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Twente forge onwards at Rutten's expense

Published: Wednesday 3 December 2008, 23.48CET
FC Twente 2-1 FC Schalke 04
Rob Wielaert and Kenneth Perez scored to seal Twente's qualification as Fred Rutten endured a miserable return to Enschede with his new side.
Twente forge onwards at Rutten's expense
Twente celebrate their defeat of Schalke ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TwenteSchalke

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
5
Attempts off target0
1
Corners2
 
7
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
14
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 3 December 2008, 23.48CET

Twente forge onwards at Rutten's expense

FC Twente 2-1 FC Schalke 04
Rob Wielaert and Kenneth Perez scored to seal Twente's qualification as Fred Rutten endured a miserable return to Enschede with his new side.

Rob Wielaert and Kenneth Perez scored as FC Twente booked a place in the UEFA Cup Round of 32 with a win against an FC Schalke 04 side coached by Steve McClaren's predecessor at the Arke Stadium, Fred Rutten.

Upper hand
An early strike from Wielaert and Perez's effort ten minutes after the interval left the Dutch team in a strong position, and while Gerald Asamoah pulled one back towards the end, Schalke could not find an equaliser. Though Twente are now sure of a top-three finish in Group A, Schalke need results to go their way on Matchday 5 if they are to play European football in the spring.

Early breakthrough
Twente were ahead after just three minutes, with Wielaert given space inside the area to collect Blaise Nkufo's lay-off and sidefoot the ball past Manuel Neuer for his second goal in as many UEFA Cup outings. Schalke looked lacklustre for a while but then came into things and tested Sander Boschker, with the Twente goalkeeper tipping Asamoah's shot around the post.

Off the post
Four minutes before half-time, Orlando Engelaar – who left Twente to join Rutten at Schalke in the summer – rattled an effort against the post, but the hosts regrouped during the break, and went further ahead on 55 minutes. Eljero Elia made the opening for Perez, who unleashed a low drive from outside the box that nestled in the bottom-right corner of Neuer's net.

Late rally
Kevin Kuranyi headed over when well-placed not long afterwards before Rafinha's strike from the edge of the area was palmed away for a corner by Boschker. Asamoah finally broke through for the Bundesliga side after 77 minutes, slotting home from close range after being played in by Kuranyi, but while the latter had another opportunity later, Romano Denneboom, Nkufo and Marko Arnautovic passed up chances for Twente.

Last updated: 04/12/08 0.14CET

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Lineups

twente

Twente

schalke

Schalke

1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
Yellow Card81
1
NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
8
StamRonnie Stam
Substitution62
18
RafinhaRafinha
2
WielaertRobbie Wielaert (C)
Goal2
23
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
19
DouglasDouglas
2
WestermannHeiko Westermann
3
BraafheidEdson Braafheid
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
6
BramaWout Brama
Yellow Card28
8
ErnstFabian Ernst (C)
10
PerezKenneth Perez
Goal54
Yellow Card62
Substitution74
13
JonesJermaine Jones
Substitution68
24
JanssenTheo Janssen
37
EngelaarOrlando Engelaar
21
ArnautovicMarko Arnautovic
Substitution90
14
AsamoahGerald Asamoah
Goal77
9
NkufoBlaise Nkufo
22
KuranyiKevin Kuranyi
Yellow Card75
15
EliaEljero Elia
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán

Substitutes

35
KoetsierMelvin Koetsier (GK)
32
FährmannRalf Fährmann (GK)
7
DenneboomRomano Denneboom
Substitution90
3
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili
11
HuysegemsStein Huysegems
10
RakitićIvan Rakitić
12
HeubachJeroen Heubach
19
Halil AltıntopHalil Altıntop
Substitution68
17
HersiYoussouf Hersi
24
PanderChristian Pander
18
TiotéCheick Tioté
Substitution74
25
ZambranoCarlos Zambrano
22
WellenbergNiels Wellenberg
Substitution62
27
Vicente SánchezVicente Sánchez

Coach

Steve McClaren (ENG) Fred Rutten (NED)

Referee

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Assistant referees

Serkan Ok (TUR), Alek Tascioglu (TUR)

Fourth official

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

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