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Athletic add to Parma problems

Published: Thursday 21 October 2004, 23.45CET
Athletic Club Bilbao 2-0 Parma FC Early strikes in both halves prove sufficient for Athletic.

Match statistics

AthleticParma

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 21 October 2004, 23.45CET

Athletic add to Parma problems

Athletic Club Bilbao 2-0 Parma FC Early strikes in both halves prove sufficient for Athletic.

Early strikes in both halves gave Athletic Club Bilbao a winning start to UEFA Cup Group B.

Dream start
Defender Asier Del Horno struck four minutes into the second half, after Carlos Gurpegui had given the Basque side a dream start early on, against a Parma FC team who are still without a win in Serie A this season.

Gurpegui goal
Parma decided to rest several key players and found themselves behind within six minutes. Gurpegui opened the scoring in stunning fashion, volleying in from 25 metres after Parma had failed to clear a long throw-in.

Athletic dominance
It was a portent of things to come as Athletic dominated the play in the opening period. Just three minutes after scoring they could have doubled their lead as Ismael Urzaiz weaved his way past two defenders before unleashing a shot which fizzed just wide. And then, midway through the half, the striker was denied by Parma goalkeeper Gianluca Berti from a diving header.

Second goal
The second goal had seemed inevitable and it finally arrived just after the interval. A inswinging free-kick from Francisco Yeste found the home defence flat-footed and Del Horno was on hand to head the ball in at the far post.

No penetration
Finding themselves 2-0 down, 1998/99 UEFA Cup winners Parma finally got going as an attacking force, launching a series of attacks on the Bilbao defence. However, Athletic came closest late on when Pablo Orbaiz screwed a left-foot shot narrowly wide.

Steaua trip
Parma will now try to salvage their UEFA Cup hopes when they meet the night's other Group B winners FC Steaua Bucuresti in a fortnight. Athletic, meanwhile, will attempt to continue their winning form as they travel to Besiktas JK on the same night.

Last updated: 22/10/04 9.58CET

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Lineups

athletic

Athletic

parma

Parma

1
LafuenteIgnacio Lafuente (GK)
1
BertiGianluca Berti (GK)
Yellow Card64
3
Del HornoAsier Del Horno
Goal49
5
BoneraDaniele Bonera
4
KarankaAitor Karanka
6
BolanoJorge Bolano (C)
10
YesteFrancisco Yeste
Substitution74
8
BudelAlessandro Budel
14
PrietoLuis Prieto
14
ContiniMatteo Contini
15
IraolaAndoni Iraola
18
RuopoloFrancesco Ruopolo
Yellow Card67
Substitution70
16
OrbaizPablo Orbaiz
19
PisanuAndrea Pisanu
Substitution70
17
EtxeberriaJoseba Etxeberria (C)
Substitution64
20
RosinaAlessandro Rosina
Yellow Card48
18
GurpegiCarlos Gurpegi
Goal6
21
GriecoGaetano Grieco
Yellow Card27
Substitution69
20
UrzaizIsmael Urzaiz
28
CannavaroPaolo Cannavaro
22
ArriagaJoseba Arriaga
Substitution74
77
PotenzaAlessandro Potenza

Substitutes

13
AranzubiaDaniel Aranzubia (GK)
17
FreySébastien Frey (GK)
5
FelipeGuréndez Felipe
4
BovoCesare Bovo
7
BordasEndika Bordas
10
MorfeoDomenico Morfeo
Substitution70
Yellow Card71
8
GuerreroJulen Guerrero
Substitution74
Yellow Card78
11
GilardinoAlberto Gilardino
Substitution70
19
MurilloAnder Murillo
Substitution74
15
SaviFilippo Savi
25
AzkorraGorka Azkorra
30
Fábio SimplícioFábio Simplício
26
AnguloIgor Angulo
Substitution64
32
MarchionniMarco Marchionni
Substitution69

Coach

Ernesto Valverde (ESP) Silvio Baldini (ITA)

Referee

Zsolt Szabó (HUN)

Assistant referees

Peter Hegyi (HUN), Robert Kispal (HUN)

Fourth official

Attila Abraham (HUN)

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