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De Pauw powers Lokeren to Metalist win

Published: Thursday 2 October 2014, 21.23CET
KSC Lokeren OV 1-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Nill De Pauw's fine finish on 74 minutes earned the hosts their first points in Group L after a tight game in Belgium.
by Chris Burke
from Daknam
De Pauw powers Lokeren to Metalist win
Lokeren's Nill De Pauw (black shirt) celebrates his opening goal against Metalist ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

LokerenMetalist

Goals scored1
 
0
Possession (%)50
 
50
Total attempts15
 
8
on target6
 
4
off target6
 
3
blocked3
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
1
Offsides7
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
9

Standings

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Last updated: 26/06/2015 18:32 CET
Published: Thursday 2 October 2014, 21.23CET

De Pauw powers Lokeren to Metalist win

KSC Lokeren OV 1-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Nill De Pauw's fine finish on 74 minutes earned the hosts their first points in Group L after a tight game in Belgium.

Nill De Pauw breaks deadlock in tight game after 74 minutes
Lokeren earn their first Group L points; Metalist suffer second loss
Metalist's Ayila Yussuf makes his 50th appearance in UEFA club competition
Next games: Trabzonspor v Lokeren, Metalist v Legia (23 October)

KSC Lokeren OV claimed their first points in UEFA Europa League Group L courtesy of a 1-0 success against FC Metalist Kharkiv, Nill De Pauw eventually edging a tight encounter in Belgium.

Both sides looked eager to bounce back after losing their opening games, but it took a composed, precise finish to finally decide a match short on clear chances. Pressure had come at either end, yet the Belgian Cup holders were fully worth their win as De Pauw delivered the telling blow on 74 minutes.

They had certainly kicked off with bright intentions, heeding coach Peter Maes's call to make home advantage count. That translated into an early opening for Mbaye Leye, who was thwarted by goalkeeper Vladimir Dišljenković after racing clear, but gradually the tide of the first half turned as Metalist's players employed their crisp technique to good effect.

Igor Rakhaiev's men struggled for more than territorial gains, however, home custodian Boubacar Barry saving comfortably from Cristian Villagra and Serhiy Bolbat, and immediately after the restart Lokeren were back. Indeed, Besart Abdurahimi should perhaps have done better after bursting through Metalist's rearguard; instead his under-hit attempt was easily saved.

As in the first period, Metalist would not be denied pressure of their own, and Cleiton Xavier forced Barry to tip over a fierce effort at his near post. It was Lokeren who ultimately broke the deadlock, though, De Pauw advancing towards the left edge of the area, cutting inside his marker and curling an excellent shot low past Dišljenković.

Last updated: 03/06/15 3.41CET

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Lineups

lokeren

Lokeren

metalist

Metalist

1
BarryBoubacar Barry (GK)
81
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
2
ScholzAlexander Scholz
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
Yellow Card30
3
OdoiDenis Odoi
7
BolbatSerhiy Bolbat
Substitution68
5
MaricMijat Maric
8
EdmarEdmar
Yellow Card84
7
OvermeireKillian Overmeire (C)
10
Cleiton XavierCleiton Xavier
8
PersoonsKoen Persoons
14
HomenyukVolodymyr Homenyuk
9
LeyeMbaye Leye
Substitution71
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
Yellow Card24
Substitution85
13
GalitsiosGiorgos Galitsios
24
YussufAyila Yussuf
18
AbdurahimiBesart Abdurahimi
Substitution79
30
GueyePapa Gueye (C)
20
VanakenHans Vanaken
Yellow Card84
Substitution88
32
KrasnopyorovOleg Krasnopyorov
29
De PauwNill De Pauw
Goal74
Yellow Card90
77
KobinVasyl Kobin
Substitution61

Substitutes

12
LazicJugoslav Lazic (GK)
29
GoryainovOlexandr Goryainov (GK)
4
MertensGrégory Mertens
4
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
Substitution85
6
Arthur HenriqueArthur Henrique
6
TorsiglieriMarco Torsiglieri
11
KayaOnur Kaya
22
KulakovDenys Kulakov
Substitution68
14
RemacleJordan Remacle
Substitution79
43
TkachukYuriy Tkachuk
17
DessersCyriel Dessers
Substitution71
46
RadchenkoArtem Radchenko
Substitution61
28
NgolockEvariste Ngolock
Substitution88
86
BarilkoVladimir Barilko

Coach

Peter Maes (BEL) Igor Rakhayev (UKR)

Referee

Stephan Studer (SUI)

Assistant referees

Sandro Pozzi (SUI), Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)

Fourth official

Vital Jobin (SUI)

Additional assistant referees

Alain Bieri (SUI), Stephan Klossner (SUI)

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