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Early header gives Ventspils victory

Published: Friday 27 August 2004, 0.36CET
Brøndby IF 1-1 FK Ventspils (agg: 1-1, Ventspils win on away goals) Michael Laudrup's side denied.

Match statistics

BrøndbyVentspils

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards1
 
1

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Published: Friday 27 August 2004, 0.36CET

Early header gives Ventspils victory

Brøndby IF 1-1 FK Ventspils (agg: 1-1, Ventspils win on away goals) Michael Laudrup's side denied.

By Peter Bruun

Latvian side FK Ventspils made full use of an early away goal to eliminate Michael Laudrup's Brøndby IF in Denmark and reach the UEFA Cup first round.

Early goal
Brøndby had only returned to training yesterday morning after the suspension of a Danish players' strike, and were caught out within five minutes as Andrei Agafonov headed in after a free-kick for the first goal of the tie. The home side were soon into their stride, forcing a succession of corners, and Andreas Jakobsson and Per Nielsen proved particular dangers.

Scores level
Martin Retov was then set free on 15 minutes only for Denis Romanovs to pull off a superb save. In the 33rd minute, though, Brøndby had their goal when Nielsen was fouled in the Ventspils area and Dan Johansen converted the resultant penalty. The score remained the same at half-time, leaving Brøndby 45 minutes to score again.

Elmander chances
However, Ventspils emerged from the dressing room a determined team and kept the home side well shackled. Johan Elmander did go close with a header and a shot and Johan Absalonsen also had a good effort, while Andreas Jacobsen's free-kick went close, but even as substitute Daniel Agger threatened it seemed time was running out.

Red cards
In added time, Absalonsen finally put the ball in the net, but as the home fans celebrated the goal was disallowed, after referee Paolo Bertini spotted a foul by Agger. As the tension increased Brøndby's Thomas Kahlenberg and the visitors' Viktors Lukasevics were both dismissed, but although Agger had another chance, he was denied by Romanovs and Ventspils were able to celebrate their place in tomorrow's draw.

Last updated: 27/08/04 11.25CET

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Lineups

brøndby

Brøndby

ventspils

Ventspils

16
AnkergreenCasper Ankergreen (GK)
1
RomanovsDeniss Romanovs (GK)
4
NielsenPer Nielsen (C)
12
SmirnovsMāris Smirnovs
Yellow Card32
5
JohansenDan Anton Johansen
Goal33
Substitution79
2
SoleičuksAleksejs Soleičuks
6
JakobssonAndreas Jakobsson
18
KorabļovsIgors Korabļovs (C)
7
KahlenbergThomas Kahlenberg
Red Card90
21
LukaševicsViktors Lukaševics
Red Card90
8
DaugaardKim Daugaard
7
RekhviashviliAleksandr Rekhviashvili
9
RetovMartin Retov
15
StukalinasIgors Stukalinas
Yellow Card50
12
KamperJonas Kamper
Substitution68
19
AgafonovAndrei Agafonov
Goal5
Substitution77
19
ElmanderJohan Elmander
14
KrohmerJirí Krohmer
Substitution84
20
SennelsAsbjørn Sennels
22
BičkaDeimantas Bička
25
StefanidisHaralampos Stefanidis
Substitution59
10
MikulenasGrazvydas Mikulenas
Substitution46

Substitutes

30
OustedDavid Ousted (GK)
26
UvarenkoMaksims Uvarenko (GK)
14
HansenThomas Hansen
6
ŽavoronkovsVladimirs Žavoronkovs
18
SkarbaliusAurelius Skarbalius
4
HejdušekTomaš Hejdušek
21
ZimlingNiki Zimling
11
GruberAleksandar Gruber
Substitution77
22
AggerDaniel Agger
Substitution79
24
JašurekBranislav Jašurek
23
LorentzenKasper Lorentzen
Substitution68
23
ButriksAndrejs Butriks
Substitution84
24
AbsalonsenJohan Absalonsen
Substitution59
9
RimkusVīts Rimkus
Substitution46

Coach

Michael Laudrup (DEN) Saulius Širmelis (LTU)

Referee

Paolo Bertini (ITA)

Assistant referees

Andrea Consolo (ITA), Nicola Giovanni Ayroldi (ITA)

Fourth official

Daniele Tombolini (ITA)

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