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Metalist steal a march on Sampdoria

Published: Wednesday 18 February 2009, 23.31CET
UC Sampdoria 0–1 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Denys Oliynyk's header in first-half added time gave the Ukrainian team the upper hand after the first leg of their UEFA Cup Round of 32 encounter.
Metalist steal a march on Sampdoria
Metalist's Edmar tangles with Reto Ziegler of Sampdoria ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SampdoriaMetalist

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
7
Attempts off target5
 
2
Corners11
 
3
Offsides7
 
1
Fouls committed11
 
20
Yellow cards2
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 18 February 2009, 23.31CET

Metalist steal a march on Sampdoria

UC Sampdoria 0–1 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Denys Oliynyk's header in first-half added time gave the Ukrainian team the upper hand after the first leg of their UEFA Cup Round of 32 encounter.

Denys Oliynyk headed FC Metalist Kharkiv's winner in first-half added time but the Ukrainian side had to weather some intense second-half pressure from UC Sampdoria before coming away with a valuable victory.

Castellazzi busy
After a cautious start by both teams, Metalist threatened in the 20th minute when Jajá drilled in a 25-metre shot which Sampdoria goalkeeper Luca Castellazzi did well to save. The visitors went closer still five minutes later when Valentyn Sliusar sent a miscued shot over the bar from six metres, while Jajá continued to try his luck from distance, though his efforts barely troubled Castellazzi. Just when it looked as if it was going to end all-square at half-time, Metalist broke the deadlock as Oliynyk rose highest in the box to head home Olexandr Rykun's cross from the left.

Pressure on
Sampdoria began the second half a far more determined side as they fought for an equaliser and almost restored parity within ten minutes, Claudio Bellucci's attempt being blocked by Metalist defender Papa Gueye. The Italian outfit almost fell further behind seconds later, though, and needed Castellazzi to pull off a great stop to keep out another Oliynyk header.

Run ends
Paolo Sammarco came on for Sampdoria shortly before the hour mark and nearly had an instant effect as his 12-metre volley scraped the top of the crossbar. The Serie A team were laying siege to their opponents' goal and Andrea Raggi should have levelled in the 71st minute with a header that flew wide from close range. Instead, Metalist's victory put the Ukrainian club firmly in the driving seat for next week's second leg and also ended Sampdoria's unbeaten home record in this season's competition.

Last updated: 19/02/09 0.29CET

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Lineups

sampdoria

Sampdoria

metalist

Metalist

1
CastellazziLuca Castellazzi (GK)
29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK) (C)
Yellow Card89
23
StankevičiusMarius Stankevičius
Yellow Card45+2
27
MaidanaJonatan Maidana
84
RaggiAndrea Raggi
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović
6
LucchiniStefano Lucchini
Yellow Card84
30
GueyePapa Gueye
Yellow Card71
20
PadalinoMarco Padalino
37
BordianVitalie Bordian
Yellow Card25
88
DessenaDaniele Dessena
Substitution58
8
EdmarEdmar
Substitution90+2
17
PalomboAngelo Palombo (C)
25
RykunOlexandr Rykun
Substitution89
19
FranceschiniDaniele Franceschini
Substitution58
9
SliusarValentyn Sliusar
3
ZieglerReto Ziegler
Substitution74
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
11
BellucciClaudio Bellucci
11
OliynykDenys Oliynyk
Goal45+3
Yellow Card77
99
CassanoAntonio Cassano
50
JajáJajá
Yellow Card57
Substitution79

Substitutes

83
MiranteAntonio Mirante (GK)
23
BazhanIgor Bazhan (GK)
21
SammarcoPaolo Sammarco
Substitution58
2
KonyushenkoAndriy Konyushenko
25
MustacchioMattia Mustacchio
6
GancarczykSeweryn Gancarczyk
Substitution90+2
29
FerriMichele Ferri
18
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
Substitution89
46
PieriMirko Pieri
Substitution58
19
BarilkoSerhiy Barilko
77
Da CostaManuel da Costa
26
ZezeVenance Zeze
89
MarilungoGuido Marilungo
Substitution74
33
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution79

Coach

Walter Mazzarri (ITA) Myron Markevich (UKR)

Referee

Cristian Balaj (ROU)

Assistant referees

Zoltán Székely (ROU), Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)

Fourth official

Augustus Constantin (ROU)

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