13 November 2002
DYNAMO KYIV 1-2 JUVENTUS
Shatskikh ran onto a pass with the Juve defence appealing for offside, he took a shot from wide on goal and although Chimenti got a touch he couldn't prevent the ball from finding the net. Salas turned sharply to capitalise on a terrible blunder in the Kyiv penalty area. Fellow bench warmer Zalayeta played a -two with Birindelli before lashing the ball into the roof of the net.
Assists : Baiocco, Zalayeta
FEYENOORD 2-3 NEWCASTLE
Given launched a free kick towards the Feyenoord box, Shearer helped on the ball and Bellamy slotted past Lodewijks at the end of the first half. Dyer pressed a defender into losing possession, crossed to the back post and Viana picked his spot. Bombarda scored following a sustained period of Feyenoord pressure. A terrible clearance by Jenas was sent back into the box and Lurling hit a brilliant half volley low into the net. Another long ball gave Newcastle the points and a place in phase two. Shearer helped on the ball, Dyer lost his marker with a superb flick then tried to place his shot into the corner, Lodewijks saved, Bellamy fired the ball back across goal, it hit Lodewijks and bounced into the net.
Newcastle become the first team to qualify after losing their opening three matches.
Assists : Shearer, Dyer, Kalou, ?
29 OCTOBER 2002
JUVENTUS 2-0 FEYENOORD
Thuram sent Camoranesi down the right, he whipped a cross to the back post and Di Vaio headed in. Buffon made one of THE greatest saves of all time from a Paauwe free kick, absolutely breathtaking. Nedved and Camoranesi combined to give Di Vaio an easy second.
Assists : Camoranesi (x2)
NEWCASTLE 2-1 DYNAMO KYIV
Kyiv took the lead in the opening minutes of the second half with a trademark rapid fire counter attack. Belkevich knocked on El Kaddouri's throw in to Peev, Peev cut inside Robert before slipping in Shatskikh with an excellent reverse pass and he hit a brilliant first time shot past Harper. Speed equalised from a corner when Reva failed to hold his ferocious header. Shearer was pulling Husin's shirt so the ref gave him a penalty which he duly converted.
Assists : Peev, Solano (ck), Shearer (won pen)
Juve are through and guaranteed first place in the group due to their superior head to head record against Kyiv. Given they have nothing to play for and a terrible away record I will be amazed if Kyiv blow this opportunity. Newcastle can only go through if they defeat Feyenoord and Juve avoid defeat against Kyiv.
23 OCTOBER 2002
DYNAMO KYIV 2-0 FEYENOORD
Khatskevich tapped in from a deflected corner. Belkevich finished off Feyenoord on the counter attack.
Assist : Shatskikh
1 OCTOBER 2002
JUVENTUS 2-0 NEWCASTLE
Del Piero scored with an absolutely sensational free kick and bagged a second following a clever dummy by Trezeguet and a deflection off O'Brien.
It's a shit group. I think Juve will be found out in Phase 2.
Assist : Del Piero (won fk)
24 SEPTEMBER 2002
JUVENTUS 5-0 DYNAMO KIEV
Di Vaio scored his first Juve goal with a header from a Del Piero corner. Nedved pressed Ghioane into losing the ball deep in his own half and Del Piero was left with a tap-in from Camoranesi's centre. Di Vaio headed in his second from Nedved's cross. Davids scored a brilliant fourth, he dribbled past the Kiev defence before rounding the 'keeper and tapping into an empty net. Nedved completed the rout with a stunning finish from inside the box.
Assists : Del Piero (ck), Camoranesi, Nedved, Del Piero
17 SEPTEMBER 2002
FEYENOORD 1-1 JUVENTUS
Van Hooijdonk headed out a corner, Camoranesi bounced the ball off his chest and sent a high volley dipping into the net. Brilliant goal. Van Hooijdonk levelled with a trademark free kick. He's the best in the business.
DYNAMO KIEV 2-0 NEWCASTLE
Shatskikh stunned Bobby Robson's inexperienced side with an fantastic first time shot on the turn. Khatskevich nodded in a second from close range after Given spilled a shot from Nesmachniy.
Assist : Leko