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Viduka double downs Dnipro

Published: Thursday 3 November 2005, 23.46CET
Middlesbrough FC 3-0 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Two goals from Mark Viduka and one from Yakubu Ayegbeni helped the English side to a second Group D win.
by Andrew Haslam
from Riverside stadium

Match statistics

MiddlesbroughDnipro

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
0
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners10
 
1
Offsides4
 
4
Fouls committed21
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 3 November 2005, 23.46CET

Viduka double downs Dnipro

Middlesbrough FC 3-0 FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk Two goals from Mark Viduka and one from Yakubu Ayegbeni helped the English side to a second Group D win.

Mark Viduka scored a swift double early in the second half to add to Yakubu Ayegbeni's first-half strike and help Middlesbrough FC record a second successive victory in UEFA Cup Group D at the expense of FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.

Decisive spell
The home side initially struggled to break down a disciplined Dnipro defence, but never looked back after Yakubu opened the scoring following an incisive move shortly before the interval. Viduka made certain of the points in the early stages of the second period, doubling the lead with a powerful strike and then sweeping in a third moments later.

Formation retained
Middlesbrough manager Steve McClaren kept faith with the 3-5-2 formation that had proved so effective in Saturday's 4-1 defeat of Manchester United FC although he opted to introduce Doriva, James Morrison and Viduka. Dnipro coach Vadim Tishenko was able to welcome back Serhiy Nazarenko after a minor injury, although fellow midfielder Konstyantyn Kravchenko was only fit enough for the bench.

Slick opener
Given that the visitors kicked off without a recognised striker in their lineup, it was perhaps no surprise that Middlesbrough made the early running, Gaizka Mendieta twice and Franck Queudrue trying their luck from range. With both teams packing the midfield, space was at a premium, but the English side finally found a way through nine minutes before half-time as Yakubu cut in from the left and played a slick one-two with Mendieta before slotting a low shot past Artem Kusliy at his near post. Mendieta almost added a swift second, but this time the Dnipro goalkeeper beat out his swerving attempt.

Viduka double
Middlesbrough picked up where they had left off as the second half got under way, and trebled their advantage within eleven minutes. Mendieta was again involved in the second as he picked up possession on the left and, althoug he was tackled, the loose ball rolled to Viduka. A swift turn gave the Australian space on the edge of the area, and he duly found the top corner with a thumping shot. James Morrison then expertly controlled a high ball and, although Kusliy kept out his powerful strike, the Dnipro goalkeeper was helpless as the rebound drop perfectly for Viduka to roll into the unguarded net.

AZ engagement
With the win assured, Middlesbrough eased off but had already done enough to secure first place in the section having defeated Grasshopper-Club on Matchday 1. The English side next travel to AZ Alkmaar on 24 November when Dnipro, still without a point, face PFC Litex Lovech.

Last updated: 04/11/05 9.45CET

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Lineups

middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

dnipro

Dnipro

1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
77
KusliyArtem Kusliy (GK)
3
QueudrueFranck Queudrue
5
YezerskiyVolodymyr Yezerskiy
5
RiggottChris Riggott
6
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
12
PogatetzEmanuel Pogatetz
10
KostyshynRuslan Kostyshyn
Substitution52
14
MendietaGaizka Mendieta
Substitution60
14
RadchenkoOlexandr Radchenko
17
DorivaDoriva
16
RusolAndriy Rusol
Substitution58
20
YakubuAyegbeni Yakubu
Goal36
Substitution57
19
MykhaylenkoDmytro Mykhaylenko (C)
Substitution66
21
ParnabyStuart Parnaby
20
RykunOlexandr Rykun
25
MorrisonJames Morrison
21
SemochkoDmytro Semochko
26
BatesMatthew Bates
25
ShershunBohdan Shershun
36
VidukaMark Viduka
Goal50
Goal56
Substitution64
28
NazarenkoSerhiy Nazarenko

Substitutes

22
JonesBrad Jones (GK)
23
KernozenkoVyacheslav Kernozenko (GK)
8
NémethSzilárd Németh
Substitution64
2
MotuzSerhiy Motuz
Substitution66
7
BoatengGeorge Boateng
4
LysytskiyVitaliy Lysytskiy
Substitution58
18
MaccaroneMassimo Maccarone
Substitution57
Yellow Card90
7
MelashchenkoOlexandr Melashchenko
Substitution52
34
KennedyJason Kennedy
Substitution60
8
KornilenkoSergei Kornilenko
37
A. JohnsonAdam Johnson
17
BidnenkoRuslan Bidnenko
9
HasselbainkJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
24
KravchenkoKonstyantyn Kravchenko

Coach

Steve McClaren (ENG) Vadim Tischenko (UKR)

Referee

Bertrand Layec (FRA)

Assistant referees

Patrick Reinbold (FRA), David Benech (FRA)

Fourth official

Bruno Ruffray (FRA)

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