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Donetsk battle back

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 19.50CET
FC Metalurh Donetsk 2-2 SV Werder Bremen Bremen the happier despite home fightback.

Match statistics

Metalurh DonetskBremen

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 19.50CET

Donetsk battle back

FC Metalurh Donetsk 2-2 SV Werder Bremen Bremen the happier despite home fightback.

FC Metalurh Donetsk 2-2 SV Werder Bremen
SV Werder Bremen lost a two-goal lead but still look to have gained the upper hand after drawing 2-2 at FC Metalurh Dontesk in the first leg of their UEFA Cup first-round tie.

Dream start
Bremen got off to a dream start through early goals from Krisztian Lizstes and Frank Verlaat before Bernard Tchoutang's double strike revived Metalurh's hopes of progress in their first European campaign.

Mixed reaction
"It is a good result away from home on one hand, but on the other hand we should not have allowed them to fight back when we were 2-0 up," Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf said. "Our chances look excellent, though."

Micoud involved
The German side went in front after 12 minutes when Lizstes exchanged passes with Johan Micoud before firing from 20 metres. Micoud was involved again in the second goal two minutes later, as his corner picked out Verlaat and the defender doubled the lead.

Donetsk press forward
However, Metalurh recovered well and pressed forward in numbers. Six minutes before the interval, they reduced the deficit when Volodymyr Yaksmanytskyy won an aerial challenge and Tchoutang got in front of defender Frank Baumann to score. The Cameroonian striker equalised on 53 minutes when, from a pass by Serhiy Zakarliuka, he beat goalkeeper Pascal Borel.

Praise for Tchoutang
Tchoutang could have had a hat-trick moments later, but he slipped with the goal at his mercy. Donetsk coach Semen Altman said: "I am happy we could fight back, and I'd like to highlight Tchoutang's performance today."

Late chance
At the other end, Mladen Krstajic forced a fantastic save from Yuri Virt in the Metalurh goal before his withdrawal with a suspected broken leg in first-half injury time.

Last updated: 20/09/02 2.19CET

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Lineups

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Metalurh Donetsk

bremen

Bremen

21
VirtYuriy Virt
16
BorelPascal Borel
2
YaksmanytskyyVolodymyr Yaksmanytskyy
4
ErnstFabian Ernst
4
ChecherVyacheslav Checher
Yellow Card85
6
BaumannFrank Baumann
5
AlegbeTony Alegbe
7
StalteriPaul Stalteri
7
ZotovOlexandr Zotov
8
LisztesKrisztián Lisztes
Goal11
9
ZakarliukaSerhiy Zakarliuka
9
CharisteasAngelos Charisteas
11
PonomarenkoVolodymyr Ponomarenko
Substitution68
10
MicoudJohan Micoud
14
JamarauliGocha Jamarauli
14
VerlaatFrank Verlaat
Goal13
17
TchoutangBernard Tchoutang
Goal39
Goal51
19
SkrypnykViktor Skrypnyk
18
DranovSerhiy Dranov
Substitution75
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
Substitution44
23
ArhireIulian Arhire
Yellow Card41
Substitution80
32
Aílton GonçalvesAílton Gonçalves
Substitution77

Substitutes

1
NikitineAndriy Nikitine
1
WierzchowskiJakub Wierzchowski
6
KovalenkoOlexandr Kovalenko
3
BlankStefan Blank
10
AtelkinSerhiy Atelkin
17
KlasnićIvan Klasnić
Substitution77
Yellow Card87
12
OleksienkoOlexandr Oleksienko
Substitution68
Yellow Card70
22
ReichMarco Reich
13
ZguraSerhiy Zgura
Substitution80
23
MagninLudovic Magnin
Substitution44
15
SeleznovYuriy Seleznov
Substitution75
24
BorowskiTim Borowski
19
MatvieievOleg Matvieiev
26
RolfesSimon Rolfes

Coach

Semen Altman (MDA) Thomas Schaaf (GER)

Referee

Eric Braamhaar (NED)

Assistant referees

Wijnand Rutgers (NED), Thijs Rozeboom (NED)

Fourth official

Jack Schenkels (NED)

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