team a welcome advantage for the away leg.

Nothing to fear
The Spanish team will nevertheless travel to Denmark full of confidence, as their visitors showed precious little threat in attack and were restricted to long-range efforts for the majority of the encounter.

Celta dominate
Celta dominated the first half but the ball would just not go in for them, with Aleksandr Mostovoi and Peter Luccin both spurning several chances to give their side the lead. Odense threatened briefly when Jan Sønksen headed wide from Andrew Tembo's cross, but it was one of few moments of danger.

Catanha opener
Celta, who beat RCD Mallorca in the Primera División at the weekend, came out after the interval determined to break their duck, putting pressure on the Odense goal from the outset. Midfield player Jesuli hit the woodwork with a right-footed shot on 48 minutes and then set up Catanha for the decisive goal, the Brazilian burying a precise centre from 15 metres.

McCarthy doubles lead
And McCarthy, on as a substitute for Catanha, doubled the Vigo team’s lead four minutes later with a header from Gustavo López's cross. The former FC Porto player almost added a third in stoppage-time, but his left-foot shot was saved by goalkeeper Karim Zaza.

Last updated: 20/09/02 10.39CET

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Lineups

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13
PintoJosé Manuel Pinto (GK)
1
ZazaKarim Zaza (GK)
Yellow Card90
2
VelascoJuan Velasco
3
Michael HemmingsenMichael Hemmingsen (C)
Yellow Card30
Substitution47
4
CáceresFernando Cáceres
4
DerveldFernando Derveld
6
BerizzoEduardo Berizzo
5
SønksenJan Sønksen
Yellow Card62
7
VagnerVagner
Yellow Card34
Substitution60
7
MitiMwape Miti
10
MostovoiAleksandr Mostovoi (C)
8
SiimDennis Siim
Yellow Card58
11
Gustavo LópezGustavo López
9
K.PedersenKenneth Pedersen
14
JuanfranJuanfran
10
BergSøren Berg
Substitution64
20
JesuliJesuli
Substitution73
12
TemboAndrew Tembo
22
LuccinPeter Luccin
17
SangildTorben Sangild
24
CatanhaCatanha
Goal71
Substitution73
20
Tomas JørgensenTomas Jørgensen
Substitution79

Substitutes

1
CavalleroPablo Cavallero (GK)
16
ToppelMads Toppel (GK)
16
José IgnacioSáenz José Ignacio
Substitution60
11
Ulrik JohansenUlrik Johansen
Substitution79
19
EduEdu
Substitution73
14
HansenEsben Hansen
Substitution47
25
McCarthyBenni McCarthy
Substitution73
Goal76
23
J. ChristiansenJesper Christiansen
Substitution64
3
SylvinhoSylvinho
13
KruseCasper Kruse
17
MéndezSebastián Méndez
15
Claus PedersenClaus Pedersen
23
CoudetEduardo Germán Coudet
21
KnudsenMikael Knudsen

Coach

Miguel Ángel Lotina (ESP) Uffe Pedersen (DEN)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Assistant referees

Nicolae Marodin (ROU), Ion Onicas (ROU)

Fourth official

Edgar Sorin Altmayer (ROU)

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