Midtjylland muscle past Varteks

NK Varteks 1-1 FC Midtjylland (Agg: 1-2) Away draw sends Danish side through.

FC Midtjylland of Denmark secured a 1-1 draw with NK Varteks in Croatia to progress to the second round of the UEFA Cup 2-1 on aggregate.

Easy finish


Bizarre equaliser

Positive start


Penalty saved
Two minutes later, Frank Kristensen burst into the area only to have his heels clipped by Silverstar Sabolcki. The referee duly awarded a penalty, but Jens Jenssen saw his spot-kick turned aside by Zeljko Rumbak diving low to his left.

Varteks take control
As the half wore on, Varteks gradually took command, and were unlucky not to be in front at half-time. Ivica Huljev and Danijel Hrman both forced saves from Skov-Jensen, and a clever free-kick from captain Miljenko Mumlek set up Nikola Šafaric but his careful shot rolled centimetres wide.

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