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Mission accomplished for solid Brugge

Published: Wednesday 3 March 2004, 22.10CET
Debreceni VSC 0-0 Club Brugge KV (agg: 0-1) The Belgian side produce a composed display to progress.

Match statistics

DebrecenClub Brugge

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 3 March 2004, 22.10CET

Mission accomplished for solid Brugge

Debreceni VSC 0-0 Club Brugge KV (agg: 0-1) The Belgian side produce a composed display to progress.

Club Brugge KV held firm at the Oláh Gábor stadium in Hungary to secure a scoreless draw against Debreceni VSC, progressing to the fourth round of the UEFA Cup by virtue of a 1-0 win in the first leg of an evenly-contested tie.

Brugge ring changes
Although Debrecen fielded an identical side to that which played last week, Brugge defender David Rozehnal and forwards Sandy Martens and Victor were replaced by Kevin Roelandts, Ivan Gvozdenovic and Gert Verheyen.

Slender advantage
The visitors, who failed to make it past the group stage in the UEFA Champions League, would have ideally liked to take more than a slender one-goal advantage on their travels - but, in the end, Norwegian striker Rune Lange's solitary goal last week proved enough.

Effort over
The midfield battle was intense during the opening exchanges as both sides wrestled for control. Debrecen, who had not played competitively since the first leg because of the winter break in the Hungarian First Division, started brightly and Zoltán Kiss sent an effort over the crossbar in the fifth minute.

Tomic stop
Ronald Habi was the next to burst forward for the home side, drilling wide following a low ball into the box from Tibor Dombi. However, it was not until the 18th minute that either team managed a shot on target, when Brugge's Peruvian striker Andrés Mendoza let fly from distance. Goalkeeper Sandro Tomic was equal to it.

Ceh free-kick
The custodian, though, was left helpless in the 24th minute when Nastja Ceh's free-kick took a wicked deflection and almost sneaked in at the far post. In the second half, Brugge nullified any threat coming their way with Olivier De Cock, standing particularly tall at the back, cajoling his colleagues and clearing danger in the air and on the ground.

Two chances
Both teams could have broken the deadlock. Lange, who is so dangerous in the air, tested Tomic from Verheyen's 78th-minute cross and eight minutes earlier Debrecen captain Tamás Sandor shot from the edge of the box, forcing Verlinden to punch clear. It was the only time the home side came close to scoring, meaning Brugge can now look forward to the first leg of their fourth-round encounter on 11 March.

Close encounter
Brugge coach Trond Sollied praised his charges for pulling through, saying: "It was a very hard game physically and tactically. Neither team fashioned many opportunities but in the end we got the right result." His counterpart, Lazar Szentes, agreed. "The teams were evenly matched," he said. "We had to be patient and wait for a chance, despite playing at home, but by the final whistle we had not created enough of them."

Last updated: 04/03/04 10.42CET

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Lineups

debrecen

Debrecen

club brugge

Club Brugge

1
TomićSandro Tomić (GK)
1
VerlindenDany Verlinden (C)
3
SzatmáriCsaba Szatmári
2
De CockOlivier De Cock
7
DombiTibor Dombi
3
SimonsTimmy Simons
9
Tamás SándorTamás Sándor (C)
5
Van der HeydenPeter Van der Heyden
Yellow Card34
18
BajzátPéter Bajzát
Substitution56
6
ClementPhilippe Clement
19
FlavioFlavio
7
VerheyenGert Verheyen
21
HabiRonald Habi
Yellow Card84
10
ČehNastja Čeh
Substitution87
22
BernáthCsaba Bernáth
17
GvozdenovićIvan Gvozdenović
Yellow Card53
28
HalmosiPéter Halmosi
18
MendozaAndrés Mendoza
Substitution74
30
KissZoltán Kiss
Substitution77
19
LangeRune Lange
73
ÉgerLászló Éger
31
RoelandtsKevin Roelandts
Substitution70

Substitutes

79
TakácsTamás Takács (GK)
13
ButinaTomislav Butina (GK)
11
CsehiZoltan Csehi
Substitution77
24
SmoldersTim Smolders
Substitution70
25
NikolovBalázs Nikolov
Substitution56
26
MaertensBirger Maertens
Substitution87
6
Gábor VinczeGábor Vincze
30
VictorSimões Victor
Substitution74
8
MadarCsaba Madar
9
SæternesBengt Sæternes
16
SzekeresTamás Szekeres
21
HermansSebastian Hermans
17
BalogZsolt Balog
36
BlondelJonathan Blondel

Coach

Lázár Szentes (HUN) Trond Sollied (NOR)

Referee

Arturo Dauden Ibañez (ESP)

Assistant referees

Clemente Ayete Plou (ESP), Luis Cote Saez (ESP)

Fourth official

Julian Rodriguez Santiago (ESP)

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