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Last Updated: Thursday, 4 October 2007, 21:05 GMT 22:05 UK
Uefa Cup as it happened
Anorthosis Famagusta 1-1 Tottenham (2-7)
Blackburn 2-1 Larissa (2-3)
Bolton 1-0 Rabotnicki Kometa (2-1)
Dnipro 1-1 Aberdeen (1-1)
Metalist Kharkiv 2-3 Everton (3-4)


By Caroline Cheese

2156: That's all folks. Four British clubs into the group stages, with Blackburn the only fallers. Thanks for your company and if you still feel the need to vent, why not tell 606 about it?

2152: FULL-TIME Bolton 1-0 Rabotnicki Kometa (2-1)
Nicolas Anelka's goal puts Bolton through but it was a pretty average display from Sammy Lee's side.

2151: FULL-TIME Blackburn 2-1 Larissa (2-3)
Blackburn fall at the first hurdle. Goals from Matt Derbyshire and Stephen Warnock gave Blackburn hope but they gave themselves a mountain to climb by conceding the first goal.

2149: Into added time at the Reebok and Ewood Park. The Larissa fans are celebrating in Blackburn.

2144: There he is again... Samba heads just over and that's surely that for Rovers.

2143: Christopher Samba gets a yellow for screaming at a linesman. Frustration all round for Blackburn.

2142: Five minutes left at Ewood Park where Blackburn still need two. Some of their fans don't reckon they'll get them - they're off.

"I think someone is going to be feasting on a goat shortly (see 1952 BST)!"
John in Falkirk via text in 81111

"How have Everton won that? They should have been battered in the first half! Still, nice to see another British team through."
Youcannotbeserious on 606

2136: FULL-TIME Metalist Kharkiv 2-3 Everton (3-4)
Everton live very dangerously but they're through to the group stages thanks to goals from Joleon Lescott, James McFadden and Victor Anichebe. I've never seen David Moyes so happy. That smile must be hurting his face.

"Caroline. I'm that happy now that you can name the place and I'll take you for a meal."
Jimbo Powell via text on 81111

2132: The Metalist fans have seen enough and they're off, leaving the visiting support to start the party.

2130: GOAL Metalist Kharkiv 2-3 Everton (3-4)
Victor Anichebe pounces on a woeful defensive header, sidesteps his marker and fires in. Everton surely safe now with just a minute to go of the 90.

"McNelka!!! Wasn't it?"
Wot Kuyt 'e did on 606

2126: GOAL Bolton 1-0 Rabotnicki Kometa (2-1)
Nicolas Anelka makes Sammy Lee look a bit silly for leaving him on the bench. The French striker comes on and 80 seconds later heads Bolton in front from Stelios' cross. That's got to be better than EastEnders hasn't it?

2126: Blackburn's last throw of the dice? Benni McCarthy on, Matt Derbyshire off.

"Also at the Reebok, but wishing I was watching EastEnders with Jimbo!!"
James W via text on 81111

"Who else but Faddy? Scotland leading the way again."
Ian, Glasgow, via text on 81111

2119: As it stands, Everton are through to the group stages, which I can't help feeling is a bit harsh on Metalist.

2117: Yakubu off, Leighton Baines on for Everton.

"Sat at Bolton game wishing I was watching EastEnders."
Jimbo Powell via text on 81111

2114: GOAL Metalist Kharkiv 2-2 Everton (3-3)
Victor Anichebe lays the ball off for James McFadden, who turns and rifles the ball in off the post from 18 yards. David Moyes punches the air like a metalist.

2113: Bolton sub Stelios rounds the keeper and shoots from a tight angle but it's cleared off the line.

"Metalist is doing miracles. It's his first tangible success in European cups."
Ukrainian banker via text on 81111

"I think the goats are in the Everton dressing room advising Moyes on tactics for Europe."
AJM via text on 81111

2110: Blackburn go close... Matt Derbyshire's effort is deflected over by Marco Foerster.

2108: GOAL Blackburn 2-1 Larissa (2-3)
Hello... David Bentley plays the ball for Stephen Warnock to finish from 12 yards. Two more goals without reply and Rovers are through.

2105: Everton midfielder Phil Neville sees yellow for a clumsy challenge from behind. Metalist still by far the better side.

2104: Everton throw on striker Victor Anichebe for Phil Jagielka.

2103: Blackburn and Bolton are under way in the second half of their respective second legs. Bolton must not concede, while Blackburn must score three goals without reply. Stelios on for Mikel Alonso for Bolton.

2053: GOAL Metalist Kharkiv 2-1 Everton (3-2)
That didn't last long did it? Everton's defence is all at sixes and sevens as Oleksandr Rykun's fierce shot cannons back off the post and Hitcham Mahdoufi buries the follow-up.

2052: Marko Devic picks his way through the Everton defence with ease but his shot is wide.

2049: GOAL Metalist Kharkiv 1-1 Everton (2-2)
Steven Pienaar's deflected shot is turned in by Joleon Lescott - his fifth goal of the season.

2049: HALF-TIME Bolton 0-0 Rabotnicki Kometa (1-1)

2047: GOAL Blackburn 1-1 Larissa (1-3)
Kotsolis saves Matt Derbyshire's first effort but the ref thinks the keeper moved off his line. Derbyshire puts away the retake - and that's hope for Blackburn at half-time.

2046: Penalty for Blackburn in first-half injury time. Keeper Stefanos Kotsolis brings down David Dunn.

2040: Apparently Rabotnicki registered 12 fans for the trip to Bolton and they're bouncing up and down in lively fashion at the Reebok.

2036: Bolton midfielder Danny Guthrie bends a free-kick around the wall from 30 yards but Rabotnicki keeper Tome Pacovski parries.

"Are there any goats on the Ewood Park mountain?"
Craig via text on 81111

2032: Kevin Davies has a header cleared off the line. Bolton are dominating possession now without creating a lot.

2031: HALF-TIME Metalist Kharkiv 1-0 Everton (2-1)
Everton have done quite well to keep it to one goal to be honest.

2029: Everton allow Valentyn Sliusar to roam forward and he unleashes a rasping shot which is narrowly wide.

2026: There's that man James McFadden. The Everton striker's dipping shot fizzes over the bar. Blackburn's Christopher Samba heads over after getting the better of Nikos Dabizas.

"The only way out for Blackburn now is a Middlesbrough type comeback. Get McClown on the phone for advice Hughesy... now theres a sentence I never thought I'd type."
delboy6568 on 606

2022: Stephen Pienaar does well on the left for Everton, keeping the ball in before delivering a cross for Leon Osman - whose weak header is easily saved.

2020: Christian Wilhelmsson is pulled back and Bolton shout for a penalty. It's just outside the box though and Bolton waste the free-kick. Not much else going on at the Reebok.

2017: GOAL Blackburn 0-1 Larissa (0-3)
Oh dear. Blackburn fail to clear their lines and Cleyton sidesteps the defender before firing home from 12 yards into the bottom corner. "The mountain," says BBC 5live's Kevin Gallacher, "has just become absolutely massive."

"Everton are currently absolutely shapeless mess. All hope is in James McFadden. Only that one Scot can SAVE us!"
ypsylon on 606

"Everton one down and my goat is still missing. Can things get any worse?"
George, proud member of the British Goat Society, via text on 81111 (You might not want to scroll down to 1952 BST...)

2010: BBC 5live analyst Kevin Gallacher reckons Blackburn are playing a 2-6-1-1 formation against Larissa. You don't hear of that one very often...

2006: GOAL Metalist Kharkiv 1-0 Everton (2-1)
Well, we all saw that coming. Marco Devic easily holds off the defender's challenge and lays the ball off to Edmar, who passes the ball into the net. Fabulous finish.

"Everton playing just as bad as two weeks ago. They are just inviting Metalist to come at them at the moment and it's only by the grace of God that they are not a goal down."
richie4eva1 on 606

2002: Blackburn and Bolton are under way now. Blackburn must make a two-goal deficit while Bolton have a precious away goal.

2000: Tim Howard makes a wonderful save to his left to keep out Edmar's shot and then gathers from Jakobia's follow-up. Late challenge from a Metalist player but the keeper's OK - if a little annoyed.

1959: Metalist have started much better than Everton. David Moyes' side need to ride out this storm.

"Look out Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man Utd, Everton, Spurs, Inter and Liverpool. The Scotland teams are on the rampage!"
Dave, Edinburgh, via text on 81111

"YUSSSSSSSSSSS - Watch out world - Scotland are taking over!"
Mourinho4President on 606

"If Bolton win tonight, I will eat a dead goat I have just found in my garden. I hope there's no extra-time, as I'd like to have time to cook and eat before Newsnight."
Anon via text on 81111 (Don't know why you won't reveal your name)

1952: FULL-TIME Dnipro 1-1 Aberdeen (1-1)
Great win for Aberdeen, who go through on away goals, and what a time to be a Scottish football fan. They're taking over the world...

1951: Lasha Jakobia fires over for Metalist as Everton live dangerously.

1949: Kravchenko's shot is deflected wide - but the ref bizarrely awards a goal kick. Aberdeen fans won't be worried though.

1947: Into injury time at the Meteor Stadium...

1945: Everton are off and running in Ukraine. Kravchenko hits the bar for Dnipro.

"Hold on Aberdeen! Even though I'm English and proud I'd love to see you go through!"
Reál_Giant_Terrier on 606

"I like football."
Saj via text on 81111

1939: The Dnipro fans are making themselves heard at the Meteor Stadium as their team launch attack after attack. Aberdeen holding firm - just.

1938: Everton make two changes ahead of their tie at Metalist Kharkiv, with Leon Osman and Joseph Yobo given recalls at the expense of Tony Hibbert and Leighton Baines.

1933: GOAL Dnipro 1-1 Aberdeen (1-1)
Agony for the Dons. Andriy Vorobey bundles home after Aberdeen fail to clear their lines. As it stands, Aberdeen still go through but get set for a tense last 12 minutes.

1929: Goalscorer Darren Mackie earns a rest. He's replaced by Steve Lovell.

1928: Great work from Ricky Foster. He flies down the left wing and, with no one to support, he earns a corner. Nothing from it though.

"I really hope Blackburn do it tonight. It'd be such a shame for one rare poor game in the first leg to cost us a season in Europe. Come on Rovers!"
Adam, Norwich, via text on 81111

1925: Aberdeen under threat once more. Jamie Langfield tips over Kostyantin Kravchenko's dipping shot and from the corner, Oleg Shelaev blasts over.

1924: Blackburn name the same team that started in the win over Sunderland at the weekend while Larissa are unchanged from the first leg - which of course they won 2-0.

1923: Another long-range shot from Dnipro fizzes past the wrong side of the post. The right side for Aberdeen of course.

1921: Andriy Rusol meets an inswinging corner from the right and fairly thumps a header against the crossbar. Aberdeen look content to just soak up pressure - they are playing a pretty dangerous game here.

"Someone should tell Aberdeen that when you're winning, the pitch is STILL 100 yards long! There are weeds sprouting in the Dnipro half!"
Wot Kuyt 'e did, on 606

1917: Some Bolton team news just in and Sammy Lee is gambling big time with the club's Uefa Cup future. Seven changes from the team that drew at Derby, with Nicolas Anelka and El Hadji Diouf on the bench and club captain Kevin Nolan and Gary Speed left out altogether. Full team shortly.

1914: Andriy Vorobey lashes miles over from 25 yards, a distance Dnipro are becoming increasingly used to shooting from.

1911: Gerhiy Nazarenko curls a 25-yard free-kick straight into the arms of the immaculately-positioned Jamie Langfield. Moments later, Andrew Considine picks up the first yellow card for a lunging tackle on Vitali Denisov.

1909: Shocker. Barely even worth telling you about. OK then, they pass it across the penalty area, straight to an Aberdeen player who boots it clear. Like I said, shocker.

1908: Problems for Aberdeen, as Xander Diamond passes back to Jamie Langfield and the keeper picks it up. Indirect free-kick, 10 yards out on the left...

1905: The Dons have made a change at the break, with Jamie Smith taken off due to a troublesome calf injury and Lee Miller coming on in his place.

1904: We're off and running once again in Ukraine, with Aberdeen 45 minutes away from the Uefa Cup group stages.

1859: Not many votes on the old BBC Sport Player Rater so far, but Dons keeper Jamie Langfield is bossing proceedings at this juncture, way out ahead with an average rating of 8.40. Get voting!

"As a disgruntled Liverpool fan, I am really rooting for Blackburn, Bolton, Aberdeen and of course, the Mentalists tonight."
Barney, via text (Sure that's not Alan Partridge??)

"Aberdeen's defence has been excellent. There are no gaps and they've been disciplined with their challenges."
Mark McGhee on BBC Sport Scotland

1847: HALF-TIME Dnipro 0-1 Aberdeen
Another Scottish side on the verge of a famous win. Darren Mackie's goal is the difference at the Meteor Stadium.

1845: Chris Clark wins a free-kick 25 yards out. Jamie Smith lays it off for Scott Severin, whose shot is easily blocked. Shame.

"Would be great to see a Scottish team outside of Glasgow get somewhere in Europe, even better if it's the Dons!"
Aaron, Aberdeen, via text on 81111

1841: Nervous moments for Aberdeen. Dons defender Michael Hart clears twice within a minute as Dnipro press for an equaliser before half-time.

"60 mins of defending required."
aberdeenmkey on 606

1838: Andriy Vorobey tries a long-range shot which literally knocks Darren Mackie off his feet. The ball rebounds back beyond the halfway line. Mackie's on his feet again now. Brave boy.

"I gave up on the old Dandies recently. Now I am in love with them once more. This would beat any Old Firm result and no mistake. Beautiful."
fat john via text on 81111

1834: Ricky Foster is causing havoc down the left. He beats his man again but this time, can't find the cross.

"Brilliant goal! Scotland are back on the map!"
Adam from Glasgow via text on 81111

1831: Dnipro's free-kick is easily saved and on the counter, Darren Mackie is clean through but home keeper Vyacheslav Kernozenko is alert and races out to clear.

1826: GOAL Dnipro 0-1 Aberdeen
Richard Foster beats the right-back before delivering a stunning cross for Darren Mackie to power home the header. The Dons fans are dancing.

"Will you really post anything? I guess this will prove it. Mon the dons! Nice mullets..."
Scott in Manchester via text on 81111

1822: Not much joy for Darren Mackie as he attempts to find some space down the right. The striker is making his first start since August but he's easily robbed, allowing Dnipro to launch another attack.

1816: Andriy Vorobey bursts through on the right but can't find Dmytro Lopa with his cross. Stern test for the Aberdeen defence this, with Gerhiy Nazarenko pulling all the strings for Dnipro.

"May be the end of Scotland's run of glory but if we can nick first goal who knows! Come on the Dandies."
Kevin via text on 81111

1811: Early thoughts... Dnipro look dangerous, Aberdeen don't really. But there's plenty of time yet...

"Good luck Auntie Chris love from Charlie and Tom"
Via text on 81111 (No. I've no idea who Auntie Chris is either, but this is public service broadcasting)

1803: Dnipro's fans are already giving it the "ole" on every pass as their team stroke the ball around at the back. Gerhiy Nazarenko drives forward and flashes the ball across the box but Dmytro Lopa's shot is well stopped by Jamie Langfield.

1800: Time to hold your breath then Ross. Referee Olivier Thual gets proceedings under way.

"Scared Aberdeen fan here. I have a bad feeling for tonight."
Ross via text on 81111

1754: Robbie Keane says he's "sick" of talking about the pressure on manager Martin Jol. Aren't we all?

"If Aberdeen can keep it tight for the first 20 minutes I think they can win the match 1-0."
malkys large oversized novelty comb on 606

1746: Right, come on Aberdeen fans, let's be hearing from you. Can they make it another glorious night for Scottish football?

1740: Says Martin Jol: "You don't want to lose these matches. It would have been awkward. The main thing is we had six or seven players getting a game under their belts. I feel over the last month we have done well."

1736: Aberdeen are next up against Ukrainian side Dnipro. They kick off at 1800 BST at the Stadium Meteor. Sounds intimidating anyway. Here's the team: Langfield, Hart, Diamond, Severin, Jamie Smith, Nicholson, Mackie, Clark, Foster, Young, Considine. Subs: Kelly, Lovell, Touzani, Miller, Mair, Maguire, De Visscher.

1735: FULL-TIME Famagusta 1-1 Tottenham (2-7)
Super-sub Robbie Keane saves Spurs from an embarrassing defeat against the minnows in Cyprus.

1732: Famagusta are going all out for a famous win and they've got three added minutes in which to do it. Ndikumana has a shot blocked and Skopelitis tumbles over in the box in a ridiculous attempt to win a penalty.

"I would marry Robbie Keane if he'd let me."
Sean via text on 81111

1727: Another miss from Jermain Defoe, scuffing it a bit to allow keeper Nagy to collect.

1726: Darren Bent is replaced by Adel Taarabt. Not a very convincing performance from the England striker.

"Get in. Let's face it, I would much prefer the guys to have an OK performance and save themselves for Sunday than go out hell for leather in a game that we dont need to try hard in and get injured or knackered."
nuntius7 on 606

1720: GOAL Famagusta 1-1 Tottenham (2-7)
The substitutes combine for the equaliser. Gareth Bale slides the ball across, Darren Bent steps over and Robbie Keane smashes the ball into the roof of the net. Relief for Spurs.

1718: Robbie Keane comes on, replacing Young-Pyo Lee. Martin Jol clearly not interested in settling for a second-leg defeat.

1716: Michael Dawson's weak clearance falls for Laban who sends a powerful low strike narrowly wide. Again, Paul Robinson is rooted to the spot.

1711: KP still leads the Player Rater although he has slipped from the perfect 10 of earlier. Can somebody explain the obsession? Steed Malbranque is his nearest challenger.

1710: Jermain Defoe's miserable afternoon continues. He's set up by Kevin-Prince Boateng but blazes wide this time. That's the end of Boateng as he is replaced by Gareth Bale.

1703: Goalscorer Fabinho is off and is replaced by former Southampton striker Marian Pahars.

"This isn't just some run of poor luck, the team are in disarray. Jol's days are numbered."
ElSquirrel on 606

1655: GOAL Anorthosis Famagusta 1-0 Tottenham (2-6)
You weren't expecting that were you? William Cleite Boaventura crosses, Nikos Frousos controls (with a hint of handball) and sets up Fabinho who lashes in via a deflection. Not great Tottenham defending - Anthony Gardner and Young-Pyo Lee both too busy appealing for handball to stop Frousos laying the ball off.

1651: William Cleite Boaventura cuts inside and sends a powerful shot narrowly over the bar. A minor scare for Tottenham. I've been looking forward to writing that name.

1648: We're under way again and Jermain Defoe is though on goal - this time he passes instead but Darren Bent isn't on the same wavelength.

1644: Seems to be an astonishing amount of interest in Kevin-Prince Boateng. How's he playing? Well apparently, he's been nothing short of Pele-like in the first half. He's a 10 out of 10 on the BBC Sport Player Rater...

"To the Anon calling Greg a liar, Gregory is a Greek name. (Allbeit pronounced differently - Yriyorios with a very hard Y)"
athosfolk on 606

1635: By the way, I've had another five texts from Famagusta fans since Greg got in touch, making it a mighty six in total. I've got to agree with the anonymous texter though, I wouldn't have thought Greg is a very common name in Cyprus.

"Greg is a liar, he must be (see 1625)! I urge all fans of Famagusta to get behind me and say there are no Gregs in Famagusta."
Anon via text on 81111

1631: HALF-TIME Famagusta 0-0 Tottenham (1-6)
And Defoe's miss is the last action of the half.

1630: This is turning into a bit of a nightmare for Jermain Defoe. Steed Malbranque provides the perfect pass but the striker can only hit the post.

1628: Paul Staltieri swings over a cross from the right and at the far post Steed Malbranque gets airborne for an overhead kick. Good connection but not on target.

1625: Five minutes to go until half-time and Fabinho gets the crowd excited with a bit of trickery. He ends the move by falling over in ridiculous fashion.

"I think I am the only Famagusta fan in Britain. I hope we put on a good show."
Greg via text on 81111

1620: Jermain Defoe misses an absolute sitter. Steed Malbranque chips the ball in and Defoe is all on his own in front of the keeper but he plants his shot straight into Nagy's arms. Rick from Stevenage wants to know who's playing on the left for Spurs. It's Malbranque.

"That referee must be a woman at the Spurs game - shocker (see 1612)."
Mike Newell, Luton, via text on 81111

1616: Penalty is the shout from the lively Cypriot fans as a Famagusta player rolls over in the box. It's not though.

1612: Not sure the linesman has quite got the idea of this tricky offside rule. First he flags Jermain Defoe, who's level, then he penalises Darren Bent who is several yards behind.

"Prince Boateng is a stud, delighted he's playing!"
Old minx, Plockton, via text on 81111

1608: Nice turn from Jermain Defoe on the edge of the box but his shot is too high. Great work on the text, folks, you are drowning out the cricket people very nicely. Not sure you can drown someone out with a text but you know what I mean.

1605: I must just take time to pay tribute to TRFCINPREMIER on 606, who has just listed his predictions for all 39 Uefa Cup matches tonight. A phenomenal, if slightly pointless, effort.

1603: Hungarian keeper Nagy is out quickly to collect as Jermain Defoe makes another darting run.

"Let's just say I'm hoping Dnipro don't score any goals! (See 1536)"
Martin, Glasgow, via text on 81111

1553: But just as I say that, Ndikumana twists and turns on the left before laying the ball off for Laban, who should have done better than putting his weak shot just wide of Paul Robinson's left-hand post. Robbo didn't move though.

1552: Darren Bent powers down the left channel and rolls the ball across for Jermain Defoe but the England man blazes over from a good position. Not much sign of Famagusta getting those five goals back...

1549: Kevin-Prince Boateng, boosted no doubt by sandcastlejim's seal of approval, whips in a super ball from the right but Nicolaos is on hand to put the ball behind for a corner.

"Good to see Boateng on the team sheet. He'll add quality to a weak Spurs central midfield area. Still need a better centre half though, and Robbo should be ditched."
sandcastlejim on 606

1546: Spurs get the game under way as their fans bask in glorious sunshine in Cyprus.

"I didn't realise that the launderette owner from EastEnders was branching out into stadium ownership."
Jeremy, Bishops Stortford, via text on 81111 (See 1530 entry)

1539: Here's the Tottenham team: Robinson, Stalteri, Lee, Dawson, Gardner, Huddlestone, Boateng, Zokora, Malbranque, Bent, Defoe. Subs: Cerny, Kaboul, Keane, Bale, Taarabt, Dawkins, Mills.

1536: Some of you have been quite scathing about my spelling - particularly when it comes to foreign names. I'll be straight with you: things won't get much better today. Let's just say I'm hoping Davidson scores all Dnipro's goals.

1530: Afternoon all, welcome to the long haul. Tottenham kick off the Uefa Cup second-leg action in just 15 minutes time at the exotically-named Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium.


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