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Hasselbaink gets Middlesbrough going

Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.05CET
Grasshopper-Club 0-1 Middlesbrough FC Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's early effort gave the English visitors all three Group D points.

Match statistics

GrasshoppersMiddlesbrough

Goals scored0
1
Total attempts21
 
9
on target6
 
5
off target12
 
2
blocked3
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
3
Offsides1
 
6
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
12
Fouls suffered12
 
10

Standings

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Published: Friday 21 October 2005, 0.05CET

Hasselbaink gets Middlesbrough going

Grasshopper-Club 0-1 Middlesbrough FC Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's early effort gave the English visitors all three Group D points.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's early goal got Middlesbrough FC's UEFA Cup Group D campaign off to a winning start as the English visitors held firm in the face of a determined effort from Swiss side Grasshopper-Club.

Calm finish
The away side scored the decisive goal at the Hardturm stadium in Zurich in the tenth minute, Hasselbaink calmly slotting past goalkeeper Fabio Coltorti to give the English side - who also began the group stage with a 1-0 away win last season, at Egaleo FC - the perfect start in the section. However, Grasshoppers fought back strongly in the second period and had a number of opportunities to take something from the game.

Well-worked winner
Middlesbrough reached the last 16 on their European debut last season and, having defeated Skoda Xanthi FC in the first round, began in confident mood in Switzerland. Coltorti had already saved a Gaizka Mendieta free-kick and blocked a Mark Viduka shot with his legs after the Australian striker had turned well, but was powerless to prevent Middlesbrough taking the lead in the tenth minute. Doriva played a one-two with Viduka before slipping a square pass to Hasselbaink, whose side-footed finish sent the Grasshoppers goalkeeper the wrong way.

Németh chances
Szilárd Németh then had two opportunities to increase Middlesbrough's lead, first electing to pass to Hasselbaink when a shot looked the better option before dragging a shot wide after more incisive interplay from the Middlesbrough forwards. Eduardo had a strike ruled out for offside for the home side, who threatened again five minutes after half-time when Mark Schwarzer kept out Ricardo Cabanas's well-struck drive.

Doriva drills wide
Grasshoppers kept up the pressure, although the game might have been settled in the 56th minute as Mendieta sliced open the home defence and played in Doriva, but the Brazilian midfielder drilled his shot wide of the far post. The visitors were largely content to protect their lead, however, with central defenders Gareth Southgate and Chris Riggott increasingly prominent in the second 45 minutes.

Schwarzer saves
The latter blocked Eduardo's powerful attempt with 20 minutes left, before Schwarzer stretched to claim a Cabanas free-kick. The Middlesbrough goalkeeper then kept out Rogerio's 78th-minute header, ensuring the away side left Switzerland with all three points and leaving Grasshoppers ruing those missed opportunities.

Last updated: 20/10/05 23.59CET

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Lineups

grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1
ColtortiFabio Coltorti (GK)
1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
2
StepanovsIgors Stepanovs
5
RiggottChris Riggott
5
ChihabTariq Chihab
Substitution82
6
SouthgateGareth Southgate (C)
8
RenggliMichel Renggli
Substitution87
7
BoatengGeorge Boateng
10
EduardoEduardo
8
NémethSzilárd Németh
Yellow Card67
Substitution67
11
RogerioRogerio
9
HasselbainkJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Goal10
15
CabanasRicardo Cabanas (C)
12
PogatetzEmanuel Pogatetz
Yellow Card65
24
JaggyKim Jaggy
14
MendietaGaizka Mendieta
Substitution79
26
A. MitreskiAleksandar Mitreski
17
DorivaDoriva
30
AntónioAntónio
21
ParnabyStuart Parnaby
32
SutterScott Sutter
36
VidukaMark Viduka
Substitution85

Substitutes

18
JehlePeter Jehle (GK)
22
JonesBrad Jones (GK)
7
TouréDemba Touré
Substitution82
3
QueudrueFranck Queudrue
Substitution79
35
SalaticVeroljub Salatic
Substitution87
20
YakubuAyegbeni Yakubu
Substitution85
3
HürlimannIgor Hürlimann
25
MorrisonJames Morrison
Substitution67
4
SchweglerRoland Schwegler
18
MaccaroneMassimo Maccarone
13
DenicolàLuca Denicolà
26
BatesMatthew Bates
29
LuetolfMarc Luetolf
37
A. JohnsonAdam Johnson

Coach

Hanspeter Latour (SUI) Steve McClaren (ENG)

Referee

Espen Berntsen (NOR)

Assistant referees

Erik Ræstad (NOR), Jan Petter Randen (NOR)

Fourth official

Brage Sandmoen (NOR)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
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