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Newcastle frustrate Eintracht

Published: Friday 1 December 2006, 0.22CET
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Newcastle United FC
Newcastle recorded the point they needed to top UEFA Cup Group H although Eintracht still have it all to do.

Match statistics

EintrachtNewcastle

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target14
 
1
Corners7
 
0
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
10
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 1 December 2006, 0.22CET

Newcastle frustrate Eintracht

Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Newcastle United FC
Newcastle recorded the point they needed to top UEFA Cup Group H although Eintracht still have it all to do.

Newcastle United FC recorded the point they needed at Eintracht Frankfurt to top UEFA Cup Group H, leaving the German challengers requiring a win at Fenerbahçe SK in a fortnight if they are to join the English club in the Round of 32.

Club record
Profligate finishing cost Eintracht in Germany, not least in the 86th minute when Naohiro Takahara beat the visitors' offside trap only to lob the ball over as goalkeeper Shay Given advanced. Newcastle were chasing a club-record sixth straight European victory, but were delighted with the draw which leaves them in an unassailable position at the summit with a round of matches to play on 13 December.

Given save
Roused by their vociferous supporters, Eintracht made a storming start and Takahara had already forced defender Steven Taylor into a vital block when three corners in quick succession caused panic in the Newcastle box. The Magpies defended stoutly but nearly cracked with 25 minutes gone as Markus Weissenberger crossed to the unmarked Albert Streit whose downward header was kept out by the legs of Given before Titus Bramble and James Milner hustled the ball away.

Wasteful Amanatidis
The visitors posed little threat as an attacking force, although Emre Belözoğlu curled a free-kick just wide on the stroke of half-time. Eintracht took up where they had left off after the break, Streit collecting Takahara's raking pass on the left and cutting inside before letting fly a long-range shot which Taylor deflected clear. Ioannis Amanatidis then wasted a glorious chance, inexplicably failing to connect properly with a header when unmarked four metres from goal after being found by the impressive Takahara.

Clinical
Newcastle almost made the hosts pay in the 61st minute when Antoine Sibierski saw his well-placed header cleared off the line. A defeat would have been tough on Eintracht who will need to be far more clinical when they put their hopes on the line in Istanbul.

Last updated: 01/12/06 11.19CET

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Lineups

eintracht frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt

newcastle

Newcastle

21
PröllMarkus Pröll (GK)
1
GivenShay Given (GK) (C)
5
VasoskiAleksandar Vasoski
4
SolanoNolberto Solano
Yellow Card34
7
KöhlerBenjamin Köhler
5
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
8
StreitAlbert Streit
Yellow Card36
7
LuqueAlbert Luque
Substitution58
10
WeissenbergerMarkus Weissenberger (C)
14
N'ZogbiaCharles N'Zogbia
16
SpycherChristoph Spycher
16
MilnerJames Milner
18
AmanatidisGiannis Amanatidis
Yellow Card38
Substitution77
19
BrambleTitus Bramble
19
TakaharaNaohiro Takahara
20
SibierskiAntoine Sibierski
27
KyrgiakosSotiris Kyrgiakos
22
ButtNicky Butt
30
HuggelBenjamin Huggel
Yellow Card73
26
RamagePeter Ramage
33
RehmerMarko Rehmer
Substitution63
27
TaylorSteven Taylor
Yellow Card40

Substitutes

1
NikolovOka Nikolov (GK)
49
ForsterFraser Forster (GK)
2
OchsPatrick Ochs
Substitution63
9
MartinsObafemi Martins
Substitution58
6
FinkMichael Fink
Substitution77
32
HuntingtonPaul Huntington
17
CimenDaniyel Cimen
35
PattisonMatthew Pattison
22
ReinhardChristopher Reinhard
39
CarrollAndy Carroll
23
RussMarco Russ
47
EdgarDavid Edgar
25
HuberAlexander Huber
54
TroisiJames Troisi

Coach

Friedhelm Funkel (GER) Glenn Roeder (ENG)

Referee

Pedro Proença (POR)

Assistant referees

Tiago Trigo (POR), Alfredo Braga (POR)

Fourth official

Elmano Carlos Ferandes Santos (POR)

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