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UEFA Cup 2007–08: Nürnberg vs. Everton

Thursday, November 8, 2007

November 8, 2007
21:05 (UTC+1)
Nürnberg 0 – 2 Everton Frankenstadion, Nuremberg
Attendance: 43,000
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Schmidt Substituted off after 76 minutes 76'
Kennedy Substituted on after 76 minutes 76'
Glauber Booked after 82 minutes 82'
Saenko Substituted off after 85 minutes 85'
Pagenburg Substituted on after 85 minutes 85'
Glauber Substituted off after 86 minutes 86'
Benko Substituted on after 86 minutes 86'
Booked after 64 minutes 64' Valente
Substituted off after 75 minutes 75' Yakubu
Substituted on after 75 minutes 75' Anichebe
Scored after pen 83 minutes pen 83' (1) Arteta
Booked after 87 minutes 87' Yobo
Scored after 88 minutes 88' (3) Anichebe
Substituted off after 90+1 minutes 90+1' Cahill
Substituted on after 90+1 minutes 90+1' Jagielka
Substituted off after 90+2 minutes 90+2' Pienaar
Substituted on after 90+2 minutes 90+2' Hibbert


Everton defeated Nürnberg 2-0 to move top of Group A in the 2007-08 UEFA Cup.

The first chance for the visiting team came just over 20 seconds into the match when Mikel Arteta saw his shot saved by Nürnberg goalkeeper Jaromír Blažek, before Tim Cahill's followup shot was tipped onto the goalposts. Nürnberg had chances from Peer Kluge and Dominik Reinhardt, but Kluge's attempt went just wide of the posts while Tim Howard saved Reinhardt's shot.

Everton opened the scoring late in the match when Berti Gláuber brought down Victor Anichebe, giving the visitors a penalty which Arteta converted. Five minutes later Anichebe scored to extend Everton's lead.

In the other Group A match of the evening, Zenit Saint Petersburg defeated Larissa 3-2. Everton lead Group A with two wins from two matches and look likely to qualify for the knockout stage. Saint Petersburg are second with four points while Dutch side AZ Alkmaar have one point with a game in hand. Nürnberg, defeated in their only match so far, are fourth in the group and Larissa are bottom with two defeats from two matches.

Starting Lineups and Statistics

Starting lineups
Nürnberg Everton
# Player # Player
29 Jaromír Blažek 24 Tim Howard
16 Ralf Schmidt 18 Phil Neville
4 Gláuber 4 Joseph Yobo
5 Andreas Wolf 5 Joleon Lescott
28 Dominik Reinhardt 19 Nuno Valente
6 Tomáš Galásek 6 Mikel Arteta
24 Peer Kluge 26 Lee Carsley
36 Jawhar Mnari 17 Tim Cahill
11 Marek Mintál 21 Leon Osman
10 Zvjezdan Misimović 20 Steven Pienaar
13 Ivan Saenko 22 Yakubu Aiyegbeni
Substitutes
18 Daniel Klewer 33 Stefan Wessels
3 Michael Beauchamp 2 Tony Hibbert
15 Jan Kristiansen 10 Thomas Gravesen
20 Joshua Kennedy 11 James McFadden
22 Marco Engelhardt 16 Phil Jagielka
32 Leon Benko 28 Victor Anichebe
35 Chhunly Pagenburg 31 Bjarni Viðarsson
Statistics
Statistic Nürnberg Everton
Total Shots: 10 12
Shots on Goal: 4 6
Possession: 44% 56%
Fouls: 17 17
Offsides: 0 4
Corner Kicks: 6 7

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