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Chiesa downs brave Crvena Zvezda

Published: Friday 15 November 2002, 0.54CET
FK Crvena Zvezda 1-1 S.S. Lazio(Agg: 1-2)
Late strike leaves Crvena Zvezda ruing profligacy.

Match statistics

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Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 15 November 2002, 0.54CET

Chiesa downs brave Crvena Zvezda

FK Crvena Zvezda 1-1 S.S. Lazio(Agg: 1-2)
Late strike leaves Crvena Zvezda ruing profligacy.

S.S. Lazio reached the third round of the UEFA Cup as Enrico Chiesa's free-kick earned them a 1-1 draw against FK Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade, to put them through 2-1 on aggregate.

Boskovic strike
The home side attacked from the off and saw a hatful of chances go begging before they finally took the lead after 70 minutes. Ivan Gvozdenovic's right wing free-kick found Branko Boskovic unmarked at the far post, and he powered his header into the back of the net.

Another chance
Boskovic almost made it 2-0 two minutes later, as he nipped in at the near post, but his flicked header was well saved by substitute keeper Emanuele Concetti.

Chiesa free-kick
Five minutes later, Lazio levelled, again from a free-kick just to the right side of the box. Chiesa's first effort was pushed wide by Ivan Randjelovic, but the referee ordered a retake because of some pushing in the box just before the kick was taken.

Keeper unsighted
Chiesa's second effort was lower, and far less powerful, but it crept under the wall, through a crowded box and beneath the unsighted Randjelovic's despairing dive.

Ruing profligacy
With the away goal, Lazio were happy to sit on their lead, but Crvena Zvezda will rue a host of wasted first-half efforts. As in Rome a fortnight ago, much of their best attacking enterprise came through Boskovic.

Off the post
It was he who went closest to opening the scoring before the break, drifting through two challenges before unleashing a 20-metre shot that came back off the upright on 12 minutes.

Long-range efforts
To give Lazio credit, they did restrict Crvena Zvezda to mainly long-range efforts, the marauding right-back Marjan Markovic twice drawing low saves out of Luca Marchegiani.

Double save
The keeper, who was replaced at half-time, apparently because of a hand injury, had to be at his best on 36 minutes, first denying a typical Boskovic run and shot, and then recovering to block Dragan Mrda's follow-up from a narrow angle. Two minutes later Ivan Gvozdenovic forced another useful save from Marchegiani with an effort from distance.

Castromán cross
Lazio looked fleetingly dangerous on the break, with Lucas Castromán their greatest threat. He went closest for the Italians in the first half, when his overhit cross forced a fine back-tracking save from Randjelovic, but with Nemanja Vidic again in commanding form, chances were few and far between for the Italians.

Brave effort
They got the goal when they needed it in the second half, though, to clinch their place in Friday's third-round draw and end Crvena Zvezda's brave effort.

Filipovic proud
Despite the defeat, Crvena Zvezda coach Zoran Filipovic was delighted with the way his youthful side had performed. "We deserved to win tonight," he insisted. "I'm convinced that only luck denied us.

Cruel punishment
"My team gave everything they had, and we weren't scared of Lazio. We were determined, and it looked like we would get the second goal, but we were punished in the cruellest possible way."

'Experience told'
His Lazio counterpart Roberto Mancini admitted that his side had been forced on to the back foot. "They were the better side tonight but we are a more experienced side, and that was what decided the match," he said. "We have played many games like this before, and in football you have to be wise."

Last updated: 15/11/02 9.47CET

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Lineups

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Crvena zvezda

lazio

Lazio

1
RandjelovićIvan Randjelović
1
MarchegianiLuca Marchegiani
Substitution46
2
MarkovićMarjan Marković
4
D. BaggioDino Baggio
26
VidićNemanja Vidić
6
SorínJuan Pablo Sorín
5
DudićMilan Dudić
Substitution84
19
FavalliGiuseppe Favalli (C)
Yellow Card40
20
LalatovicNenad Lalatovic (C)
20
LiveraniFabio Liverani
Yellow Card56
4
MladenovićDragan Mladenović
22
OddoMassimo Oddo
7
GvozdenovićIvan Gvozdenović
24
CoutoFernando Couto
16
KovačevićNenad Kovačević
Yellow Card85
25
ChiesaEnrico Chiesa
Goal77
Substitution81
11
BoškovićBranko Bošković
Goal69
26
CastromanLucas Castroman
Yellow Card84
18
PjanovićMihailo Pjanović
Substitution69
Substitution71
31
StamJaap Stam
33
MrdjaDragan Mrdja
Substitution61
34
ManfrediniChristian Manfredini
Substitution54

Substitutes

31
StojkovićVladimir Stojković
99
ConcettiEmanuele Concetti
Substitution46
32
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
Substitution84
5
StankovićDejan Stanković
10
KrivokapićRadovan Krivokapić
7
Claudio LópezClaudio López
Substitution54
14
BogdanovićIgor Bogdanović
Substitution69
Substitution71
11
MihajlovićSiniša Mihajlović
15
BogavacDragan Bogavac
Substitution61
14
SimeoneDiego Simeone
Substitution81
28
JankovićBoško Janković
15
PancaroGiuseppe Pancaro
3
LukovićAleksandar Luković
23
NegroPaolo Negro

Coach

Zoran Filipovic (SRB) Roberto Mancini (ITA)

Referee

Julian Rodriguez Santiago (ESP)

Assistant referees

Francisco Gonzalez Rodriguez (ESP), Luis Javier Bravo Mayor (ESP)

Fourth official

César Muñiz (ESP)

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