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PSV seal top spot with Metalist stalemate

Published: Thursday 16 December 2010, 23.46CET
PSV Eindhoven 0-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv
PSV retained top billing in Group I, though the Ukrainian visitors can take heart from a third successive European clean sheet on the road.
by Derek Brookman
from PSV Stadion

Match statistics

PSVMetalist

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
6
Attempts off target2
 
5
Corners8
 
6
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 16 December 2010, 23.46CET

PSV seal top spot with Metalist stalemate

PSV Eindhoven 0-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv
PSV retained top billing in Group I, though the Ukrainian visitors can take heart from a third successive European clean sheet on the road.

PSV Eindhoven clinched top spot in the UEFA Europa League Group I after a low-key 0-0 draw against FC Metalist Kharkiv.

The Ukrainian side created the most chances in a tepid first half, but lacked the sharpness to convert any of their openings. PSV were stronger after the break though they too failed to break the deadlock. Metalist's Denys Oliynyk came closest of all, clipping the post with a few minutes remaining.

The visitors created the first opening after 12 minutes, Taison skipping past Marcelo before firing a low drive that Cássio Ramos tipped past the post. At the other end Stijn Wuytens headed straight at Maxym Startsev from close range, but it was another 20 minutes before the next clear chance, Cleiton Xavier stroking millimetres past the post when clean through. Ramos then saved from Taison and Vitalie Bordian in quick succession as Metalist started to assert themselves.

PSV picked up in the second half, as Otman Bakkal brought a full-stretch save from Startsev then headed an Ibrahim Afellay cross a metre wide. Startsev did well to block Jeremain Lens as he tried to dribble past the Metalist keeper. Second-half substitute Jagoš Vuković fired just over from distance as the Eredivisie side continued to press.

However, with both teams already sure of qualification, there was little motivation to take risks, and the only other near-thing was when Oliynyk's low shot hit the outside of the post. PSV go into Friday's draw for the last 32 undefeated and as group winners, while Metalist can take pride in having kept a clean sheet in all three of their Group I away matches.

Last updated: 26/09/14 6.44CET

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Lineups

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PSV

metalist

Metalist

31
Cássio RamosCássio Ramos (GK)
20
StartsevMaksym Startsev (GK)
2
MarceloMarcelo
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
Yellow Card59
4
RodríguezFrancisco Rodríguez
5
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
6
BergMarcus Berg
8
EdmarEdmar
Substitution81
9
LensJeremain Lens
10
Cleiton XavierCleiton Xavier
Yellow Card41
11
AmrabatNordin Amrabat
Substitution68
11
OliynykDenys Oliynyk
14
PietersErik Pieters
Substitution46
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
15
WuytensStijn Wuytens
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović (C)
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay (C)
Substitution90+1
30
GueyePapa Gueye
28
BakkalOtman Bakkal
37
BordianVitalie Bordian
Substitution61
47
TamataAbel Tamata
77
TaisonTaison

Substitutes

1
IsakssonAndreas Isaksson (GK)
75
DenchukArtur Denchuk (GK)
5
VukovićJagoš Vuković
Substitution46
4
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
7
ToivonenOla Toivonen
Substitution68
9
VorobeyAndriy Vorobey
Substitution61
10
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
14
LysenkoVolodymyr Lysenko
Substitution81
16
NijlandStefan Nijland
16
PostupalenkoAnton Postupalenko
22
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák
Substitution90+1
19
BarilkoSerhiy Barilko
30
ReisJonathan Reis
42
KaitaSani Kaita

Coach

Fred Rutten (NED) Myron Markevich (UKR)

Referee

Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Bozatzidis (GRE), Christos Akrivos (GRE)

Fourth official

Dimitrios Kalopoulos (GRE)

Additional assistant referees

Michael Koukoulakis (GRE), Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)

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