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Olimpija too strong for Shelbourne

Published: Thursday 28 August 2003, 23.00CET
Shelbourne FC 2-3 NK Olimpija Ljubljana (Agg: 2-4) Slovenians finish the job in Dublin.

Match statistics

ShelbourneOlimpija Ljubljana

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 28 August 2003, 23.00CET

Olimpija too strong for Shelbourne

Shelbourne FC 2-3 NK Olimpija Ljubljana (Agg: 2-4) Slovenians finish the job in Dublin.

Shelbourne FC were eliminated from European competition at the first hurdle for the third time in succession as NK Olimpija Ljubljana reached the first round of the UEFA Cup after a 3-2 win at Tolka Park.

Ideal start
Coach Suad Beširovic's team had the upper hand going into the game courtesy of a 1-0 first-leg victory in Slovenia, and they strengthened their grip on the tie in the ninth minute, when former Portsmouth FC playmaker Mladen Rudonja cut a swathe through the Shelbourne defence and created a chance which striker Nedim Jusufbeaovic steered calmly past goalkeeper Steve Williams.

Cahill equaliser
But Shelbourne struck back and drew level in the 15th minute. Winger Richie Baker, a former Republic of Ireland Under-18 and Under-21 international, sped down the wing and delivered a cross which deceived the Olimpija defence and allowed Ollie Cahill to head in.

Final blow
Just before the interval Olimpija went 2-1 up, Fausto Budicin putting Anton Zlogar in position to finish from close range. And the Slovenians collected their third of the night in the 56th minute when Marko Kmetic caught Shelbourne defender Kevin Doherty in possession, and shot past the exposed Williams.

Late consolation
Jason Byrne could have pulled one back with a free-kick on 71 minutes after Wesley Hoolahan had been fouled by Budicin, but Olimpija goalkeeper Borut Mavric saved the effort, and the night of misery for the Dublin club was compounded when their captain, Owen Heary, was carried off on a stretcher with ankle damage. Byrne did score in injury time, following a cross from Cahill, but Olimpija were already on their way to the next round.

Last updated: 29/08/03 12.05CET

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Lineups

shelbourne

Shelbourne

olimpija ljubljana

Olimpija Ljubljana

1
WilliamsSteven Williams (GK)
1
B MavričBorut Mavrič (GK)
2
O. HearyOwen Heary (C)
Substitution80
19
AljančičJanez Aljančič
3
CrawleyDavid Crawley
Substitution56
7
BarunMarko Barun
8
ByrneStuart Byrne
Yellow Card45+1
4
HandanagićEnes Handanagić
9
CahillOllie Cahill
Goal15
2
LazičIgor Lazič
11
Richard BakerRichard Baker
3
BudicinFausto Budicin
Yellow Card71
Substitution84
12
CrawfordJim Crawford
24
KosicDusan Kosic (C)
Substitution74
14
HoolahanWesley Hoolahan
16
ŽlogarAnton Žlogar
Goal45+1
17
J. ByrneJason Byrne
Goal90+1
13
RudonjaMladen Rudonja
5
DohertyKevin Doherty
11
JusufbeaovicNedim Jusufbeaovic
Goal9
Yellow Card71
25
RogersDave Rogers
Yellow Card69
21
KmetecMarko Kmetec
Goal56
Substitution81

Substitutes

20
BennionChris Bennion (GK)
22
PopivodaMilos Popivoda (GK)
4
McCarthyTony McCarthy
Substitution80
10
PopovicAleksandar Popovic
7
BakerDesmond Baker
8
GrabičDejan Grabič
10
GeogheganStephen Geoghegan
Substitution56
15
B. IličBranko Ilič
Substitution81
18
McCarthyGerard McCarthy
23
PokornJalen Pokorn
Substitution74
21
MorganThomas Morgan
25
KreftBostjan Kreft
23
RoweGerard Rowe
5
MirticGregor Mirtic
Substitution84

Coach

Pat Fenlon (IRL) Suad Beširovic (SRB)

Referee

Gylfi Thor Orrason (ISL)

Assistant referees

Eyjolfur Finnsson (ISL), Sigurdur Thor Thorsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Gardar Orn Hinriksson (ISL)

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