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Lincoln sparkles for Schalke

Published: Thursday 4 November 2004, 21.59CET
Heart of Midlothian FC 0-1 FC Schalke 04 Lincoln's spectacular second-half strike proves decisive.

Match statistics

HeartsSchalke

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Thursday 4 November 2004, 21.59CET

Lincoln sparkles for Schalke

Heart of Midlothian FC 0-1 FC Schalke 04 Lincoln's spectacular second-half strike proves decisive.

By Mark Walker at Murrayfield

A spectacular strike from Brazilian midfield player Lincoln handed FC Schalke 04 a deserved win that leaves Heart of Midlothian FC without a point two games into their Group A campaign.

Lincoln winner
Having lost their opener 3-0 at Feyenoord - while Ralf Rangnick's Schalke were drawing with FC Basel 1893 - things began to go badly for Hearts at their temporary European home when Patrick Kisnorbo was dismissed early in the second half. Lincoln then struck 17 minutes from time to ensure John Robertson's debut as manager was a losing one.

Early efforts
Schalke came close on three minutes when Ailton's chip from 20 metres landed on the roof of Craig Gordon's net. Hearts, whose previous manager Craig Levein left for Leicester City FC this week, threatened on 18 minutes when Jamie McAllister's free-kick was deflected into the arms of Frank Rost. They came closer five minutes later when the same player drilled a low shot from the edge of the box that Christian Poulsen scrambled clear.

Kisnorbo departs
Hearts were down to ten men early in the second half when Australian international Kisnorbo was cautioned for simulation, having already been booked for dissent. The UEFA Intertoto Cup victors rallied, and Ailton shot against the inside of the post from close range. When the ball was cleared out to Niels Oude-Kamphuis, his deep cross from the right also struck the woodwork.

Deadlock broken
Gordon produced a wonderful save from Ailton's point-blank header, but the deadlock was broken when Lincoln took possession 25 metres out and strode forward before unleashing a spectacular shot into the net. Schalke had won, and Ferencvárosi TC are their next opponents in Gelsenkirchen on 25 November. Hearts visit Basel that night in search of their first points.

Last updated: 05/11/04 9.54CET

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Lineups

hearts

Hearts

schalke

Schalke

1
GordonCraig Gordon (GK)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK) (C)
Yellow Card90+2
2
MayburyAlan Maybury
2
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
3
KisnorboPatrick Kisnorbo
Red/Yellow Card48
5
BordonMarcelo Bordon
4
PressleySteven Pressley (C)
6
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
Substitution62
5
McKennaKevin McKenna
Substitution66
9
Aílton GonçalvesAílton Gonçalves
6
WebsterAndy Webster
10
LincolnLincoln
Goal73
10
HartleyPaul Hartley
Yellow Card65
11
SandEbbe Sand
Substitution87
12
NeilsonRobbie Neilson
Yellow Card42
14
AsamoahGerald Asamoah
Substitution61
14
McAllisterJames McAllister
15
WałdochTomasz Wałdoch
15
PereiraRamón Pereira
Substitution51
18
Oude-KamphuisNiels Oude-Kamphuis
19
HamillJoseph Hamill
Substitution73
24
PanderChristian Pander

Substitutes

13
MoilanenTeuvo Moilanen (GK)
13
HeimerothChristofer Heimeroth (GK)
7
WynessDennis Wyness
3
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili
Substitution62
9
De VriesMark De Vries
Substitution66
4
KläsenerThomas Kläsener
11
MacFarlaneNeil MacFarlane
Substitution51
16
RodríguezDarío Rodríguez
17
WeirGraham Weir
Substitution73
17
VermantSven Vermant
21
BerraChristophe Berra
19
VarelaGustavo Varela
Substitution61
22
StewartMichael Stewart
26
HankeMike Hanke
Substitution87

Coach

John Grant Robertson (SCO) Ralf Rangnick (GER)

Referee

Nikolay Ivanov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Victor Lebedev (RUS)

Fourth official

Serguei Foursa (RUS)

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