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Taison and Metalist put Salzburg on the ropes

Published: Thursday 16 February 2012, 20.55CET
FC Salzburg 0-4 FC Metalist Kharkiv
On target in the first minute, Taison spearheaded a vibrant attacking display which puts the visitors on the brink of the last 16.
Taison and Metalist put Salzburg on the ropes
Metalist celebrate one of their three first-half goals ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SalzburgMetalist

Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target2
 
7
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners3
 
5
Offsides6
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
14
Yellow cards5
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 16 February 2012, 20.55CET

Taison and Metalist put Salzburg on the ropes

FC Salzburg 0-4 FC Metalist Kharkiv
On target in the first minute, Taison spearheaded a vibrant attacking display which puts the visitors on the brink of the last 16.

FC Metalist Kharkiv turned in a display of wonderfully astute attacking intent to overwhelm FC Salzburg and move to the brink of a place in the UEFA Europa League round of 16.

Jonathan Cristaldo twice applied the finishing touch in a rampant first-half performance from Metalist, but it was Taison, the man who put them ahead in the first minute, who left Ricardo Moniz's charges chasing shadows. A paradigm of vision and energy, the Brazilian forward epitomised Metalist's forward-thinking, inventive and clinical display, with Marko Dević icing the cake in added time.

The hosts may have expected some rustiness after two months' rest, but the laxness of David Mendes da Silva and Douglas da Silva in presenting Taison with possession after just 20 seconds could not have been accounted for. Though Metalist are in a mid-winter break themselves, their livewire striker needed no second invitation and duly rounded goalkeeper Alexander Walke and finished with minimum fuss.

It was little surprise when the visitors doubled their advantage on 37 minutes, Taison's cute ball releasing Fininho, whose intelligent cut-back gave Cristaldo a simple finish. Still reeling, Salzburg were torn to shreds once more four minutes later. Their tormenters-in-chief were in direct cahoots on this occasion, Cristaldo exchanging passes with Taison before shooting under Walke.

Salzburg finally had a sniff of Oleksandr Goryainov's goal after the interval, but only half-chances fell the way of Jakob Jantscher and Simon Cziommer and Metalist's keeper remained redundant. Walke had no such luxury and was required to show fine reactions to keep out Papa Gueye's header on 62 minutes.

In pursuit of a glimmer of hope late on, Salzburg had their misery compounded when Metalist broke in typically polished fashion and added a fourth thanks to Dević's composed finish.

Last updated: 02/03/12 10.55CET

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Lineups

salzburg

Salzburg

metalist

Metalist

33
WalkeAlexander Walke (GK)
29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK)
3
DouglasDouglas
Substitution26
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
4
MendesDavid Mendes
Substitution46
6
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
11
ZárateGonzalo Zárate
Substitution63
8
EdmarEdmar
14
JantscherJakob Jantscher
10
Cleiton XavierCleiton Xavier (C)
Yellow Card22
Substitution87
18
ŠventoDušan Švento
11
SosaJosé Sosa
19
CziommerSimon Cziommer
Yellow Card85
15
FininhoFininho
Yellow Card27
22
HierländerStefan Hierländer
Yellow Card83
21
CristaldoJonathan Cristaldo
Yellow Card28
Goal37
Goal41
Substitution66
26
Jonatan SorianoJonatan Soriano
23
BlancoSebastián Blanco
30
LeonardoLeonardo (C)
30
GueyePapa Gueye
36
HintereggerMartin Hinteregger
Yellow Card69
77
TaisonTaison
Goal1
Substitution75

Substitutes

1
GustafssonEddie Gustafsson (GK)
81
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
6
SchweglerChristian Schwegler
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
8
PasanenPetri Pasanen
Substitution46
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
9
MaierhoferStefan Maierhofer
Substitution26
Yellow Card37
19
TorresChaco Torres
Substitution87
17
UlmerAndreas Ulmer
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović
21
LindgrenRasmus Lindgren
Substitution63
Yellow Card87
25
MarlosMarlos
Substitution66
39
TeiglGeorg Teigl
33
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution75
Goal90+1

Coach

Ricardo Moniz (NED) Myron Markevich (UKR)

Referee

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Assistant referees

Siniša Premužaj (CRO), Igor Krmar (CRO)

Fourth official

Ante Vučemilović (CRO)

Additional assistant referees

Igor Pristovnik (CRO), Damir Batinić (CRO)

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