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Brilliant Bremen outclass Metalurh

Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.07CET
SV Werder Bremen 8-0 FC Metalurh Donetsk (Agg: 10-2) Johan Micoud inspires Germans to easy win.

Match statistics

BremenMetalurh Donetsk

Goals scored8
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.07CET

Brilliant Bremen outclass Metalurh

SV Werder Bremen 8-0 FC Metalurh Donetsk (Agg: 10-2) Johan Micoud inspires Germans to easy win.

SV Werder Bremen turned on the style to overcome the challenge of FC Metalurh Donetsk in their UEFA Cup first round second-leg match at the Weserstadion to advance to Tuesday's second round draw.

Strong start
The German side, in second place in the early 1. Bundesliga rankings, seemed keen to atone for surrendering a two-goal lead in the first leg and started positively. Their early endeavours were rewarded after just 15 minutes. Metalurh failed to deal with Ailton’s corner, with the ball reaching the unattended Frank Verlaat at the far post, and the Dutch defender cushioned the ball into the empty net.

Virt in action
The Brazilian Ailton almost doubled the advantage after 28 minutes when he pounced on a poor back pass, but was unable to get sufficient power on his shot from an acute angle, allowing Yuriy Virt to pull off a fine save. As Bremen continued to carry the greater threat throughout the opening half, Virt had to deny Tim Borowski and Ailton, while Krisztián Lisztes fired a fine shot narrowly over after 35 minutes.

French flair
The home side doubled their lead after 43 minutes with a sublime goal. A fine one-touch passing move ended with French international midfield player Johan Micoud executing the deftest of chips over the stranded Virt. Seconds later, Virt spilled Borowski’s 25-metre shot but atoned to this time deny Micoud as he seized on the rebound. However, the respite was brief, with Bremen going three up on the stroke of half-time with Borowski heading in.

Micoud magic
If Micoud’s opening goal was sublime, his second after 47 minutes was simply stunning. A 50-metre pass released Ailton on the right flank. He checked close to the corner, beat his man, and picked out Micoud’s run just inside the penalty area, and the former Parma AC playmaker met his cross with a brilliant volley that left Virt with no chance.

Goal rush
Angelos Charisteas made it 5-0 three minutes later, as he toe-poked home from Borowski’s through ball. With the Ukrainians dispirited, Werder added another after 66 minutes when substitute Ivan Klasnic finished off a fine move. Borowski added his second in the 77th minute, with a lob that matched Micoud's in its ambition and execution. Klasnic then completed the scoring in the final minute as Bremen's excellent start to the season continued.

Last updated: 03/10/02 20.20CET

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Lineups

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Bremen

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Metalurh Donetsk

16
BorelPascal Borel
21
VirtYuriy Virt
4
ErnstFabian Ernst
2
YaksmanytskyyVolodymyr Yaksmanytskyy
Yellow Card21
7
StalteriPaul Stalteri
3
KotovEvgen Kotov
8
LisztesKrisztián Lisztes
Substitution67
4
ChecherVyacheslav Checher
Yellow Card89
9
CharisteasAngelos Charisteas
Goal51
Substitution59
5
AlegbeTony Alegbe
10
MicoudJohan Micoud
Goal43
Goal46
6
KovalenkoOlexandr Kovalenko
14
VerlaatFrank Verlaat (C)
Goal14
Substitution55
7
ZotovOlexandr Zotov
Substitution59
19
SkrypnykViktor Skrypnyk
Yellow Card60
8
TkachenkoSerhiy Tkachenko
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
9
ZakarliukaSerhiy Zakarliuka
Substitution59
24
BorowskiTim Borowski
Goal45
Goal78
11
PonomarenkoVolodymyr Ponomarenko
32
Aílton GonçalvesAílton Gonçalves
17
TchoutangBernard Tchoutang

Substitutes

1
WierzchowskiJakub Wierzchowski
1
NikitineAndriy Nikitine
3
BlankStefan Blank
10
AtelkinSerhiy Atelkin
17
KlasnićIvan Klasnić
Substitution59
Goal66
Goal90+3
12
OleksienkoOlexandr Oleksienko
18
DaunMarkus Daun
13
ZguraSerhiy Zgura
22
ReichMarco Reich
15
SeleznovYuriy Seleznov
Substitution59
23
MagninLudovic Magnin
Substitution55
18
DranovSerhiy Dranov
26
RolfesSimon Rolfes
Substitution67
23
ArhireIulian Arhire
Substitution59
Yellow Card76

Coach

Thomas Schaaf (GER) Semen Altman (MDA)

Referee

Attila Hanacsek (HUN)

Assistant referees

Peter Kovacs (HUN), Andras Hrabovszky (HUN)

Fourth official

Attila Dubraviczky (HUN)

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