Venue: Estadio dos Barreiros, Funchal, Madiera.
Competition: UEFA Cup, First Round, Second Leg.
Score: CS Maritimo 1
Scorers: CS Maritimo: Soares.
CS Maritimo: Van Der Straeten; Oscar, Jorge, Soares, J. Silva; Eusebio, Lopez (P. Antonio), M. Antonio, Gama (Cruz); Jokanovic (P. Silva), Bunbury.
Referee: Fritz Stuchlich (
Leeds United players managed to stage a drama in
Lee Sharpe had
had little to shout about in the year long lay-off he had been forced to
endure, but the talented winger hit the headlines in this game when he clinched
Unitedís place in the Second Round of the UEFA Cup.
The £4.5million winger had displayed his penalty-saving prowess in pre-match
training, by making several saves but it was his ability to cope with the
pressure of taking a crucial penalty when he coolly stroked home the spot-kick
that gave United an unbeatable 4-1 lead in the penalty shoot-out that gave him
the cause for his and Unitedís
celebrations. There was a celebration too for Danny Granville who like Lee
Sharpe had been plagued with injuries since joining
On a steamy
night in the foothills of Funchal, the Madeiran capital, the match kicked off late to accommodate
Portuguese Television. United came into the tie with a slender one goal
advantage from the Elland Road Leg and George Graham
came to defend it, leaving out Clyde Wijnhard and
including Gunnar Halle
alongside Alfie Haaland,
David Hopkin, Lee Bowyer and Harry Kewell in midfield with Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink
as the lone striker. Lucas Radebe and Robert Molenaar were in great form in central defence
and the Maritimo attack got nowhere until Maritimoís ex-Benfica defender
Jorge Soares headed his team level on the stroke of half-time,
following a free-kick, to send the home supporters wild with delight. After
seventy-five minutes, with the odds swinging in Maritimoís
favour, George Graham sent on Clyde Wijnhard for Lee Bowyer, who had taken a buffeting from the
Maritimo midfielders, and pushed him up front with
Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink to try to win the game for
There was booing from the terraces as Alfie Haaland took the first kick of the shoot out but it didnít bother him as he drilled home the spot-kick. Alex Bunbury scored Maritimoís first before Ian Harte made it 2-1 in Unitedís favour. Paulo Sergio Da Silvaís kick hit the crossbar and Danny Granville gave United a 3-1 advantage. Jorge Soares could not repeat his goal-scoring effort as he shot wide and Lee Sharpe made no mistake with his left foot to send United through to the next round with a 4-1 margin in the shoot-out and Manager George Graham was able to celebrate his last game in charge of Leeds United with a victory.
Martin Hiden flies high to win the ball†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Harry Kewell flies past Carlos Jorge††††††††††††
Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink is challenged by Carlos Jorge
Jorge Soares scored the only goal of the game††††† In the shoot out, Alf-Inge Haaland scored the first†††††††††††† Alex Bunbury made it 1-1
Ian Harte made no mistake and it was 2-1††††††††††††††† Paulo Sergio Da Silva hit the bar but missed††††††††††† Danny Granville scored with his
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† first kick 3-1
Jorge Soares shot wide so it remained 3-1†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lee Sharpe became the hero by††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† making it 4-1†††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††the lone striker
Gunnar Halle, David Hopkin with Alf-Inge Haaland were joined by Lee Bowyer and Harry Kewell to form a five-man midfield
Robert Molenaar and Lucas Radebe were in great form in central defence