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Beveren buoyed by home win

Published: Thursday 12 August 2004, 22.37CET
KSK Beveren 3-1 FC Vaduz Marco Ne's goal helps the Belgian side to an important first-leg success.

Match statistics

BeverenVaduz

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 12 August 2004, 22.37CET

Beveren buoyed by home win

KSK Beveren 3-1 FC Vaduz Marco Ne's goal helps the Belgian side to an important first-leg success.

By Berend Scholten from the Frethiel stadium

An inspired performance by Marco Ne helped KSK Beveren to a 3-1 win against FC Vaduz in the first leg of the UEFA Cup second qualifying round.

Topka opener
Once again comprised of eleven Ivory Coast players, the Belgium side fully deserved their victory after controlling large portions of the game and showing a great deal of attacking fluidity. The only surprise was that it took 22 minutes to fashion their first real chance as Ne split the defence with a beautiful pass to leave Alexandre Tokpa one-on-one with Portuguese goalkeeper Carlos Silva, and the striker kept his composure to put the home side ahead.

Rapid second
Three minutes later and the score was 2-0, Romaric N'dri stepping up to take a long range free-kick and curlinh a shot into the top corner. With such a rapid burst, the crowd could sense a healthy win but were quickly silenced by a rare Vaduz break that resulted in Eduardo Dos Santos unleashing a shot that skidded just past the post.

Vaduz comeback
Beveren slowly reclaimed the initiative but the heavy rain that fell during the half-time break saw them lose their composure and struggle to regain the initiative and defender Michael Stocklasa quickly demonstrated the visitors' intent with another long-range shot that again went just past the post. Stocklasa was involved once more five minutes later, supplying a corner that was headed in by Marius Zarn as the Liechtenstein outfit halved the arrears.

Second wind
Substitute Bjorn Vleminckx had a chance to restore the home side's two-goal cushion when he beat goalkeeper Carlos to the ball, but his attempt, just three metres from goal, was off target. The Belgian first division team did subsequently press home their advantage, however, Seydou Kante finding Ne with a good pass and the best player on the pitch delicately lobbed the ball over the advancing Carlos to make it 3-1.

Lively finish
With fifteen minutes remaining Vleminckx thought he had made amends for his early profligacy but his headed goal was disallowed after the referee decided he had impeded the goalkeeper. The game really came to life in the closing stages as Beveren sought the strike that would surely have clinched the tie, while Vaduz knew that another away goal would bring them right back into the game. It was the visitors who came closest through substitute Michele Polverino, but his shot was well saved by Boubacar Barry.

Last updated: 12/08/04 23.53CET

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Lineups

beveren

Beveren

vaduz

Vaduz

1
BarryBoubacar Barry (GK) (C)
18
SilvaCarlos Silva (GK)
2
MahanMondakan Mahan
Yellow Card86
3
Mic. StocklasaMichael Stocklasa
Yellow Card36
4
DiawaraAbdoulaye Diawara
4
HaslerDaniel Hasler
6
TokpaAlexandre Tokpa
Goal22
5
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa (C)
Yellow Card78
8
KantéSeydou Kanté
8
EkyeBismark Ekye
Yellow Card58
Substitution87
10
SekaRoméo Seka
Substitution58
9
Dos SantosEduardo Dos Santos
Yellow Card90+2
16
NéMarko Né
Goal65
14
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
Substitution20
17
EbouéEmmanuel Eboué
15
ZarnMarius Zarn
Goal56
19
DialloMohamed Diallo
Substitution67
17
M. TelserMartin Telser
22
RomaricNdri Romaric
Goal26
19
FischerBenjamin Fischer
Substitution69
23
DjiréAbdoulaye Djiré
21
GohouriSteve Gohouri

Substitutes

12
VoldersMark Volders (GK)
1
MeierFlorian Meier (GK)
3
LardenoitKristof Lardenoit
Substitution67
6
RiveraManuel Rivera
15
VleminckxBjörn Vleminckx
Substitution58
7
WellerThomas Weller
Substitution20
18
Van GoethemNick Van Goethem
13
PérezMarco Pérez
Substitution87
21
ReymaekersJared Reymaekers
16
D'EliaFabio D'Elia
20
GersterAndreas Gerster
22
PolverinoMichele Polverino
Substitution69

Coach

Herman Helleputte (BEL) Martin Andermatt (SUI)

Referee

Raivo Lattik (EST)

Assistant referees

Heigo Niilop (EST), Rein Pajunurm (EST)

Fourth official

Sten Kaldma (EST)

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