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Szabics seals Sturm success

Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 20.53CET
SK Sturm Graz 1-0 PFC Levski Sofia A solitary goal from Imre Szabics hands Sturm victory.

Match statistics

SturmLevski

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 20.53CET

Szabics seals Sturm success

SK Sturm Graz 1-0 PFC Levski Sofia A solitary goal from Imre Szabics hands Sturm victory.

A solitary goal from Imre Szabics handed SK Sturm Graz a slender advantage in their UEFA Cup second-round encounter against PFC Levski Sofia.

Brzeczek assist
The 21-year-old Hungarian latched on to a terrific pass from Jerzy Brzeczek on 19 minutes before firing into the net for the only goal of an entertaining first leg at the Arnold Schwarzenegger stadium.

Great saves
Sturm had two good chances to further their lead before half-time but were denied by two fantastic saves from the Bulgarian side's goalkeeper, Gueorgui Petkov. On the half-hour mark, Szabics had his close-range shot blocked on the line before Gerald Strafner was foiled from eleven metres out.

Pantelic poor
Miodrag Pantelic should have levelled the scores in the second half but sent his shot skidding wide of the Sturm goal when clean through. Nevertheless, both sides seemed content to settle for a 1-0 scoreline.

Vieira sent off
Czech referee Karel Vidlak flourished an 85th-minute red card in the direction of Marcelo Vieira after the Levski man had shoved Strafner to the floor, but the one-man advantage came too late for Sturm to add to their tally and the Austrian Bundesliga side will travel to the Bulgarian capital for the second leg in a fortnight with the narrowest of leads to protect.

Last updated: 31/10/02 21.09CET

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Lineups

sturm

Sturm

levski

Levski

1
WeberHeinz Weber
1
G. PetkovGeorgi Petkov
3
NeukirchnerGünther Neukirchner
Yellow Card49
20
AngelovStanislav Angelov
Substitution79
4
RojasFrancisco Rojas
Substitution72
3
StoilovStanimir Stoilov
7
StrafnerGerald Strafner
Yellow Card85
4
Biser IvanovBiser Ivanov
Yellow Card69
10
BrzeczekJerzy Brzeczek
Yellow Card42
5
G. MarkovGeorgi Markov
Yellow Card62
14
GolemacRobert Golemac
10
LawalGarba Lawal
15
WetlArnold Wetl
11
TopuzakovElin Topuzakov
19
SzabicsImre Szabics
Goal21
15
SimonovićSaša Simonović
20
MujiriDavid Mujiri
Substitution60
19
ChilikovGeorgi Chilikov
21
BosnarEddy Bosnar
21
TelkiyskiDimitar Telkiyski
Substitution82
33
AmoahCharles Amoah
Substitution87
24
PantelicMiodrag Pantelic
Substitution88

Substitutes

22
HoffmannDaniel Hoffmann
27
IvankovDimitar Ivankov
5
PetrovicAnto Petrovic
6
BashovKostadin Bashov
Substitution79
6
MählichRoman Mählich
Substitution60
7
VieiraMarcelo Vieira
Substitution82
Red Card86
8
HeldtHorst Heldt
Substitution87
8
GenchevStanislav Genchev
Substitution88
11
KorsósGyörgy Korsós
9
KolevTodor Kolev
17
PregeljMartin Pregelj
2
BachkovDanail Bachkov
30
Ekrem DağEkrem Dağ
Substitution72

Coach

Franco Foda (GER) Slavoljub Muslin (SRB)

Referee

Karel Vidlak (CZE)

Assistant referees

Petr Kasny (CZE), Bohuslav Kratky (CZE)

Fourth official

Jaromir Hlavac (CZE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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