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Juventus Man Utd Feyenoord Kosice
Sept17 Kosice (A) Oct1 Juventus (H) Oct22 Feyenoord (H)
Nov 5 Feyenoord (A) Nov27 Kosice (H) Dec10 Juventus (A)
Monaco v UNITED 1st leg 0-0
2nd leg 1-1 REDS GO OUT BY AN AWAY GOAL!
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Mar 4th (a) Monaco Mar 18 (h) UNITED 1 v 1 Monaco
Quarter-Final 1st leg:
Monaco 0 v 0 Manchester United
Quarter-Final 2nd leg:
Manchester United 1 v 1 Monaco
Monaco win on by the away goal!
European Champion Clubs' Cup Quarter-Final Second-Leg
Wednesday 18 March
Man Utd (0) 1 AS Monaco (1) 1
Solskjaer 53; Trezeguet 6.
Man Utd: Van Der Gouw, G. Neville (Berg 32), Irwin, Johnsen, Beckham, Butt, Cole, Sheringham, P. Neville, Scholes (Clegg 46), Solskjaer. Subs Not Used: Pilkington, May, McClair, Thornley, Curtis. Booked: Butt, Solskjaer.
AS Monaco: Barthez, Djetou, Dumas, Diawara, Collins, Benarbia (Carnot
66), Trezeguet, Leonard, Sagnol, Konjic (Da Costa 74), Ikpeba Nosa (Henry
60). Subs Not Used: Porato, Pignol, Spehar, Cristanval. Booked: Collins,
Da Costa. Agg (1-1)
Att: 53,683 Ref: Helmut Krug (Germany).
Real Madrid (0) 3 Bayer Leverkusen (0) 0 Agg (4-1)
Borussia Dortmund (0) 1 Bayern Munich (0) 0
After Extra Time AT 90 mins 0-0 Agg (1-0) After Extra Time
Dinamo Kiev (0) 1 Juventus (1) 4 Agg (2-5)
4th March 1998
27th Nov 1997 REDS Qualify for the Quarter Finals!
Kosice 0-3 Manchester United
Juventus 5-1 Feyenoord
Feyenoord 2-0 Kosice
Manchester United 3-2 Juventus
Manchester United 2-1 Feyenoord
Kosice 0-1 Juventus
Feyenoord 1-3 Manchester United
Juventus 3-2 Kosice
Feyenoord 2-0 Juventus
Manchester United 3-0 Kosice
Juventus 1-0 Manchester United
Juventus 1-0 UNITED
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Alex Ferguson's post match reaction to the
3:0 defeat of Kosice at Old Trafford.
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Gary Pallister, Peter Schmeichel and Teddy
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Man United 2-1 Feyenoord
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Piero 0-1 Sheringham
2-1 Giggs 3-1
Champions League 97/98:
Juventus (a) Man Utd Feyenoord (a) Fc Kosice (a)
|UNITED close shop goalless draw same as a win for REDS!|
||W||United kick off the Champions League With a 3-0 WIN away from home!|
|1st Oct 97||Juventus||H||
||W||Fantastic win over Juventus Ryan Giggs Man Of The Match!|
|22nd Oct 97||Feyenoord||H||
||W||New win 2-1 MAXIMUM points after 3 games!|
|5th Nov 97||Feyenoord||A||
||W||Goal KING Cole HATRICK! Still maximum pts a win v Kosice is enough now.|
|27th Nov 97||Kosice||H||
||W||REDS qualify for the Quarter Finals!|
||L||REDS lose 1-0 in final match, Juventus qualify in 2nd place!|
Avi Movie files of goals: Del Piero 0-1 Sheringham 1-1 Scholes 2-1 Giggs 3-1 Zidane 3-2
2/10 Peter Schmeichel cut short Manchester United's Champions' League celebrations to warn his team-mates that next month's return trip to Turin will be the acid test for their dream of automatic quarter-final qualification.
With Roy Keane injured, the Danish goalkeeper - nicknamed the Mad Muller for the way he continually lambasts his defence - captained United for the first time on a never-to-be-forgotten Old Trafford night that saw Juventus swept away on a tide of emotion.
But after Alex Ferguson's men had recovered from the shock of seeing Alessandro Del Piero fire the Italians ahead after just 22 seconds to wipe out the memory of last season's double defeat at the hands of Juve, Schmeichel refused to join the chorus of approval that made the Premiership champions the new favourites to top group B.
He said: "The media will
now make us favourites to win the group now, but we have to make sure we
don't waste this result.
"I think we have to win our next three games to have any chance at all, because I can see Juventus taking full points from their next three games before we meet again.
"We have got to make sure that we still have an advantage when we go to Turin and if we can win the three games leading up to the game then the pressure will switch to Juventus."
United found themselves on the
wrong end of five 1-0 defeats during last season's Euro campaign - including
two against Juventus - before bowing out in the semi-finals to eventual
winners Borussia Dortmund.
But rather than capitulate following Del Piero's opener, they hit back through Teddy Sheringham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs before Zinedine Zidane's injury-time free-kick brought a degree of respectability for the beaten and bowed Italians.
And Schmeichel added: "We have showed that we learned from the whole European experience last year and, for me, that was the best thing about beating Juventus.
"We showed great determination, character, discipline and patience to get back in the game.
"And didn't lose our heads after getting it back to 1-1. At no time did we commit more men forward that was absolutely neccessary."
Sheringham, whose magnificent header brought United level, admitted that he was waiting to be ruled offside when Scholes burst through to put United ahead, just two minutes after Didier Deschamps' 67th-minute sending off for two bookable offences.
He said: "The referee
probably didn't think I was interfering with play.
"I don't know how he worked that one out, but fortunately for us the goal counted."
He added: "It was a bit of a shock when they scored, but things aren't going to go smoothly all the time and thankfully it all came right for us in the end.
"It is a great result. It looks good for us now, but none of that will matter if we lose the next game, so we'll just have to keep our finger on the button."
And David Beckham added: "It was all about hard work, grit and determination - and I think every one of our players showed that.
"The early goal was a bit of a shock, but the crowd got right behind us and we were able to come back."
Phil Neville, a second-half substitute
for thigh strain victim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, revealed that Juventus' physical
approach backfired on Marcello Lippi's men.
As well as having Deschamps sent off, the Italians had three other players booked.
And Neville said: "There were a lot of tackles flying in and that fired us and the crowd up, in fact that's the loudest I've heard the crowd at Old Trafford.
"It was a great battle. The early goal knocked us down, but the crowd lifted us back up again, got right behind us, and I thought we deserved to win it.
"Hopefully, this will give us confidence for the return in Turin and the games against Feyenoord and Kosice."
The squad:1. Ladislav Molnar (G) 12.09.60 2. Marek Spilar (Hun) (M) 11.02.75 3. Andras Telek (D) 10.12.70 4. Ivan Kozak (D) 18.06.70 5. Peter Dzurik (D) 29.12.68 6. Vladimir Janocko (F) 02.12.76 7. Rusian Lubarskij (Ukr) (F) 29.09.73 8. Dusan Toth (D) 08.02.71 9. Jozef Kozlej (F) 08.07.73 10. Robert Semenik (F) 13.01.73 11. Vladislav Zvara (M) 11.12.71 12. Branislav Benko (G) 17.01.67 13. Miroslav Sovic (M) 09.03.70 14. Lubomie Faktor (M) 18.03.67 15. Marian Bochnovic (M) 03.03.70 17. Radoslav Kral (D) 08.08.74 18. Albert Rusnak (F) 14.01.74 19. Ivan Lapsansky (F) 06.11.73 20. Milan Cvirk (M) 14.09.76 21. Roland Moder (M) 12.03.76 22. Jozef Majoros (M) 21.03.78 23. Pavol Kamesch 09.12.74
There is no other side in the Champions' League this season about which less is known than the surprise Slovak representatives, First Football Club Kosice, who pipped Spartak Trnava for the title last spring.
On the last day - Trnava had been top since mid-autumn - the 'Brewers' needed a point at Rimavska Sobota, and Kosice had to beat neighbours Lok, where their coach, Jan Kozak, had been in charge for 10 years before moving to FC in January 1996.
Kosice won and Trnava lost a highly controversial game, to give the Eastern Slovak metropolis its first title in nearly 100 years of football. The club began at Kassa, in the Hungarian part of the Monarchy, but was reformed in 1992 and is still supported by the successful East Slovak steel works.
Kosice have successfully challenged three-time Slovak national champions Slovan, now in decline and in financial difficulty, and 'the new orange might' have money to spend, a rare commodity in an otherwise woefully funded League.
The increase in clubs, decided on three years ago, means many modest and veteran players are getting an unexpected chance to play at the top level. Consequently, there has been a clear decline in standards, made worse by so many of the national side leaving for Western Europe.
Only Kosice have the money to buy, admittedly at relatively reasonable fees, such players as Ladislav Molnar from Slovan and libero Andras Telek from Ferencvaros. Both are key men, the former a commanding goalkeeper, the latter skilled at being the last man at the back as well as good at getting forward.
A further strength is the midfield three of Zvara, Spilar and Faktor, while up front Kozlej, signed from Viktoria Zizkov, and Semenik average nearly a goal a game in domestic League and Cup competitions.
Coach Jan Kozak was in the Czechoslovak squad that took a bronze medal at the 1960 European Championships in Italy, won two caps and terminated a successful career, mainly spent with Lok in Kosice, with spells in France at Bourges, in Belgium with the now merged Seraing club, and with St Polten in Austria. He has strong tactical sense but can be hot-headed.
Kosice play at the All Sport Arena, where renovation is still to be completed. In the last days of the Czechoslovak republic it housed nearly 30,000 for a qualifying match with Romania and local crowds are, to say the least, enthusiastic.
The stadium still has to be covered and an
estimated 16,000 seats will be available on Champions' League nights. Visitors
from the West can expect a warm welcome in one of the most hospitable parts
of Europe, where Slovak, Hungarian and Ukrainian cultures merge.
Since the above was written, we know that Kozak is no longer the manager and that Kosice are playing their home games at Lok's stadium
Champions League 1996/97
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Borussia Dortmund (0) 1 Man Utd (0) 0 Tretschok 76. Borussia Dortmund: Klos, Reuter, Moller, Herrlich (Bout 90), Lambert, Kree, Heinrich, Ricken (Freund 90), Sousa, Fiersinger, Tretschok (Reinhardt 85).
Subs Not Used: De Beer, Kirovski. Booked: Ricken, Heinrich.
Man Utd: Van Der Gouw, G. Neville, Irwin, Johnsen, Pallister, Cantona, Butt, Beckham, Giggs (Scholes 83), Keane, Solskjaer (Cole 75).
Subs Not Used: Poborsky, P. Neville, Casper.
Booked: Pallister, Keane. Att: 48,500 Ref: N Levnikov (Russia).
Ajax (0) 1 Juventus (2) 2
Ajax: Van der Sar; F de Boer, Blind, Melchiot; Witschge (Dani 69); Musampa (Bogarde 28), Litmanen, Scholten (Wooter 76); Overmars, R De Boer, Babangida. Subs: Grim, Juan.
Juventus: Peruzzi; Pessotto, Montero, Ferrara, Porrini; Jugovic, Deschamps, Zidane, Di Livio (Tacchinardi 68); Vieri, Amoruso. Subs: Rampulla, Conte, Juliano, Lombardo. Booked: Di Livio, Tacchinardi, Jugovic. Referee: L Nieto (Spain).
European Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg Results:
Bor Dortmund 1-0 Manchester United H-T:0-0
Ajax 1-2 Juventus H-T:0-2
Litmanen 65 Amoruso 14 Vierei 42
Semi-final 2nd leg 23rd April
Juventus 4 v 1 Ajax Amsterdam 1st leg 2-1 Agg 6-2
The Final Munich's Olympic stadium May 28 1997
Juventus v Dortmund (Dortmund won)
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