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  Wednesday, 8 May, 2002, 20:35 GMT 21:35 UK
Feyenoord seal Uefa Cup win
Feyenoord's Paul Bosvelt, left, backs into the Borussia Dortmund wall
Van Hooijdonk's free-kick clears the wall for the first
Feyenoord 3-2 Borussia Dortmund

Feyenoord fought out a thrilling Uefa Cup final win over 10-man Dortmund in their own De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam.

Two strikes from dead-ball specialist Pierre van Hooijdonk and a cool Jon Dahl Tomasson effort were enough for the Dutch team in another exhilerating final, following last year's nine-goal thriller between Liverpool and Alaves.

German champions Dortmund hit back twice after the break through Marcio Amoroso and Jan Koller.

But the handicap of losing Juergen Kohler for two thirds of the game proved a task too much for the brave Bundesliga team.

  Key Moments
31 mins: Kohler dismissed for Dortmund
33 mins: Van Hooijdonk scores from spot
40 mins: Van Hooijdonk doubles lead from free kick
47 mins: Amoruso scores Dortmund penalty
50 mins: Tomasson restores two goal Feyenoord advantage
58 mins: Koller halves Feyenoord lead once more

Dortmund's Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky got the first strike on goal after 15 minutes but his well-struck effort went straight into the midriff of Feyenoord stopper Edwin Zoetebier.

Four minutes later former Celtic and Nottingham Forest striker van Hooijdonk nearly broke the deadlock.

A trademark free-kick from 35 yards cleared the Dortmund wall and struck the base of the left upright with Jens Lehmann well beaten.

Just after the half-hour mark, Dortmund's legendary German sweeper Kohler was dismissed in his final competitive game after bringing down Tomasson inside the area.

Feyenoord's Pierre Van Hooijdonk
Van Hooijdonk's two goals was the difference
After a two-minute delay, Van Hooijdonk blasted the penalty past Lehmann to send the De Kuip faithful into ecstasy.

Seven minutes later the big Dutchman struck again with a perfectly-flighted free-kick past the exposed Lehman to send his side into half-time with a two-goal and one-man advantage.

Defiant Dortmund

Dortmund coach Matthias Sammer stirred his troops into action after the break and their Brazilian striker Amoroso earned a 47th-minute spot kick.

Amoroso struck the penalty confidently past Zoetebier but the German team found themselves two goals down again just three minutes later.

Dortmund's Brazilian forward Marcio Amoroso scores from spot
Amoroso started Dortmund second half fightback
A ball was lofted over the Dortmund rearguard and, with van Hooijdonk coming back from an offside position, Tomasson was able to latch on to it almost unnoticed.

The Danish international shot confidently under Lehman to restore the two-goal advantage.

However brave Dortmund reduced the deficit once more in the 58th minute.

Dortmund's giant Czech striker Koller found time and space to loft a wonderful half-volley into the Feyenoord net.

The German team fought bravely for the equaliser but could not breach Feyenoord again.

Feyenoord: Edwin Zoetebier; Kees Van Wonderen, Christian Gyan; Patrick Paauwe, Tomasz Rzasa; Jon Dahl Tomasson, Shinji Ono (Ferry de Haan, 84), Paul Bosvelt; Pierre Van Hooijdonk, Robin Van Persie (Leonardo, 62), Bonaventure Kalou (Johan Elmander, 75).

Borussia Dortmund: Lens Lehmann; Christian Woerns, Evanilson, Juergen Kohler (sent off, 31), Stefan Reuter; Dede, Lars Ricken (Joerg Heinrich, 70), Ewerthon (Otto Addo, 61), Tomas Rosicky; Marcio Amoroso, Jan Koller.

Referee: Manuel Melo Pereira (Portugal)

BBC Five Live's David Oates
"Feyenoord should have won by more"
BBC Sport's Adnan Nawaz
"Van Hooijdonk is in the best form of his life"


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