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Schalke fail to shackle Palermo

Published: Thursday 9 March 2006, 20.58CET
US Città di Palermo 1-0 FC Schalke 04 An early goal from Franco Brienza proved enough to give the Sicilian side a narrow advantage.

Match statistics

PalermoSchalke

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
6
Attempts off target6
 
4
Corners3
 
4
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed24
 
19
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 9 March 2006, 20.58CET

Schalke fail to shackle Palermo

US Città di Palermo 1-0 FC Schalke 04 An early goal from Franco Brienza proved enough to give the Sicilian side a narrow advantage.

An early goal from stand-in striker Franco Brienza proved enough to give US Città di Palermo a narrow advantage in their UEFA Cup last-16 tie against FC Schalke 04 at the Renzo Barbera stadium.

Rost busy
The Italian forward struck after just 15 minutes, applying a clinical left-footed finish to Paul Codrea's right-wing cross. The home team piled forward in search of further goals as a Schalke side shorn of the influential Kevin Kuranyi struggled to show much attacking endeavour of their own. But Palermo could find no further way through the iron resistance of goalkeeper Frank Rost, whose imperious performance left the Bundesliga team with a fair chance going into the second encounter in Gelsenkirchen.

European form
Poor in Serie A, Giuseppe Papadopulo's team seem to save their best for the UEFA Cup and continued where they left off against SK Slavia Praha in the last round. Brienza, playing in place of the ineligible David Di Michele, soon broke the deadlock and Mario Santana could easily have made it two three minutes later only to be denied by Rost from close range. That set the pattern for a game in which the German side struggled to stem a tide of Palermo attacks.

Poulsen denied
The visitors did have chances, most notably through Ebbe Sand, whose acrobatic effort went narrowly wide of goalkeeper Mariano Andujar's far post. Søren Larsen's header on the half-hour mark required a goalline clearance from Andrea Barzagli but they proved rare moments of respite. Brienza could have scored his second four minutes before the break but Rost intervened with a fine save and Pietro Accardi, Cristian Terlizzi and Denis Godeas all had further chances but a second goal proved elusive. Schalke rallied towards the end, with Christian Poulsen hitting the post with a header but they were forced to settle for a narrow defeat.

Last updated: 10/03/06 18.06CET

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Lineups

palermo

Palermo

schalke

Schalke

24
AndújarMariano Andújar (GK)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
4
TedescoGiovanni Tedesco
Substitution61
2
C. PoulsenChristian Poulsen
8
BaroneSimone Barone (C)
Yellow Card11
3
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili
Substitution78
10
BrienzaFranco Brienza
Goal15
Substitution69
5
BordonMarcelo Bordon
18
SantanaMario Santana
8
ErnstFabian Ernst
20
CodreaPaul Codrea
9
LarsenSøren Larsen
23
TerlizziCristian Terlizzi
11
SandEbbe Sand (C)
25
ContehKewullay Conteh
14
AsamoahGerald Asamoah
Substitution80
32
AccardiPietro Accardi
18
RafinhaRafinha
Yellow Card90+1
43
BarzagliAndrea Barzagli
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
90
GodeasDenis Godeas
Substitution88
25
BajramovićZlatan Bajramović

Substitutes

13
LupatelliCristiano Lupatelli (GK)
13
HeimerothChristofer Heimeroth (GK)
2
ZaccardoCristian Zaccardo
4
KläsenerThomas Kläsener
19
Mariano GonzálezMariano González
Substitution69
7
AzaouaghMimoun Azaouagh
21
BiavaGiuseppe Biava
16
RodríguezDarío Rodríguez
Substitution78
22
MutarelliMassimo Mutarelli
Substitution61
19
VarelaGustavo Varela
Substitution80
29
CaraccioloAndrea Caracciolo
Substitution88
21
BaumjohannAlexander Baumjohann
77
RinaudoLeandro Rinaudo
26
BungertNiko Bungert

Coach

Giuseppe Papadopulo (ITA) Mirko Slomka (GER)

Referee

Eric Braamhaar (NED)

Assistant referees

Arend Brink (NED), Patrick Gerritsen (NED)

Fourth official

Reinold Wiedemeijer (NED)

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