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Drobný stands firm in face of Metalist assault

Published: Friday 7 November 2008, 0.22CET
FC Metalist Kharkiv 0-0 Hertha BSC Berlin
The Ukrainian high-fliers had to settle for a point from their UEFA Cup group-stage debut as Hertha keeper Jaroslav Drobný kept them at bay.
Drobný stands firm in face of Metalist assault
Metalist's Jajá (left) is challenged by Josip Šimunić of Hertha ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MetalistHertha

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target3
 
4
Corners3
 
2
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed5
 
9
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 7 November 2008, 0.22CET

Drobný stands firm in face of Metalist assault

FC Metalist Kharkiv 0-0 Hertha BSC Berlin
The Ukrainian high-fliers had to settle for a point from their UEFA Cup group-stage debut as Hertha keeper Jaroslav Drobný kept them at bay.

FC Metalist Kharkiv had to settle for a point from their UEFA Cup group-stage debut as Hertha BSC Berlin goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobný helped to secure a goalless draw for the visitors.

Drobný return
The Ukrainian Premier League high-fliers dominated for long periods, but struggled to create clear opportunities and those shots they did get on target were foiled by the impressive Drobný, who had missed Hertha's 5-1 weekend loss to Werder Bremen through injury. The Bundesliga outfit now have two points from two games in Group B after a 1-1 draw with SL Benfica on Matchday 1.

Early efforts
Forward Marko Dević led the onslaught on the Hertha goal as Drobný faced a barrage of early shots from the hosts. The Czech keeper did well to deny Dević and also repelled efforts from Dević's strike partner Jajá and Jonatan Maidana. With Hertha under pressure, Andriy Voronin – playing in his homeland – attempted to inspire his team midway through the opening half, but his shooting was awry as he first fired wide from 12 metres, then over from just outside the box. Cicero Santos also failed to find his range for the away side as Hertha struggled to assert themselves in Kharkov.

Second-half dominance
Disappointed by a lack of chances, though boosted by their monopoly of the ball, the home team continued to plug away after half-time. However, Drobný foiled Vitalie Bordian from 25 metres and saved Dević's close-up header. His counterpart, Olexandr Goriainov, was also pressed into action as Gojko Kačar nodded Voronin's cross goalwards, yet it was Metalist who had the final chance as that man Drobný came to Hertha's rescue again – frustrating substitute Ruslan Fomin in added time.

Last updated: 07/11/08 1.43CET

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Lineups

metalist

Metalist

hertha

Hertha

29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK) (C)
1
DrobnýJaroslav Drobný (GK)
6
GancarczykSeweryn Gancarczyk
3
FriedrichArne Friedrich (C)
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović
14
ŠimunićJosip Šimunić
Yellow Card6
27
MaidanaJonatan Maidana
Yellow Card36
2
KakáKaká
37
BordianVitalie Bordian
5
ChahedSofian Chahed
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
8
DárdaiPál Dárdai
8
EdmarEdmar
44
KačarGojko Kačar
Yellow Card60
Substitution77
9
SliusarValentyn Sliusar
Substitution58
13
SteinMarc Stein
30
GueyePapa Gueye
Yellow Card60
7
CíceroCícero
33
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution84
11
VoroninAndriy Voronin
Substitution82
50
JajáJajá
9
PantelićMarko Pantelić

Substitutes

23
BazhanIgor Bazhan (GK)
30
GängChristopher Gäng (GK)
2
KonyushenkoAndriy Konyushenko
4
Von BergenSteve von Bergen
5
BabychOlexandr Babych
15
RodneiRodnei
10
TrišovićAleksandar Trišović
Substitution58
23
DomovchiyskiValeri Domovchiyski
24
FominRuslan Fomin
Substitution84
28
LustenbergerFabian Lustenberger
Substitution77
25
RykunOlexandr Rykun
35
Radjabali FardiShervin Radjabali Fardi
26
ZezeVenance Zeze
10
RaffaelRaffael
Substitution82

Coach

Myron Markevich (UKR) Lucien Favre (SUI)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Berry Simons (NED)

Fourth official

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

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