The official website for European football

Dević hails deadly Metalist after Austria coup

Published: Thursday 1 December 2011, 10.42CET
Marko Dević applauded FC Metalist Kharkiv's finishing after they sealed top spot in Group G with a 4-1 win over FK Austria Wien whose captain Markus Suttner is still hopeful of progress.
by Boris Popov

This content is streamed in such a way that it is protected and available only in a Flash format. Your device seems not to be compatible with our Flash video player.

Match statistics

MetalistAustria Wien

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
5
Attempts off target7
 
6
Corners6
 
7
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed13
 
7
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group G

PPts
1FC Metalist Kharkiv Metalist513
2AZ Alkmaar AZ57
3FK Austria Wien Austria Wien55
4Malmö FF Malmö51
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 1 December 2011, 10.42CET

Dević hails deadly Metalist after Austria coup

Marko Dević applauded FC Metalist Kharkiv's finishing after they sealed top spot in Group G with a 4-1 win over FK Austria Wien whose captain Markus Suttner is still hopeful of progress.

Goalscorer Marko Dević put FC Metalist Kharkiv's 4-1 victory against FK Austria Wien down to superior finishing as the Ukrainian side confirmed progress to the UEFA Europa League knockout phase as Group G winners. All is not lost for Austria Wien, however, after AZ Alkmaar missed their opportunity to seal second place by drawing at Malmö FF and captain Markus Suttner is not giving up yet. The Violets must beat the Swedish club on matchday six to give themselves a chance and hope Metalist do them a favour in Alkmaar.

Marko Dević, Metalist forward
It was not an easy game. Austria are a very good team but tonight our better finishing got us the win. In all other areas – passing, possession, pressing – they were equal to us. We have achieved our task of qualifying, but even more we have secured first place and done it with a game remaining. We are not planning to go to Alkmaar like tourists. Of course, it's up to the coach who will start that match, but I can assure our fans and Austria supporters that whoever plays will give everything to win.

Edmar, Metalist midfielder
It was a difficult game because we are a bit tired after a lot of matches recently, and also because, despite the result, Austria played better than in the first game [a 2-1 Metalist win in Vienna]. We have secured top spot already and in two weeks we'll have no pressure to get a result so we are planning to play good football in Alkmaar. Of course, I hope this will pay off and we get three points.

Marco Torsiglieri, Metalist defender
The score is a very good reflection of our performance. We had the match under control for 90 minutes. Also our good physical condition at the moment helped us keep a high tempo all game. It was important to qualify in first place and we have done it.

Markus Suttner, Austria defender
Metalist are a good team and we already knew that. The match did not start well for us as they scored an early opener, but we equalised straight away. Unfortunately we conceded the second just before half-time – I think that was the moment the match was over for us. In the next game I hope Metalist win in the Netherlands. It will be very difficult to score six goals against Malmö so we must hope Metalist win and that we do so too, to qualify for the next round.

Last updated: 08/12/12 23.14CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2012/matches/round=2000272/match=2007385/postmatch/quotes/index.html#devic+hails+deadly+metalist

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.