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Basso shines in Viking triumph

Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.40CET
Viking FK 1-0 AS Monaco FC Nkosinathi Nhleko and French goalkeeper Anthony Basso combined to frustrate Monaco in Norway.

Match statistics

VikingMonaco

Goals scored1
 
0
Total attempts7
 
14
on target2
 
7
off target3
 
4
blocked2
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
6
Offsides3
 
4
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
12
Fouls suffered10
 
12

Standings

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Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.40CET

Basso shines in Viking triumph

Viking FK 1-0 AS Monaco FC Nkosinathi Nhleko and French goalkeeper Anthony Basso combined to frustrate Monaco in Norway.

Nkosinathi Nhleko scored the only goal as Viking FK's UEFA Cup adventure continued with a home victory against AS Monaco FC.

Basso excels
The South African striker turned in Thomas Pereira's cross in the 18th minute to give the Norwegian side, who defeated Portadown FC and Rhyl FC in qualifying and FK Austria Wien in the first round to reach the group stage, all three points in their Group A opener. Monaco, the 2004 UEFA Champions League runners-up, were frustrated by Viking goalkeeper Anthony Basso throughout, although substitute David Gigliotti struck a post in added time.

Nhleko opener
Monaco were reduced to long-range efforts in the opening stages, with Maicon and Patrice Evra having such shots repelled by Basso. However, the hosts took the lead from their first presentable chance of the game. Pereira strode into space down the right, looked up and picked out Nhleko with a precise centre which the striker turned into the roof of the net from five metres.

Last-ditch challenges
Stunned initially, Monaco responded by peppering Basso's goal with shots. Lucas Bernardi fired off an effort from 23 metres which flew over the bar, Oliver Kapo went closer with a drive turned around the post by the French shot-stopper, and Camel Meriem and Jaroslav Plašil were both denied by last-ditch challenges. The visitors continued in the same vein after the break, as - frustratingly for them - did their countryman.

Kapo opportunity
Basso was again the hero as he denied Meriem twice and Gigliotti from restoring parity before the hour mark. Kapo, the former Juventus midfielder, then squandered a golden chance in the 72nd minute when he flashed a shot wide from close range. Viking were content to sit deep and play on the counterattack, a tactic which saw Allan Gaarde latch on to an Egil Østenstad cross only to find Guillaume Warmuz, like Basso, in fine form.

Late drama
Having tipped that effort superbly around the post, Warmuz could have done little to prevent Peter Kopteff doubling Viking's advantage had the midfielder shown more composure when dragging an 89th-minute shot wide. Revived by that let-off, Monaco poured forward in search of a point, and would have taken one had Gigliotti's header in the second minute of added time not rebounded off the upright.

Last updated: 21/10/05 10.52CET

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Lineups

viking

Viking

monaco

Monaco

32
BassoAnthony Basso (GK)
1
WarmuzGuillaume Warmuz (GK)
15
HangelandBrede Hangeland (C)
3
EvraPatrice Evra
Substitution46
20
HansenFrode Hansen
4
ModestoFrançois Modesto
5
PereiraThomas Pereira
13
MaiconMaicon
11
KopteffPeter Kopteff
19
SquillaciSébastien Squillaci
14
GrandeSandro Grande
Yellow Card31
Substitution73
32
GivetGaël Givet (C)
19
NygaardTrygve Nygaard
6
PlašilJaroslav Plašil
Substitution46
6
GaardeAllan Gaarde
7
BernardiLucas Bernardi
10
ØstenstadEgil Østenstad
17
KapoOlivier Kapo
Substitution84
27
NhlekoNkosinathi Nhleko
Goal18
Substitution89
21
MeriemCamel Meriem
16
TengesdalJørgen Tengesdal
24
AdebayorEmmanuel Adebayor

Substitutes

22
AustbøIven Austbø (GK)
16
BiancarelliAndré Biancarelli (GK)
4
DeilaRonny Deila
11
SorlinOlivier Sorlin
29
SvenningØyvind Svenning
Substitution89
15
ZikosAkis Zikos
Substitution46
17
SørliKristian Sørli
26
MuslinMarko Muslin
23
MumbaRobert Mambo Mumba
Substitution73
28
Maurice-BelayNicolas Maurice-Belay
24
LundeTrygve Åse Lunde
14
MaoulidaToifilou Maoulida
Substitution84
8
BerlandBjørn Berland
22
GigliottiDavid Gigliotti
Substitution46

Coach

Roy Hodgson (ENG) Francesco Guidolin (ITA)

Referee

Gerald Lehner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Bernhard Zauner (AUT), Raimund Buch (AUT)

Fourth official

Thomas Steiner (AUT)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution