Group stage (Group I) - 04/11/2010 - 21:05CET (21:05 local time) - Stadio Luigi Ferraris - Genoa
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Sampdoria - Metalist 0-0 - 04/11/2010 - match_page - UEFA Europa League 2011

Sampdoria find no way past Metalist

Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 22.50CET
UC Sampdoria 0-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Daniele Gastaldello hit the bar and Papa Gueye twice cleared off his goal line as the Ukrainian side stood their ground in Genoa.
by Paolo Menicucci
from Stadio Luigi Ferraris
Sampdoria find no way past Metalist
Papa Gueye denied Sampdoria late on in Genoa ©FC Metalist Kharkiv
 

Match statistics

SampdoriaMetalist

Goals scored0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
0
Attempts off target8
 
7
Corners6
 
5
Fouls committed18
 
23
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Published: Thursday 4 November 2010, 22.50CET

Sampdoria find no way past Metalist

UC Sampdoria 0-0 FC Metalist Kharkiv
Daniele Gastaldello hit the bar and Papa Gueye twice cleared off his goal line as the Ukrainian side stood their ground in Genoa.

UC Sampdoria hit the bar and had two cleared off the line as FC Metalist Kharkiv held on at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris to remain second in UEFA Europa League Group I.

Both sides started the game at high tempo with chances coming at either end. Guido Marilungo and Nicola Pozzi, replacing Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini in the Blucerchiati attack, combined well to create the first for the home side after seven minutes, but the latter lost his footing with only Vladimir Dišljenković to beat and missed the target. Ten minutes later, Metalist went close when Milan Obradović failed to turn in a dangerous Cleiton Xavier cross. The ball ended up with Denys Oliynyk, who fired wide.

Sampdoria raised the pressure after the half-hour mark and went close twice in the space of a minute. First, Papa Gueye came to Dišljenković's rescue, heading Stefano Guberti's volley over the bar following an Andrea Poli cross. From the resulting corner, Daniele Gastaldello hit the bar with a powerful header with Cristian Villagra stopping the loose ball from crossing the line. Just ahead of the interval it was Obradović who denied Sampdoria, blocking a close-range Gastaldello shot following another corner.

The tempo was much slower in the second half and Metalist managed to keep a tighter rein on Sampdoria's attacks despite the introduction of Pazzini. The Italy striker had a low shot saved by Dišljenković five minutes from time, and Daniele Dessena almost made the critical breakthrough a minute later, but Senegalese defender Gueye was once more on hand to get in the way on the line of his point-blank header.

The point leaves Sampdoria five behind leaders PSV Eindhoven ahead of their meeting in Genoa on 1 December, when Metalist take on eliminated Debreceni VSC.

Last updated: 17/11/10 12.55CET

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Player profiles

Team profiles

Lineups

sampdoria

Sampdoria

metalist

Metalist

1
Da CostaAngelo Da Costa (GK)
81
DišljenkovićVladimir Dišljenković (GK)
Yellow Card89'
3
ZieglerReto Ziegler
3
VillagraCristian Villagra
Substitution74'
4
DessenaDaniele Dessena
7
ValyayevSerhiy Valyayev
8
GubertiStefano Guberti
Substitution72'
8
EdmarEdmar
9
PozziNicola Pozzi
10
Cleiton XavierCleiton Xavier
16
PoliAndrea Poli
Substitution63'
11
OliynykDenys Oliynyk
Substitution87'
17
PalomboAngelo Palombo (C)
15
FininhoFininho
19
CacciatoreFabrizio Cacciatore
22
ObradovićMilan Obradović (C)
26
VoltaMassimo Volta
30
GueyePapa Gueye
Yellow Card45'
28
GastaldelloDaniele Gastaldello
Yellow Card42'
33
DevićMarko Dević
Substitution63'
89
MarilungoGuido Marilungo
Substitution63'
37
BordianVitalie Bordian

Substitutes

22
FiorilloVincenzo Fiorillo (GK)
20
StartsevMaxym Startsev (GK)
6
LucchiniStefano Lucchini
2
RomanchukOlexandr Romanchuk
Substitution63'
7
ManniniDaniele Mannini
Substitution63'
4
BerezovchukAndriy Berezovchuk
10
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Substitution63'
5
ShelayevOleg Shelayev
Substitution74'
11
KomanVladimir Koman
Substitution72'
9
VorobeyAndriy Vorobey
Substitution87'
21
SammarcoPaolo Sammarco
17
PshenychnykhSerhiy Pshenychnykh
78
ZauriLuciano Zauri
42
KaitaSani Kaita

Coach

Domenico Di Carlo (ITA) Myron Markevich (UKR)

Referee

Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (ESP)

Assistant referees

Victoriano Diaz Casado (ESP), Manuel Angel Torre Cimiano (ESP)

Fourth official

José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Antonio Rubinos Pérez (ESP), Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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