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Nancy comeback numbs Schalke

Published: Friday 29 September 2006, 0.26CET
AS Nancy-Lorraine 3-1 FC Schalke 04 (agg:3-2)
Nancy overturned a 1-0 deficit to knock out the 1997 UEFA Cup winners at the Stade Marcel-Picot.
by Christian Châtelet
from Paris

Match statistics

NancySchalke

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards5
 
2
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Friday 29 September 2006, 0.26CET

Nancy comeback numbs Schalke

AS Nancy-Lorraine 3-1 FC Schalke 04 (agg:3-2)
Nancy overturned a 1-0 deficit to knock out the 1997 UEFA Cup winners at the Stade Marcel-Picot.

AS Nancy-Lorraine overcame a 1-0 first-leg deficit to eliminate FC Schalke 04 in a match which saw the 1997 UEFA Cup winners' misery compounded by striker Gerald Asamoah breaking his leg.

Early goal
After the first leg, Nancy coach Pablo Correa had insisted his side were capable of overcoming Schalke provided they scored early on. To this end he started with four forwards and the risky decision paid off after just 14 minutes when Benjamin Gavanon's corner was converted at the far post by Andre Luiz. Ten minutes after levelling the tie on aggregate, Nancy, urged on by the majority of a packed Stade Marcel Picot, scored again. Issiar Dia found Monsef Zerka on the edge of the box and he teed up Gaston Curbelo who finished the move sublimely.

Excellent Dia
Schalke, semi-finalists in this competition last season, sought a response and defender Marcelo Bordon went close before the break. After the restart, however, things went from bad to worse for the German team. Schalke coach Mirko Slomka was dismissed from the bench and although his side were on top, they then lost the injured Asamoah just after the hour. Six minutes they were caught out on the counterattack as Dia, today called up to the France Under-21 squad, raced clear to score his side's third goal.

Never say die
The visitors rallied and Bordon pulled a goal back with a fine strike, the defender volleying in a free-kick from Peter Løvenkrands to make it 3-1 on aggregate with 13 minutes to go. Nancy resisted Schalke's determined efforts to score again, however, despite finishing the tie with ten men after Benjamin Gavanon was dismissed late on for time-wasting.

Last updated: 29/09/06 10.48CET

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Lineups

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Nancy

schalke

Schalke

16
SorinOlivier Sorin (GK) (C)
1
RostFrank Rost (GK)
3
DiakhatéPape Diakhaté
Yellow Card64
3
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili
5
Andre LuizAndre Luiz
Goal18
5
BordonMarcelo Bordon (C)
9
KimKim
Substitution51
6
Hamit AltıntopHamit Altıntop
10
DiaIssiar Dia
Yellow Card47
Goal70
Substitution86
10
LincolnLincoln
11
ZerkaMonsef Zerka
Yellow Card50
Substitution61
16
RodríguezDarío Rodríguez
17
CurbeloGaston Curbelo
Goal25
17
ÖzilMesut Özil
Substitution77
20
ChrétienMichaël Chrétien
18
RafinhaRafinha
Yellow Card12
Substitution45+1
24
GavanonBenjamin Gavanon
Red/Yellow Card90
19
Halil AltıntopHalil Altıntop
27
SaugetDavid Sauget
22
KuranyiKevin Kuranyi
Yellow Card78
Goal78
28
PuygrenierSébastien Puygrenier
Yellow Card82
25
BajramovićZlatan Bajramović

Substitutes

30
LapeyreJohan Lapeyre (GK)
12
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
6
BerenguerPascal Berenguer
Substitution51
7
VarelaGustavo Varela
Substitution77
7
DucheminEmmanuel Duchemin
Substitution61
11
LøvenkrandsPeter Løvenkrands
Substitution66
8
BiancalaniFrédéric Biancalani
Substitution86
14
AsamoahGerald Asamoah
Substitution45+1
Substitution66
4
LecluseCédric Lecluse
4
AbelMathias Abel
22
DosunmuTosin Dosunmu
27
HooglandTim Hoogland
26
N'GuémoLandry N'Guémo
31
BoenischSebastian Boenisch

Coach

Pablo Correa (FRA) Mirko Slomka (GER)

Referee

Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Rafael Guerrero Alonso (ESP), Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Turienzo Alvarez (ESP)

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