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Larsson treble sinks Suduva

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.12CET
Celtic FC 8-1 FK Suduva A Henrik Larsson hat-trick helps Celtic to a huge win in Glasgow.

Match statistics

CelticSūduva

Goals scored8
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 22.12CET

Larsson treble sinks Suduva

Celtic FC 8-1 FK Suduva A Henrik Larsson hat-trick helps Celtic to a huge win in Glasgow.

Celtic FC 8-1 FK Suduva
Swedish striker Henrik Larsson scored a first-half hat-trick as Celtic FC picked themselves up after the disappointment of missing out on a place in the UEFA Champions League with an impressive victory against Lithuanian side FK Suduva.

Early misses
Gytis Padimanskas in the Suduva goal had already denied Larsson after a fifth-minute run and shot, and the striker's luck seemed to be out as he missed a simple header eight minutes later. However, once he opened his account for the evening after driving Momo Sylla's pass in off the crossbar on 13 minutes, there was no stopping the Swede.

Hat-trick completed
Larsson extended Celtic's lead after 23 minutes, pulling away from Tomas Sendzikas to head past the goalkeeper from Steve Guppy's cross, before Stilian Petrov made it 3-0 on 27 minutes with a stunning right-footed volley. Larsson completed his hat-trick on the half-hour mark, collecting a pass from Chris Sutton before chipping the advancing goalkeeper.

Easy task for Lambert
Sutton got off the mark from a Larsson pass nine minutes before the break, and it was 6-0 four minutes into the second half after Padimanskas could only fumble a Larsson shot into the path of Paul Lambert, who had the simple task of shooting into an empty net.

Hartson off the mark
Substitute John Hartson had already hit the crossbar before he opened his account with a cool 72nd-minute finish from Petrov's cross and the Welsh international turned provider as he set up Joos Valgaeren for a header for Celtic's eighth goal eight minutes from time, before Tomas Radzinevicius hit a late consolation for Suduva.

Last updated: 20/09/02 11.20CET

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Lineups

celtic

Celtic

sūduva

Sūduva

20
DouglasRobert Douglas (GK)
20
PadimanskasGytis Padimanskas (GK)
Yellow Card82
3
SyllaMohamed Sylla
4
SendžikasTomas Sendžikas
5
ValgaerenJoos Valgaeren
Goal82
5
DevetinasNerijus Devetinas
6
BaldéBobo Baldé
7
SidlauskasNerijus Sidlauskas
Yellow Card18
Substitution46
7
LarssonHenrik Larsson
Goal15
Goal23
Goal29
Substitution61
8
AdomaitisVidas Adomaitis
Substitution77
9
SuttonChris Sutton
Goal35
9
G. SlavickasGiedrius Slavickas
14
LambertPaul Lambert (C)
Goal50
10
RadzinevičiusTomas Radzinevičius
Goal90
16
LaursenUlrik Laursen
Yellow Card12
Substitution61
13
ZitinskasVidas Zitinskas (C)
Substitution82
18
LennonNeil Lennon
Substitution61
22
SuliauskasDainius Suliauskas
19
St.PetrovStiliyan Petrov
Goal27
Yellow Card60
23
KunevičiusDainius Kunevičius
30
GuppySteve Guppy
24
GrigasGvidas Grigas

Substitutes

1
GouldJonathan Gould (GK)
1
BalnysAringas Balnys (GK)
10
HartsonJohn Hartson
Substitution61
Goal71
3
KraipaviciusSaulius Kraipavicius
Substitution77
12
FernándezDavid Fernández
Substitution61
25
StankevičiusVitalis Stankevičius
Substitution82
40
CraineyStephen Crainey
Substitution61
26
MačiulisNerijus Mačiulis
Substitution46
4
McNamaraJackie McNamara
2
G. KlevinskasGiedrius Klevinskas
8
ThompsonAlan Thompson
11
LarcenkaAndrius Larcenka
17
AgatheDidier Agathe
19
RukaviciusVilmantas Rukavicius

Coach

Algimantas Gabrys (LTU)

Referee

Miroslav Liba (CZE)

Assistant referees

Jiri Vodicka (CZE), Ivan Pokorny (CZE)

Fourth official

Jaroslav Jara (CZE)

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