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Taison on target as Metalist hold AZ

Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 20.55CET
FC Metalist Kharkiv 1-1 AZ Alkmaar
Taison's low drive earned a deserved share of the spoils for Myron Markevich's Metalist in the battle of the Group G leaders.
Taison on target as Metalist hold AZ
Taison put away a fine equaliser for Metalist ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MetalistAZ

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target11
 
3
Corners7
 
5
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed24
 
17
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group G

PPts
1AZ Alkmaar AZ24
2FC Metalist Kharkiv Metalist24
3FK Austria Wien Austria Wien23
4Malmö FF Malmö20
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 20.55CET

Taison on target as Metalist hold AZ

FC Metalist Kharkiv 1-1 AZ Alkmaar
Taison's low drive earned a deserved share of the spoils for Myron Markevich's Metalist in the battle of the Group G leaders.

AZ Alkmaar captain Niklas Moisander's 26th-birthday celebrations ended on a low note as the Dutch side were pegged back by their closest UEFA Europa League Group G rivals, FC Metalist Kharkiv, in Ukraine.

Jozy Altidore had fired AZ ahead in the first half, but Metalist were rewarded for a much-improved showing after the interval, with Taison's effort earning them a share of the points. Defender Moisander should have seen it coming: he has twice previously been on the team sheet for UEFA games on his birthday, and on both occasions the final score was 1-1.

AZ went into the match without a win in 12 European away trips but seemed to have the measure of their hosts soon after the start. Metalist like to attack, as FK Austria Wien discovered to their cost on matchday one, but Gertjan Verbeek's side fought fire with fire, hassling and harrying.

Moments after having a header saved by Oleksandr Goryainov, Altidore beat the Metalist goalkeeper on 26 minutes, finishing crisply from the left as Ragnar Klavan's ball caught the home side napping.

Cristian Villagra and Cleiton Xavier responded with shots more in hope than expectation, but a Metalist attack that had looked light in the first half grew teeth over the break. Jonathan Cristaldo headed against the base of Esteban Alvarado's post and trundled another effort wide before, on 76 minutes, Taison cut inside defender Dirk Marcellis and smashed a low shot from the edge of the box inside the diving keeper's right-hand post.

Last updated: 15/12/11 23.28CET

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Lineups

metalist

Metalist

az

AZ

29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK)
34
EstebanEsteban (GK)
2
RomanchukOleksandr Romanchuk
3
MarcellisDirk Marcellis
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
7
GudmundssonJohann Gudmundsson
Substitution78
6
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
8
MaherAdam Maher
8
EdmarEdmar
14
KlavanRagnar Klavan
10
Cleiton XavierCleiton Xavier (C)
15
S. PoulsenSimon Poulsen
Yellow Card59
11
SosaJosé Sosa
16
WernbloomPontus Wernbloom
Yellow Card44
19
TorresChaco Torres
Yellow Card39
Substitution70
17
AltidoreJozy Altidore
Goal26
Yellow Card28
Substitution81
21
CristaldoJonathan Cristaldo
20
ElmRasmus Elm
Yellow Card62
Substitution77
30
GueyePapa Gueye
Yellow Card60
23
BeerensRoy Beerens
77
TaisonTaison
Goal76
Yellow Card90+2
Substitution90+2
25
MoisanderNiklas Moisander (C)

Substitutes

1
StartsevMaksym Startsev (GK)
21
HeijblokErik Heijblok (GK)
4
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
4
ViergeverNick Viergever
Substitution77
5
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
Substitution90+2
6
ReijnenEtienne Reijnen
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
26
OrtizCelso Ortiz
Substitution78
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
30
HollandJames Holland
23
BlancoSebastián Blanco
35
BenschopCharlison Benschop
Substitution81
33
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution70
42
LuckassenKevin Luckassen

Coach

Myron Markevich (UKR) Gertjan Verbeek (NED)

Referee

Marcin Borski (POL)

Assistant referees

Rafal Rostkowski (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)

Fourth official

Adam Lyczmanski (POL)

Additional assistant referees

Dawid Piasecki (POL), Daniel Stefanski (POL)

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