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Amanatidis inspires Stuttgart win

Published: Tuesday 12 November 2002, 20.00CET
Stuttgart 2-0 Ferencváros (Agg: 2-0) A goal from Ioannis Amanatidis sets Stuttgart on road to victory.

Match statistics

StuttgartFerencváros

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Tuesday 12 November 2002, 20.00CET

Amanatidis inspires Stuttgart win

Stuttgart 2-0 Ferencváros (Agg: 2-0) A goal from Ioannis Amanatidis sets Stuttgart on road to victory.

A goal from substitute Ioannis Amanatidis provided VfB Stuttgart with the platform for their 2-0 aggregate success at Ferencvárosi TC's expense in their UEFA Cup second round engagement.

Qualification secured
The German side finally secured their qualification for Friday's third round draw when Fernando Meira scored from the penalty spot in the last minute.

Hard-fought win
Felix Magath's side were made to work hard for their victory, but Amanatidis - who was introduced after the interval - was on hand to slide the ball into the net from four metres as he latched onto Jochen Seitz's pass in the 63rd minute. From then, Stuttgart were able to restrict the Hungarians to long-range efforts at goal, before breaking clear in the dying seconds to add their second. Ferencváros captain Péter Lipscei was sent off when he was adjudged to have prevented the ball from entering the net with his arm and Meira picked his spot low to the left of Lajos Szücs to seal the win.

'With a little luck'
Magath was delighted with the result, but offered praise for the visitors, saying: "It was a difficult game and a tough match. Ferencváros have a good team, but we attacked from the kick-off and won with a little luck, because after our lead, we lost our concentration. However, I am proud of this team and I hope we will get more supporters in the next round."

Few chances
Fradi, who had five bookings to show rather than any clear-cut scoring opportunities during the first half, seemed content to hold high-flying Stuttgart at bay and hit their opponents with a string of counterattacks. The only real opportunity the visitors mustered came in the eleventh minute, but Attila Szili's effort from eight metres - as he attempted to volley Lipscei's lobbed pass - was well past Thomas Ernst's right-hand post.

Balakov close
Stuttgart responded with two chances of their own in an otherwise low-key opening 45 minutes. First Silvio Meissner headed over at the near post in the 27th minute from Krassimir Balakov's free-kick. Three minutes later, Szücs was on hand to deny another Balakov set-piece, this time by gathering the ball under the crossbar after the Bulgarian midfield player attempted a shot on goal. The second period looked destined to continue in similar fashion until Stuttgart's Greek striker provided the difference.

Last updated: 14/11/02 21.08CET

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Lineups

stuttgart

Stuttgart

ferencváros

Ferencváros

21
ErnstThomas Ernst
22
SzücsLajos Szücs
2
HinkelAndreas Hinkel
79
BognárZsolt Bognár
Yellow Card23
Substitution87
5
BordonMarcelo Bordon
26
DragónerAttila Dragóner (C)
6
Fernando MeiraFernando Meira
Goal90
24
GyepesGábor Gyepes
Yellow Card28
12
GerberHeiko Gerber
Yellow Card77
21
VukmirDragan Vukmir
10
BalakovKrasimir Balakov
Substitution83
9
SziliAttila Szili
Substitution73
7
MeissnerSilvio Meissner
Substitution46
6
LipcseiPéter Lipcsei
15
HlebAleksandr Hleb
53
KapicAdem Kapic
Substitution81
17
SeitzJochen Seitz
5
SzkukalekIgor Szkukalek
Yellow Card42
20
SoldoZvonimir Soldo (C)
30
GeraZoltán Gera
9
I GaneaIoan Ganea
Substitution46
55
TököliAttila Tököli

Substitutes

31
BenaglioDiego Benaglio
1
UdvaráczMilán Udvarácz
4
Rui MarquesRui Marques
78
BalogZoltán Balog
Substitution81
3
WenzelTimo Wenzel
99
PenskaMarek Penska
11
AmanatidisGiannis Amanatidis
Substitution46
Goal63
16
JovicAleksandar Jovic
Substitution87
13
TiffertChristian Tiffert
10
LeandroLeandro
Substitution73
Yellow Card76
22
KuranyiKevin Kuranyi
Substitution46
18
CheregiMarius Cheregi
25
MutzelMichael Mutzel
Substitution83
8
AndoneBogdan Andone

Coach

Felix Magath (GER) József Garami (HUN)

Referee

Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

Assistant referees

Andreas Christodoulou (CYP), Andreas Xanthou (CYP)

Fourth official

Andreas Michael (CYP)

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