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Intertoto Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)
Walter Del Rio
Steve Milne for Mark Robertson (46)
Fabian Caballero for Juan Sara (62)
Ivano Bonetti for Beto Garrido (71)
Panic for Bogdanovic (86)
Paunovic for Zecevic (88)
Atunovic for Mircsavijevic (77)
Chris Coyne (56)
Tommy Skjevern (Norway) (Referee)
Dundee and Sartid fought out an almost inevitable goalless draw in their Intertoto Cup first leg tie at Dens Park.
In a match that lacked spark, neither goalkeeper was really troubled.
Dundee, playing European football for the first time in 27 years, had only been back in training for a week after a short pre-season break and lacked sharpness.
Sartid are coming to the end of a long season in the Yugoslavian First Division and were unable to pierce the Dundee defence.
The Slavs did look sharper and fitter from the start, however, and almost took the lead after just 12 minutes through Goran Bogdanovic.
The former Partizan Belgrade, Espanyol and Real Mallorca star linked up with Nenad Mircsavijevic on the edge of the box, but Lee Wilkie made a vital block to deny him a shot on goal.
Understandably, Dundee took some time to shake off the cobwebs after just eight days' training under their belts, but they almost broke the deadlock in the 15th minute.
Alessandro Romano sent Javier Artero racing clear down the right and he managed to chip the ball over the onrushing Nenad Lukic, but failed to hit the target and the ball flew wide.
Sartid looked a very capable outfit, but the home side grew in confidence as the half wore on and went close again in the 23rd minute.
Barry Smith drove the ball across the field to the impressive Alberto Garrido, who hit a rasping right-foot volley just wide of the upright.
Dundee continued to threaten the Sartid goal and Chris Coyne went close to opening the scoring in the 36th minute, but his curled, right-foot free-kick was just over the bar from 23 yards.
Into the second half, defences remained on top while the visiting players' play-acting began to incur the wrath of the home support.
In the 56th minute, Coyne was booked for a reckless challenge on Mircsavijevic, leaving the Yugoslav to roll around several times in apparent agony.
Dundee, however, refused to let it get to them and went agonisingly close to taking a deserved lead in the 61st minute.
Romano swung a dangerous corner kick to the back post area, but Coyne climbed highest to head just past the upright.
Dundee player-manager Ivano Bonetti and Fabian Caballero replaced Garrido and Juan Sara and Caballero immediately blazed just past the post in the 71st minute after a determined run by substitute Steven Milne.
Sartid were happy with a draw and saw out the remainder of the game content not to give anything away.
Match report written by BBC Website
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|Ivano Bonetti (sub)||-||1||-||20||2|
|Steve Milne (sub)||21||1||-||27||4|
|Fabian Caballero (sub)||-||1||-||18||8|
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