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Zimbru hold out for draw

Published: Thursday 14 August 2003, 23.00CET
PFC Litex Lovech 0-0 CSF Zimbru Chisinau Dogged defending earns Moldovan visitors a draw in Lovech.

Match statistics

LitexZimbru

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 14 August 2003, 23.00CET

Zimbru hold out for draw

PFC Litex Lovech 0-0 CSF Zimbru Chisinau Dogged defending earns Moldovan visitors a draw in Lovech.

A dogged defensive performance from CSF Zimbru Chisinau gave Sergei Sirbu's side a great chance to overturn PFC Litex Lovech and book a place in the first round of the UEFA Cup in front of their home fans.

Paid the penalty
The home side dominated the first half but by the end were left to rue a missed penalty by Kiril Nikolov as the match finished goalless. The penalty came in the 42nd minute after Lusnac Tezimbru brought down Desislav Roussev. Nikolov stepped up to the spot confidently but smashed his shot over the crossbar.

Shishelov shoots wide
The second half was an exciting duel with Litex constantly probing the Moldovans' impressive defence. In a rare attack, the visitors nearly grabbed a goal in the 69th minute but Vladmir Shishelov steered his shot wide of the Litex goal.

Zimbru stalemate
Zimbru held on for dear life in the final ten minutes but the hosts failed to muster a goal, setting up an exciting return leg in a fortnight's time.

Last updated: 15/08/03 1.10CET

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Lineups

litex

Litex

zimbru

Zimbru

12
StavrevStoyan Stavrev (GK)
1
MultescuEmanuel Multescu (GK)
2
BachevStanislav Bachev
2
OlexicGhenadie Olexic (C)
3
ZhelevZhivko Zhelev
3
RusnacVeaceslav Rusnac
Red/Yellow Card41
6
KirilovRosen Kirilov (C)
7
GvazavaLevan Gvazava
Yellow Card54
9
LandyrevEvgeni Landyrev
8
B. CebotariBoris Cebotari
10
BornosuzovAtanas Bornosuzov
10
ShishelovVladimir Shishelov
Substitution68
13
DimitrovNikolai Dimitrov
14
BurcovshiAndrei Burcovshi
14
NikolovKiril Nikolov
19
EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu
Substitution56
18
HdiouadMourad Hdiouad
21
DragovozovVladimir Dragovozov
Substitution60
16
RusevDesislav Rusev
25
BastinaDaniel Bastina
27
Tiago SilvaTiago Silva
Yellow Card31
27
BolfaVasile Bolfa

Substitutes

1
VutovVitomir Vutov (GK)
12
RomanencoDenis Romanenco (GK)
5
JambazovKostadin Jambazov
5
OpreaIgor Oprea
15
RusevAngel Rusev
6
StavilaAnatolii Stavila
20
ObućaEmir Obuća
9
FrunzăViorel Frunză
Substitution68
21
TricăEugen Trică
15
CucoveiAdrian Cucovei
Substitution56
23
JelenkovićNebojša Jelenković
17
PisnicSerghey Pisnic
Substitution60
32
AdadoPaul Adado
20
BoicencoEugeniu Boicenco

Coach

Ferario Spasov (BUL) Serghei Sîrbu (MDA)

Referee

Gianluca Paparesta (ITA)

Assistant referees

Vincenzo Mitro (ITA), Felice Strocchia (ITA)

Fourth official

Paolo Dondarini (ITA)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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