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Rushfeldt ensures Austria advance

Published: Friday 17 December 2004, 0.06CET
FC Utrecht 1-2 FK Austria Wien Sigurd Rushfeldt's dramatic late winner sends the visitors through.

Match statistics

UtrechtAustria Wien

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

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Published: Friday 17 December 2004, 0.06CET

Rushfeldt ensures Austria advance

FC Utrecht 1-2 FK Austria Wien Sigurd Rushfeldt's dramatic late winner sends the visitors through.

Sigurd Rushfeldt booked FK Austria Wien's place in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup with a dramatic late winner against FC Utrecht at the Galgenwaard stadium.

Win needed
With Club Brugge KV drawing against Real Zaragoza in the evening's other Group C match, Austria had to win to progress at the Belgian side's expense, and they did just enough thanks to Rushfeldt's 78th-minute goal. Libor Sionko's early strike had got Austria off to an ideal strike, but Darl Douglas hit back nine minutes into the second half to set up a tense finale for the visiting side.

Austria threaten
Austria began brightly and their early pressure was rewarded on 14 minutes when Sionko benefited from a slip by left-back Edson Braafheid to fire his side ahead. Austria were in control but without creating many clear chances, and the home supporters had to wait until the 40th minute for their team's first real sight of goal.

Douglas strike
Utrecht were looking for their first point in the section and they started the second half with more intent, Samir El Gaaouri replacing Prince Rajcomar at the break as they went into the second half with four strikers on the pitch.

Utrecht pressure
The change paid off as Utrecht began to mount pressure on the Austria defence after the restart. Austria did well to hold their lead initially, but on 54 minutes Douglas made the most of a lapse in concentration in the visitors' defence to bring his side level.

Rushfeldt winner
Utrecht pressed for a winner, but it was Austria that struck next. With Brugge drawing, Austria were on the way out until they created a chance from a corner 12 minutes from time, Rushfeldt getting the better of Alje Schut to score the all-important winner.

Last updated: 17/12/04 10.40CET

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Lineups

utrecht

Utrecht

austria wien

Austria Wien

12
PonkRené Ponk (GK)
12
SáfárSzabolcs Sáfár (GK)
3
ZuidamJordy Zuidam
Substitution88
2
AfolabiRabiu Afolabi
4
Di TommasoDavid Di Tommaso
Substitution36
4
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
7
DouglasDarl Douglas
Goal54
6
DospelErnst Dospel (C)
10
TangheStéphane Tanghe (C)
7
SionkoLibor Sionko
Goal14
11
Van den BerghDave van den Bergh
9
VasticIvica Vastic
Substitution90+3
15
BraafheidEdson Braafheid
11
VachoušekŠtěpán Vachoušek
Yellow Card68
Substitution70
17
SchutAlje Schut
15
BlanchardJocelyn Blanchard
18
RajcomarPrince Rajcomar
Substitution46
17
DheedeneDidier Dheedene
22
KellerSander Keller
19
GilewiczRadoslaw Gilewicz
Substitution81
23
SomersHans Somers
21
RushfeldtSigurd Rushfeldt
Goal78

Substitutes

1
TerolJoost Terol (GK)
13
KuruBartolomej Kuru (GK)
14
LeitoeRichal Leitoe
Substitution88
10
JanočkoVladimír Janočko
Substitution70
16
El GaaouriSamir El Gaaouri
16
RatajczykKrzysztof Ratajczyk
19
Van den BrinkBas van den Brink
18
MetzFlorian Metz
Substitution81
20
CalabroSandro Calabro
22
DosunmuTosin Dosunmu
21
KruijsRick Kruijs
Substitution36
23
KitzbichlerRichard Kitzbichler
26
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
Substitution46
25
SantosFernando Santos
Substitution90+3

Coach

Foeke Booy (NED) Günter Kronsteiner (AUT)

Referee

Athanassios Briakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Bozatzidis (GRE), Dimitrios Papadopoulos (GRE)

Fourth official

Emmanouil Tapatzas (GRE)

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