Thursday February 21, 2013 Last 32 Finished Metalist Stadium

Metalist Kharkiv 0 - 1 Newcastle United

  • Ameobi 64’ (pen.)

  1. Europa League - Krul heroics help Newcastle reach last 16

    Europa League - Krul heroics help Newcastle reach last 16

    Shola Ameobi scored a penalty before goalkeeper Tim Krul produced heroics as Newcastle won 1-0 at Metalist Kharkiv to reach the last 16. More

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    • Metalist Kharkiv
    • Newcastle United
    • 90+5' There goes the final whistle! All over. A 1-0 win for Newcastle on the night. 1-0 on aggregate. A deserved win in the end for Alan Pardew's side. Newcastle will face Anzhi or Hannover in the last 16.
    • 90+3' Spurs are level at 1-1 in Lyon. They look like heading for the last 16 alongside Newcastle, who are a minute or so away from victory on the night.
    • 90+1' We are into five minutes of time added on here.
    • 89' Krul has now been booked for a spot of time-wasting. Not sure what that was for.
    • 88' Krul spills the ball, but collects at the second attempt. Cristaldo booked for a late challenge as the Dutch keeper made the stop.
    • 87' Fininho booked for a spot of dissent. Gave Cabaye a real mouthful there.
    • 86' Krul with another timely stop to push Willian's flick onto a post before Haidara clears the danger. Krul in exceptional form.
    • 85' Looks like a knee problem, but Cabaye gets back to his feet. Looks like Newcastle will make a third change for these closing moments.
    • 84' Coloccini comes up with a wild clearance that wouldn't have looked out of place at Twickenham. Meanwhile, Cabaye is needing a spot of treatment here.
    • 83' Miron Markevich looks thoroughly fed up in that Metalist technical area. Wondering what might have been.
    • 82' Metalist have looked at their best in throwing caution to the wind, but one wonders why they didn't try this when the scoreline was level at 0-0.
    • 81' Blanco takes over from Edmar for the home side. Newcastle really need to get bodies up the park. Sitting too deep here.
    • 80' Jaja fires a shot at goal from five yards out, but Perch does enough to make the block. Newcastle almost paying the price for failing to clear a corner.
    • 79' Fininho deemed to be offside as that latest wave of Metalist attacking intent comes to nothing.
    • 78' And another fabulous save by Krul to dive to his left and palm the ball away after Cristaldo had turned and whacked a shot at goal.
    • 77' Willian picks out Cristaldo on the run, but Krul is there to make a superb block. Metalist piling on the pressure.
    • 76' Off comes Anita and on comes Gutiérrez. Newcastle almost over the line here with fresh legs added to the mix.
    • 75' Here come a couple of changes for Newcastle. Off comes Cisse and on comes James Perch.
    • 74' The visiting fans in this crowd certainly enjoyed that moment. But Cisse has collected a booking for a push on Cristaldo, who kicked out off the ball seconds earlier.
    • 73' Simpson with a timely tackle on Willian. Newcastle have a real chance to add a second on the break with Metalist forced to throw bodies up the park.
    • 72' Xavier thumps a shot well wide from distance. Metalist really going for this here. For the first time this evening.
    • 71' Brilliant stop by Krul to claw out the chip by Willian. Glorious chance spurned by Metalist. Should have been 1-1.
    • 70' Torsiglieri barges Ameobi to the deck, but somehow the Metalist defender escapes punishment. Should have been a foul.
    • 69' Papa Gueye doing just enough to get the ball away from Ameobi after Cabaye had thrown over a pertinent cross from out wide.
    • 68' Jajá replaces Marlos for Metalist with Willian emerging to take over from Torres.
    • 67' Change coming for Metalist after Sosa finishes off a move by thumping the ball a few yards off target. Big ask this now for the home side.
    • 66' That Newcastle bench must fancy their chances now. Have been the better side for most of the night and now the scoreline reflects that fact.
    • 65' GOAL! Newcastle lead 1-0. Ameobi slots the ball to Goryainov's right as the keeper dived left. Metalist now need two goals otherwise they are out. No extra-time possible in this match.
    • 64' Goryainov has been booked. Amoebi is going to take this penalty kick.
    • 63' PENALTY TO NEWCASTLE! Gueye with a overhit passback to Goryainov. Awful stuff before Goryainov needlessly brings down Sissoko. Gueye wasn't looking where his keeper was.
    • 62' Sissoko takes up a good position on the edge of the box. Plenty of time, but rushes the shot and knocks the ball well wide.
    • 61' Cisse deemed to be offside seconds later. Maybe time for Newcastle to be thinking of a change or two here.
    • 60' Ameobi with a header into the middle of the Metalist box, but Gueye is there to smash the ball clear.
    • 59' Papa Gueye manages to stab the ball away after the ball failed to come down for Sissoko to get the strike away. Game beginning to open up somewhat.
    • 58' Marveaux beats a couple of yellow shirts. Lovely one-two with Sissoko, but goes for power rather than the cutback. Shot flies well wide. Amoebi was waiting for the tap-in.
    • 57' Sosa tries to open his legs, but is whistled back by the referee on the run after a handball. A rueful smile from the midfielder.
    • 56' An offside flag goes up against Cristaldo. Lazy play by him as this game slowly descends into a state of torpor.
    • 55' Marveaux gives the ball a lash from distance, but poor, poor stuff as the effort sails past a post by some distance.
    • 54' Xavier picks himself up off the deck to thump the free-kick at goal, but winds up ballooning the shot miles over the bar.
    • 53' Cabaye with a late challenge on Xavier and that is a Metalist free-kick 35 yards from the visiting goal.
    • 52' Cabaye throws in another hopeless free-kick. Never flew beyond the first man. Horrid delivery.
    • 51' Fininho knocks the ball out of play under pressure before Torsiglieri flattens Sissoko out wide. Another chance for the visiting side.
    • 50' Marlos claiming he was pushed off the ball by Haidara, but the referee is right to disagree and wave play on. Little in that challenge.
    • 49' Villagra with the cross. Haven't seen too much of him this evening, but the danger is always there.
    • 48' Krul thumps the ball long from the back, but is forced to come off his line to collect a cross seconds later. One goal might well win this tie for either side.
    • 47' Spurs continue to trail 1-0 in Lyon if you are keen to get involved in that one. Click below... Olympique Lyon v Tottenham Hotspur | Live | Score | Europa League 2012-2013 - Yahoo Eurosport UK
    • 46' A bit of the Rocky theme music blares out before Metalist get the second half rolling.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break! We are 0-0 with Metalist and Newcastle. All to play for in the second period.
    • 44' Newcastle again hold firm to clear the danger from Sosa's free-kick. We are into one minute added onto the first period.
    • 43' Haïdara brings down Villagra on the run, and that will be the first booking of the night.
    • 42' Cisse deemed to have fouled Fininho in the heart of the home area. Very harsh call.
    • 41' Cisse sees a shot blocked by Goryainov from eight yards. Lovely play by Ameobi to play in Cisse, but the finish again eludes Newcastle. Best move of the half.
    • 40' The home fans whip off their tops to bellow some tunes in the freezing cold evening. Some hardly souls in the stands.
    • 39' The match constantly spiked by free-kicks as Edmar clips Ameobi with a late challenge.
    • 38' Coloccini barges Marlos off the ball. That will be a free-kick to the home side. Story of the half really, but Coloccini is well place to clear Sosa's delivery.
    • 37' Cristaldo with another free header from Sosa's corner, but he can only nod back into the traffic. Poor finish really. What a chance that is as Newcastle clear the danger.
    • 36' Metalist suddenly looking a bit more sure of themselves as Sosa sees a shot deflect off Simpson for a corner.
    • 35' Simpson looking lively to knock the ball clear under pressure from Cristaldo. Fine piece of defending by him.
    • 34' Simpson stopped in his tracks by Torres, but Newcastle waste the free-kick as the ball winds up in the paws of Metalist keeper Goryainov.
    • 33' The latest in a long line of free-kicks is headed out by the visiting defence, who look well in control of their faculties so far.
    • 32' Cristaldo goes down like he has been shot by a sniper. Wins the foul from Coloccini , but was hardly worth the acting.
    • 31' Sosa decides to try his luck from 35 yards, but can only knock the shot wide of goal. Never really threatening Kurl from that range.
    • 30' Coloccini forced to clear from Villagra's ball across the face of goal. Fine piece of defending. Are Metalist coming to life? Has taken them long enough.
    • 29' Cabaye goes long with the free-kick. Met by Ameobi's head, but can't pick out a companion as Metalist scramble it clear.
    • 28' Cristaldo rises at the back post to head inches wide from Villagra's cross. Free header and that is the first real threat of the night from Metalist.
    • 27' Newcastle well in control of this contest. All they need here is the first goal, and a few more could follow.
    • 26' Villagra manages to hurl himself up the park. Throws over the cross from the byline, but all too easy for Krul to collect.
    • 25' Cabaye with a free-kick out wide. Throws it in with plenty of pace, but Oleksandr Goryainov is off his line to punch clear the danger.
    • 24' Not much in that one, it must be said. But these remain encouraging moments for Newcastle going forward.
    • 23' Marveaux with the corner, but the referee blows for a spot of pushing in the heart of the Metalist box.
    • 22' Newcastle could really do with finding a goal while they are dominating the play. Papa Gueye makes a mess of a passback and the visitors have a corner here.
    • 21' Anita brings down Marlos, and that will be a free-kick to the home side, who continue to look unsure of themselves out there. Not sure whether to invite Newcastle on to them, or go for it.
    • 20' The Metalist coach Miron Markevich is sporting a leather jacket here tonight. He is more animated than his side at the moment.
    • 19' Lyon leads Spurs 1-0 on the night in France. 2-2 on aggregate would take the French side into the last 16. You can follow that one with us LIVE here.... Olympique Lyon v Tottenham Hotspur | Live | Score | Europa League 2012-2013 - Yahoo Eurosport UK
    • 18' Pitch looks green, but also seems to be frozen which is not helping the prospects of either side.
    • 17' Ameobi's shot deflects inches wide from 20 yards. So close to the opening goal. Newcastle going for this here.
    • 16' A few of the home fans making their feelings known with a few boos. Newcastle bossing this match at the moment, but can they push home the goal they crave.
    • 15' Sissoko bounds onto the pass from Cabaye. Fine run and control, but the finish is not there. Goryainov with an easy take. That was a real chance.
    • 14' Newcastle are without a win in five European away games – three draws and two defeats. But they look to be brighter than their hosts if these early moments are a sign of things to come.
    • 13' Edmar brings down Haidara and Newcastle have another free-kick chance, but Cabaye's delivery is cleared. Newcastle continue to press here.
    • 12' Villagra is penalised for a foul on Marveaux. Poor, poor challenge and should really have been booked for that effort.
    • 11' No attempts to hit the target at either end as yet. Newcastle looking the sharper side.
    • 10' Goryainov off his line to collect a free-kick with Xavier then thumping a long ranger over from 30 yards. Not the best passage of play.
    • 9' Cissé finds himself penalised for a foul on Cleiton Xavier, but Coloccini is well positioned to head out of the danger zone from Fininho's long free-kick.
    • 8' Papiss Cissé had two goals ruled out for offside in the first leg, but Newcastle were guilty of missing chances with Metalist goalkeeper Olexandr Goryainov producing an excellent performance.
    • 7' Newcastle keeping the ball so, so well. Metalist can't get anywhere near the ball at the moment. Some intelligent stuff before Marveaux is caught inches offside.
    • 6' Ameobi caught offside as he took too long to haul himself back. Metalist seem to prefer counter attacking tactics.
    • 5' Edmar does just enough to help the ball away after a decent delivery from Cabaye. A Newcastle opening goal would be priceless to the away cause.
    • 4' Pitch looks nice, but seems to be quite fiery as Ameobi is fouled by Torsiglieri in the air 40 yards from the home goal.
    • 3' Fininho forced to thump the ball away from his box after some nice play by Shola Ameobi. Newcastle on the front foot early on.
    • 2' Goryainov thumps the ball long from the back. Newcastle trying to get on the ball and string a few passes together here.
    • 1' Newcastle get the action off and running. Pitch looks ideal for football.
    • 17:55 Teams on their way out here. The home side in yellow with Newcastle in their traditional black and white strips. Should be an interesting occasion on a bitter cold night in Ukraine.
    • 17:50 Group K winners Metalist have made it to the last 32 for a fourth time. They have progressed to this stage twice - missing out in 2010/11. Their best campaign to date saw them get to the quarter-finals last season, where they were eliminated by Sporting Libson. Metalist have lost just once in 11 European home games with that lone defeat a 1-0 against Olympiacos in last season's last 16.
    • 17:45 Newcastle, who were runners-up in Group D, have reached the last 32 for the first time since the competition became the Europa League, having made it through on both of their previous attempts since the advent of the UEFA Cup group stage in 2004/05 – most recently in 2006/07. Their most successful campaign in the competition was 2003/04 when they reached the semi-finals.
    • 17:40 Metalist have sold 39,196 tickets with the Kharkiv club receiving more than 70,000 applications. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: "The atmosphere will probably be the first time we really experience a hostile crowd in this competition. But we have players who have played on the international stage and are used to that scenario, so I don't envisage a problem. If I put my best team up against any team in this competition, I would feel confident."
    • 17:35 Metalist have a full squad to pick from - they are still in pre-season in Ukraine so only match fitness will be a concern. Manager Myron Markevych: "We both still have an equal chance. We still think we can go through, but so will they. I only know how my team play. But we are trying to win of course. It depends on our opponents but we always play with an offensive outlook."
    • 17:30 Metalist Kharkiv: Goryainov, Villagra, Torsiglieri, Fininho, Gueye, Edmar, Cleiton Xavier, Sosa, Torres, Marlos, Cristaldo
    • 17:25 Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has resisted the temptation to throw Hatem Ben Arfa back into Europa League action in Kharkiv. The French midfielder, who has been sidelined since December by a hamstring injury, is back in training, but Pardew has always had Sunday's Premier League clash with Southampton, rather than the second leg of the Magpies' European tie with Metalist Kharkiv, in mind. Davide Santon has been rested, while fellow full-back Mathieu Debuchy and striker Yoan Gouffran are ineligible.
    • 17:20 Newcastle United: Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, Haidara, Anita, Cabaye, Sissoko, Marveaux, Cisse, Ameobi
    • 17:15 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Metalist Kharkiv against Newcastle United. The first leg finished 0-0 a week ago meaning Alan Pardew's side need a win or a scoring draw at the Kharkiv Stadium to progress to the last 16 of the tournament.
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