Wednesday, 3 December 2008

UC - MD4: Udinese through as Samp slump

Udinese 2-1 Dinamo ZagrebUdinese maintained their winning record and qualified for the UEFA Cup Round of 32 but Sampdoria have work to do following their defeat on Matchday 4.

Udinese secured qualification from Group D with a 2-1 home win over Dinamo Zagreb but the night was marred by trouble from visiting fans. Sampdoria paid the price for fielding an inexperienced line-up, as they were thrashed 3-0 by Standard Liege in Group C.

AC Milan, who have already confirmed their place in the knockout stages, had a rest day but their rivals in Group E were all in action on Thursday.

A 2-1 win against Dinamo Zagreb sealed Udinese's passage to the Round of 32 in Udine. Fabio Quagliarella struck after just five minutes at the Stadio Friuli before Christian Obodo put the game beyond the opposition's reach with eleven minutes remaining to book Udinese's progress from Group D. Igor Biscan reduced the deficit in added time but it was too little too late for the visitors. Shortly before Udinese's second goal, the referee had to temporarily suspend the game and take the players off the field after flares were thrown onto the pitch by Zagreb fans but the game resumed five minutes later as things calmed.

Standard Liege 3-0 SampdoriaSTANDARD LIEGE 3-0 SAMPDORIA
Standard Liege ensured their place in the knockout stage as three first-half goals set up a comfortable win against Sampdoria, who now have it all to do in their final Group C game with Sevilla to progress. Headers from Igor De Camargo and Oguchi Onyewu put the hosts firmly in control by the 35-minute mark, and by half-time Milan Jovanovic had made it 3-0. There was no way back for Sampdoria, who must now beat Sevilla in a fortnight to guarantee their survival. A draw will suffice for Walter Mazzari's side should Standard beat Stuttgart in the other Matchday 5 fixture.

Group Stage, Matchday 4
Wednesday 3 December
Group A:
Manchester City 0-0 PSG
Twente 2-1 Schalke

Group B:
Hertha Berlin 0-1 Galatasaray
Metalist Kharkiv 1-0 Olympiakos

Group C:
Sevilla 3-0 Partizan Belgrade
Standard Liege 3-0 Sampdoria

Group D:
Spartak Moscow 1-2 NEC Nijmegen
Udinese 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb

Thursday 4 December
Group E:
Heerenveen 1-2 Braga
Wolfsburg 3-2 Portsmouth

Group F:
Aston Villa 1-2 MSK Zilina
Slavia Prague 0-2 Hamburg

Group G:
Copenhagen 1-1 Rosenborg
Valencia 1-1 Club Brugge

Group H:
Lech Poznan 1-1 Deportivo La Coruna
Nancy 3-4 CSKA Moscow

Source: UEFA

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