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Verlaat own goal sinks Bremen

Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 22.21CET
SBV Vitesse 2-1 SV Werder Bremen Vitesse confident after Frank Verlaat scores at each end.

Match statistics

VitesseBremen

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 22.21CET

Verlaat own goal sinks Bremen

SBV Vitesse 2-1 SV Werder Bremen Vitesse confident after Frank Verlaat scores at each end.

An own goal from SV Werder Bremen's Frank Verlaat just 20 minutes after he had drawn his side level gave SBV Vitesse a 2-1 UEFA Cup second-round first-leg victory at the Gelredome in Arnhem.

Own-goal decider
Verlaat's 43rd-minute goal had cancelled out Mathew Amoah's earlier strike, but the unfortunate Bremen player put the ball past his own goalkeeper midway through the second half to give Vitesse a slender lead going into their away leg.

Jevric on form
The match got off to a slow start and although Vitesse enjoyed the majority of possession, they rarely threatened the Bremen goal in the opening 20 minutes. Against the run of play Bremen created the first real chance of the match and Dragoslav Jevric had to be at his best to keep out Johan Micoud's free-kick.

Amoah strikes first
Vitesse came close on 29 minutes when Aleksandar Rankovic and Rachmed Mustapha combined to set up Bob Peeters who just failed to direct his header on goal. Six minutes later, however, Vitesse made no mistake. Evgen Levchenko beat Verlaat and picked out an unmarked Amoah who left Pascal Borel no chance in the Bremen goal.

Verlaat hits back
The goal brought Bremen to life and two minutes before the break they drew level. Franck Baumann flicked on a corner from Ailton for Verlaat who made up for his earlier mistake to restore parity.

Vitesse restore lead
Bremen began where they left off at the start of the second half with Micoud increasingly influential in midfield, but it was Vitesse who struck next when, on 63 minutes, Verlaat deflected Peters' cross into his own goal. Vitesse should have added a third late on, but with 12 minutes to go the otherwise impressive Peeters headed wide from close range.

Snoei upbeat
Vitesse coach Mike Snoei was delighted with the victory. "I am very satisfied but I thought there was more in it," he said. "They weren't as good as we had expected and we were unlucky with their equaliser. With this result we will travel to Bremen with plenty of defending to do, but I am confident we can reach the next round."

Last updated: 01/11/02 1.00CET

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Lineups

vitesse

Vitesse

bremen

Bremen

1
JevrićDragoslav Jevrić (GK)
16
BorelPascal Borel (GK)
2
CornelisseTim Cornelisse
4
ErnstFabian Ernst
Yellow Card23
3
StefanovicDejan Stefanovic (C)
6
BaumannFrank Baumann (C)
5
FrankelPurrel Frankel
7
StalteriPaul Stalteri
7
RigaMustapha Riga
Substitution78
8
LisztesKrisztián Lisztes
8
ClaessensGert Claessens
9
CharisteasAngelos Charisteas
15
LevchenkoEvgen Levchenko
10
MicoudJohan Micoud
19
PeetersBob Peeters
14
VerlaatFrank Verlaat
Goal42
Goal61
21
AmoahMatthew Amoah
Goal36
19
SkrypnykViktor Skrypnyk
Yellow Card71
26
ZemanMarián Zeman
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
27
RankovićAleksandar Ranković
Yellow Card68
Substitution72
32
Aílton GonçalvesAílton Gonçalves
Substitution60

Substitutes

18
Van FessemJimmy van Fessem (GK)
1
WierzchowskiJakub Wierzchowski (GK)
10
JanssenTheo Janssen
Substitution72
18
DaunMarkus Daun
Substitution60
Yellow Card73
20
HofsNicky Hofs
Substitution78
Yellow Card86
17
KlasnićIvan Klasnić
9
M'BambaEmile M'Bamba
21
WehlageHolger Wehlage
16
Van BeukeringJhon van Beukering
22
ReichMarco Reich
23
DingsdagMichael Dingsdag
23
MagninLudovic Magnin
28
BochemRick Bochem
24
BorowskiTim Borowski

Coach

Mike Snoel (NED) Thomas Schaaf (GER)

Referee

Thomas Michael Mccurry (SCO)

Assistant referees

Martin Doran (SCO), Andy Davis (SCO)

Fourth official

Craig Thomson (SCO)

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