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Metalist pay the penalty as Sporting progress

Published: Thursday 5 April 2012, 23.20CET
FC Metalist Kharkiv 1-1 Sporting Clube de Portugal (agg: 2-3)
Cleiton Xavier was made to pay for his missed penalty as Sporting progressed to the semi-finals courtesy of Ricky van Wolfswinkel's header.
by Boris Popov
from Metalist Stadium

Match statistics

MetalistSporting

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
3
Attempts off target3
 
4
Corners8
 
3
Offsides0
6
Fouls committed25
 
20
Yellow cards5
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 5 April 2012, 23.20CET

Metalist pay the penalty as Sporting progress

FC Metalist Kharkiv 1-1 Sporting Clube de Portugal (agg: 2-3)
Cleiton Xavier was made to pay for his missed penalty as Sporting progressed to the semi-finals courtesy of Ricky van Wolfswinkel's header.

FC Metalist Kharkiv were made to pay for Cleiton Xavier's second-half penalty miss as their UEFA Europa League run came to an end at the hands of Sporting Clube de Portugal, who will play Athletic Club in the semi-finals.

Needing to oveturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit, it was the hosts who created the only meaningful chances before the break. However, the visitors struck first to extend their aggregate lead through Ricky van Wolfswinkel's 44th-minute header. Jonathan Cristaldo gave Metalist hope 12 minutes into the second half but their hopes faded when Xavier's penalty was saved by Rui Patrício and Sporting held on.

Metalist controlled the game after a cautious start but struggled to convert their early dominance into clear-cut chances. A Cristaldo header which went narrowly over from Xavier's cross was the closest they came early on. Xavier was involved again moments later but Patrício was alert to deny the Metalist captain at his near post.

Taison was a constant threat for Myron Markevich's men and could have given his side the lead just past the half-hour. The Brazilian dribbled past Xandão and evaded the attentions of Stijn Schaars but fired straight at Patrício. Content to play on the counterattack, Sporting's tactics paid off a minute before the break when Van Wolfswinkel climbed above Serhiy Pshenychnykh to head Diego Capel's cross into the bottom left-hand corner.

Marko Dević came off the bench to good effect in last week's opener and he was influential in getting Metalist back into the tie on 57 minutes. The 28-year-old flicked a long ball into the path of Xavier, who cut in from the left to smash past Patrício and give the tournament's top-scorers a lifeline. Dević was involved again six minutes later when he was brought down in the penalty area by Emiliano Insúa. Patrício dived to his left to keep out Xavier's spot kick and preserve his side's aggregate lead.

The hosts continued to pour forward in search of the goal that would have taken the game into extra time but Sporting kept them at bay to set up a meeting with Athletic.

Last updated: 25/09/14 5.29CET

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Lineups

metalist

Metalist

sporting

Sporting

29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK)
1
Rui PatrícioRui Patrício (GK)
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
4
PolgaAnderson Polga (C)
4
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
Yellow Card41
8
SchaarsStijn Schaars
8
EdmarEdmar
Substitution46
9
Van WolfswinkelRicky van Wolfswinkel
Goal44
10
Cleiton XavierCleiton Xavier (C)
Penalty64
10
IzmailovMarat Izmailov
11
SosaJosé Sosa
Yellow Card59
11
CapelDiego Capel
Substitution83
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
Substitution85
14
FernándezMatías Fernández
Substitution60
19
TorresChaco Torres
Yellow Card69
Substitution71
28
André MartinsAndré Martins
Substitution72
21
CristaldoJonathan Cristaldo
Goal57
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović
Yellow Card90+2
48
InsuaEmiliano Insua
77
TaisonTaison
Yellow Card83
93
XandãoXandão
Yellow Card63

Substitutes

81
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
12
MarceloMarcelo (GK)
5
ShelayevOleh Shelayev
6
EvaldoEvaldo
Substitution83
Yellow Card90
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
18
CarrilloAndré Carrillo
23
BlancoSebastián Blanco
Substitution85
26
André SantosAndré Santos
Substitution72
25
MarlosMarlos
Substitution71
31
Renato NetoRenato Neto
Substitution60
33
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution46
32
RibasSebastian Ribas
99
RadchenkoArtem Radchenko
33
Diego RubioDiego Rubio

Coach

Myron Markevich (UKR) Ricardo Sá Pinto (POR)

Referee

William Collum (SCO)

Assistant referees

Derek Rose (SCO), Alasdair Ross (SCO)

Fourth official

Bobby Madden (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Euan Norris (SCO), Steven McLean (SCO)

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