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Ten-man Metalist account for Sampdoria

Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 20.45CET
FC Metalist Kharkiv 2-1 UC Sampdoria
The second-half dismissal of goalscorer Taison failed to prevent the Ukrainian club from climbing into second place in Group I.
Ten-man Metalist account for Sampdoria
Cleiton Xavier wheels away in celebration after scoring the winning goal ©FC Metalist Kharkiv

Match statistics

MetalistSampdoria

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target9
 
4
Attempts off target4
 
4
Corners6
 
5
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed20
 
26
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Thursday 21 October 2010, 20.45CET

Ten-man Metalist account for Sampdoria

FC Metalist Kharkiv 2-1 UC Sampdoria
The second-half dismissal of goalscorer Taison failed to prevent the Ukrainian club from climbing into second place in Group I.

Cleiton Xavier scored the winner with a spectacular overhead kick as ten-man FC Metalist Kharkiv again proved the scourge of UEFA Europa League Group I rivals UC Sampdoria.

Metalist, who knocked the Serie A club out of the 2008/09 UEFA Cup at the round of 32 stage, fell behind to Vladimir Koman's composed finish on 32 minutes. Taison levelled from long range soon after but soured an impressive performance when he was dismissed for tangling with Massimo Volta 11 minutes after the restart. Undeterred, Metalist continued to look the more likely scorers and Xavier's strike means they leapfrog their opponents into second, a point behind PSV Eindhoven.

Vitalie Bordian came to Metalist's rescue after four minutes, clearing off the line after Reto Ziegler's corner struck Daniele Dessena's back. Play quickly switched to the other end, where Gianluca Curci thwarted Taison, before the striker was denied a shot at goal by Volta's last-ditch block.

The Blucerchiati gradually got a foothold and, after a quick throw-in gave Antonio Cassano the chance to fire at Vladimir Dišljenković, they took the lead, Koman running on to Nicola Pozzi's flick and rounding the goalkeeper. Their advantage lasted all of six minutes, however, as Taison was allowed to advance and unleashed a dipping effort which whistled past Curci.

If Sampdoria were on the ropes after Taison's equaliser, they almost regained the lead when Pozzi, stretching to reach Cassano's low cross, diverted the ball wide. Taison was soon to fore again, running on to Marko Dević's reverse pass and testing Curci. That was his last significant act before his evening was cut short when he reacted to a Volta foul.

Metalist continued to pose a threat despite their numerical disadvantage and edged in front when Xavier acrobatically met Edmar's chip from the byline 17 minutes from time.

Last updated: 28/05/11 0.16CET

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Lineups

metalist

Metalist

sampdoria

Sampdoria

81
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
85
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
3
ZieglerReto Ziegler
8
EdmarEdmar
4
DessenaDaniele Dessena
Substitution82
10
Cleiton XavierCleiton Xavier
Goal73
Substitution87
9
PozziNicola Pozzi
15
FininhoFininho
Yellow Card50
Substitution63
11
KomanVladimir Koman
Goal32
Substitution74
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
16
PoliAndrea Poli
Substitution65
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović (C)
19
CacciatoreFabrizio Cacciatore
Yellow Card26
30
GueyePapa Gueye
26
VoltaMassimo Volta
Yellow Card56
33
DevićMarko Dević
Yellow Card46
Substitution84
28
GastaldelloDaniele Gastaldello
Yellow Card52
37
BordianVitalie Bordian
89
MarilungoGuido Marilungo
77
TaisonTaison
Goal38
Red Card56
99
CassanoAntonio Cassano (C)

Substitutes

20
StartsevMaksym Startsev (GK)
1
Da CostaAngelo Da Costa (GK)
5
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
Substitution84
5
AccardiPietro Accardi
9
VorobeyAndriy Vorobey
Substitution87
7
ManniniDaniele Mannini
Substitution65
11
OliynykDenys Oliynyk
Substitution63
8
GubertiStefano Guberti
Substitution82
16
PostupalenkoAnton Postupalenko
12
TissoneFernando Tissone
Substitution74
19
BarilkoSerhiy Barilko
20
PadalinoMarco Padalino
42
KaitaSani Kaita
78
ZauriLuciano Zauri

Coach

Myron Markevich (UKR) Domenico Di Carlo (ITA)

Referee

Florian Meyer (GER)

Assistant referees

Holger Henschel (GER), Sönke Glindemann (GER)

Fourth official

Marco Fritz (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Tobias Welz (GER), Peter Sippel (GER)

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