Newcastle Draw 4-4 On Penalties With Olympiacos – After 1-1 Draw


After Steven Taylor gave Newcastle the lead after 25 minutes and Olympiakos went down to 10 men, when Modesto got a second yellow card after 74 minutes,  we expected Newcastle would be able to get the 1-0 win – but it wasn’t to be.


Olympiacos brought on one or two decent players after Modesto was sent off, and they were the better side in the last 15 minutes, even though they had only 10 men, and they managed to equalize in the 81st minute, and the game ended 1-1, and by agreement before the tournament – it went to five straight penalties to each side.

Of all people Papiss Cisse blazed the first penalty a full foot over the bar,  but then Vuckic, Amalfitano, Perch and Abeid all scored easily with their penalties, and with the last  and 10th penalty, after Olympiacos had scored from their previous four, the Greek Champions had a chance to win it.

But would you believe it, Tim Krul saved it low to his left, and so the game ended the same way as the Braga vs Olympiacos game last night ended – as a draw – 1-1 after 90 minutes and 4-4 on penalties.

It was a decent performance from Newcastle, but not as good as against Fenerbehce, but it was mostly a second Newcastle eleven tonight.

Newcastle had been fairly solid for the first 75 minutes,  but then the lads started to give the ball away, after Olympiacos had gone down to 10 men.

It was Steven Taylor who put Newcastle ahead after 25 minutes, following a left wing corner and some excellent work by Dan Gosling on the right wing, as he whizzed past his man, and crossed, and after only a partial clearance, Steven hit the ball home.

Newcastle seemed to be able to hold the Olympiakos side, and Newcatsel probably shaded the first half,  but Olympiacos raised the tempo in the second half.

When the Greek side went down to 10 men after 74 minutes,  it seemed that it would be a Newcastle win.

But then Newcastle went off the boil and gave the ball away far too much with Sammy Ameobi, who had come on after 72 minutes for Obertan, being one of the major culprits.

Olympiakos somehow had more possession in those final 15 minutes than Newcastle, and they even deserved to equalize, when they caught Newcastle short at the back when Abdoun moved quickly down the left and pulled the ball back for Mitroglou to hit the ball home form 12 yards out.

Even then Papiss Cisse almost won it on 82 minutes, with an excellent header that was well saved by former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll, and then Cisse hit the bar with his follow-up shot.

But it  wasn’t to be,  and then we have  Tim Krul to thank for not losing the game 5-4 on penalties.

The man who took the eye for Newcastle was `18 year-old Gael Bigirimana, who played the whole game in central defensive, and looked very comfortable, and for us he was Newcastle’s best player tonight.

And when Paul Dummett came on at the start of the second half for Steven Taylor, the youngster did well, and will be happy with his solid display.

Dan Gosling had again looked good before he had to go off after 35 minutes and was replaced by Mehdi Avbeid, aftre he picke dup a knock to his hip, and it seemed a precautionary move.

Both Davide Santon and Haris Vuckic need to do more in these games.

Steven Taylor was solid enough at the back most of the first half, although he looked a little rusty at times, which was to be expected, but he came through the 45 minutes unscathed – and that was good – oh and he scored a goal of course.

We suppose it was only a friendly, but for the second game running,  Newcastle failed to win the game,  when they really should have wrapped it up.

Oh well – we’ll have to smash FC Braga tomorrow night. 😀

Teams:

Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Tim Krul; James Perch, Steven Taylor (Paul Dummett 46), Mike Williamson, Davide Santon; Gabriel Obertan (Sammy Ameobi 72), , Gael Bigirimana, Dan Gosling (Mehdi Abeid 36), Romain Amalfitano; Haris Vuckic; Shola Ameobi (c) (Papiss Cisse 72)
Subs not used: Steve Harper, Fabricio Coloccini, Danny Simpson, James Tavernier, Ryan Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez, Cheick Tiote, Sylvain Marveaux

Olympiacos (4-4-1-1): Roy Carroll; Tasos Papazoglou, Fejsa, Djebbour Rafik, Giannis Fetzatzidis, Siovas Dimitris, Dielna Claude, Vlahodimos, Marinaldo da Silva, Diogo Luis Santo, Torosidis Vasileios (c)
Substitutes: Balazs Attila Megyeri, Maniatis, Francois Modesto, Marko Pantelic, Kostas Mitroglou, Jose Holebas, Andreas Tatos, Manolas Konstantinos, Likoeannis Ch, Karagounis Vasileios, Giannis Potouridis, Djamel Abdoun
Referee: Joao Ferreira

Comments welcome.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and +1 us on Google+

=============================================



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

39 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #1

    So after the 4-4 Pen shoot-out, is that it??

    0
  • rknufc

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #2

    1st 🙂

    0
  • rknufc

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #3

    i mean second lol.. did any1 else switch channel after full time and miss the penalty shoot out?? 🙁

    0
  • super magpie

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #4

    That can’t be right, it would be better to draw and take penalties, if it’s going to be like that it should be 4/5 points for an actual goal

    0
  • toonLYF

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #5

    i’m glad there’s a mutual dislike amongst people on this blog of Lee Ryder…guys a fcuking idiot

    0
  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #6

    No one’s picked up on the fact that we have a genuine chance to win some silverware.

    A major trophy, coming back to Newcastle.

    0
  • rknufc

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder
    Had the rules explained, goals scored will only be used if all teams are level. So basically if #nufc win tomorrow they win tournament

    0
  • Graeme

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #8

    there are still a multitude of players just itching to have a crack at scoring, then they all go home!!! What a weird way to finish a match lol.

    Ah well, it takes all sorts I guess!!

    0
  • rknufc

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder
    If it’s a draw, then the goals come into play. #nufc

    0
  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #10

    I wonder if lee ryder and ketsbaia are the same person?

    Although even keys gets the odd thing right haha

    0
  • WWYCD

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Wait there is a trophy involved in this? If we dont win it my Pardew Out sign is getting dusted off

    0
  • super magpie

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Rich

    Well, they both have no hair, thats a start. 🙂

    0
  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #13

    That’s enough to convince me.

    0
  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Bigi and Abeid my men of the match, both very composed, Abeid’s passing range is outstanding!

    The back four were suspect in my opinion.. even Krul fumbled a few shots he would have normally made light work of. Its almost as if they switched off and the reserve team players hungry for a spot stepped up.

    0
  • Nufc-Dom

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Mare! I turned it off thinking it was over 🙁

    0
  • super magpie

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Rich

    What if Ketsbaia (lee Ryder) Is Williamsons evil twin and is trying to ruin Williamson. But since Williamson is trying to ruin us kets would be doing something good,

    Wow, I never thought I’d see that

    0
  • kevymartins

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #17

    no way was it live on tv?

    0
  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #18

    WWYCD

    I imagine there’s at least a certificate. AT LEAST. Man, I’m getting shivers.

    0
  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #19

    kevy

    ESPN. The game tomorrow is as well.

    0
  • scotty17321

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Sky sources saying Carroll would consider move to English club who are in Europe……

    0
  • kevymartins

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Im fcuking gutted now woulda loved to watch it il defo be watching the game tomorrow any1 know what time ko is?

    0
  • WWYCD

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #22

    TDS
    Well not quite a trophy but Pardew better bring it home or its kick off time on here!

    0
  • toon_dog

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #23

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScBWhr3I2hg&feature=relmfu stick to footy benny ha ha check out his tightys !!

    0
  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #24

    kevy

    8.45pm again. You didn’t miss too much tonight. Barely a ‘first team’ player on the pitch.

    Even had Dummett playing CB in the second half haha.

    0
  • kevymartins

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #25

    How come my avg sub just blocked a threat of the web-site?

    0
  • ToonDownSouth

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #26

    WWYCD

    Personally, I don’t think he’s utilised HBA enough.

    0
  • kevymartins

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #27

    #this website

    0
  • WWYCD

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #28

    TDS
    Haha he is holding us back man we need a forward thinking open minded manager Pardew is too strict on using 442

    The rage has got to me now I must be off have a good un lads

    0
  • kevymartins

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #29

    This blog is dead

    the reason i dont come on here is im not gona be diplomatic towards ruddy and he is the only nufc supporter that i have ever met out off alot and i mean alot of geordies that i dislike

    Were is all the old guns these days? Geordiegerman…all those bhoys

    0
  • kevymartins

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #30

    sorry not met came across

    0
  • 89Norcal

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #31

    Well I had no clue there was a shootout, I switched it off after full-time. Good to see Birigrama get a run out though, he did seem threatening. Santon put in a few good crosses as well.

    0
  • Kyo

    Jul 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #32

    Obertan is the worst player I have ever seen.

    0
  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #33

    @ Kyo

    You musn’t watch much football I take it

    0
  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #34

    I have seen alot worse, quite a few ex newcastle players aswell

    0
  • Kyo

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #35

    I think you missed the over-exaggeration. He’s not the worst ever. But he’s bloody awful. Shocking player.

    0
  • manxpie

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #36

    feck me why is it that simmo or willo get so much stick?,
    at the end of the day they played most of the season n we finished 5th higher then all of us could’ve dreamed of,
    and then you all jump on obertan who was playin pretty much his 1st season in the bpl n now i’m actually hearing people slating vuckic!!! UNBELIEVABLE GEOFF!! why is it that some of you’s have to have sombody to hate/blame? obertan was great tonight, willo was very tidy and did more good things then he did wrong! but for me bigi was the man of the match so comfortable wit both feet oh and cisse definatly looks hungry

    0
  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 28, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #37

    Obertan looked decent. Just needs to improve his ball distribution. Mike should be playing Sunday morning football. I’m better than him.

    0
  • kt97toonarmy

    Jul 28, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #38

    i missed the shootout dam

    0
  • Kyo

    Jul 28, 2012 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #39

    @manxpie

    Cisse indeed does look hungry. Because of Ramadan.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.