Group stage (Group F) - 15/12/2010 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time) - Olympique de la Pontaise - Lausanne
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Lausanne - Palermo 0-1 - 15/12/2010 - match_page - UEFA Europa League 2011

Muñoz on target as Palermo beat Lausanne

Published: Wednesday 15 December 2010, 20.56CET
FC Lausanne-Sport 0-1 US Città di Palermo
The Group F placings had been decided before kick-off, yet Ezequiel Muñoz ensured Palermo signed off with a win in Switzerland.
by Josh Hershman
Muñoz on target as Palermo beat Lausanne
Palermo celebrate Ezequiel Muñoz's late winner at Lausanne ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

LausannePalermo

Goals scored0
1
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
6
Attempts off target6
 
6
Corners6
 
5
Fouls committed16
 
12
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Published: Wednesday 15 December 2010, 20.56CET

Muñoz on target as Palermo beat Lausanne

FC Lausanne-Sport 0-1 US Città di Palermo
The Group F placings had been decided before kick-off, yet Ezequiel Muñoz ensured Palermo signed off with a win in Switzerland.

US Città di Palermo signed off their UEFA Europa League Group F campaign with a win away to the bottom club FC Lausanne-Sport.

Palermo had the better of the chances and finally made Lausanne pay with an Ezequiel Muñoz header six minutes from time. The win moved the Sicilian club on to seven points, two behind second-placed AC Sparta Praha, but their fate had already been decided.

Palermo adapted better to the freezing conditions in the first half and fashioned the more clear-cut chances. Brazilian winger João Pedro nearly made Lausanne's Guillaume Katz pay for a poor 28th-minute clearance only for his left-footed strike to skim the top of the crossbar.

The breakthrough almost came just past the half-hour mark when Nicola Rigoni's effort deflected past Anthony Favre's right-hand post with the keeper stranded. Favre had to be on his toes again to tip Pajtim Kasami's 35th-minute shot round the post after good work in the build up from Massimo Maccarone.

Another chance went begging for Palermo when Maccarone's powerful shot from the edge of the box was palmed into the path of Pedro, who somehow managed to miss the target with the follow-up.

Lausanne captain Fabio Celestini almost capped his final appearance for the Swiss club with a thundering 35-metre volley but it came back off the crossbar with Palermo's Francesco Benussi beaten.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 86th minute when Muñoz towered above the Lausanne defence to head past Favre and into the bottom right-hand corner. It had no long-term consequence for either side, though; both were eliminated from a pool won convincingly by PFC CSKA Moskva.

Last updated: 16/12/10 23.14CET

Related information

Player profiles

Team profiles

Lineups

lausanne

Lausanne

palermo

Palermo

1
FavreAnthony Favre (GK)
99
BenussiFrancesco Benussi (GK)
4
RochatBigambo Rochat
4
KasamiPajtim Kasami
6
KatzGuillaume Katz
7
João PedroJoão Pedro
8
SilvioSilvio
Yellow Card86'
11
LiveraniFabio Liverani
10
SteubleMartin Steuble
16
CassaniMattia Cassani (C)
Substitution57'
13
AvanziniMichel Avanzini
Substitution77'
23
NocerinoAntonio Nocerino
Substitution65'
14
MeoliSébastien Meoli
24
RigoniNicola Rigoni
17
CelestiniFabio Celestini (C)
Substitution87'
25
GlikKamil Glik
19
CarruptAbdul Carrupt
Substitution83'
29
GarcíaSantiago García
Yellow Card74'
24
SonneratJérôme Sonnerat
32
MaccaroneMassimo Maccarone
Substitution90'
30
TosiRodrigo Tosi
Yellow Card90+2'
95
PrestiaGiuseppe Prestia

Substitutes

18
CastejonMickael Castejon (GK)
46
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
7
MunsyRidge Munsy
Substitution83'
5
BovoCesare Bovo
9
RouxJocelyn Roux
Substitution87'
6
MuñozEzequiel Muñoz
Substitution57'
Goal84'
11
Pasche Alexandre Pasche
Substitution77'
10
MiccoliFabrizio Miccoli
16
GétazNicolas Gétaz
42
BalzarettiFederico Balzaretti
21
KilincDavid Kilinc
92
ArdizzoneFrancesco Ardizzone
Substitution65'
98
ZerboGabriele Zerbo
Substitution90'

Coach

Martin Rueda (SUI) Delio Rossi (ITA)

Referee

Anton Genov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Nikola Dzhuganski (BUL), Nikolay Angelov (BUL)

Fourth official

Alexander Kostadinov (BUL)

Additional assistant referees

Stanislav Todorov (BUL), Nikolay Yordanov (BUL)

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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