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Dramatic draw denies Dinamo

Published: Friday 3 December 2004, 0.01CET
NK Dinamo Zagreb 2-2 SC Heerenveen The visitors score twice in the last six minutes to remain in contention.

Match statistics

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Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 3 December 2004, 0.01CET

Dramatic draw denies Dinamo

NK Dinamo Zagreb 2-2 SC Heerenveen The visitors score twice in the last six minutes to remain in contention.

Late goals from Ugur Yildirim and Klaas Jan Huntelaar earned SC Heerenveen a point at NK Dinamo Zagreb in dramatic fashion and ensured the Dutch side remained in contention to qualify from UEFA Cup Group G.

Frenetic finale
Having fought back from two goals down in the final 16 minutes to draw with Feyenoord in the Eredivisie on Sunday, Heerenveen left it even later at the Maksimir stadium. With the home side apparently cruising following strikes from Ivan Bošnjak and Danijel Pranjic, Yildirim's 84th-minute solo effort brought the visitors back into contention, before Huntelaar converted a penalty on 88 minutes and then hit the crossbar in a frenetic finale.

Mijatovic suspension
Heerenveen coach Gertjan Verbeek made just one change from the team that faced Feyenoord, with Michel Breuer coming in. Dinamo, meanwhile, welcomed back Bošnjak and Niko Kranjcar, while Vedran Ješe replaced the suspended Andre Mijatovic.

Golden opportunity
After a slow start, Pranjic had a golden opportunity to break the deadlock on eleven minutes but his unselfish cut-back towards the advancing Veldin Karic fell behind the striker. Karic did collect possession two minutes later, but his left-foot shot from distance missed the target.

Bošnjak goal
Heerenveen's relief was short-lived, however, as Edin Mujcin's free-kick found Bošnjak near the penalty spot, and the midfield player stabbed the ball just inside the post to give the home side the lead. Goalscorer almost turned provider minutes later when Bošnjak found Karic on the edge of the box, but the latter's half-volley was just wide.

Heerenveen initiative
Heerenveen subsequently gained the initiative, though Dinamo almost scored a second against the run of play when Edin Mujcin's rasping drive was saved well by Brian Vanderbussche on the stroke of half-time. Keen to maintain that momentum, Verbeek added another striker, Georgios Samaras, at the interval, but it was Dinamo who started brighter.

Solo strike
Pranjic increased the lead on 57 minutes when he shrugged off Yidrim's challenge and, although Michel Breuer appeared to have nullified the threat when he forced the Partizan man wide, Pranjic's low shot somehow evaded Vanderbussche's grasp.

Vanderbussche uncertainty
The Heerenveen goalkeeper was almost embarrassed again shortly afterwards, completely missing a back-pass, but was spared as the ball rolled fractionally wide. Although Huntelaar finally forced a save out of Vasilj with a header on 66 minutes, Dinamo looked comfortable until the dramatic finale.

Sublime effort
Yildirim gave the away team hope six minutes from time with his third goal of the competition, cutting inside and rifling a sublime shot past Vladimir Vasilj. Four minutes later, Samaras earned a penalty which Huntelaar nervelessly converted and Huntelaar could have grabbed a famous win in the third minute of added time but hit the crossbar from close range.

Crucial fixtures
Heerenveen now return to the Netherlands where they will face KSK Beveren on 15 December knowing a win will guarantee their qualification for the knockout stages. With SL Benfica confirming their last-32 berth tonight, Dinamo must also win their final game, at VfB Stuttgart, to qualify.

Last updated: 03/12/04 10.06CET

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Lineups

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

heerenveen

Heerenveen

20
VasiljVladimir Vasilj (GK)
25
VandenbusscheBrian Vandenbussche (GK)
2
M. BuljatMarijan Buljat
2
BakkatiSaid Bakkati
Substitution46
4
MilinovićDamir Milinović
3
Pe. HanssonPetter Hansson (C)
6
JešeVedran Ješe
4
BreuerMichel Breuer
8
AgićJasmin Agić (C)
Yellow Card90+1
5
SeipMarcel Seip
Yellow Card7
10
MujčinEdin Mujčin
Substitution76
7
D. HestadDaniel Hestad
12
BošnjakIvan Bošnjak
Goal14
Substitution70
10
SelakovicStefan Selakovic
Substitution67
14
LučićMario Lučić
12
RoseYuri Rose
Yellow Card61
Substitution75
15
KarićVeldin Karić
Substitution85
14
RząsaTomasz Rząsa
23
PranjićDanijel Pranjić
Goal57
15
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Goal88
24
EduardoEduardo
17
YıldırımUğur Yıldırım
Yellow Card14
Goal84

Substitutes

1
TurinaIvan Turina (GK)
26
TaberimaSven Taberima (GK)
7
ŠtrokHrvoje Štrok
Substitution70
8
VäyrynenMika Väyrynen
Substitution75
11
ZahoraDario Zahora
Substitution85
9
HersiYoussouf Hersi
18
HrmanDanijel Hrman
18
HooiveldJos Hooiveld
19
KranjčarNiko Kranjčar
19
SikoraVictor Sikora
Substitution67
21
ZekićZoran Zekić
20
SamarasGiorgios Samaras
Substitution46
22
TomićAnte Tomić
Substitution76
22
HaaralaHannu Haarala

Coach

Ilija Loncarevic (CRO) Gertjan Verbeek (NED)

Referee

Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

Assistant referees

Wojciech Gorgon (AUT), Christian Klement (AUT)

Fourth official

Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

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