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Hero Taipale sinks Swiss

Published: Thursday 28 August 2003, 23.01CET
BSC Young Boys 2-2 Myllykosken Pallo-47 (Agg: 4-5)
Tero Taipale's late goal upsets Young Boys.

Match statistics

Young BoysMYPA

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 28 August 2003, 23.01CET

Hero Taipale sinks Swiss

BSC Young Boys 2-2 Myllykosken Pallo-47 (Agg: 4-5)
Tero Taipale's late goal upsets Young Boys.

An 86th-minute goal from Tero Taipale secured Finnish outfit Myllykosken Pallo-47 an unexpected 2-2 draw away to BSC Young Boys and a place in the UEFA Cup first round as 5-4 aggregate winners. The result provided Finnish representatives with their first victory against Swiss opposition in UEFA competitions at the fourth time of asking.

Inexperience proves costly
Undoubtedly Young Boys suffered from their inexperience on the international stage as they struggled to convert their many scoring chances on the night, although veteran striker Stéphane Chapuisat was particularly guilty for some misses that were to prove costly.

Bright start
In what was their first UEFA competition match in a decade, the Bernese side set about their Finnish opponents with some purpose with Gürkan Sermeter and Joël Descloux providing excellent service from the flanks. Indeed, Descloux, Ivan Knez and Chapuisat all had decent scoring chances in the opening minutes before Sermeter fired the Swiss side into the lead in the 25th minute following a free-kick from 20 metres that was slightly deflected en route to goal.

Missed chances
Further misses from Sermeter, Chapuisat and Joël Magnin would prove costly while the Finnish side offered little in attack during the opening 45 minutes.

MyPa level
It would prove to be a story of two halves as the introduction of Luiz António for Denis Volodin provided MyPa with the added guile in attack to upset the Swiss. The Brazilian escaped the attentions of two defenders to shoot the Finnish side level after 71 minutes.

Second for Sermeter
Young Boys took just six minutes to score again, however, Sermeter chalking up his second goal of the night from the edge of the area to put the Swiss club within a whisker of the first round, as they now led on away goals. But Taipale had other ideas, Taipale silencing the 7,264-strong crowd with the decisive strike four minutes from time.

Last updated: 29/08/03 12.02CET

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Lineups

young boys

Young Boys

mypa

MYPA

22
WölfliMarco Wölfli (GK)
1
MitringIstván Mitring (GK)
3
EugsterAdrian Eugster
Substitution77
5
LindströmJukka Lindström
4
KnezIvan Knez
6
LindbergJanne Lindberg (C)
Yellow Card44
5
DislerMark Disler (C)
8
MansoMarco Manso
6
FriedliRoman Friedli
9
PuhakainenSaku Puhakainen
7
FonsecaLeandro Fonseca
Substitution64
11
BothaRyan Botha
8
SermeterGürkan Sermeter
Goal24
Goal77
15
HernesniemiMika Hernesniemi
Substitution69
9
ChapuisatStéphane Chapuisat
16
HuttunenToni Huttunen
11
DesclouxJoel Descloux
Yellow Card67
17
OkkonenAntti Okkonen
14
MagninJoël Magnin
Yellow Card51
18
AhoTuomas Aho
21
RochatAlain Rochat
19
VolodinDenis Volodin
Substitution58

Substitutes

1
CollavitiPaolo Collaviti (GK)
12
KorhonenJanne Korhonen (GK)
10
CoubageatMohamed Sadik Coubageat
3
TimoskaSampsa Timoska
12
PatrickEseosa Patrick
Substitution64
4
KönönenTuomo Könönen
17
SchaadSteve Schaad
7
KuparinenTuomas Kuparinen
Substitution69
23
GeiserFabian Geiser
Substitution77
10
Luiz AntonioLuiz Antonio
Substitution58
Goal71
Substitution77
13
TaipaleTero Taipale
Substitution77
Goal86
24
RuhanenJukka Ruhanen

Coach

Hans-Peter Zaugg (SUI) Juha Malinen (FIN)

Referee

Nikolay Ivanov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Serguei Germanchuk (RUS), Oleg Liukshin (RUS)

Fourth official

Serguei Foursa (RUS)

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