Sunday, May 15, 2011

Uefa Cup 2001 2002 Feyenoord Rotterdam Borussia Dortmund

8 May 2002
Feijenoord Stadion, 

Attendance: 45,611
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)

Feyenoord and Borussia Dortmund completed the Italian job to reach the Uefa Cup final last night, but only after some late scares from their Milanese opponents. The reward for Feyenoord's 2-2 draw with Internazionale last night in the De Kuip stadium is a final on May 8 in the same arena with vast home support guaranteed for the meeting with Dortmund. Also guaranteed will be a huge security presence for a potentially combustible meeting of Dutch and German fans. The Rotterdam side triumphed 3-2 on aggregate and, though Dortmund lost 3-1 to Milan in the San Siro, that saw the German club through 5-3 overall.

Dortmund, despite their 4-0 first-leg advantage, apppeared in greater danger in the semi-final second legs from the lingering Italian threat when Milan halved the deficit within 19 minutes through goals from Filippo Inzaghi and the Romanian defender Cosmin Contra. But Milan could not break through again until the last minute, when Serginho scored from a penalty to take his side tantalisingly close to a remarkable comeback. But seconds later Lars Ricken put the issue beyond doubt with the Germans' sole goal of the night. In Rotterdam, even the return of Ronaldo for his first start in more than three months could not prevent Inter sliding out, despite two goals in the last six minutes from Cristiano Zanetti and Mohamed Kallon with an injury-time penalty. The Dutch had already done further damage, Pierre van Hooijdonk scoring with a powerful header for his seventh European goal this season and Jon Dahl Tomasson adding Feyenoord's second before half-time.

 Pierre van Hooijdonk may not be the most popular man with Nottingham Forest supporters but his already high standing at Feyenoord increased a notch last night. The 32-year-old Dutch international striker scored twice in a compelling Uefa Cup final to help his team overcome a spirited Borussia Dortmund. Van Hooijdonk put Feyenoord 2-0 ahead from a penalty and free-kick after Dortmund's Jürgen Kohler had been sent off. But the German club battled impressively with 10 men, scoring either side of a goal by the former Newcastle forward Jon Dahl Tomasson that proved decisive. The game was preceded by a minute of silence in in memory of Pim Fortuyn, the right-wing politician who was assassinated on Monday. Fortuyn's murder had raised questions about whether this fixture should be postponed but Uefa had pressed for it to go ahead as planned and the Feyenoord supporters hardly seemed in sombre mood.

They had greeted their team with dozens of red flares and a barrel-load of tickertape and saw Feyenoord make a bright start. Van Hooijdonk was being used as a target to build round up front while Robin van Persie, their exciting young winger, showed flashes of his talent. Dortmund had already suffered anxious moments when Van Hooijdonk demonstrated his well-known threat from free-kicks and was denied only by a post from 25 yards with the goalkeeper Jens Lehmann comfortably beaten. Not that Dortmund were under a constant welter of pressure. In Jan Koller they had a dangerous forward of their own and the Czech Tomas Rosicky was causing problems. The German club also have Brazilian flair to complement their Europeans and Evanilson might have scored from a cross by Ewerthon. That miss looked highly costly when Van Hooijdonk scored twice inside 10 minutes before half-time. His first came from the penalty spot after Kohler, playing the final game of a long and distinguished career, was sent off for a trip inside the area on Tomasson.
Any hopes the Bundesliga champions had of a comeback seemed to evaporate when Van Hooijdonk whipped a free-kick over the wall and into the bottom corner from an almost identical position to his earlier effort. Yet Dortmund pulled a goal back less than two minutes into the second half from a penalty of their own. Marcio Amoroso was hauled down by Patrick Paauwe and the Brazilian got up to score from the spot. Almost immediately Tomasson restored Feyenoord's two-goal advantage, beating the offside trap and scoring from near the edge of the box. But Dortmund showed they do not give up easily when Koller took advantage of a poor header to score spectacularly from 25 yards.

Feyenoord (4-4-1-1): Zoetebier; Gyan, Van Wonderen, Paauwe, Rzasa; Kalou (Elmander, 76), Bosvelt, Ono (De Haan, 85), Van Persie (Leonardo, 63); Tomasson; Van Hooijdonk.
Borussia Dortmund (4-2-1-3): Lehmann; Evanilson, Worns, Kohler, Dede; Ricken (Heinrich, 70), Reuter; Rosicky; Ewerthon (Addo, 61), Koller, Amoroso.

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  1. Merci TWB, je cherchais cette finale depuis un moment :)

  2. Merci beaucoup, TWB!

  3. Any chance of a reupload, TWB?