Europa League

November 8, 2012


FC Metalist Kharkiv

3 - 1


Group K

15:05 EST, November 8, 2012

OSK Metalist Stadium

Referee: Matej Jug

Metalist keep up pressure

Metalist Kharkiv remained level on points with Group K leaders Bayer Leverkusen following a 3-1 victory over Rosenborg in the Europa League.

Freda Taison had given the hosts an ideal start with a goal in the fourth minute and they were clearly the better side in the first half.

However, Rosenborg equalised through Borek Dockal three minutes before half-time.

It was a far more even contest after the break but the Ukrainians edged ahead through Cleiton Xavier before Juan Manuel Torres sealed victory in injury time.

It took the hosts little time to go ahead. Vinicius Fininho's pass from the left found Taison and the striker directed a right-footed volley into the top left-hand corner of the goal.

Cristian Villagra's shot was caught by Alexander Lund Hansen as the Ukrainians pressed again before Steffen Iversen finally had a shot for the visitors, his 20-yard effort going wide.

The hosts almost doubled their lead just after the half-hour when Jonathan Cristaldo's left-footed shot was tipped round the post by Lund Hansen.

But against the odds the Norwegian side pulled level in the 42nd minute.

Daniel Fredheim Holm's pass from the right found Dockal in the centre of the penalty area and he slotted the ball into the middle of the goal.

The hosts almost at once regained the lead, Cristaldo's right-footed shot from close range saved with his feet by Lund Hansen but it was all square at the break.

The visitors had two long-range shots which failed to test the keeper before Lund Hansen was again called into action when he parried Bonfim Marlos' left-footed strike.

But it was a far more even contest now, Dockal having an effort blocked before Edmar's header from the centre of the area was blocked by Rosenborg defender Tore Reginiussen.

Dockal was prominent and he forced a save from Oleksandr Goryainov following a right-footed shot - however, the hosts reclaimed the lead little more than a minute later.

Taison's pass from the left found Xavier and he slotted the ball into the bottom left of the goal.

Torres then wrapped up victory when he fired in a left-footed shot in injury time.

Scoring Summary

FC Metalist Kharkiv Rosenborg
Freda Barcellos Taison (4')Borek Dockal (42')
Ribeiro Cleiton Xavier (70') 
Juan Manuel Torres (90') 


FC Metalist Kharkiv Rosenborg
81 Vladimir Disljenkovic12 Alexander Lund Hansen
3 Cristian VillagraMikael Dorsin
15 Vinicius FininhoTore Reginiussen
6 Marco Natanel Torsiglieri24 Stefan Strandberg
Edmar AparesidaCristian Gamboa
19 Juan Manuel Torres7 Awal Issah
30 Papa Gueye22 Jonas Svensson
10 Ribeiro Cleiton XavierBorek Dockal
25 Bonfim Marlos20 O. Selnaes
21 Jonathan Cristaldo11 Steffen Iversen
7 Freda Barcellos Taison28 Daniel Fredheim Holm
29 Oleksandr GoryainovDaniel Orlund 1
22 Milan ObradovicJon Inge Hoiland 14
17 Sergei PshenichnikhPer Verner Ronning 5
23 Sebastian BlancoMikkel Diskerud 42
82 Pavlo RebenokJaime Alas 13
13 Vyacheslav SharparRade Prica 9
86 WillianRobin Yosefa Bjornholm 36
Oleksandr Goryainov for Vladimir Disljenkovic (46)
Mikkel Diskerud for O. Selnaes (63)
Willian for Jonathan Cristaldo (75)
Per Verner Ronning for Stefan Strandberg (79)
Sebastian Blanco for Freda Barcellos Taison (82)
Jon Inge Hoiland for Steffen Iversen (84)
Yellow Cards
Edmar Aparesida (66)
Jonas Svensson (64)
 Mikael Dorsin (88)
· Rosters: FC Metalist Kharkiv | Rosenborg