stad: san siro / giuseppe meazza stadyumu (milano) tarih: 22-10-2003 seyirci: 43,823 hakem: tom henning ovrebo (norveç)
ac milan: dida, cafu, alessandro nesta, paolo maldini, giuseppe pancaro, cristian brocchi, andrea pirlo, kaka (manuel rui costa 62), clarence seedorf (serginho 62), filippo ınzaghi, andriy shevchenko (jon dahl tomasson 75)
club brugge: dany verlinden, olivier de cock, birger maertens, timmy simons, david rozenhal, peter van der heyden, nastja ceh (alin stoica 90+2), philippe clement, ıvan gvozdenovic, sandy martens (gert verheyen 78), andres mendoza (bengt saeternes 78)
yardımcı hakemler: ole hermann borgan (nor), roe vidar lien (nor)
4. hakem: brage sandmoen (nor)
milan: dida (gk), cafu, paolo maldini (c), andriy shevchenko (dk. 76 jon dahl tomasson), filippo inzaghi, alessandro nesta, clarence seedorf (dk. 62 rui costa), andrea pirlo, kaká (dk. 62 serginho), giuseppe pancaro, cristian brocchi
yedekler: christian abbiati (gk), fernando redondo, rivaldo, martin laursen
teknik direktör: carlo ancelotti (ita)
club brugge: dany verlinden (gk) (c), olivier de cock, timmy simons, david rozehnal, peter van der heyden, philippe clement, nastja Čeh (dk. 90+2 alin stoica), sandy martens (dk. 79 gert verheyen), ivan gvozdenović, andrés mendoza (dk. 79 bengt sæternes), birger maertens
yedekler: tomislav butina (gk), serhiy serebrennikov, rune lange, hans cornelis
teknik direktör: trond sollied (nor)
goller: 0-1 andrés mendoza dk. 33
sarı kartlar: dk. 47 olivier de cock (club brugge)
mendoza dismantles milan published: wednesday 22 october 2003, 23.19cet
ac milan 0-1 club brugge kv andrés mendoza's goal helps brugge defeat the holders.
by graham hunter at the giuseppe meazza
club brugge kv recorded one of the finest results in their history by defeating uefa champions league holders ac milan 1-0 at the giuseppe meazza stadium.
outstanding goal the remarkable victory came courtesy of an outstanding goal from their 25-year-old striker andrés mendoza in the first half and a magnificently ordered display of defending thereafter.
gattuso was missed it was to brugge's advantage that for much of the first period, milan were content to play with a stretched formation rather than pressing their opponents. the milan midfield were missing the suspended gennaro gattuso to play alongside andrea pirlo.
few openings the upshot was that milan did not enjoy a lot of possession around the brugge penalty area. clear openings were sparse and the visiting belgian side had the chance to find passes to midfield runners in open space and create chances of their own.
inzaghi offside despite that, filippo inzaghi did put the ball in the net just after the quarter-hour mark but was flagged for offside at the moment of clarence seedorf's pass by the assistant referee.
dida called upon then brugge took advantage of milan's uncertainty. in the 19th minute, ivan gvozdenovic surged forward and passed to his left across the italians' penalty area. sandy martens stepped over the ball and olivier de cock struck a fizzing shot which dida deflected over the bar.
improbable shot moments later martens provided a knockdown to brugge striker mendoza, but the peruvian scuffed his effort. however, just after the half hour, it was mendoza's excellent left-footed finish, hit with vicious power, which left the european champions trailing. gvozdenovic again did the initial damage with a clever forward pass. mendoza escaped cafu, sized up an improbable shot and smashed it past dida.
deserved lead the lead was merited thanks to the simplicity and discipline of trond sollied's side, but the champions rallied before half-time. pirlo's 34th-minute free-kick brought a brave diving header from paolo maldini which went only slightly high and then seedorf used his right instep to bend a shot centimetres around dany verlinden's left-hand post from 23 metres.
cafu goes close most frustrating of all for milan was cafu's powerfully struck cross-cum-shot which bisected the goalmouth and the outstretched boots of both inzaghi and andriy shevchenko.
verlinden on form as the home side pushed forward after the break, the second period became a nightmare of squandered opportunities, misfortune and intelligent belgian defending. de cock's foul on maldini just outside the box allowed pirlo to bring a fine save from verlinden, who also excelled himself ten minutes later from seedorf.
inzaghi misses then inzaghi, milan's saviour in their last home group game against afc ajax, failed to convert from five metres out before nodding a corner inches wide from a free header just after the hour.
brugge discipline milan were dominating the corner count as they exerted more and more pressure. but the visitors did not lose their discipline and patiently tried to push forward on the break. they kept key men like gvozdenovic, mendoza and martens high up the pitch to prevent milan moving everyone up to pressure verlinden's goal.
saeternes threatens brugge put the seal on their victory thanks to two excellent saves from verlinden in the last two minutes, and a daring break from their own half which saw substitute bengt sæternes shoot just past the post from the middle of the area.
milan drop to third but the visitors held on for their first victory in italy since the 1975/76 season. the three points also help brugge leapfrog milan into second place in the group h table behind ajax.