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Xavier stays cool as Metalist win in Vienna

Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 22.58CET
FK Austria Wien 1-2 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Captain Cleiton Xavier struck the winner from the penalty spot as the Ukrainian entertainers stole the show in Vienna.
Xavier stays cool as Metalist win in Vienna
Austria Wien forward Nacer Barazite in action with Edmar ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Austria WienMetalist

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target3
 
4
Corners0
5
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
19
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group G

PPts
1AZ Alkmaar AZ13
2FC Metalist Kharkiv Metalist13
3FK Austria Wien Austria Wien10
4Malmö FF Malmö10
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 22.58CET

Xavier stays cool as Metalist win in Vienna

FK Austria Wien 1-2 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Captain Cleiton Xavier struck the winner from the penalty spot as the Ukrainian entertainers stole the show in Vienna.

A Cleiton Xavier penalty completed an FC Metalist Kharkiv comeback as FK Austria Wien failed to capitalise on taking an early lead in their UEFA Europa League Group G opener.

Tomáš Jun struck on seven minutes and it seemed for a while that slow and steady might win the day. However, defender Papa Gueye headed the visitors level after the break and Xavier sealed all three points with a coolly taken penalty 11 minutes from the end.

Metalist have gained a reputation as entertainers in Ukraine, and Myron Markevich's side sparkled and harried from the off, only to concede to Austria Wien's first meaningful attack. Nacer Barazite's cross found the head of Roland Linz, and while Gueye blocked that effort, there was no stopping Jun, who smashed the loose ball eagerly into Oleksandr Goryainov's net.

Quick and inventive, Metalist delighted in making their hosts look slow and cumbersome, but they found Austria Wien's sturdy rearguard hard to breach. The impish Taison lifted the ball over Pascal Grünwald, but the lack of power in his shot made for an easy clearance, while it was more by luck than judgement that Jonathan Cristaldo struck the bar as his downward header looped alarmingly over the goalkeeper.

Uncharacteristically, Metalist's equaliser owed nothing to their South American-accented skill; Milan Obradović's corner arced in from the right and Gueye muscled through to head it in. Georg Margreitter then nodded an innocuous-looking Obradović centre on to his own crossbar, before Grünwald pulled Cristaldo down and Xavier neatly dinked the penalty inside the No1's left-hand post.

Last updated: 08/12/12 21.28CET

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Lineups

austria wien

Austria Wien

metalist

Metalist

1
P. GrünwaldPascal Grünwald (GK)
Yellow Card78
29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK)
3
MargreitterGeorg Margreitter
Yellow Card61
2
RomanchukOleksandr Romanchuk
4
RoguljKaja Rogulj
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
Substitution38
6
HlinkaPeter Hlinka
6
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
7
KleinFlorian Klein
8
EdmarEdmar
Yellow Card44
9
LinzRoland Linz (C)
10
Cleiton XavierCleiton Xavier (C)
Goal79
10
A. GrünwaldAlexander Grünwald
Substitution80
11
SosaJosé Sosa
11
JunTomáš Jun
Goal7
Substitution84
19
TorresChaco Torres
Yellow Card59
16
JunuzovicZlatko Junuzovic
Yellow Card29
21
CristaldoJonathan Cristaldo
Yellow Card54
Substitution85
29
SuttnerMarkus Suttner
30
GueyePapa Gueye
Goal56
39
BaraziteNacer Barazite
77
TaisonTaison

Substitutes

13
LindnerHeinz Lindner (GK)
1
StartsevMaksym Startsev (GK)
14
OrtlechnerManuel Ortlechner
4
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
Substitution90
17
MaderFlorian Mader
5
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
Substitution85
19
StankovicMarko Stankovic
Substitution84
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
20
GorgonAlexander Gorgon
Substitution80
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović
Substitution38
Yellow Card83
Substitution90
22
LeovacMarin Leovac
23
BlancoSebastián Blanco
30
KochFabian Koch
24
BudnikYevhen Budnik

Coach

Karl Daxbacher (AUT) Myron Markevich (UKR)

Referee

Mike Dean (ENG)

Assistant referees

Stuart Burt (ENG), Adam Watts (ENG)

Fourth official

Lee Probert (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Lee Mason (ENG), Kevin Friend (ENG)

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