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Zürich have too much for Toulouse

Published: Thursday 29 November 2007, 23.57CET
FC Zürich 2-0 Toulouse FC
Hannu Tihinen and Rafael Araujo scored to take Zürich to within a draw of progress and eliminate Toulouse.
Zürich have too much for Toulouse
Zürich celebrate Hannu Tihinen's opener ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ZürichToulouse

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
4
Corners2
 
5
Offsides1
 
4
Fouls committed8
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 29 November 2007, 23.57CET

Zürich have too much for Toulouse

FC Zürich 2-0 Toulouse FC
Hannu Tihinen and Rafael Araujo scored to take Zürich to within a draw of progress and eliminate Toulouse.

FC Zürich made it two wins from two UEFA Cup Group E games as goals from Hannu Tihinen and Rafael Araujo ended the hopes of former UEFA Champions League qualifiers Toulouse FC.

Group leaders
The visitors had lost four and drawn two of their six European encounters this season and were on their way to a fifth reverse here – and third in the group – once Tihinen opened the scoring late in the first half. Rafael then converted a penalty to take Zürich two points clear of both AC Sparta Praha and next week's hosts FC Spartak Moskva, who share second place.

Opening goal
The hosts were on top early on and Rafael shot wide while Almen Abdi's effort was blocked by defender Dominique Arribagé. Achille Emana threatened for the Ligue 1 side who rallied as Nicolas Dieuze had a header diverted to safety by Zürich defender Alain Rochat and Johan Elmander also came close. But three minutes before half-time Elmander conceded a free-kick and Rochat's delivery set up Tihinen to side-foot in from close range.

Penalty
After the interval Fodé Mansare missed a good opportunity, and when he was on target soon after, goalkeeper Johnny Leoni made the save for the Swiss title-holders. Nicolas Douchez then frustrated Yassine Chikhaoui although the next time the Toulouse keeper was put to the test, he ended up fishing the ball out of the net. Nkongolo Ilunga handled in the box and Rafael made no mistake from the spot.

One point away
Douchez did well to prevent a third goal when he blocked a shot from Chikhaoui while Leoni stopped an attempt to reduce the deficit by Toulouse's Fabinho. Another point for Zürich in Moscow and they are into the Round of 32 with a game to spare.

Last updated: 30/11/07 0.35CET

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Lineups

zürich

Zürich

toulouse

Toulouse

1
LeoniJohnny Leoni (GK)
16
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
2
LampiVeli Lampi
2
FofanaMohamed Fofana
5
KondéOumar Kondé
4
ArribageDominique Arribage
10
OkonkwoOnyekachi Okonkwo
7
MansaréFodé Mansaré
Yellow Card63
Substitution77
12
AlphonseAlexandre Alphonse
Substitution62
9
ElmanderJohan Elmander
Substitution69
14
RaffaelRaffael
Goal64
Substitution89
13
EbondoAlbin Ebondo
17
ChikhaouiYassine Chikhaoui
Substitution90+3
17
FabinhoFabinho
Substitution56
19
RochatAlain Rochat
20
EmanaAchille Emana
23
AbdiAlmen Abdi
Yellow Card63
21
GignacAndré-Pierre Gignac
24
SchneiderMarc Schneider
24
IlungaHérita Ilunga
Yellow Card63
30
TihinenHannu Tihinen (C)
Goal42
25
DieuzeNicolas Dieuze (C)
Yellow Card17

Substitutes

32
GuatelliAndrea Guatelli (GK)
1
RiouRudy Riou (GK)
6
KollarSebastian Kollar
8
BatllesLaurent Batlles
7
AegerterSilvan Aegerter
10
BergougnouxBryan Bergougnoux
Substitution77
Yellow Card80
8
GashiShkelzen Gashi
11
SantosSantos
Substitution69
13
StahelFlorian Stahel
Substitution90+3
12
MbenguéCheikh Mbengué
16
EudiEudi
Substitution62
Yellow Card72
22
SissokoMoussa Sissoko
Substitution56
27
SchönbächlerMarco Schönbächler
Substitution89
23
ConstantKévin Constant

Coach

Urs Fischer (SUI) Élie Baup (FRA)

Referee

Georgios Kasnaferis (GRE)

Assistant referees

Christos Gennaios (GRE), Konstantinos Dalas (GRE)

Fourth official

Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)

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