Maritimo vs Newcastle United match highlights
Posted on September 20th, 2012 | 6 Comments |
Highlights(?) from this evening’s Europa League game between C.S. Maritimo and Newcastle United at the Estádio dos Barreiros, Funchal, Madeira.
A disappointing stalemate. Whilst Maratimo displayed some good build up play and passes into the box from players such as Sami, as I predicted in my preview of the game, they couldn’t really have anyone who could supply a killer finish. Then again, neither did we!
For Newcastle United’s part, after a very disappointing start where Maritimo fashioned a few chances, we did improve as the game warmed up and created a few of our own, with some near misses. Nonetheless though, it was hardly a classic and was a disappointing start to our campaign in the first Group Stage. There was also some controversy at half time when Williamson made what appeared to be a back pass to Rob Elliot in the last knockings of the first half and got away with it. Maratimo eventually had Simao booked though for dissent after he had a good old moan to the referee Schorgenhofer about it in the aftermath of the incident. It was another fairly poor performance overall from the gadgie in the black in this game, though this has usually worked in Newcastle United’s favour so far!
In our favour, youngster Gael Bigirimana had a good game for the Magpies, as did goalkeeper Rob Elliot after his second first team outing for Newcastle, the last one being a somewhat disappointing one against Nottingham Forest in last season’s League Cup.
Elsewhere, our next Europa League opponents, Bordeaux, look to be a very big threat as they buggered Brugge 4 – 0 in their Group Stage game.
Team and match facts
Maritimo (4-2-3-1): Romain Salin (G), Briguel (c), Joao Guilherme, Valentin Roberge, Luis Olim; Rafael Miranda, Joao Luiz, Heldon (Fidelis 54), Simao (Goncalo Abreu 75), Sami, Danilo Dias (Adilson 82).
Subs: Wellington Lima (G), Joao Diogo, Marcio Rosario, Igor Rossi, Goncalo Abreu, Fidelis, Adilson.
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Rob Elliot; James Perch, Mike Williamson, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon; Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling; Gabriel Obertan (Sylvain Marveaux 80), Haris Vuckic (Sammy Ameobi 53), Romain Amalfitano (Shane Ferguson 76), Shola Ameobi (C).
Subs: Steve Harper (G), James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson, Mehdi Abeid, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi, Adam Campbell.
Score / Scorers: C.S. Maritimo 0 – 0 Newcastle United. None.
Yellow cards: Gael Bigirimana (45), Simao (45+1), Romain Amalfitano (68)
Red Cards: None
Referee: Robert Schorgenhofer.