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Újpest pass test in Budapest

Published: Thursday 12 August 2004, 22.40CET
Újpesti TE 3-1 Servette FC Attila Polonkai, Peter Rajczi and Norbert Tóth put the Hungarian side on top.

Match statistics

ÚjpestServette

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 12 August 2004, 22.40CET

Újpest pass test in Budapest

Újpesti TE 3-1 Servette FC Attila Polonkai, Peter Rajczi and Norbert Tóth put the Hungarian side on top.

By Martón Dinnyés at the Ferénc Puskas stadium

Hungarian side Újpesti TE took a significant step towards the first round of the UEFA Cup as goals from Attila Polonkai, Peter Rajczi and Norbert Tóth secured victory against Swiss visitors Servette FC in Budapest. The result will leave the home side buoyant ahead of the return match, which takes place in Switzerland on 26 August.

Even opening
In an even first half, neither side was able to create much in the way of clear goalscoring opportunities, but it was the home side who struck first three minutes before half-time.

Polonkai strikes
Polonkai was the man who broke the deadlock, the midfield player collecting the ball and shooting beyond Servette goalkeeper Sébastien Roth to put the Hungarian team in front. The goal visibly lifted the home side, who went on to take control of the match immediately after the restart and rarely relinquished their grip on the game thereafter.

Újpest on top
It was 2-0 ten minutes into the second period, Rajczi doubling Újpest's lead as he capitalised on a misunderstanding in the Servette defence to beat Roth from five metres. Just three minutes later, however, Servette were back in contention as Robert Grosz mistimed his tackle in the penalty area, bringing down David Calla and Hervé Alicarte made no mistake from the spot.

Woodwork struck
Despite the setback, Újpest continued to look the more likely scorers and created many more chances than their Swiss visitors, with Tóth and Rajczi both hitting the crossbar.

Tóth on target
With Servette adopting a defensive approach and only forward Eric Hassli consistently causing problems for the home defence, it was little surprise that it only took the home team nine minutes to restore their two-goal advantage. Former Hungarian international Tóth finished a nice counterattack with a powerful shot to ensure that  the vast majority of the crowd went home happy and leave Servette with a lot to do in two weeks' time.

Last updated: 13/08/04 0.16CET

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Lineups

újpest

Újpest

servette

Servette

26
VlaszákGéza Vlaszák (GK)
18
RothSébastien Roth (GK) (C)
4
GrószRóbert Grósz
Yellow Card49
3
Silva SalesEduardo Silva Sales
9
TamásiZoltán Tamási
Yellow Card24
5
Peireira De OliveiraLeonardo Peireira De Oliveira
Substitution80
21
JuhárTamás Juhár
10
ZianiStéphane Ziani
Yellow Card8
7
VanczákVilmos Vanczák
Yellow Card80
11
CallaDavide Calla
Substitution73
32
SimekPéter Simek
12
HassliEric Hassli
Substitution83
17
ErösKároly Erös (C)
14
PortilloMiguel Portillo
14
FarkasBalász Farkas
15
BeausejourJean Beausejour
15
PolonkaiAttila Polonkai
Goal42
Substitution76
21
Diogo CruzPaulo Diogo Cruz
20
Norbert TóthNorbert Tóth
Goal63
24
AlicarteHervé Alicarte
Goal58
8
RajcziPéter Rajczi
Goal56
Substitution83
33
KarembeuChristian Karembeu

Substitutes

12
IllyésDániel Illyés (GK)
1
CollavitiPaolo Collaviti (GK)
11
BükszegiZoltán Bükszegi
Substitution83
6
LondonoOscar Londono
Substitution80
6
KöhalmiAndrás Köhalmi
8
LombardoMassimo Lombardo
23
BozoriBalázs Bozori
13
Da CuhnaNuno Miguel Da Cuhna
2
NagyGábor Nagy
17
Mohammed KaderMohammed Kader
Substitution83
24
GaálMiklós Gaál
20
MerinoRoberto Merino
16
FeczesinRóbert Feczesin
Substitution76
25
António LopesAntónio Lopes
Substitution73

Coach

Géza Mészöly (HUN) Marco Schällibaum (SUI)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Fredrik Nilsson (SWE), Per-Inge Nyberg (SWE)

Fourth official

Daniel Stålhammar (SWE)

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