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Hearts trumped by Dénes Rósa

Published: Friday 17 December 2004
Heart of Midlothian FC 0-1 Ferencvárosi TC Dénes Rósa's goal defeats Hearts as both sides bow out.

Match statistics

HeartsFerencváros

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 17 December 2004

Hearts trumped by Dénes Rósa

Heart of Midlothian FC 0-1 Ferencvárosi TC Dénes Rósa's goal defeats Hearts as both sides bow out.

Ferencvárosi TC ended their UEFA Cup campaign by winning their first match in Group A, Dénes Rósa scoring a first-half winner at Heart of Midlothian FC, but it still was not enough to earn the Hungarian side a place in the last 32 of the competition.

Basel through
Dénes Rósa scored the only goal on 30 minutes to lift Ferencváros above Hearts in the section, but with FC Basel 1893 defeating Feyenoord in the night's other match, it was the Swiss side who joined Feyenoord and FC Schalke 04 in the next round.

Hearts changes
Hearts manager John Robertson made three changes to the team that drew with Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC on Sunday. Graham Weir returned to partner Mark de Vries up front, and there were also places for Alan Maybury and Michael Stewart. Ferencváros coach Csaba László was without the suspended Adem Kapic and injured defender Sorin Botis, while Richárd Csepregi was sidelined by flu.

Szücs saves
The home side pressed from the outset but were up against a determined Lajos Szücs. The Ferencváros goalkeeper confidently dealt with a series of crosses, then proved equally adept on the ground as he dived to his left to block Paul Hartley's shot.

Hearts exposed
Hartley did put the ball beyond Szücs moments later, but his effort was ruled out for an earlier handball. The goalkeeper then palmed away Stewart's free-kick, but as the home side attacked they left themselves exposed at the back, and Marek Penksa was frustrated to shoot wide following Aleksandar Bajevski's left-wing break.

Ferencváros ahead
Hearts went straight back on the attack and again Szücs saved from Hartley, but against the run of play the visitors went ahead on the half-hour. Péter Lipcsei's pass split the defence and put Dénes Rósa through on goal, and though Craig Gordon brilliantly saved the Hungarian's first attempt and his follow-up, lying prone he had no chance when Dénes Rósa collected the second rebound to score into the empty net.

Stewart shot
With Basel then level, both sides were on the way out and a number of fouls broke up play as half-time approached. But after the restart the game opened up again and Gordon saved from Dénes Rósa before Szücs, at full stretch, tipped away Stewart's low drive. Dragan Vukmir beat Weir to the rebound and cleared in front of an unguarded goal.

Ferencváros come close
Just as in the first half, Hearts were enjoying most of the possession, but the sting was taken out of the game by the news of a Basel goal in Switzerland. For the first time the small pocket of Ferencváros fans began to make themselves heard, and twice in quick succession they almost had further reason to celebrate.

Sowunmi header
On 74 minutes Gordon touched Leanardo's drive round the post, then from the corner substitute Thomas Sowunmi crashed a header off the crossbar. Ultimately, however, Ferencváros had to settle for a single-goal victory that ensured they finished fourth in the section, with Hearts bottom.

Last updated: 17/12/04 10.56CET

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Lineups

hearts

Hearts

ferencváros

Ferencváros

1
GordonCraig Gordon (GK)
22
SzücsLajos Szücs (GK)
2
MayburyAlan Maybury
21
VukmirDragan Vukmir
3
KisnorboPatrick Kisnorbo
Substitution70
6
LipcseiPéter Lipcsei (C)
Yellow Card40
4
PressleySteven Pressley (C)
24
GyepesGábor Gyepes
6
WebsterAndy Webster
Yellow Card45
20
RósaDénes Rósa
Goal30
9
De VriesMark De Vries
7
ZavadszkyGábor Zavadszky
Yellow Card42
10
HartleyPaul Hartley
78
BalogZoltán Balog
12
NeilsonRobbie Neilson
10
LeandroLeandro
Yellow Card72
14
McAllisterJames McAllister
Substitution61
88
TőzsérDániel Tőzsér
Yellow Card49
Substitution49
17
WeirGraham Weir
Substitution78
9
BajevskiAleksandar Bajevski
Substitution86
22
StewartMichael Stewart
99
PenskaMarek Penska
Substitution64

Substitutes

13
MoilanenTeuvo Moilanen (GK)
1
UdvaráczMilán Udvarácz (GK)
5
McKennaKevin McKenna
Substitution78
Yellow Card88
3
TakácsÁkos Takács
Substitution86
15
PereiraRamón Pereira
Substitution61
5
SzkukalekIgor Szkukalek
19
HamillJoseph Hamill
11
HusztiSzabolcs Huszti
Substitution49
Yellow Card76
21
BerraChristophe Berra
13
SomorjaiTamás Somorjai
7
WynessDennis Wyness
Substitution70
79
BognárZsolt Bognár
11
MacFarlaneNeil MacFarlane
90
SowunmiThomas Sowunmi
Substitution64

Coach

John Grant Robertson (SCO) Csaba László (HUN)

Referee

Levan Paniashvili (GEO)

Assistant referees

Levan Mikeladze (GEO), Zaza Menteshashvili (GEO)

Fourth official

Merab Malaguradze (GEO)

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