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Ventspils battle back

Published: Thursday 28 August 2003, 23.00CET
Wisla Plock 2-2 FK Ventspils (Agg: 3-3, Ventspils win on away goals) Latvians' fightback rewarded.

Match statistics

Wisla PlockVentspils

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
4
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 28 August 2003, 23.00CET

Ventspils battle back

Wisla Plock 2-2 FK Ventspils (Agg: 3-3, Ventspils win on away goals) Latvians' fightback rewarded.

FK Ventspils progressed to the UEFA Cup first round after fighting back to eliminate Wisla Plock.

Away-goals win
Trailing 2-0 in Poland, goals from Vits Rimkus and Sergei Zangareev earned the Latvians a 2-2 draw and advancement on away goals, due to the sides' 1-1 first-leg draw. It spelt an unhappy end to Plock's first European campaign yet at half-time they had looked on course for the first round after leading through two goals from Ireneusz Jelen.

Jelen opens scoring
Jelen opened the scoring after 12 minutes, converting a cross from Vahan Gevorgyan. He had threatened a goal even before then, shooting wide when clean through on goal, albeit having been ruled offside. It became 2-0 to Plock four minutes before the break, Jelen this time breaking through the visitors' defence to score with an individual effort.

Ventspils seize initiative
The second half was the complete opposite, however, as Ventspils seized the initiative. In the 51st minute Rimkus narrowed the deficit with a header from an Igoris Stukalinas corner. In the 68th minute substitute Branislav Jasurek broke down the left and crossed to Zangareev who made it 2-2.

Red card
It got worse for Plock when Marcin Wasilewski was sent off 16 minutes from time. Still they might have snatched a winner but Radoslaw Matusiak twice shot wide in the closing stages.

Last updated: 29/08/03 12.01CET

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Lineups

wisla plock

Wisla Plock

ventspils

Ventspils

21
KapsaPawel Kapsa (GK)
1
RomanovsDeniss Romanovs (GK)
13
WasilewskiMarcin Wasilewski
Red Card75
3
TroickisIgors Troickis (C)
6
RomuzgaDariusz Romuzga (C)
12
SmirnovsMāris Smirnovs
Yellow Card72
4
BranfilauMikalai Branfilau
18
KorabļovsIgors Korabļovs
5
JanusMarcin Janus
6
ŽavoronkovsVladimirs Žavoronkovs
3
GesiorDariusz Gesior
15
StukalinasIgors Stukalinas
11
KobylanskiAndrzej Kobylanski
Substitution76
19
AgafonovAndrei Agafonov
Substitution83
18
VileniskisRaimondas Vileniskis
7
ZangareevSergei Zangareev
Goal68
Yellow Card69
22
TerleckiMaciej Terlecki
Substitution59
22
BičkaDeimantas Bička
Yellow Card89
8
GeworgyanWahan Geworgyan
Substitution24
9
RimkusVīts Rimkus
Goal51
Substitution87
9
JeleńIreneusz Jeleń
Goal13
Goal41
23
ButriksAndrejs Butriks
Substitution60

Substitutes

1
WierzchowskiJakub Wierzchowski (GK)
26
TrifonovsAntons Trifonovs (GK)
20
MikulenasGrazvydas Mikulenas
Substitution76
4
HejdušekTomaš Hejdušek
Substitution83
17
JakubowskiAriel Jakubowski
20
SokolskisDeniss Sokolskis
24
MatusiakRadosław Matusiak
Substitution59
21
LukaševicsViktors Lukaševics
7
JurkowskiBartosz Jurkowski
8
KačanovsDeniss Kačanovs
2
WojneckiJerzy Wojnecki
14
AnguelGuennadi Anguel
Substitution87
23
PreiksaitisAidas Preiksaitis
Substitution24
24
JašurekBranislav Jašurek
Substitution60
Yellow Card90

Coach

Miroslaw Jablonski (POL) Saulius Širmelis (LTU)

Referee

Espen Berntsen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Magne Tosse (NOR), Odd Arne Vangen (NOR)

Fourth official

Stig Rune Krokdal (NOR)

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