Baku hold Chrudim as trio win
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 13:53
Iberia Star Tbilisi, Gy?ri ETO FC and FC Litija made winning starts to the main round but in the game of the day English new boys Baku United FC drew 3-3 with experienced FK EP Chrudim.
Iberia Star Tbilisi, Gyri ETO FC and FC Litija made winning starts to the main round but in the game of the day English new boys Baku United FC drew 3-3 with experienced FK EP Chrudim.
E-mail Print Douglas, Dentinho and Roman Mare all played their part for Chrudim Miki Jevtovi ? Headlines Latest? Elite round lineup complete Marca pipped by newcomers Trio get elite chance Three more go on Gyr first through More news Published: Tuesday 1 October 2013, 20.53CETBaku hold Chrudim as trio winIberia Star Tbilisi, Gyri ETO FC and FC Litija made winning starts to the main round but in the game of the day English new boys Baku United FC drew 3-3 with experienced FK EP Chrudim.
Read moreLast season's UEFA Futsal Cup finals hosts Iberia Star Tbilisi, Gyri ETO FC and FC Litija all made winning starts to the main round but, in the game of the day, competition newcomers Baku United FC drew 3-3 with experienced Czech champions FK EP Chrudim.Related ItemsMain round gets goingReed backs Baku UnitedDraw seedings confirmedFixtures in these two groups continue tomorrow when three of the four other sections also begin.
The top two in each main round group will join the four highest-seeded clubs in the elite round draw on Friday 18 October: Kairat, former winners MFK Dinamo and FC Barcelona, and 2011 runners-up Sporting Clube de PortugalGroup 2Iberia Star Tbilisi, the only team to enter all 13 editions of this competition, were given a tough test by preliminary round qualifiers FC Grand Pro Varna of Bulgaria.
It took until the 31st minute for a much-changed Iberia to lead through Irakili Todua, and Vakhtangi Jvarashvili made it two before Jovan Stankovi cut the deficit to 2-1 late on.Hungarian hosts Gyri ETO FC won 4-1 against a second side to emerge from the preliminary round, KMF Tango Sarajevo, who scored first through Nermin Jusi.
By half-time it was 4-1: Zoltn Drth levelled before, in a 54-second spell, Fbio Aguiar struck twice and Emir Duderija put through his own goal.
Ognjen Eri reduced the arrears late on for a Sarajevo squad who face Iberia Star tomorrow.Group 4 The first English outfit ever to get to this stage, Baku United FC have an experienced set of players and held an FK EP Chrudim team hoping to reach their seventh straight elite round.
Chrudim coached by former Spain player Daniel, who succeeded Baku coach Chema Jimnez at the Intervi Madrid helm for a spell in 2012 went ahead early through the dangerous Dentinho.
However, Baku's possession told though Rizvan Farzaliyev and Carlos Muoz Delgado before Max equalised at the break.
A Roman Mare strike for the Czechs on 28 minutes was soon cancelled out by Jonathan Camara and Baku held on for a draw despite Arnaldo, a 2010 winner with SL Benfica, being sent off for a foul on Douglas.
Marcelo stood out for Baku.He will be suspended tomorrow against hosts AC Omonia Nicosia, who lost 6-1 to FC Litija of Slovenia.
Litija ran in four goals in the last five minutes, Igor Osredkar and Danijel Panti both getting their second goals as the Cypriot champions' heads dropped.
Markos Ioannou had earlier equalised with a cheeky back-heel.Reporter: John Leonidou