yardımcı hakemler: clemente ayete plou (esp), luis cote saez (esp)
4. hakem: julian rodriguez santiago (esp)
debrecen: sandro tomić (gk), csaba szatmári, tibor dombi, tamás sándor (c), péter bajzát (dk. 56 balázs nikolov), flavio, ronald habi, csaba bernáth, péter halmosi, zoltán kiss (dk. 77 zoltan csehi), lászló éger
yedekler: tamás takács (gk), gábor vincze, csaba madar, tamás szekeres, zsolt balog
teknik direktör: lázár szentes (hun)
club brugge: dany verlinden (c), olivier de cock, timmy simons, peter van der heyden, philippe clement, gert verheyen, nastja Čeh (dk. 87 birger maertens), ivan gvozdenović, andrés mendoza (dk. 74 simões victor), rune lange, kevin roelandts (dk. 70 tim smolders)
yedekler: tomislav butina (gk), bengt sæternes, sebastian hermans, jonathan blondel
teknik direktör: trond sollied (nor)
sarı kartlar: dk. 84 ronald habi (debrecen) dk. 34 peter van der heyden, dk. 53 ivan gvozdenović (club brugge)
mission accomplished for solid brugge published: wednesday 3 march 2004, 22.10cet debreceni vsc 0-0 club brugge kv (agg: 0-1) the belgian side produce a composed display to progress.
club brugge kv held firm at the oláh gábor stadium in hungary to secure a scoreless draw against debreceni vsc, progressing to the fourth round of the uefa cup by virtue of a 1-0 win in the first leg of an evenly-contested tie.
brugge ring changes although debrecen fielded an identical side to that which played last week, brugge defender david rozehnal and forwards sandy martens and victor were replaced by kevin roelandts, ivan gvozdenovic and gert verheyen.
slender advantage the visitors, who failed to make it past the group stage in the uefa champions league, would have ideally liked to take more than a slender one-goal advantage on their travels - but, in the end, norwegian striker rune lange's solitary goal last week proved enough.
effort over the midfield battle was intense during the opening exchanges as both sides wrestled for control. debrecen, who had not played competitively since the first leg because of the winter break in the hungarian first division, started brightly and zoltán kiss sent an effort over the crossbar in the fifth minute.
tomic stop ronald habi was the next to burst forward for the home side, drilling wide following a low ball into the box from tibor dombi. however, it was not until the 18th minute that either team managed a shot on target, when brugge's peruvian striker andrés mendoza let fly from distance. goalkeeper sandro tomic was equal to it.
ceh free-kick the custodian, though, was left helpless in the 24th minute when nastja ceh's free-kick took a wicked deflection and almost sneaked in at the far post. in the second half, brugge nullified any threat coming their way with olivier de cock, standing particularly tall at the back, cajoling his colleagues and clearing danger in the air and on the ground.
two chances both teams could have broken the deadlock. lange, who is so dangerous in the air, tested tomic from verheyen's 78th-minute cross and eight minutes earlier debrecen captain tamás sandor shot from the edge of the box, forcing verlinden to punch clear. it was the only time the home side came close to scoring, meaning brugge can now look forward to the first leg of their fourth-round encounter on 11 march.
close encounter brugge coach trond sollied praised his charges for pulling through, saying: "it was a very hard game physically and tactically. neither team fashioned many opportunities but in the end we got the right result." his counterpart, lazar szentes, agreed. "the teams were evenly matched," he said. "we had to be patient and wait for a chance, despite playing at home, but by the final whistle we had not created enough of them."