Schalke start in style
Saturday, 17 July 2004
FC Schalke 04 enjoyed the biggest win of the night as the UEFA Intertoto Cup third round opened with nine first-leg ties on Saturday.
Schalke new boys Mladen Krstajic and Ailton both scored in a 5-0 home victory over F.Y.R. Macedonia's NK Vardar. Krstajic struck Schalke's first from close range after 19 minutes and after Hamit Altintop had doubled the lead, Ailton made it 3-0 with a low drive five minutes after the break. Thomas Kläsener and Zlatko Tanevski's own goal completed the scoreline.
Romeo leads fightback
Hamburger SV fought back to draw 2-2 at FC Thun. The Swiss side led 2-0 at the break through goals from Antonio Dos Santos and Mario Raimondi but Bernardo Romeo reduced the deficit five minutes into the second period and he struck again in the 85th minute. Germany's other representatives, BV Borussia Dortmund, won 1-0 at KRG Genk thanks to David Odonkor's 41st-minute goal.
Club Atlético de Madrid were 4-2 winners at FC Zlín. Álvaro Novo gave the Spaniards the perfect start with a goal in the first minute and although Jaroslav Svach's header restored parity shortly after the break, Atlético did not look back after Veljko Paunovic had made it 2-1 in the 71st minute.
Paunovic again and then Kizito Musampa made it 4-1 before Svach struck a late consolation. The other Czech side in action had better luck as FC Slovan Liberec beat Roda JC 1-0 thanks to Petr Papoušek's goal after 20 minutes.
Leiria hit four
Portugal's UD Leiria won 4-1 at FC Shinnik Yaroslavl in Russia. Leiria trailed to Yaroslav Haritonski's early goal but Laranjeiro's 41st-minute free-kick drew them level and they won the match by scoring three times in the final 20 minutes through Fábio Felício, an Evgeny Karev own goal and Edson.
Meanwhile, three goals in just six minutes decided Lille OSC's home tie against FC Dinamo Minsk. Nicolas Plestan put the hosts ahead after 23 minutes, Leanid Kovel levelled three minutes later, and then Matt Moussilou restored LOSC's lead in the 29th minute. Finally, Sonny Anderson's 51st-minute goal earned Villarreal CF a 1-0 home victory over FC Spartak Moskva.