FK Sartid Smederevo 5
Dundee 2
Intertoto Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)


5 - 2


Intertoto Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)
Saturday, June 23rd, 2001
Gradski Stadium
Attendance: 7,500
4:30 PM Kick-off

Vladimir Mudrinic (pen.) (17)
Vladimir Mudrinic (pen.) (21)
Srdjan Aleksic (38)
Demir Ramovic (88)
Ivan Krizmanic (90)
Fabian Caballero (5)
Juan Sara (60)

Team Managers
Jovica Skoro Ivano Bonetti

Starting Eleven
12. Nenad Lukic
2. Srdjan Aleksic
3. Marko Socanac
5. Milorad Mrdak
31. Dragan Radosavljevic
18. Dragan Glogovac
6. Boris Vaskovic
7. Goran Bogdanovic
10. Vladimir Mudrinic
13. Sasa Antunovic
30. Nenad Mirosavljevic
Jamie Langfield .1
Marcello Marrocco .4
Lee Wilkie .23
Chris Coyne .6
Barry Smith .2
Beto Garrido .14
Gavin Rae .8
Javier Artero .18
Alessandro Romano .21
Fabian Caballero .7
Juan Sara .9

22. Dejan Rankovic
21. Demir Ramovic
20. Ivan Krizmanic
32. Vucina Scepanovic
11. Dragan Paunovic
19. Radivoj Panic
23. Darko Savic
Derek Soutar
Walter Del Rio .17
Mark Robertson .11
Umberto Fatello .20
Steven Milne .15

Demir Ramovic for Vladimir Mudrinic (76)
Ivan Krizmanic for Sasa Antunovic (82)
Vucina Scepanovic for Goran Bogdanovic (88)
Mark Robertson for Javier Artero (46)
Walter Del Rio for Marcello Marrocco (64)
Steven Milne for Lee Wilkie (82)

Srdjan Aleksic (12)
Ivan Krizmanic (90)
Gavin Rae (7)
Jamie Langfield (17)
Lee Wilkie (24)
Juan Sara (49)
Alessandro Romano (65)

Red Cards
None. Fabian Caballero (78)

Match Officials

S. Marinov (Referee)

Match Report

Dundee's dream of a UEFA Cup place via the Intertoto Cup came to an end in controversial circumstances at the Sartid Stadium.

After drawing the first leg 0-0 at Dens, the Dark Blues went into last night's return in Yugoslavia well warned of the threat posed to their chances by the heat and the home side's fanatical support.

No-one had said anything about the questionable refereeing they would encounter - and it was that which proved to be their undoing.

Bulgarian official Sevet Lozar Marinov not only awarded two dodgy penalties early on, but killed off their chances of drawing level by sending off striker Fabian Caballero 15 minutes from time.

It had been Caballero who got Dundee off to a dream start with an early goal.

Javier Artero's cross from the right was headed back across goal by Rae for Caballero, who chested the ball over the line.

The vital away goal silenced the drums and doused the flare guns of Sartid's fans.

But the peace was to be short-lived. The Yugoslavs took only a further 11 minutes to draw level-with a goal from the penalty spot. Marrocco was caught in possession by Antovic, and when Langfield raced out to dive at his feet, the midfielder tumbled, winning an instant award from referee Marinov. Vladimir Mudrinic converted easily, to thunderous applause.

Then, just three minutes later, he was running up to take his side's second penalty. Coyne having been adjudged to have handled a shot from the scorer just inside the Dundee box.

This time Langfield flung himself to his rightnearly in a desperate attempt to save his effort, but to no avail.

Dundee weren't happy about either penaltynand made lengthy protests.

Boosted by their success, Sartid continued to press forward and they went still further ahead eight minutes before the break, Once again Mudrinic was involved, with his corner from the right powerfully headed home by Aleksic.

It was another disaster for the Dark Blues' defence, who looked shell-shocked as they trudged off the pitch at the interval.

Something had to be done, and it was no surprise to see Mark Robertson introduced in place of Artero on the teams' return.

The switch worked, with Dundee pulling a goal back on the hour. Caballero was the man who did the damage, leaving three defenders in his wake before crossing high to the back post where the unmarked Sara headed into the empty net.

Dundee's desire to equalise was reflected in their tackling and their complaints to the referee with Sara, Rae, Romano, Wilkie and Langfield all booked.

Given the referee's willingness to brandishncards, it looked only a matter of time before. someone was sent off it came on 75 minutes.

Aleksic went down as if he had been shot and under a challenge from Caballero the Dundee man was given a straight red card.

The decision incensed the Dundee bench, who responded by introducing a striker Steven Milne, in place of a defender, Lee Wilkie, in an effort to save the game.

It was brave move, but one which backfired, with Sartid extending their advantage in the final minutes.

Both late goals were scored by substitutes, Demir Ramovic netting with two minutes to go before Ivan Krizmanic rounded things off.

It was a sad end of Dundee's European adventure.

Match report written by The Sunday Post

Squad Statistics (as at June 23rd, 2001)

2001-02 All Time
Jamie Langfield (GK)21 2 - 16 -
Chris Coyne22 2 - 26 -
Lee Wilkie21 2 - 401
Marcello Marrocco31 2 - 31 -
Barry Smith27 2 - 2231
Gavin Rae23 2 - 14412
Beto Garrido - 2 - 12 -
Alessandro Romano31 2 - 21 -
Javier Artero26 2 - 514
Juan Sara24 213818
Fabian Caballero23 21199
Walter Del Rio (sub)25 1 - 10 -
Mark Robertson (sub)24 2 - 7 -
Steven Milne (sub)21 2 - 284

League Table (as at June 23rd, 2001)

No league table has been added for this season.