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Švento sets high score for Salzburg

Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 23.50CET
Villarreal CF 0-1 FC Salzburg
Dušan Švento's exquisitely-finished seventh-minute goal made sure the Group G winners ended with a perfect tally of 18 points.
by Graham Hunter
from El Madrigal

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Match statistics

VillarrealSalzburg

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target7
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners6
 
1
Offsides0
6
Fouls committed5
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 17 December 2009, 23.50CET

Švento sets high score for Salzburg

Villarreal CF 0-1 FC Salzburg
Dušan Švento's exquisitely-finished seventh-minute goal made sure the Group G winners ended with a perfect tally of 18 points.

FC Salzburg finished a stunning UEFA Europa League group stage with a 1-0 win at Villarreal CF, Dušan Švento's exquisitely-finished early strike giving them a perfect tally of six wins from six games, with just two goals conceded.

Thrilling style
Salzburg have been a revelation in this campaign, their quick, intelligent one-touch counterattacking a pleasure to watch, and when they opened the scoring at El Madrigal the goal came from precisely that style of smart thinking, swift execution and clinical cutting edge. With Villarreal edging forward as the ball was cleared into midfield, Simon Cziommer gobbled up loose possession and instantly lobbed the ball between the home central defenders. Švento had anticipated the pass, Villarreal's reserve keeper Javier Oliva hesitated fatally and the Slovakian midfielder stretched out his left leg to angle the ball home.

Llorente chance
Only seven minutes had passed and it took nearly until the half hour for the admittedly under-strength Yellow Submarine to reach the danger area at the other end. When they did, Salzburg keeper Eddie Gustafsson showed his counterpart that speed of thought and firmness of action are vital, sprinting out to block the menacing Joseba Llorente. The Basque striker, Bruno Soriano and Jonathan Pereira, in particular, worked tirelessly to try and impose Villarreal's brand of football on the match but their results were patchy. Rabiou Afolabi and Ibrahim Sekagya were towers of strength at the back for Huub Stevens' side and Cziommer used all his possession incisively.

Final onslaught
Still it was Villarreal's home territory and the intensity of their work ethic, plus the second half influx of experience and quality in Joan Capdevila and Guiseppe Rossi, left the Austrian group winners defending ever deeper. Although Nilmar stung Gustafsson's palms, it was a corner from Damián Escudero that slapped off the crossbar on the hour which came nearest to an equaliser. It was that kind of night for Villarreal.

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Lineups

villarreal

Villarreal

salzburg

Salzburg

1
OlivaJavier Oliva (GK)
1
GustafssonEddie Gustafsson (GK) (C)
2
Gonzalo RodríguezGonzalo Rodríguez (C)
Yellow Card28
Substitution46
5
AfolabiRabiu Afolabi
6
EgurenSebastián Eguren
6
SchweglerChristian Schwegler
Yellow Card34
9
LlorenteJoseba Llorente
8
AugustinussenThomas Augustinussen
12
NilmarNilmar
9
NelisseRobin Nelisse
Substitution64
18
Ángel LópezÁngel López
14
OpdamBarry Opdam
20
MarcanoIván Marcano
17
UlmerAndreas Ulmer
21
Bruno SorianoBruno Soriano
18
ŠventoDušan Švento
Goal7
23
Jonathan PereiraJonathan Pereira
Yellow Card51
Substitution72
19
CziommerSimon Cziommer
Yellow Card76
Substitution81
24
EscuderoDamián Escudero
23
SekagyaIbrahim Sekagya
32
KikoKiko
Substitution61
24
LeitgebChristoph Leitgeb
Substitution86

Substitutes

13
Diego LópezDiego López (GK)
33
ArzbergerHeinz Arzberger (GK)
4
GodínDiego Godín
10
PokrivačNikola Pokrivač
5
CapdevilaJoan Capdevila
Substitution46
11
JežekPatrik Ježek
Substitution86
7
PirèsRobert Pirès
15
SchiemerFranz Schiemer
14
David FusterDavid Fuster
25
VladavićAdmir Vladavić
Substitution81
22
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Substitution72
27
RakićDjordje Rakić
Substitution64
31
MatillaJavier Matilla
Substitution61

Coach

Ernesto Valverde (ESP) Huub Stevens (NED)

Referee

Vladimir Hrinak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Roman Slyško (SVK), Roman Csabay (SVK)

Fourth official

Mário Vlk (SVK)

Additional assistant referees

Vladimir Vnuk (SVK), Richard Trutz (SVK)

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