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Rijeka fall to last-gasp Gençlerbirligi

Published: Friday 27 August 2004, 0.20CET
HNK Rijeka 2-1 Gençlerbirligi SK (agg: 2-2, Gençlerbirligi win on away goals) Ugur Boral settles tie.

Match statistics

RijekaGençlerbirliği

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 27 August 2004, 0.20CET

Rijeka fall to last-gasp Gençlerbirligi

HNK Rijeka 2-1 Gençlerbirligi SK (agg: 2-2, Gençlerbirligi win on away goals) Ugur Boral settles tie.

By Elvir Islamovic

A last-gasp goal by Ugur Boral rescued Gençlerbirligi SK and put them into the UEFA Cup first round at the expense of HNK Rijeka on away goals.

Dramatic finish
The Turkish side arrived in Croatia hoping to protect their 1-0 first-leg lead but were in grave danger of going out when they found themselves 2-0 down with only seconds of added time left to play. But Boral pounced on a parry by Rijeka goalkeeper Ivica Maric to square the scores on aggregate and put his side through to Friday's draw by the skin of their teeth.

Rijeka on top
Rijeka had taken a 13th-minute lead through Tomislav Erceg, who latched on to Igor Novakovic's right-wing cross to score from ten metres out. Krešimir Brkic set up Siniša Linic nine minutes later but his snap-shot whistled wide as the home team dominated the first half.

Penalty saved
Rijeka were 2-0 up on the night eight minutes into the second half after Tomislav Erceg collected a pass from Dragan Tadic and beat Omer Catkic to score. But the Gençlerbirligi goalkeeper came to the fore two minutes later when he saved Linic's penalty following Josip Skoko's foul in the area.

Boral heroics
Linic missed a one-on-one opportunity moments later and rued his profligacy at the death, when Souleymane Youla's shot was parried and Boral pounced to score.

Last updated: 26/08/04 22.41CET

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Lineups

rijeka

Rijeka

gençlerbirliği

Gençlerbirliği

1
MaricIvica Maric (GK)
1
Ömer ÇatkıçÖmer Çatkıç (GK)
Yellow Card88
2
TkalčevićIgor Tkalčević
3
DaemsFilip Daems
6
LerantPeter Lerant
5
El SakaAbdel El Saka
7
TadićDragan Tadić
9
BolićElvir Bolić
Substitution64
8
ButicJosip Butic
Substitution90
11
YoulaSouleymane Youla
Substitution90
9
ErcegTomislav Erceg
Goal13
Goal53
14
Ümit BozkurtÜmit Bozkurt (C)
15
ŠarićDaniel Šarić (C)
Yellow Card86
15
SkokoJosip Skoko
18
BrkićKrešimir Brkić
21
SedatYesilkaya Sedat
Substitution81
21
NovakovićIgor Novaković
Substitution75
23
Baki MercimekBaki Mercimek
Yellow Card69
23
MujdzaJasmin Mujdza
39
Mustafa GürselMustafa Gürsel
Yellow Card40
25
LinićSiniša Linić
55
MehmetNas Mehmet

Substitutes

12
RadmanVelimir Radman (GK)
99
GökhanTokgöz Gökhan (GK)
3
ČavalKristijan Čaval
Substitution75
7
TayfunSeven Tayfun
Substitution81
5
KneževićDario Knežević
10
NihatBasturk Nihat
Substitution90
10
Ahmad SharbiniAhmad Sharbini
20
Uğur BoralUğur Boral
Substitution64
Goal90
11
KatulićNeno Katulić
Substitution90
24
GtariSammy Gtari
14
DunkovićAntun Dunković
61
Hakan AslantaşHakan Aslantaş
19
DobrićSandi Dobrić

Coach

Elvis Scoria (CRO) Erdogan Arica (TUR)

Referee

Espen Berntsen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Magne Tosse (NOR), Odd Arne Vangen (NOR)

Fourth official

Roy Helge Olsen (NOR)

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