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Metalist scavenge victory in Lisbon

Published: Thursday 18 December 2008, 22.30CET
SL Benfica 0-1 FC Metalist Kharkiv
The Ukrainian side stole top spot in Group B from Galatasaray AŞ with Olexandr Rykun adding insult to injury as the Lisbon giants went out.
Metalist scavenge victory in Lisbon
Olexandr Rykun (FC Metalist Kharkiv) ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BenficaMetalist

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target3
 
3
Corners5
 
4
Offsides7
 
2
Fouls committed21
 
21
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 18 December 2008, 22.30CET

Metalist scavenge victory in Lisbon

SL Benfica 0-1 FC Metalist Kharkiv
The Ukrainian side stole top spot in Group B from Galatasaray AŞ with Olexandr Rykun adding insult to injury as the Lisbon giants went out.

FC Metalist Kharkiv stole top spot in Group B from Galatasaray AŞ after substitute Olexandr Rykun scored a late goal to earn the Ukrainians a surprising 1-0 win at SL Benfica.

Maximum return
The Lisbon side needed to score a hatful of goals to have any chance of progressing to the UEFA Cup Round of 32, but failed to register even once, while Metalist moved to the top of the section with a win. Myron Markevich's side secured maximum value for the three goals they scored in the section, with three 1-0 wins and a 0-0 draw in their four Group B fixtures.

Benfica pressure
Quique Sánchez Flores' side could have had an opening goal after just seven minutes when Nuno Gomes set up Urreta but the forward managed to pull his shot wide from point-blank range. Benfica signalled their intent to shoot on sight two minutes later when Fellipe Bastos tried his luck from a free kick more than 30 metres out, drawing a save out of Metalist keeper Olexandr Goriainov.

Near misses
Ruslan Fomin headed narrowly over the bar following a corner for the visitors, but it was Benfica who produced the best chance of the first half, as Urreta received a headed pass in the box from Óscar Cardozo and fired a shot onto the bar. Nuno Gomes then presented Maxi Pereira with another fine chance five minutes before the break but Goriainov pulled off a great save to turn the shot round the post.

On the break
With Olympiacos CFP beating Hertha BSC Berlin in the night's other Group B tie, Benfica's tiny chance of qualifying disappeared, and they looked notably less hungry after the break. Cardozo twice shot wide, but his side looked listless. Then, with six minutes left, Metalist hit them on the break, with Marko Dević playing Rykun in from the right and the midfielder finding the target.

Last updated: 19/12/08 0.19CET

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Lineups

benfica

Benfica

metalist

Metalist

1
MoreiraMoreira (GK)
29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK) (C)
14
Maxi PereiraMaxi Pereira
Yellow Card27
27
MaidanaJonatan Maidana
27
SidneiSidnei
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović
Yellow Card80
28
Miguel VítorMiguel Vítor
30
GueyePapa Gueye
23
David LuizDavid Luiz
Yellow Card21
6
GancarczykSeweryn Gancarczyk
13
BastosFellipe Bastos
Substitution55
37
BordianVitalie Bordian
26
YebdaHassan Yebda
8
EdmarEdmar
18
BinyaBinya
Yellow Card88
9
SliusarValentyn Sliusar
Yellow Card34
16
UrretaUrreta
Yellow Card78
10
TrišovićAleksandar Trišović
Substitution64
7
Óscar CardozoÓscar Cardozo
50
JajáJajá
Substitution79
21
Nuno GomesNuno Gomes (C)
Substitution70
24
FominRuslan Fomin
Substitution46

Substitutes

31
MorettoMoretto (GK)
23
BazhanIgor Bazhan (GK)
4
LuisãoLuisão
2
KonyushenkoAndriy Konyushenko
Substitution79
8
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
5
BabychOlexandr Babych
10
AimarPablo Aimar
19
BarilkoSerhiy Barilko
11
Javier BalboaJavier Balboa
Substitution55
20
PostupalenkoAnton Postupalenko
20
Di MaríaÁngel Di María
Substitution70
25
RykunOlexandr Rykun
Substitution64
Goal84
30
SuazoDavid Suazo
33
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution46

Coach

Quique Sánchez Flores (ESP) Myron Markevich (UKR)

Referee

Bernhard Brugger (AUT)

Assistant referees

Norbert Schwab (AUT), Markus Mayr (AUT)

Fourth official

Oliver Drachta (AUT)

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