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Puñal puts Osasuna on brink

Published: Wednesday 29 November 2006, 23.30CET
CA Osasuna 3-1 Odense BK Two goals from Patxi Puñal helped Osasuna claim the victory that leaves them within one point of booking a place in the last 32.

Match statistics

OsasunaOB

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
4
Attempts off target3
 
4
Corners7
 
6
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
10
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Wednesday 29 November 2006, 23.30CET

Puñal puts Osasuna on brink

CA Osasuna 3-1 Odense BK Two goals from Patxi Puñal helped Osasuna claim the victory that leaves them within one point of booking a place in the last 32.

CA Osasuna claimed their first win in the UEFA Cup group stage to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Round of 32. By beating Odense BK, they moved level on four points with both their opponents and RC Lens in a tightly contested Group D.

Puñal double
Patxi Puñal struck twice for the Spanish hosts - and also scored an unlikely own goal - before Bernardo Romeo wrapped up the points which leave Osasuna needing a draw from their final game at already-qualified Parma FC on 14 December to make it through. As for OB, they must wait to see if results go their way after completing their campaign in Pamplona.

Missed chances
The visitors seldom looked like getting the victory they required to ensure qualification and were on the back foot in the opening minutes when Javad Nekunam fired just wide. Although OB offered some resistance, with a Tobias Grahn volley and a Radivoje Lekic header flying narrowly wide, they were made to pay for those misses on 29 minutes when Nekunam's corner found Puñal, who drove low into the net from the edge of the area.

Own goal
The Danish team fought back and were on top by the closing stages of the first half, yet Osasuna recovered their stride after the break and after visiting keeper Arek Onyszko had made two fine saves, the Pole could do nothing as Puñal let fly from distance in the 67th minute. OB's efforts were rewarded in the 75th minute when Puñal turned the ball into his own goal following Martin Borre's teasing cross, but any hopes of a comeback were ended three minutes from time when substitute Romeo struck low into the net.

Last updated: 30/11/06 1.19CET

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Lineups

osasuna

Osasuna

ob

OB

13
Ricardo LópezRicardo López (GK)
1
OnyszkoArek Onyszko (GK)
7
CruchagaCésar Cruchaga (C)
Yellow Card69
2
OphaugJan Tore Ophaug
9
MiloševićSavo Milošević
Substitution81
3
LaursenUlrik Laursen (C)
10
PuñalFrancisco Puñal
Goal28
Goal66
Goal73
5
Møller ChristensenAnders Møller Christensen
11
ValdoValdo
8
BecharaBechara
Substitution72
14
JosetxoJosetxo
9
LekicRadivoje Lekic
16
David LópezDavid López
Substitution88
10
GrahnTobias Grahn
Yellow Card74
17
Javier FlañoJavier Flaño
Yellow Card77
14
HansenEsben Hansen
18
SoldadoRoberto Soldado
Substitution67
15
SørensenChris Sørensen
19
CorralesEnrique Corrales
Yellow Card35
17
BorreMartin Borre
Yellow Card35
24
NekunamJavad Nekunam
29
BorringJonas Borring

Substitutes

1
ElíaJuan Vallejo Elía (GK)
27
LindegaardAnders Lindegaard (GK)
6
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Substitution81
4
FevangMorten Fevang
Substitution72
8
RomeoBernardo Romeo
Substitution67
Goal86
6
AasAlexander Aas
22
MuñozIñaki Muñoz
Substitution88
Yellow Card90+4
7
TimmMads Timm
4
Miguel FlañoMiguel Flaño
16
S. JensenSøren Jensen
12
JuanfranJuanfran
19
LarsenMichael Larsen
21
Héctor FontHéctor Font
21
NymannPeter Nymann

Coach

Jose Angel Ziganda (ESP) Bruce Rioch (SCO)

Referee

Peter Sippel (GER)

Assistant referees

Detlef Scheppe (GER), Dirk Margenberg (GER)

Fourth official

Manuel Gräfe (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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