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Perfect Salzburg end Lazio challenge

Published: Wednesday 2 December 2009, 22.50CET
FC Salzburg 2-1 S.S. Lazio
The Austrian champions wrapped up top spot in Group G with their fifth straight win, eliminating visitors S.S. Lazio as a consequence.
by Richard Aikman
from Stadion Salzburg

Match statistics

SalzburgLazio

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target8
 
14
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners3
 
4
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed26
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
7
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Wednesday 2 December 2009, 22.50CET

Perfect Salzburg end Lazio challenge

FC Salzburg 2-1 S.S. Lazio
The Austrian champions wrapped up top spot in Group G with their fifth straight win, eliminating visitors S.S. Lazio as a consequence.

FC Salzburg earned their fifth consecutive Group G win and progressed to the knockout stages as section winners with another memorable 2-1 success over S.S. Lazio.

Wonderful winner
Although Pasquale Foggia cancelled out Rabiou Afolabi's 52nd-minute opener, the Austrian champions continued to press throughout a lively second half and Somen Tchoyi brought a buoyant crowd to their feet with a wonderful individual strike. It proved the winner and took his side though to the round of 32 in style, condemning Lazio to elimination.

Janko headers
Lazio had begun positively, firing in two warning shots within the opening six minutes. Eliseu forced a save at full stretch from Eddie Gustafsson before Stefano Mauri's 25-metre drive narrowly cleared the crossbar. The hosts eventually weathered the early storm before Marc Janko twice narrowly missed the target with close-range headers.

Salzburg dominant
Needing just a point to qualify, Salzburg enjoyed a good deal of possession, frustrating Davide Ballardini's side, who were outfought and out-thought in the first period. Huub Stevens' side then took the lead five minutes after the break, as Afolabi rose to glance Christoph Leitgeb's free-kick into the far corner.

Visiting response
Lazio sprang to life, Mauro Zárate weaving his way into the area and forcing a parry from Fernando Muslera which Foggia bundled over the line. The Biancocelesti almost doubled their tally on 70 minutes when Tommaso Rocchi pounced on a mistake by Afolabi and forced a save from Gustafsson. But Salzburg refused to settle for the point and their winner came moments after Leitgeb had hit the post.

Tchoyi masterpiece
In their next attack the excellent Tchoyi cut in from the right, beat his marker twice before clipping nonchalantly over Muslera. It left Salzburg sitting pretty in first place with 15 points, with Villarreal second with nine and Lazio condemned on six regardless of the result of their final match due to their head-to-head record against the Spanish outfit.

Last updated: 27/09/14 4.32CET

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Lineups

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Salzburg

lazio

Lazio

1
GustafssonEddie Gustafsson (GK) (C)
86
MusleraFernando Muslera (GK)
Yellow Card32
5
AfolabiRabiu Afolabi
Goal52
2
LichtsteinerStephan Lichtsteiner
6
SchweglerChristian Schwegler
5
MauriStefano Mauri
Yellow Card68
10
PokrivačNikola Pokrivač
Yellow Card71
Substitution87
7
EliseuEliseu
Yellow Card34
Substitution46
13
TchoyiSomen Tchoyi
Goal78
Substitution83
10
ZárateMauro Zárate
Yellow Card81
14
OpdamBarry Opdam
11
KolarovAleksandar Kolarov
17
UlmerAndreas Ulmer
17
FoggiaPasquale Foggia
Goal57
Yellow Card79
18
ŠventoDušan Švento
25
CribariEmilson Cribari
21
JankoMarc Janko
Substitution90+2
26
RaduŞtefan Radu
Substitution55
23
SekagyaIbrahim Sekagya
32
BrocchiCristian Brocchi (C)
Yellow Card51
Substitution81
24
LeitgebChristoph Leitgeb
87
DiakitèModibo Diakitè
Yellow Card38

Substitutes

33
ArzbergerHeinz Arzberger (GK)
40
IannarilliAntony Iannarilli (GK)
3
DudićMilan Dudić
3
ScaloniLionel Scaloni
7
ZicklerAlexander Zickler
Substitution83
9
RocchiTommaso Rocchi
Substitution55
8
AugustinussenThomas Augustinussen
18
MakinwaStephen Makinwa
Substitution81
9
NelisseRobin Nelisse
Substitution90+2
23
MeghniMourad Meghni
Substitution46
11
JežekPatrik Ježek
42
SevieriFederico Sevieri
19
CziommerSimon Cziommer
Substitution87
52
LucianiAlessio Luciani

Coach

Huub Stevens (NED) Davide Ballardini (ITA)

Referee

Alexandru Tudor (ROU)

Assistant referees

Cristian Nica (ROU), Aurel Oniţă (ROU)

Fourth official

Radu Petrescu (ROU)

Additional assistant referees

Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU), Marius Avram (ROU)

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