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Brattbakk provides the cutting edge

Published: Thursday 27 November 2003, 19.20CET
FK Crvena Zvezda 0-1 Rosenborg BK (agg: 0-1) Harald Brattbakk's goal proves decisive in Belgrade.

Match statistics

Crvena zvezdaRosenborg

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 27 November 2003, 19.20CET

Brattbakk provides the cutting edge

FK Crvena Zvezda 0-1 Rosenborg BK (agg: 0-1) Harald Brattbakk's goal proves decisive in Belgrade.

Harald Brattbakk's second-half goal proved enough to hand Rosenborg BK a hard-earned victory against FK Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade.

Resolute Rosenborg
The first leg of the second-round tie in Trondheim had finished goalless four weeks ago, and many feared for the prospects of the Norwegian champions, who wrapped up a 12th successive league title in late September. But the concern was unfounded as the visitors produced a disciplined and composed display which will provide confidence for their next game in the competition in February.

Closely contested
The opening 45 minutes were extremely closely contested with each team matching the other in terms of commitment and desire. The first effort of the encounter arrived as early as the second minute when striker Bojan Djordjic hit a low shot from outside the box wide of the post.

Frenetic opening
During the frenetic early exchanges, Brattbakk was first to threaten for the visitors, hooking a pass into the box which his lively strike partner Oyvind Storflor struggled unsuccessfully to bring under control. As the encounter approached the interval, Djordjic again went close with a lobbed effort that drifted over while Nemanja Vidic shot into the safe hands of the unflappable Árni Gautur Arason. Jan Gunnar Solli's dipping drive - nicely tipped over by Vladimir Disljenkovic - proved to be the last action of the half.

Different complexion
But the second period was an entirely different proposition following Brattbakk's decisive goal in the 51st minute. Storlor was the provider, making an incisive breakaway down the right flank and picking out his accomplice in attack, who kept his nerve to comfortably slot in.

Storm weathered
Far from sitting back and defending their lead, Rosenborg weathered the inevitable storm and kept an eye out for counterattacking opportunities. This was underlined when coach Åge Hareide replaced striker Azar Karadas with midfield player Fredrik Winsnes with just over twenty minutes to go.

Žigic presence
Nevertheless, Slavoljub Muslin’s charges certainly fashioned chances in the remainder of the encounter. The majority of them fell to Nikola Žigic, who made his substantial physical presence felt at every available moment.

Special spirit
Hareide was predictably delighted with the result. "This is the special thing about the UEFA Cup," he said. "You can score one goal in two games and sneak through. That is the spirit of the competition. I was impressed with the crowd and the atmosphere. I have never seen anything like it."

Muslin bewildered
Muslin, though, was less happy. "My men wanted to score so much they forgot how to play," he said. "We were sending long balls over the top, when this is not the kind of game Crvena Zvezda traditionally play. But I give credit to Hareide and all his team. It is a glorious result for them."

Last updated: 27/11/03 22.13CET

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Lineups

crvena zvezda

Crvena zvezda

rosenborg

Rosenborg

22
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
12
ArasonÁrni Arason (GK)
Yellow Card58
18
DjordjevićSlavoljub Djordjević
Yellow Card70
3
HoftunErik Hoftun
Yellow Card78
26
VidićNemanja Vidić
4
WinsnesFredrik Winsnes
Substitution65
5
DudićMilan Dudić
5
BasmaChrister Basma
Yellow Card82
2
ŠaracDragan Šarac
Yellow Card75
6
StrandRoar Strand
Substitution22
20
MarkovićMarjan Marković
Substitution50
9
Frode JohnsenFrode Johnsen
4
MladenovićDragan Mladenović
10
RisethVidar Riseth
Yellow Card15
Substitution74
10
KrivokapićRadovan Krivokapić
11
SolliJan Gunnar Solli
21
PerovićMarko Perović
Substitution64
17
StorflorØyvind Storflor
25
ŽigićNikola Žigić
Yellow Card90+1
21
StensaasStåle Stensaas
14
DjordjićBojan Djordjić
22
BrattbakkHarald Brattbakk
Goal50

Substitutes

1
RandjelovićIvan Randjelović (GK)
26
HansenAlexander Hansen (GK)
15
BogičevićJadranko Bogičević
2
OlsenOdd Inge Olsen
Substitution22
32
D. MilovanovićDejan Milovanović
Substitution50
8
EnerlyDagfinn Enerly
28
JankovićBoško Janković
14
BlixtLars Blixt
7
BogavacDragan Bogavac
20
KaradasAzar Karadas
Substitution65
17
Ivan DudicIvan Dudic
25
HansénTorjus Hansén
Substitution74
19
StojanovićNenad Stojanović
Substitution64

Coach

Slavoljub Muslin (SRB) Åge Hareide (NOR)

Referee

Paulo Manuel Gomes Costa (POR)

Assistant referees

Bertino Miranda (POR), Antonio Manuel Perdigao Da Silva (POR)

Fourth official

Mario Costa Mendes (POR)

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