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Late strike sends Austria out

Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 23.30CET
FK Austria Wien 0-1 Panionios GSS
Ivica Majstorovic's added-time goal ended the home side's slim chances of progressing to the UEFA Cup last 32.
Late strike sends Austria out
Ivica Majstorovic (top) scored Panionios's winner ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Austria WienPanionios

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
3
Attempts off target4
 
10
Corners6
 
8
Offsides0
1
Fouls committed8
 
8
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2007, 23.30CET

Late strike sends Austria out

FK Austria Wien 0-1 Panionios GSS
Ivica Majstorovic's added-time goal ended the home side's slim chances of progressing to the UEFA Cup last 32.

An added-time winner by Ivica Majstorovic kept Panionios GSS's UEFA Cup destiny in their own hands but ended FK Austria Wien's hopes of progressing beyond the group stage.

Vital strike
Majstorovic scored the only goal of the game a minute into added time with a neat close-range finish to give the Greek Super League side all three points. The result at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion means the home side remain bottom of Group H without a point from three games, while Panionios move up to third place and will qualify for the last 32 provided they match or better Galatasaray AS's result in the final round of fixtures on 19 December.

Opening salvos
It was the home side who began the match the brighter and could have opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Panionios midfielder Manolis Scoufalis fouled Andreas Lasnik who just cleared the crossbar from the resulting free-kick. The away side responded and created a good opening four minutes later when Rafik Djebbour found space on the left edge of the penalty area but his shot was saved by Sašo Fornezzi. Both sides had long-range attempts at goal as the half wore on but neither goalkeeper was seriously tested.

Dramatic winner
The second half was a more open affair and Panionios enjoyed the better chances. Fanourios Goundoulakis missed a good opportunity in the 63rd minute meeting an inswinging corner from Nikos Spiropoulos but directing his header over. The visitors then went close again this time through Majstorovic who had a close-range header well saved. However, the winner finally arrived right at the death when Dario Fernandez picked out fellow midfielder Majstorovic with an intelligent cross from the left flank which the German-born player despatched past Fornezzi.

Last updated: 10/12/07 22.44CET

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Lineups

austria wien

Austria Wien

panionios

Panionios

32
FornezziSašo Fornezzi (GK)
1
KönigMiroslav König (GK)
5
MajstorovićMario Majstorović
2
ManiatisGiannis Maniatis
6
BąkJacek Bąk
4
BerthéSékou Berthé
Yellow Card48
15
BlanchardJocelyn Blanchard (C)
5
PletschMarcelo Pletsch (C)
19
OkotieRubin Okotie
Substitution80
7
ScoufalisManolis Scoufalis
Substitution85
20
LasnikAndreas Lasnik
Substitution71
9
DjebbourRafik Djebbour
22
ErtlJohannes Ertl
Substitution64
15
KumordziBennard Kumordzi
Substitution87
24
SchiemerFranz Schiemer
19
MajstorovicIvica Majstorovic
Goal90+1
26
SariyarYüksel Sariyar
Yellow Card28
20
GoundoulakisFanourios Goundoulakis
30
AčimovičMilenko Ačimovič
21
SpyropoulosNikos Spyropoulos
31
StandfestJoachim Standfest
28
NikolaouMarios Nikolaou
Substitution73

Substitutes

13
KuruBartolomej Kuru (GK)
12
TambasisCharalampos Tambasis (GK)
3
TroyanskyFernando Troyansky
3
GasparJozef Gaspar
Substitution87
9
MairWolfgang Mair
Substitution71
8
KapetanosKonstantinos Kapetanos
11
AignerHannes Aigner
11
AravidisChristos Aravidis
14
LafataDavid Lafata
Substitution80
13
KoutsopoulosEvangelos Koutsopoulos
Substitution85
18
MetzFlorian Metz
16
WagnerRibeiro Wagner
23
SulimaniEmin Sulimani
Substitution64
Yellow Card90+1
23
FernandezDario Fernandez
Substitution73
Yellow Card83

Coach

Georg Zellhofer (AUT) Ewald Lienen (GER)

Referee

Jacek Granat (POL)

Assistant referees

Radosław Siejka (POL), Maciej Szymanik (POL)

Fourth official

Jaroslaw Zyro (POL)

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