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Palermo out as Celta progress

Published: Thursday 14 December 2006, 0.58CET
US Città di Palermo 1-1 RC Celta de Vigo Baiano's second-half strike gave Celta the point they needed as the Serie A side's hopes were extinguished.

Match statistics

PalermoCelta

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
6
Attempts off target6
 
8
Corners0
12
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed12
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 14 December 2006, 0.58CET

Palermo out as Celta progress

US Città di Palermo 1-1 RC Celta de Vigo Baiano's second-half strike gave Celta the point they needed as the Serie A side's hopes were extinguished.

RC Celta de Vigo made sure of their place in the last 32 of the UEFA Cup by breaking the hearts of Serie A high-flyers US Città di Palermo.

Celta hang on
Although Giovanni Tedesco cancelled out Baiano's 59th-minute opener for the visitors with 20 minutes remaining, Celta managed to hang on for a point at the Stadio Renzo Barbera in Sicily and in so doing opened the trap door on Palermo. The result left Celta second in Group H with five points and Palermo fourth, level on four points with Fenerbahçe SK but behind the Turkish side on goal difference.

Chances
Both teams had their chances to score in an open first period. David Di Michele and Andrea Caracciolo had good openings for Palermo inside the first ten minutes but neither tested Celta goalkeeper Esteban Suárez. Celta then pushed forward in search of a breakthrough and Nené went close on 34 minutes with a spectacular overhead kick that sailed just off target. Palermo came back at the Spanish side before the break, however, Fabio Simplicio threatening with a volley from the right of the box that drew a save from Suárez and next with a deft lob that brought the best out of the goalkeeper once again.

No mistake
It was Celta who broke the deadlock just before the hour as Matías Lequi's cross fell perfectly for Baiano and he made no mistake as he bundled the ball in. Gustavo López might have doubled the advantage on 65 minutes but fired wide, while Baiano sought a second goal with a well-struck free-kick that was kept out by Federico Agliardi. The visitors' profligacy was punished moments later when Tedesco slotted home after nice approach play by substitute Franco Brienza, but it proved to no avail for battling Palermo.

Last updated: 14/12/06 12.23CET

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Lineups

palermo

Palermo

celta

Celta

1
AgliardiFederico Agliardi (GK)
1
EstebanSuárez Esteban (GK)
2
ZaccardoCristian Zaccardo
4
OubiñaBorja Oubiña
5
CoriniEugenio Corini (C)
Substitution63
5
LequiMatías Lequi
Yellow Card52
10
CaraccioloAndrea Caracciolo
Yellow Card39
8
Ángel LópezÁngel López
14
GuanaRoberto Guana
Yellow Card32
Substitution84
9
BaianoBaiano
Goal58
16
CassaniMattia Cassani
11
Gustavo LópezGustavo López
Substitution88
17
Di MicheleDavid Di Michele
12
PlacenteDiego Placente
23
BrescianoMark Bresciano
Substitution63
15
ContrerasPablo Contreras (C)
Yellow Card41
26
PisanoMarco Pisano
Yellow Card76
23
NenêNenê
Yellow Card45+2
Substitution89
30
Fábio SimplícioFábio Simplício
24
CanobbioFabián Canobbio
Substitution90+2
43
BarzagliAndrea Barzagli
25
IrineyIriney
Yellow Card80

Substitutes

12
FontanaAlberto Fontana (GK)
13
PintoJosé Manuel Pinto (GK)
4
TedescoGiovanni Tedesco
Substitution63
Goal70
7
NúñezAntonio Núñez
Substitution89
18
ParraviciniFrancesco Parravicini
Substitution84
17
TamaşGabriel Tamaş
Substitution88
90
BrienzaFranco Brienza
Substitution63
21
JorgeLarena Jorge
Substitution90+2
15
DellafioreHernán Dellafiore
14
PereraJesús Perera
22
MunariGianni Munari
19
YagoYago
32
CapuanoCiro Capuano
22
De RidderDaniël de Ridder

Coach

Francesco Guidolin (ITA) Fernando Vázquez Pena (ESP)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Tom Murphy (SCO), Gordon Middleton (SCO)

Fourth official

Charles Joseph Richmond (SCO)

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