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Schalke set up Rosenborg decider

Published: Thursday 29 November 2007, 0.47CET
Valencia CF 0-0 FC Schalke 04 Home hopes were ended as Schalke ensured their Matchday 6 encounter with Rosenborg BK will be all or nothing.
by Trevor Haylett
from Mestalla
Schalke set up Rosenborg decider
Joaquín evades the attentions of Heiko Westermann ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ValenciaSchalke

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
4
Corners3
 
6
Offsides1
 
4
Fouls committed10
 
21
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:22 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 29 November 2007, 0.47CET

Schalke set up Rosenborg decider

Valencia CF 0-0 FC Schalke 04 Home hopes were ended as Schalke ensured their Matchday 6 encounter with Rosenborg BK will be all or nothing.

FC Schalke 04 comfortably earned a point at the Mestalla to leave themselves needing to beat Rosenborg BK at home in the final group fixture to qualify for the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds. For Valencia CF a frustrating night that saw them play almost an hour with ten men means they can go no further in the competition.

Villa chance
It never looked like going Valencia's way from their tentative start to the game and especially from the 32nd minute when they lost captain David Albelda, making his 75th appearance in the competition, to a red card. Ronald Koeman's side showed little fluency and struggled to create chances although David Villa nearly won it in added time but slid a decent chance wide.

High stakes
The stakes were high and there was an urgency about Valencia's game. They knew it was a case of three points or they were out. Yet there was a real nervousness about some of their play, Joaquín proving a frustration to his team-mates as time and again he opted to hold on to the ball for too long. By contrast, Schalke looked comfortable and threatened first when Ivan Rakitić got away down the right, and fended off Iván Helguera. His cross seemed to be heading Kevin Kuranyi's way but Luis Miguel got in with a fine challenge. Shortly after Carlos Marchena was the defender to the rescue when Kuranyi had escaped Helguera's attentions.

Albelda dismissed

Edu was trying hard to get the home attack moving and a spark of hope arrived when Vicente Rodríguez sent in a cross for Joaquín. But a huge blow to Valencia's hopes arrived in the 32nd minute. Schalke were breaking with stealth and speed and when Rafinha surged down the right Albelda knew he had to get a challenge in. He was late and the referee had no hesitation in showing him the red card. Before that Marcelo Bordon had headed wide from a corner and Fabian Ernst had sent a volley straight at Santiago Cañizares.

Changes
Before the break Koeman replaced Fernando Morientes with Manuel Fernandes, and sent on Raúl Albiol for Marco Caneira. Just seconds before the half-time whistle Valencia should have scored following a free-kick but Marchena hesitated fatally and enabled Manuel Neuer to parry.

Marchena presence
The German side were back carving out chances at the start of the second half, however. Rakitić fired wide while Marchena's timing needed to be perfect once more as he arrived to crowd out Halil Altıntop just as he had rounded Cañizares with the goal at his mercy. The ten men were being roared to greater efforts by a passionate home crowd. Their passing was not quite as lucid, though and they struggled to get a sight of goal. Vicente shot along the ground but it did not demand anything special from Neuer. Back came Schalke and Kuranyi was found by Mesut Özil but could not direct his shot away from the goalkeeper, while Villa missed a late chance at the other end as Valencia hopes were extinguished.

Last updated: 28/11/07 22.59CET

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Lineups

valencia

Valencia

schalke

Schalke

1
CañizaresSantiago Cañizares (GK)
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
5
MarchenaCarlos Marchena
2
WestermannHeiko Westermann
6
AlbeldaDavid Albelda (C)
Red Card32
5
BordonMarcelo Bordon (C)
7
VillaDavid Villa
Yellow Card29
8
ErnstFabian Ernst
9
MorientesFernando Morientes
Yellow Card29
Substitution35
10
RakitićIvan Rakitić
Substitution65
12
Marco CaneiraMarco Caneira
Substitution43
13
JonesJermaine Jones
Yellow Card45+3
Substitution71
14
VicenteVicente
Substitution72
17
ÖzilMesut Özil
Yellow Card78
15
Iván HelgueraIván Helguera
18
RafinhaRafinha
Yellow Card29
17
JoaquínJoaquín
19
Halil AltıntopHalil Altıntop
Substitution80
22
EduEdu
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
23
MiguelMiguel
22
KuranyiKevin Kuranyi

Substitutes

13
HildebrandTimo Hildebrand (GK)
33
SchoberMathias Schober (GK)
2
SunnySunny
11
LøvenkrandsPeter Løvenkrands
3
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes
Substitution35
14
AsamoahGerald Asamoah
Substitution80
4
AlbiolRaúl Albiol
Substitution43
16
RodríguezDarío Rodríguez
18
ŽigićNikola Žigić
21
GrossmüllerCarlos Grossmüller
Substitution65
19
ArizmendiJavier Arizmendi
23
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
21
SilvaDavid Silva
Substitution72
25
BajramovićZlatan Bajramović
Substitution71

Coach

Ronald Koeman (NED) Mirko Slomka (GER)

Referee

Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)

Assistant referees

Peter Hermans (BEL), Alex Verstraeten (BEL)

Fourth official

Johan Verbist (BEL)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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