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Boavista celebrate after late show

Published: Friday 28 February 2003, 0.12CET
Boavista FC 1-0 Hertha Berlin (Agg: 3-3) Late Ávalos header eliminates Hertha on away goals.

Match statistics

BoavistaHertha

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Friday 28 February 2003, 0.12CET

Boavista celebrate after late show

Boavista FC 1-0 Hertha Berlin (Agg: 3-3) Late Ávalos header eliminates Hertha on away goals.

A late, and utterly unexpected, goal from Argentinian defender Fernando Ávalos was enough to send Boavista FC into the last eight of the UEFA Cup at the expense of a plucky and extremely unlucky Hertha BSC Berlin side.

Wild celebrations
Generating scenes of wild joy at the Bessa stadium in Porto, Ávalos latched on to a flick from Alexandre Goulart to head in at far post from just three metres with six minutes remaining. A period of frantic play ensued, which, combined with another six minutes of added time, gave the game an excitement and quality unseen in the previous 84 minutes that saw both sides down to ten men after a committed and often fierce opening hour.

Red cards
The visitors were the first side to lose a man, Hungarian Pál Dárdai receiving his marching orders for two yellow cards in the 68th minute. Anunciacáo followed him 13 minutes later as the game developed into a free-flowing spectacle a world apart from the largely dour opening hour. Indeed the only save of any note through the whole 90 minutes was a quite superb dive from Boavista goalkeeper Ricardo who kept out a well-struck volley from Thorben Marx on 73 minutes.

Silva denied
The first half was poor with Hertha happy to sit back and soak up the regular Boavista attacks that lacked any sort of cutting edge. The best chance came in the opening minutes when Silva muscled his way past two defenders in the area but his low shot was tipped around the right-hand post by Gábor Kiraly.

Tempers rise
That apart, Kiraly's only action of note in an opening half where at times tempers threatened to boil over was a save from a well-placed but powerless free-kick from Pedrosa after 29 minutes. Four yellow cards in the first half-hour were testament to the commitment on show but the chances simply never came and the lack of confidence in their forward play by Boavista threatened to undo much of their promising build-ups.

Solid defending
Brazilian winger Silva was to the fore down the right flank early on but his efforts were undermined by the solid defending of Hertha captain Michael Preetz and Josip Simunic who easily dealt with the tepid Boavista attack. A switch to the left for Silva ten minutes before the break failed to bring any change.

Sole threat from Hertha
Alex Alves, with a poorly directed shot across goal for Hertha after 27 minutes, provided the sole threat of any note from the visitors in the opening hour. They will, though, count themselves unlucky not to progress and were ultimately undone by the two goals conceded in Berlin two weeks ago.

Last updated: 28/02/03 12.44CET

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Lineups

boavista

Boavista

hertha

Hertha

1
RicardoRicardo
1
KirályGábor Király
2
Rui ÓscarRui Óscar
Substitution64
3
FriedrichArne Friedrich
3
ÁvalosFernando Ávalos
Goal84
4
Van BurikDick van Burik
4
Paulo TurraPaulo Turra
7
Alex AlvesAlex Alves
Substitution70
10
Jorge CoutoJorge Couto
Yellow Card10
8
GoorBart Goor
Substitution87
11
SilvaSilva
Yellow Card82
10
MarcelinhoMarcelinho
Yellow Card24
16
MartelinhoMartelinho
11
PreetzMichael Preetz
18
Pedro SantosPedro Santos
14
ŠimunićJosip Šimunić
19
Mário LojaMário Loja
Substitution46
18
DárdaiPál Dárdai
Yellow Card66
27
PedrosaPedrosa
Substitution76
21
HartmannMichael Hartmann
96
Filipe AnunciaçãoFilipe Anunciação
Red Card80
32
MarxThorben Marx

Substitutes

12
WilliamWilliam
40
KuszczakTomasz Kuszczak
6
ErivanErivan
6
SverrissonEyjölfur Sverrisson
Substitution87
21
JocivalterJocivalter
9
LuizãoLuizão
22
CafúCafú
15
BritoFábio Brito
25
YuriYuri
Substitution76
16
Roberto PintoRoberto Pinto
Substitution70
26
Luiz CláudioLuiz Cláudio
Substitution64
22
BeinlichStefan Beinlich
30
Alex GoulartAlex Goulart
Substitution46
39
MadlungAlexander Madlung
Yellow Card85

Referee

Alain Hamer (LUX)

Assistant referees

Henri Reuter (LUX), Claude Martinez (FRA)

Fourth official

Thierry Auriac (FRA)

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