Thursday March 8, 2012 Last 16 Finished De Grolsch Veste

FC Twente 1 - 0 Schalke 04

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  1. Wins for Twente, Atletico

    Wins for Twente, Atletico

    A controversial penalty and red card handed Twente the edge in their Europa League last-16 tie against Schalke with a 1-0 first-leg victory. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • FC Twente
    • Schalke 04
    • 90+4' Schalke earn themselves a late corner but the delivery is headed clear. Now they have a free-kick 30 yards from goal which Fuchs sends into the area... that's also cleared. And there's the whistle! Controversial winner from the penalty spot for Twente, but ten-man Schalke won't feel out of this at all with the second leg at home still to come. Thanks for joining us! Follow me on Twitter @liamhappe
    • 90+3' Schalke look to wind down further precious seconds with their third and final sub: Holtby is off and on comes Christoph Moritz.
    • 90+2' Hildebrand is far from convincing trying to punch a diagonal loft pass away from the lurking de Jong! John sends it towards goal but Uchida is on the line as cover to clear it!
    • 90+1' After Hildebrand catches John's free-kick sent into the area, Sergio wastes no time collecting a booking for a cynical foul on Cornelisse.
    • 90' Papadopoulos trips John and Twente have a dangerous free-kick out on the left in the final minute here. But first, Raul does indeed come off before the end of the game, making way for defender Sergio.
    • 89' Hildebrand collects a yellow card as he takes an eternity with the resulting free-kick.
    • 88' Once again the offside flag catches out de Jong.
    • 87' Jones closes down a Chadli cross from the left before Cornelisse has the same result on the right-hand side of the box. The deflected loose ball lands with Chadli, whose own attempt at a square pass for a tap-in is cut out.
    • 86' A neat Twente attack goes to waste as first Chadli and then John mis-control. The Germans break forward and Draxler fires off-target.
    • 85' Sub Draxler takes a corner for Schalke, which Jones heads over the bar. Janssen is brought off with Emir Bajrami the man on in his place.
    • 84' Now Janssen slips it through to de Jong on the left-hand byline, and his cut-back is pushed away from goal by Hildebrand!
    • 83' Janssen's run into the box from central midfield almost pays off, but the visitors recover after initial defensive hestiation and cut the bal out.
    • 82' De Jong is caught offside, but only just.
    • 81' Schalke finally make the game's first change with nine minutes remaining. Ogbuke is replaced by 18-year-old Julian Daxler.
    • 80' De Jong fails to connect properly with a header on another right-sided cross.
    • 79' Further replays of the penalty decision show it may well have been outside the box as well, just to make it even harsher on the German side. Remind me why we have extra officials behind the goals again?
    • 77' No sub as of yet, perhaps it was simply presumpuous of Stevens to prepare a sub for a seemingly inevitable withdrawal of the Spanish veteran.
    • 76' Good early cross from the right but de Jong knocks Uchida over challenging for it at the far post and concedes the free-kick.
    • 75' The coaching staff just gestured to Raul, who insists he still has energy in the tank to carry on.
    • 74' Schalke are preparing their first substitution, the first of the match overall.
    • 73' Good play down the right by Uchida, usually found on the left-hand side, leads to an attacking throw for Schalke.
    • 72' The away fans are still in great song, complete with several massive club flags. Yes, there is that little happening on the pitch at present.
    • 71' Ten minutes since the penalty and red card, and Schalke are doing pretty well keeping Twente from having a serious crack at 2-0. Ironic that their defensive mentality is far more appreciated after they lost a player!
    • 70' Foul on Hoger leads to a free-kick for Schalke inside their own half which eases the current pressure.
    • 69' Chadli again is exposed as loose as he tries to fake his way inside the backline with space around him. The back-tracking Holtby makes the interception and clears.
    • 68' Here's a chance for them... no scratch that. Chadli's square pass towards Janssen who is in the 'D' is cut out.
    • 67' Be interesting to see if Twente go for this now, or just look to wear the ten men down in hopes to snatching what could be a vital second late on.
    • 65' Twente venture forward but Fuchs will take a defensive throw.
    • 64' Jones is covering at centre-back for Schalke for the time being.
    • 63' The delivery is sent into the box by Fuchs himself, and cleared.
    • 62' Janssen is booked for a trip on Fuchs as the away side look to get forward immediately.
    • 61' It will be de Jong from 12 yards... 1-0! Talk about self-made!
    • 60' Great through pass down the middle put de Jong clean through, but replays show he stumbled over his own feet... Matip was bearing down on him and trying to play catchup, and inexplicably gets the blame!
    • 59' Penalty Twente! Red for Matip!
    • 58' Twente's sustained pressure culminates in a pair of failed balls towards the danger zone sent in by John and then Rosales.
    • 57' Twente look for a counter-attack after clearing the second delivery, but settle for going backwards to keep possession.
    • 56' They are unable to create a chance at goal, but they do win another corner. It's taken them 55 minutes to win one, then they get two in 60 seconds.
    • 55' Meanwhile, Schalke win their first corner of the game.
    • 54' Olympiakos are ahead away to Metalist Kharkiv, and Sporting Lisbon have managed to take the lead at home to Man City.
    • 53' Simao has pulled a goal back for Besiktas against his former club.
    • 52' Wisgerhof wins a foul from Raul after beating the forward for pace when steering the ball from danger. The defender had done well to fake letting it roll out for a goal kick until the Spaniard committed himself to try and keep the attack alive.
    • 51' Marica comes off worse from an aerial collision with Douglas, but is ok to continue after some brief treatment.
    • 50' Schalke can break here, it's two on two but Ogbuke's touch is woeful and gives Wisgerhof the opportunity to come in with a crucial interception.
    • 49' Chadli's cross is headed away by Uchida.
    • 48' John mis-fires a cross from the left and it sails well over Hildebrand's far top corner for a goal kick.
    • 47' Fer catches Hoger early on and that's a free-kick in the middle of the park.
    • 46' Schalke kick off the second half.
    • 45' No time added on, that's it for the first 45. Hoping for more action in the second period.
    • 44' Jones is down in a heap and the ball is put out so he can be checked over. He was caught by a sliding challenge which claimed the ball first.
    • 43' Good turn by Marica receiving a short pass from Matip with his back to goal, but his effort on goal is well wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 42' Adrian has put Atletico 3-0 up at home to Besiktas.
    • 41' Uchida goes down in the Twente box, but the Scottish officiating team are not convinced of a foul.
    • 40' Taken short by John to Rosales whose cross is cleared but it's back with John, who bewilders two defenders before picking out De Jong! Papadopolous intercepts before he can really go for goal!
    • 39' Papadopolous is caught off-balance and concedes a corner out on the left wing.
    • 38' Slight pause in play as the defender gets his bearings back, but a trainer is not required and we're back underway.
    • 37' Free-kick against Ogbuke as he barges into Rosales Roberto in challenging for a Fuchs centre from the left.
    • 36' Another attacking attempt from the home side ends up with a Schalke throw.
    • 35' There has been the occasional attack (usually provoked by a defensive slip-up) but this game really needs a goal or something to wake it up. First leg symdrome in full effect in Enschede.
    • 34' Error from Fuchs and John is in space on the right now. Floats a cross to the far post where Chadli comes in at an angle but finds the side netting with his strike.
    • 32' He does just that and picks out Wisgerhof, who guides a tame low volley towards goal where Hildrebrand is waiting.
    • 31' Was Jones on Janssen, and John looks set to deliver this one.
    • 30' Free-kick to Twente now out on the right wing.
    • 29' Salvio at the double: Atletico lead 2-0 now.
    • 28' The hosts counter once more, but Fer is beaten to the through pass forward by the keeper Hildebrand.
    • 27' Another Twente error almost capitalised on, but Raul's final ball is cut out by Franco.
    • 26' Uchida's cross is cut out by Douglas Franco.
    • 25' Elsewhere in Europa League action, Atletico Madrid lead at home to Besiktas. Salvio with the goal. 0-0 everywhere else so far.
    • 24' Jones with a one-two before firing first-time over the bar. Lost his balance a little receiving the ball back.
    • 23' Brama loses possession and Schalke can punish them here...
    • 21' Twente have a chance to break, but excellent defending from Uchida thwarts John.
    • 20' Fuchs' delivery is cleared from danger this time by Franco.
    • 19' Another interesting free-kick coming up for the visitors as Holtby is felled by Cornelisse out on the left.
    • 18' John's cross at the opposite end of the pitch comes to nothing.
    • 17' Holtby misses the target by some distance from outside the box. An improvement, at least.
    • 15' Once again, the Germans are really struggling to move the ball inside the attacking half. Some tedious stuff as a result.
    • 14' The hosts keep Schalke penned in their own half with a series of defensive throws.
    • 13' The two pair up again following an excellent challenge from Brama to win back possession in short order. This time, Janseen's cross from the left is headed straight at Hildebrand by Chadli.
    • 12' Chadli is just unable to latch onto a Janssen through pass.
    • 11' Twente beginning to suss out Schalke's happiness to sit back and are making hay with extended spells in possession.
    • 10' Nice cross now from Cornelisse out on the right and de Jong manages to connect with a header when it appeared he had no chance - better still, it forces Hildebrand to stretch and catch that!
    • 9' John's cross is cleared by Papadopoulos.
    • 7' Uchida tries his luck from distance, but that's a poor effort and Mihaylov calmly gathers.
    • 6' Schalke continue to move the ball around inside their own half. Happy to contain the hosts thus far.
    • 5' Janssen clatters Uchida looking to create an opening in Schalke's final third. Defensive free-kick.
    • 4' Chadli does well to push his way through a packed midfield, but eventually loses the ball to the third player he takes on.
    • 3' Mihaylov with the long goal kick, and we're back to open play in a slow and steady tempo to begin with here in Holland.
    • 2' A free-kick won by Schalke to the right-hand side of the Twente box is whipped across goal by Fuchs, but nobody can get on the end of that.
    • 1' The home side get the match underway.
    • 18:00 Here come the teams. Kick-off is next!
    • 17:55 We will have updates of another early kick-off in the Europa League on the website, with Sporting Lisbon playing host to Man City. The Premier League leaders hope to take another Portugese scalp on their march to the EL final. Can they begin the process away from home tonight? Upon up that extra tab and join Des Kane now! Sporting Lisbon v Manchester City: LIVE
    • 17:50 The man in the middle tonight will be Craig Thomson of Scotland.
    • 17:45 Match odds: Twente 23/20, Schalke 12/5, Draw 9/4.
    • 17:40 Stevens continued: "I was in the stadium to watch their 6-2 win away to PSV Eindhoven. The team put in a strong performance and scored the goals just at the right moment. Twente were ruthless in exploiting PSV’s weaknesses. We will travel to Enschede with a great deal of respect, but I'm sure Twente will accord us the same level of respect."
    • 17:35 Schalke boss Huub Stevens: "The world didn’t end just because we lost at Freiburg. The Europa League gives us the chance to get back to winning ways. Twente have put a good team together and they deserve to be title-contenders."
    • 17:30 McLaren continued: "When we beat Schalke in 2008 the atmosphere here was unprecedented. I think that will be the case once more. Back then we were a 'small' club, and now we are respected all through Europe. We still want to achieve more, but making Twente a Champions League quarter-finals' team will come at a price.”
    • 17:25 Twente coach Steve McClaren: "Schalke will cope well enough without Huntelaar – they have Raul and Ciprian Marica. They have lots of quality and our defence faces a new tests against this kind of attack. At home in Europe it is very important not to concede a goal. That would be ideal."
    • 17:20 TEAMS - FC Twente: Mihailov, Rosales, Douglas, Wisgerhof, Cornelisse, Fer, Brama, Janssen, Ola John, de Jong, Chadli. Subs: Boschker, Kuiper, Bengtsson, Bajrami, Leugers, Tiendalli, Plet. /// Schalke 04: Hildebrand, Uchida, Papadopoulos, Matip, Fuchs, Hoger, Jones, Holtby, Raul, Obasi Ogbuke, Marica. Subs: Schober, Escudero, Hoogland, Baumjohann, Jurado, Moritz, Draxler.
    • 17:15 Good evening and welcome to our LIVE text coverage of the Europa League last-16 first leg encounter between Eredivisie outfit Twente and Bundesliga side Schalke!
  • Summary

    • 90+2' Hildebrand is far from convincing trying to punch a diagonal loft pass away from the lurking de Jong! John sends it towards goal but Uchida is on the line as cover to clear it!
    • 87' Jones closes down a Chadli cross from the left before Cornelisse has the same result on the right-hand side of the box. The deflected loose ball lands with Chadli, whose own attempt at a square pass for a tap-in is cut out.
    • 84' Now Janssen slips it through to de Jong on the left-hand byline, and his cut-back is pushed away from goal by Hildebrand!
    • 61' It will be de Jong from 12 yards... 1-0! Talk about self-made!
    • 59' Penalty Twente! Red for Matip!
    • 40' Taken short by John to Rosales whose cross is cleared but it's back with John, who bewilders two defenders before picking out De Jong! Papadopolous intercepts before he can really go for goal!
    • 34' Error from Fuchs and John is in space on the right now. Floats a cross to the far post where Chadli comes in at an angle but finds the side netting with his strike.
    • 32' He does just that and picks out Wisgerhof, who guides a tame low volley towards goal where Hildrebrand is waiting.
    • 24' Jones with a one-two before firing first-time over the bar. Lost his balance a little receiving the ball back.
    • 10' Nice cross now from Cornelisse out on the right and de Jong manages to connect with a header when it appeared he had no chance - better still, it forces Hildebrand to stretch and catch that!
    • 17:20 TEAMS - FC Twente: Mihailov, Rosales, Douglas, Wisgerhof, Cornelisse, Fer, Brama, Janssen, Ola John, de Jong, Chadli. Subs: Boschker, Kuiper, Bengtsson, Bajrami, Leugers, Tiendalli, Plet. /// Schalke 04: Hildebrand, Uchida, Papadopoulos, Matip, Fuchs, Hoger, Jones, Holtby, Raul, Obasi Ogbuke, Marica. Subs: Schober, Escudero, Hoogland, Baumjohann, Jurado, Moritz, Draxler.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • FC Twente

    Manager: Steve McClaren

  • Schalke 04

    Manager: Huub Stevens

  • Line-up

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