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Celtic's class tells again

Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.10CET
FK Suduva 0-2 Celtic FC (Agg: 1-10) Another comfortable night for the Scottish champions.

Match statistics

SūduvaCeltic

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.10CET

Celtic's class tells again

FK Suduva 0-2 Celtic FC (Agg: 1-10) Another comfortable night for the Scottish champions.

Celtic FC coasted to a 2-0 win in Lithuania tonight to put the seal on a comfortable 10-1 aggregate victory in the UEFA Cup first round against FK Suduva.

Worthy winners
The Scottish champions left behind several key players for the away leg after all but assuring their progression a fortnight ago. Despite the new look to the side, Celtic still had too much guile for their opponents and were worthy winners on the night.

Carbon copy
David Fernandez opened the scoring for Celtic on 13 minutes, lobbing Gytis Padimanskas in the Suduva goal. The second came 12 minutes later with a carbon copy of the first from English midfield player Alan Thompson.

Missed penalty
Celtic should have added to their tally just before half-time. Didier Agathe's solo run on 44 minutes ended up with him being brought down in the Suduva penalty area. John Hartson stepped up to take the penalty but sent it wide of the goal.

Fine goalkeeping
Celtic hit the woodwork twice in the second half, and Padimanskas had to be at his best to deny the Scots on several occasions. Suduva, for their part, had virtually no clear-cut chances.

Coach happy
"After a rout away from home we did not want it to happen to us in front of our home fans, and we did well," said Suduva coach Algimantas Gagrys. Celtic manager Martin O`Neill was pleased to progress but said he expected a better performance from his youngsters.

Last updated: 03/10/02 23.29CET

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Lineups

sūduva

Sūduva

celtic

Celtic

20
PadimanskasGytis Padimanskas (GK)
1
GouldJonathan Gould (GK)
4
SendžikasTomas Sendžikas
Substitution46
4
McNamaraJackie McNamara (C)
Substitution55
5
DevetinasNerijus Devetinas
8
ThompsonAlan Thompson
Goal25
8
AdomaitisVidas Adomaitis
Substitution68
10
HartsonJohn Hartson
Yellow Card33
9
G. SlavickasGiedrius Slavickas
12
FernándezDavid Fernández
Goal13
10
RadzinevičiusTomas Radzinevičius
15
PettaBobby Petta
Substitution79
11
LarcenkaAndrius Larcenka
17
AgatheDidier Agathe
13
ZitinskasVidas Zitinskas (C)
24
HealyColin Healy
22
SuliauskasDainius Suliauskas
Substitution81
29
MaloneyShaun Maloney
Yellow Card49
23
KunevičiusDainius Kunevičius
Yellow Card85
40
CraineyStephen Crainey
24
GrigasGvidas Grigas
Yellow Card34
41
KennedyJohn Kennedy
Substitution66

Substitutes

1
BalnysAringas Balnys (GK)
20
DouglasRobert Douglas (GK)
3
KraipaviciusSaulius Kraipavicius
Substitution46
32
LynchSimon Lynch
Substitution79
7
SidlauskasNerijus Sidlauskas
Substitution81
39
James SmithJames Smith
Substitution66
26
MačiulisNerijus Mačiulis
Substitution68
43
MillerLiam Miller
Substitution55
2
G. KlevinskasGiedrius Klevinskas
3
SyllaMohamed Sylla
19
RukaviciusVilmantas Rukavicius
6
BaldéBobo Baldé
25
StankevičiusVitalis Stankevičius
16
LaursenUlrik Laursen

Coach

Algimantas Gabrys (LTU)

Referee

Ferenc Bede (HUN)

Assistant referees

Tibor Vámos (HUN), Janos Ring (HUN)

Fourth official

Csaba Sapi (HUN)

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