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Cacau sends Stuttgart soaring

Published: Thursday 21 October 2004, 23.30CET
KSK Beveren 1-5 VfB Stuttgart Cacau strikes twice to get Stuttgart off to a flying start in Group G.

Match statistics

BeverenStuttgart

Goals scored1
 
5
Attempts on target1
 
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 21 October 2004, 23.30CET

Cacau sends Stuttgart soaring

KSK Beveren 1-5 VfB Stuttgart Cacau strikes twice to get Stuttgart off to a flying start in Group G.

VfB Stuttgart's impressive start to the season continued as they got their UEFA Cup Group G campaign off to a convincing start with a resounding win away to KSK Beveren in Belgium.

Beveren overrun
Last season's beaten Belgian Cup finalists were overrun by their German visitors, with goals from Kevin Kuranyi, Philipp Lahm, Imre Szabics and two from Brazilian forward Cacau wrapping up a emphatic win.

Ivorian influence
As expected, the home side started with ten players from the Ivory Coast in their lineup, midfield player Kristoff Lardenoit the only Belgian. Stuttgart coach Matthias Sammer, meanwhile, made two changes to the side that had defeated BV Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the weekend, with Kuranyi starting in place of Hungarian striker Szabics.

Early start
In front of a crowd of 9,000, the visitors took just nine minutes to take the lead thanks to Cacau's fantastic shot on the turn. After some wasteful Stuttgart finishing, Kuranyi doubled the advantage from close range on 40 minutes, and went close to getting his second and Stuttgart's third with a header on the stroke of half-time.

Brazilian double
Cacau's second gave the Bundesliga leaders a three-goal cushion on 53 minutes, and defender Lahm capped a fine personal performance 13 minutes from time with a rasping finish past Boubacar Barry in the Beveren goal.

Szabics fifth
Beveren, to their credit, continued to push forward against the impressive German side, and Stuttgart goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand dealt well with efforts from Romaric N'Dri and Moussa Sanogo. Ivorian striker N'Dri did finally beat Hildebrand and scored a consolation goal in the 87th minute with a fine free-kick, only for substitute Szabics, on for Kuranyi, to complete the scoring two minutes into added time. <

Next up
Stuttgart's next fixture in the competition is in two weeks' time when they play host to Portuguese side SL Benfica, while Beveren next play NK Dinamo Zagreb.

Last updated: 22/10/04 10.07CET

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Lineups

beveren

Beveren

stuttgart

Stuttgart

1
BarryBoubacar Barry (GK) (C)
1
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
3
LardenoitKristof Lardenoit
2
HinkelAndreas Hinkel
4
DiawaraAbdoulaye Diawara
5
BabbelMarkus Babbel
8
KantéSeydou Kanté
7
MeissnerSilvio Meissner
Substitution46
10
SekaRoméo Seka
Substitution66
10
HlebAleksandr Hleb
16
NéMarko Né
16
HeldtHorst Heldt
Substitution74
17
EbouéEmmanuel Eboué
17
DelpierreMatthieu Delpierre
19
DialloMohamed Diallo
18
CacauCacau
Goal9
Goal52
20
SanogoMoussa Sanogo
Substitution86
20
SoldoZvonimir Soldo (C)
22
RomaricNdri Romaric
Yellow Card16
Goal86
21
LahmPhilipp Lahm
Goal76
23
DjiréAbdoulaye Djiré
22
KuranyiKevin Kuranyi
Goal39
Substitution59

Substitutes

12
VoldersMark Volders (GK)
23
HeinenDirk Heinen (GK)
5
TamlaMekeme Tamla
8
VranješJurica Vranješ
Substitution46
6
TokpaAlexandre Tokpa
Substitution66
12
GerberHeiko Gerber
14
OuattaraSekou Ouattara
13
TiffertChristian Tiffert
Substitution74
15
VleminckxBjörn Vleminckx
Substitution86
19
SzabicsImre Szabics
Substitution59
Goal90+1
18
KoudouAlain Koudou
33
GomezMario Gomez
3
StranzlMartin Stranzl

Coach

Herman Helleputte (BEL) Matthias Sammer (GER)

Referee

Stephen Graham Bennett (ENG)

Assistant referees

Kevin Pike (ENG), Roger East (ENG)

Fourth official

Peter Walton (ENG)

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