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Nürnberg secure safe passage

Published: Friday 21 December 2007, 0.30CET
Larissa FC 1-3 Nürnberg Ivan Saenko, Marek Mintál and Angelos Charisteas were on target as Nürnberg eased through from Group A.
Nürnberg secure safe passage
Nürnberg players congratulate Marek Mintál ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LarissaNürnberg

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target6
 
8
Attempts off target1
 
5
Corners1
 
7
Offsides3
 
4
Fouls committed9
 
10
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 21 December 2007, 0.30CET

Nürnberg secure safe passage

Larissa FC 1-3 Nürnberg Ivan Saenko, Marek Mintál and Angelos Charisteas were on target as Nürnberg eased through from Group A.

Germany will have five representatives in Friday's UEFA Cup Round of 32 draw after 1. FC Nürnberg impressively won 3-1 at Larissa FC to qualify from Group A.

AZ out
The Greek side were already eliminated and determined to bow out on a high. Jozef Kožlej lifted spirits when breaking the deadlock after eleven minutes but that was as good as it got for Larissa. Ivan Saenko equalised on the stroke of half-time and further goals from Marek Mintál and Greece striker Angelos Charisteas secured an away win for Nürnberg and second place in the section – knocking AZ Alkmaar out in the process.

Defensive error
Having lost their three previous assignments in the section, Larissa found some early encouragement when Kožlej applied a neat finish after an initial long-range shot from Christos Kalatzis had ricocheted into his path through a crowd of Nürnberg players. The goal sparked the visitors to life, however, and Mintál went close with a couple of efforts from distance before a defensive error handed them the equaliser a minute into added time.

Sublime pass
Georgios Galitsios was the unfortunate Larissa defender whose clearance found Saenko, who made no mistake from just inside the penalty area. Not surprisingly, it was Nürnberg who came out after the break looking confident and they were 2-1 up after 57 minutes when Saenko picked out the run of Mintál with a sublime pass and the midfielder neatly slotted the ball into the left-hand corner.

Tougher assignments
Despite a couple of half-chances for Larissa, Nürnberg looked more likely to score the fourth goal of the night and Charisteas did so from another defensive slip in the 73rd minute. Larissa's UEFA Cup high came in the first round when they eliminated Blackburn Rovers FC, while Nürnberg join Hamburger SV, 1. FC Nürnberg, FC Bayern München and Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the last 32.

Last updated: 21/12/07 0.12CET

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Lineups

larissa

Larissa

nürnberg

Nürnberg

1
KipourosFotis Kipouros (GK)
29
BlažekJaromír Blažek (GK)
24
VenetisAnastasios Venetis
28
ReinhardtDominik Reinhardt
4
DabizasNikos Dabizas (C)
Yellow Card73
5
WolfAndreas Wolf
7
GalitsiosGiorgos Galitsios
3
BeauchampMichael Beauchamp
Yellow Card61
77
KatsiarosPanagiotis Katsiaros
Yellow Card80
4
BertiGláuber Berti
5
KiriakidisIlias Kiriakidis
6
GalásekTomáš Galásek (C)
6
GikasDimitrios Gikas
Substitution61
10
MisimovićZvjezdan Misimović
33
BachramisPanagiotis Bachramis
Substitution77
24
KlugePeer Kluge
Yellow Card90+1
9
ParraFacundo Parra
Yellow Card27
Substitution71
9
CharisteasAngelos Charisteas
Goal73
21
KalatzisChristos Kalatzis
13
SaenkoIvan Saenko
Goal45
99
KozlejJozef Kozlej
Goal11
11
MintálMarek Mintál
Goal57

Substitutes

26
KotsolisStefanos Kotsolis (GK)
18
KlewerDaniel Klewer (GK)
10
CleytonCleyton
Substitution61
2
JacobsenLars Jacobsen
13
LampropoulosAndreas Lampropoulos
15
KristiansenJan Kristiansen
11
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
Substitution71
17
AdlerNicky Adler
20
FoersterMarco Foerster
22
EngelhardtMarco Engelhardt
23
PoutasAntonios Poutas
32
BenkoLeon Benko
29
BakayokoIbrahima Bakayoko
Substitution77
36
MnariJawhar Mnari

Coach

Giorgos Donis (GRE) Hans Meyer (GER)

Referee

Sten Kaldma (EST)

Assistant referees

Jaanus Mutli (EST), Hannes Reinvald (EST)

Fourth official

Margus Kotter (EST)

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