Europa League

October 25, 2012



1 - 2

FC Metalist Kharkiv

Group K

17:00 +00:00, October 25, 2012

Lerkendal , Norway

Referee: Olegario Benquerenca

Metalist boost qualification hopes

Late goals from Bonfim Marlos and Cleiton Xavier maintained Metalist's hopes of reaching the Europa League knockout stages as they came from behind to win 2-1 in Rosenborg in Group K.

The Ukrainians went into the game as big favourites but were under pressure from the start with Borek Dockal forcing goalkeeper Oleksandr Goryainov to punch away his shot from 18 yards after 16 minutes.

Looking edgy, Goryainov fumbled a cross from Mikael Dorsin, and could only parry a shot from the left channel by Rade Prica as the Norwegians pressed for an opener.

Sebastian Blanco had Metalist's first real chance in the 27th minute when he lashed a left-foot shot over the bar, then Freda Taison came even closer with a right-foot drive which home keeper Daniel Orlund tipped round the post.

Goryainov saved a close-range header by John Chibuike before Rosenborg grabbed a deserved lead one minute into the second half when Chibuike crossed for Tarik Elyounoussi to fire home low from 12 yards.

Goryainov fumbled another effort from Jonas Svensson then saved superbly to deny Prica as Rosenborg pressed for a second, with Tore Reginiussen firing just over the bar from the resulting corner.

Chibuike brought another fine save out of the keeper before Metalist grabbed their equaliser with 10 minutes to go, Marlos firing home low from the edge of the six-yard box after a cross from Cristian Villagra.

And Metalist grabbed victory in the 89th minute after Taison was fouled by Mikkel Diskerud and Cleiton blasted the resulting free-kick past Orlund from 20 yards.

Scoring Summary

Rosenborg FC Metalist Kharkiv
Tarik Elyounossi (46')Bonfim Marlos (80')
 Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier (89')


Rosenborg FC Metalist Kharkiv
Daniel Orlund29 Oleksandr Goryainov
Mikael Dorsin3 Cristian Villagra
Tore Reginiussen15 Vinicius Fininho
24 Stefan Strandberg6 Marco Natanel Torsiglieri
Cristian Gamboa19 Juan Manuel Torres
42 Mikkel Diskerud23 Sebastian Blanco
10 John Chibuike30 Papa Gueye
22 Jonas Svensson10 Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier
Borek Dockal25 Bonfim Marlos
Rade Prica86 Willian
17 Tarik Elyounossi7 Freda Barcellos Taison
12 Alexander Lund HansenVladimir Disljenkovic 81
14 Jon Inge HoilandMilan Obradovic 22
5 Per Verner RonningOleg Shelayev 5
7 Awal IssahEdmar Aparesida 8
20 O. SelnaesPavlo Rebenok 82
11 Steffen IversenVyacheslav Sharpar 13
28 Daniel Fredheim HolmJonathan Cristaldo 21
Daniel Fredheim Holm for John Chibuike (77)
Jonathan Cristaldo for Willian (46)
 Edmar Aparesida for Sebastian Blanco (72)
 Pavlo Rebenok for Bonfim Marlos (90)
Yellow Cards
Mikkel Diskerud (89)
Marco Natanel Torsiglieri (86)
· Squads: Rosenborg | FC Metalist Kharkiv