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Wisla stun sorry Schalke

Published: Tuesday 10 December 2002, 21.59CET
Schalke 1-4 Wisla Kraków (Agg: 2-5) Wisla provide the first surprise of round three in Germany.

Match statistics

SchalkeWisła Kraków

Goals scored1
 
4
Attempts on target1
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Tuesday 10 December 2002, 21.59CET

Wisla stun sorry Schalke

Schalke 1-4 Wisla Kraków (Agg: 2-5) Wisla provide the first surprise of round three in Germany.

Wisla Kraków provided the first surprise of the UEFA Cup third round following their comprehensive away defeat of FC Schalke 04. The Polish side defeated their German rivals 4-1 at the Aufschalke Arena to record a 5-2 aggregate success and claim a place in Friday's fourth-round draw.

Giantkillers lead
Wisla, who defeated Italian outfit Parma AC in the last round of the competition, took the lead in the 40th minute when Maciej Zurawski fired in from 12 metres. But their lead was short-lived as Schalke hit back within two minutes following an angled shot by  Polish international defender Tomasz Hajto.

Zurawski double
But the Polish outfit, whose best performance in Europe to date was a quarter-final appearance against Malmö FF in the 1978/79 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, hit back in the 51st minute when Nigerian midfield player Kalu Uche headed the ball in from a free-kick. Zurawski added a third goal five minutes before the end, and Kamil Kosowski completed the rout in added time.

Poor run
The result, which provided Schalke with the worst defeat in their history in European competition, also spelt the end of their participation in knockout competition for this season. Recently, the Gelsenkirchen side were eliminated from the German Cup by FC Bayern München, a competition in which they were holders.

Neubarth accepts second best
"Losing this game hurts," said Schalke coach Frank Neubarth. "There were some opportunities for our team to turn the game around, but in the end, Wisla deserved to win."

Preparation counts for Wisla
"We knew at the start that this would not be an easy task for us but we prepared ourselves in the last nine days specifically for this game in the Netherlands, and it paid off," said Wisla coach Henryk Kasperczak. "We watched Schalke closely recently, and so we saw that they were tired and it provided a great opportunity for us to advance, and we took it with both hands."

Last updated: 11/12/02 9.25CET

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Lineups

schalke

Schalke

wisła

Wisła

1
RostFrank Rost
30
HuguesAngelo Hugues
2
Van KerckhovenNico Van Kerckhoven
Substitution65
2
SzymkowiakMirosław Szymkowiak
3
MatellanAnibal Matellan
3
StolarczykMaciej Stolarczyk
6
HajtoTomasz Hajto
Goal42
4
BaszczyńskiMarcin Baszczyński
7
MöllerAndreas Möller
5
KosowskiKamil Kosowski (C)
Goal89
8
BöhmeJörg Böhme
Yellow Card50
Substitution83
6
GłowackiArkadiusz Głowacki
Yellow Card47
11
SandEbbe Sand (C)
9
ŻurawskiMaciej Żurawski
Goal40
Goal85
12
van HoogdalemNico van Hoogdalem
10
UcheKalu Uche
Goal51
Substitution90
14
AsamoahGerald Asamoah
Substitution77
16
StrakPawel Strak
20
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
18
JopMariusz Jop
21
Emile MpenzaEmile Mpenza
31
KuźbaMarcin Kuźba
Substitution78

Substitutes

27
ReckOliver Reck
25
PiekutowskiAdam Piekutowski
4
RodríguezDarío Rodríguez
8
PaterGrzegorz Pater
Substitution78
5
KmetschSven Kmetsch
17
PaszulewiczJacek Paszulewicz
Substitution90
17
VermantSven Vermant
20
CantoroMauro Cantoro
22
AgaliVictor Agali
Substitution65
26
KaliciakGrzegorz Kaliciak
24
WilmotsMarc Wilmots
Substitution77
29
DubickiDaniel Dubicki
26
HankeMike Hanke
Substitution83
22
Piotr BrożekPiotr Brożek

Coach

Frank Neubarth (GER)

Referee

Tom Henning Øvrebø (NOR)

Assistant referees

Roe Vidar Lien (NOR), Geir Åge Holen (NOR)

Fourth official

Espen Berntsen (NOR)

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