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Celta repel Viking raiders

Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 23.28CET
RC Celta de Vigo 3-0 Viking FK An impressive Celta display puts them in total control.

Match statistics

CeltaViking

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 23.28CET

Celta repel Viking raiders

RC Celta de Vigo 3-0 Viking FK An impressive Celta display puts them in total control.

A dominant display by RC Celta de Vigo saw them secure a comfortable 3-0 win against Viking FK in the UEFA Cup second round first-leg match at the Balaídos stadium.

Missed chance
Jesús Mora, José Ignacio and substitute Benni McCarthy left Viking to rue the chance that they missed after just two minutes. Peter Kopteff’s corner had bounced around the Celta goalmouth before finding its way to Trygve Nygaard, unmarked less than two metres out, but he had to lean back slightly and was unable to keep his header down.

Crossbar denies Costa
After that early scare, Celta were in near-total control off the game, and came close to taking the lead in the 16th minute. Alejandro Castro picked up a short free-kick and, although his attempted cross was blocked, the ball rebounded back to him, and his left-foot shot from the edge of the penalty area hit the top of the crossbar before bouncing over.

Quick goals
Celta’s dominance had begun to slip a little when their Norwegian opponents were stunned by two goals in three minutes. In the 35th minute, Catanha’s clever flick found Mora inside the Viking area. His initial shot was blocked but, after the ball came back to him, his low drive across the area was turned into the net by Ignacio.

Edu doubles lead
The situation got even worse for the visitors three minutes later, as a throw-in found Catanha inside the area and, although his shot was scuffed, the ball found Edu who made no mistake. Celta had further chances to further extend their advantage before the break, but had to be satisfied with a two-goal cushion at half-time.

Shots from distance
The second period began slowly, with the home side seemingly content with their lead, and both sides were reduced to shooting from long range, with Peter Luccin firing wide for Celta and Erik Fuglestad just off target for the visitors.

Decisive third
However, it was 3-0 to Celta in the 75th minute, as substitute McCarthy won the ball before curling a delicate shot beyond Frode Olsen and into the corner of the Viking net from 20 metres. McCarthy’s fellow substitute Eduardo Germán Coudet almost added a fourth from Edu’s delicate flighted pass, but Olsen got down to turn his low shot away.

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Lineups

celta

Celta

viking

Viking

13
PintoJosé Manuel Pinto (C)
1
OlsenFrode Olsen
2
VelascoJuan Velasco
3
DahlBjørn Dahl
Yellow Card53
6
BerizzoEduardo Berizzo
5
PereiraThomas Pereira
8
JandroJandro
Substitution76
7
FuglestadErik Fuglestad
Yellow Card57
14
JuanfranJuanfran
10
NevlandErik Nevland
16
José IgnacioSáenz José Ignacio
Goal35
Substitution76
11
KopteffPeter Kopteff
17
MéndezSebastián Méndez
13
BerreMorten Berre
Substitution80
19
EduEdu
Goal37
15
HangelandBrede Hangeland
20
JesuliJesuli
18
SanneTom Sanne
22
LuccinPeter Luccin
19
NygaardTrygve Nygaard
24
CatanhaCatanha
Yellow Card47
Substitution65
20
KuivastoToni Kuivasto

Substitutes

1
CavalleroPablo Cavallero
12
NordtunMagnar Nordtun
3
SylvinhoSylvinho
2
EspevollOdd Espevoll
4
CáceresFernando Cáceres
8
BerlandBjørn Berland
Substitution80
5
GiovanellaGiovanella
Substitution76
9
WrightBen Wright
15
DorivaDoriva
16
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
23
CoudetEduardo Germán Coudet
Substitution76
17
SørliKristian Sørli
25
McCarthyBenni McCarthy
Substitution65
Goal75
21
H. SigurdssonHannes Sigurdsson

Coach

Miguel Ángel Lotina (ESP) Benny Lennartson (SWE)

Referee

Stefano Farina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Gabriele Contini (ITA), Rodolfo Mirri (ITA)

Fourth official

Tiziano Pieri (ITA)

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