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Shining Metalist land knockout blow

Published: Wednesday 3 December 2008, 23.49CET
FC Metalist Kharkiv 1-0 Olympiacos CFP
Edmar struck a late winner for the second Group B match in succession to book the hosts a place in the Round of 32 and leave Olympiacos on edge.
Shining Metalist land knockout blow
Edmar (centre) is mobbed after scoring what proved to be the winner ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MetalistOlympiacos

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
0
Attempts off target7
 
1
Corners7
 
1
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed7
 
8
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 3 December 2008, 23.49CET

Shining Metalist land knockout blow

FC Metalist Kharkiv 1-0 Olympiacos CFP
Edmar struck a late winner for the second Group B match in succession to book the hosts a place in the Round of 32 and leave Olympiacos on edge.

Edmar struck a late winner for the second successive Group B match to book FC Metalist Kharkiv a place in the UEFA Cup Round of 32 and leave Olympiacos CFP facing an anxious last-day decider against Hertha BSC Berlin.

Late goals
The Brazilian forward, who had scored the clinching 81st-minute goal at Galatasaray AŞ last week, volleyed in three minutes from time against the Greek champions to propel Myron Markevich's charges into the knockout stage. While Metalist, in second, are yet to concede in the group and boast seven points from three games, third-placed Olympiacos must avoid defeat in their final match on 18 December to be sure of progress.

Metalist chances
Backed by a vociferous home crowd, the Ukrainian team threatened to make the breakthrough on several occasions during a frantic first half. Their first sight of goal came after eleven minutes when a fine counterattack by Serhiy Valyayev ended with the midfielder firing wastefully into the side-netting. Edmar next went close with a powerful shot from distance before a combination of Olympiacos goalkeeper Antonis Nikopolidis and defender Avraam Papadopoulos denied danger man Ruslan Formin.

Diogo miss
Olympiacos's sole response was a tame header by Dudu from Predrag Djordjević's free-kick seven minutes before half-time, yet Ernesto Valverde's men should have been in front within six minutes of the restart. Vassilis Torosidis's low cross landed at the feet of Diogo Luis Santo, only for the striker to sidefoot the ball wide with just Metalist goalkeeper Olexandr Goriainov to beat.

Match-winner
Metalist's response was swift, as Fomin nodded a cross by Edmar over the bar with only Nikopolidis for company. However, just as the tie seemed to be petering out into a stalemate, Metalist found the decisive touch – Jajá headed the ball into the path of compatriot Edmar, who produced a right-footed finish into the top corner.

Last updated: 04/12/08 9.26CET

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Lineups

metalist

Metalist

olympiacos

Olympiacos

29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK) (C)
71
NikopolidisAntonis Nikopolidis (GK)
6
GancarczykSeweryn Gancarczyk
Substitution90+4
2
PatsatzoglouChristos Patsatzoglou
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
Yellow Card71
3
DomiDidier Domi
Yellow Card60
8
EdmarEdmar
Goal88
7
GallettiLuciano Galletti
Yellow Card36
Substitution72
9
SliusarValentyn Sliusar
10
DiogoDiogo
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović
11
P. DjordjevićPredrag Djordjević (C)
27
MaidanaJonatan Maidana
18
AntzasParaskevas Antzas
Yellow Card22
30
GueyePapa Gueye
20
DuduDudu
24
FominRuslan Fomin
Substitution82
21
A. PapadopoulosAvraam Papadopoulos
37
BordianVitalie Bordian
25
BelluschiFernando Belluschi
50
JajáJajá
Substitution90+1
35
TorossidisVassilis Torossidis
Substitution80

Substitutes

23
BazhanIgor Bazhan (GK)
50
KovácPavol Kovác (GK)
2
KonyushenkoAndriy Konyushenko
Substitution90+1
8
Óscar GonzálezÓscar González
5
BabychOlexandr Babych
Substitution90+4
14
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
10
TrišovićAleksandar Trišović
Substitution82
19
MendrinosKostas Mendrinos
19
BarilkoSerhiy Barilko
30
PantosTasos Pantos
Substitution80
26
ZezeVenance Zeze
22
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
Substitution72
25
RykunOlexandr Rykun
23
LetoSebastian Leto

Coach

Myron Markevich (UKR) Ernesto Valverde (ESP)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

Keith Sorbie (SCO), Gordon Middleton (SCO)

Fourth official

Alan Muir (SCO)

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