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Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 October, 2003, 21:12 GMT 22:12 UK
Levein pleased with defence
Neil McFarlane celebrates the draw in Sarajevo
Hearts manager Craig Levein was pleased with the way his side defended against Bosnian side Zeljeznicar as his team secured safe passage into the Uefa Cup second round.

The Tynecastle team held on for a 0-0 draw in Sarajevo, following a 2-0 victory on home soil three weeks ago.

And after a troublesome opening period, during which the home side created a few chances, the Edinburgh side cruised through the game in the Olympic Stadium.

"I thought we defended exceptionally well and played a European style of football, especially in the second half," Levein told BBC Sport.

"We were eager to do well and perhaps it had an adverse effect on us at the start of the game.

"We chased the game in the first 20 minutes when we didn't have to and they caused us a few problems. "We had a few opportunities to score but so did they.

"But the players and I will learn from more games like this.

"After we got over that shaky period we calmed things down and I thought we were comfortable for the final hour."

Hearts will learn their second round opponents when the draw in made on Friday.





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