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Schalke subdued in Croatia

Published: Thursday 25 September 2003, 22.50CET
NK Kamen Ingrad 0-0 FC Schalke 04 The home side hold their German visitors in an entertaining game.

Match statistics

Kamen IngradSchalke

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 25 September 2003, 22.50CET

Schalke subdued in Croatia

NK Kamen Ingrad 0-0 FC Schalke 04 The home side hold their German visitors in an entertaining game.

FC Schalke 04 were held to a goalless draw by NK Kamen Ingrad in the UEFA Cup first-round first leg match at the ŠRC Kamen Ingrad stadium in Velika.

All to play for
The goalless draw left the tie finely poised ahead of the return leg, although the German side will enjoy home advantage at the Arena AufSchalke on 16 October.

Kamen Ingrad in control
Schalke started the match with an under-strength side, lacking seven first-team regulars, and their Croatian opponents took full advantage, pressing the visitors back in the opening 45 minutes.

Zekic denied
However, despite enjoying the majority of the possession, Kamen Ingrad struggled to break down a solid and well-organised defence, although they might have taken the lead on the half-hour through Zoran Zekic, but the Prva Hrvatska Nogometna Liga's top scorer failed to connect properly with a half-volley and Schalke goalkeeper Frank Rost made a comfortable save.

Schalke threat
In an entertaining match, the home side continued to push forward in search of goals after half-time, but were unable to find a way through. At the other end, Schalke strikers Gerald Asamoah and Mike Hanke caused problems for the home side's defence, working tirelessly and putting players under pressure.

Hanke goes close
It was Hanke who came closest to scoring a crucial away goal for the visitors in the 73rd minute as the ball broke kindly for him inside the penalty area, but his effort from close range struck a post and rebounded to safety.

Chances at both ends
Both sides continued to attack, and ten minutes from time, Asamoah and substitute Michael Delura both had chances to score inside a crowded Kamen Ingrad penalty area, but the home side were able to scramble clear and counterattacked immediately, as Zekic found Sergej Jakirovic with a crossfield pass, but the midfield player was unable to take advantage.

Supporters pleased
Neither side was able to make a breakthrough, and the final whistle was greeted by jubilation from the home supporters who were delighted their side had frustrated their illustrious opponents.

Last updated: 26/09/03 10.09CET

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Lineups

kamen ingrad

Kamen Ingrad

schalke

Schalke

1
GalinovićMario Galinović (GK)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK) (C)
5
KurilićŠime Kurilić
3
MatellanAnibal Matellan
8
JakirovićSergej Jakirović
4
RodríguezDarío Rodríguez
9
ZekićZoran Zekić
6
HajtoTomasz Hajto
11
BajšićDavor Bajšić
Yellow Card57
14
AsamoahGerald Asamoah
Yellow Card41
Substitution81
13
BalaškovićValerio Balašković
17
VermantSven Vermant
18
KopunovićAleksandar Kopunović
Substitution67
22
AgaliVictor Agali
Substitution74
20
RendulićKrunoslav Rendulić (C)
26
HankeMike Hanke
22
KraljMario Kralj
Substitution85
35
TrojanFilip Trojan
Substitution74
24
SmojeIvo Smoje
Yellow Card11
37
PanderChristian Pander
27
VuicaDamir Vuica
Yellow Card65
39
KläsenerThomas Kläsener
Yellow Card75

Substitutes

12
PrincipIvan Princip (GK)
29
Volkan ÜnlüVolkan Ünlü (GK)
2
DarmopilMario Darmopil
7
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili
4
GusicRadoslav Gusic
12
van HoogdalemNico van Hoogdalem
7
BešlicDinko Bešlic
Substitution85
23
SeitzJochen Seitz
Substitution74
14
CizmekMario Cizmek
Substitution67
24
CziommerSimon Cziommer
Substitution81
17
AndricevicAntun Andricevic
31
Sérgio PintoSérgio Pinto
28
LisnićIvan Lisnić
34
DeluraMichael Delura
Substitution74

Coach

Nenad Gracan (CRO) Jupp Heynckes (GER)

Referee

Pasquale Rodomonti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Gabriele Contini (ITA), Cristiano Copelli (ITA)

Fourth official

Stefano Cassara (ITA)

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