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Nantes set sights on second stage

Published: Wednesday 24 October 2001, 21.00CET
FC Nantes Atlantique coach Raynald Denoueix insists they will be aiming for victory in their final Group D clash at home to S.S. Lazio in the UEFA Champions League, even though a draw would be enough to carry them through to the second group stage.

Match statistics

PSVNantes

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
1
Attempts off target8
 
2
Corners4
 
1
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed19
 
20
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

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Published: Wednesday 24 October 2001, 21.00CET

Nantes set sights on second stage

FC Nantes Atlantique coach Raynald Denoueix insists they will be aiming for victory in their final Group D clash at home to S.S. Lazio in the UEFA Champions League, even though a draw would be enough to carry them through to the second group stage.

FC Nantes Atlantique coach Raynald Denoueix insists his side be aiming for victory in their final Group D clash at home to S.S. Lazio in the UEFA Champions League, even though a draw would be enough to carry them through to the second group stage.

'Going for the win'
"We are going for the win," Denoueix said after Nantes had gained a point in a 0-0 draw away to PSV Eindhoven that puts them on top of the section.

The two sides of Nantes
Denoueix then attempted to explain the contrasting nature of the French champions' form in Europe and in France. "We have a team that is not so motivated in the national competition but it is a good team," he said. "You can see that when we play the top sides like [S.S.] Lazio and PSV."

Solid away form
Nantes, bottom of the table in their domestic league with no wins in eleven games, have laid the platform for progress in the Champions League with their robust defensive work away from home. They have taken one win and two draws from their three away games.

Testing for PSV
PSV, on the other hand, have it all to do now and face a tough test away to Galatasaray SK who are also hoping for qualification in a group in which every team remains in the hunt with one game to go.

PSV lack a cutting edge
As long as the Dutch side avoid defeat they will go through by virtue of their home victory over the Turkish side. Against Nantes there was little evidence of the attacking skills which brought them their three goals in that game, however. They came closest to scoring in the 15th minute when Mickaël Landreau pulled off a stunning double save from Mateja Kezman and Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink. Three minutes from time Vennegoor of Hesselink met a corner with a powerful header but found substitute Salomon Olembe on the line to clear.

Gerets regrets
It was a frustrating night for PSV and coach Erik Gerets put the blame on their inability to take chances - in this game and also last week away to Lazio. "We could not finish the chances and that is the reason why PSV are not a top team," he said.

'Underdogs'
"The opportunity is still there for us to get through to the next round but it is going to be difficult in Istanbul," Gerets added. "We will go there as underdogs but if the players enjoy themselves maybe we will get the point we need."

Praise for Lucius
Gerets also praised midfielder Theo Lucius but said his team were missing the injured Mark van Bommel.

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Lineups

psv

PSV

nantes

Nantes

20
LodewijksPatrick Lodewijks (GK)
1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK) (C)
2
OoijerAndré Ooijer
2
FabbriNestor Fabbri
Yellow Card53
4
FaberErnest Faber
3
LaspallesNicolas Laspalles
Yellow Card34
5
HeintzeJan Heintze
5
GilletNicolas Gillet
8
Vennegoor of HesselinkJan Vennegoor of Hesselink
8
da RochaFrédéric da Rocha
Yellow Card86
9
KežmanMateja Kežman
11
AndréPierre-Yves André
Substitution82
14
VogelJohann Vogel (C)
Yellow Card76
Substitution80
13
BersonMathieu Berson
Substitution46
16
LuciusTheo Lucius
20
Djemba-DjembaEric Djemba-Djemba
Yellow Card90+1
19
RommedahlDennis Rommedahl
Substitution62
21
QuintOlivier Quint
Substitution82
22
BoumaWilfred Bouma
Substitution84
22
ArmandSylvain Armand
29
HoflandKevin Hofland
29
ZianiStéphane Ziani

Substitutes

23
WaterreusRonald Waterreus (GK)
16
GrondinWilly Grondin (GK)
10
BrugginkArnold Bruggink
Substitution62
6
OlembeSalomon Olembe
Substitution82
15
De JongJohn de Jong
Substitution80
12
DelhommeauPascal Delhommeau
17
GakhokidzeGeorgi Gakhokidze
Substitution84
15
SavinaudNicolas Savinaud
Substitution46
18
Eric AddoEric Addo
17
AhamadaHassan Ahamada
28
FuchsRobert Fuchs
19
VahiruaMarama Vahirua
30
BøgelundKasper Bøgelund
24
DeroffYves Deroff
Substitution82

Coach

Erik Gerets (BEL) Raynald Denoueix (FRA)

Referee

Wolfgang Stark (GER)

Assistant referees

Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER), Burkard Hufgard (GER)

Fourth official

Florian Meyer (GER)

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