Feyenoord take slender lead
By Paul Higham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
FEYENOORD came from a goal down to take a 2-1 lead over FC Karnten in their Uefa Cup first round tie on Thursday night, while Bordeaux and Hamburg also earned narrow home wins.
Feyenoord lifted the Uefa Cup in 2002 but were made to work hard to earn a 2-1 win at home to Austrian minnows FC Karnten, while Bordeaux also made hard work of their home leg against Slovakian outfit Artmedia Patrzalka.
German giants Schalke were held to a goalless draw in Croatia against Kamen Ingrad while Polish side Wisla Krakow secured a 2-1 home win against NEC Nijmegen.
Feyenoord had to come from a goal down against Austrian side FC Karnten to earn a 2-1 first leg advantage in Rotterdam.
Marijo Maric stunned De Kuip when he put the visitors ahead after 56 minutes but Dirk Kuyt levelled for the hosts eight minutes later.
Thomas Buffel then popped up with the winner on the night to hand Feyenoord a 2-1 advantage to take to Austria for the second leg.
Hamburg suffered a shock at home to Ukrainian outfit Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk when they went a goal behind after just 11 minutes through Oleg Venhlynsky's strike.
The German side, who are struggling in the Bundesliga, got back into the game four minutes after the restart when Nico Hoogma scored from the penalty spot before Bernardo Romeo grabbed a second nine minutes before time.
Hamburg will be grateful of the lead to take to the away leg, but the away goal for the Ukrainian side will mean that the tie is delicately balanced for the second leg.
Bordeaux made a great start to their home leg against Artmedia Patrzalka when Albert Riera gave them the lead with just six minutes gone.
Marek Krejci then shocked the Parc Lescure crowd by grabbing an equaliser for the Slovakians after 15 minutes of play, but Jean-Clause Darcheville restored their advantage after 36 minutes.
Darcheville's strike makes sure that Elie Baup's side have a slender advantage to take to Slovakia in the return leg but it will be a testing trip for the French outfit.
Schalke made the tricky trip to Croatia to face Kamen Ingrad, and the German side were held to a goalless draw by Ingrad but will fancy their chances of progressing after the home leg.
A double from Tomasz Frankowski was enough to earn Wisla Krakow and 2-1 win over NEC Nijmegen in their first leg encounter in Poland.
Frankowski struck after 29 and 55 minutes to give the hosts a healthy advantage before Rob Wielaert hit back with a penalty on 65 minute to grab an away goal for the Dutch side.
NEC will hope that Wielaert's penalty will give them the upper hand in the return leg in Holland.