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  • Champions League
  • 4 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Stade de la Mosson
MontpellierMontpelliervSchalkeSchalke
1
  • Herrera, 59
1
  • Höwedes, 56

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Match ends, Montpellier 1, Schalke 1.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Montpellier 1, Schalke 1.

90+2 mins:Younès Belhanda (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90+2 mins:Foul by Lewis Holtby (Schalke).

90 mins:Foul by Younès Belhanda (Montpellier).

90 mins:Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89 mins:Attempt saved. Emanuel Herrera (Montpellier) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Henri Bedimo with a cross.

87 mins:Attempt missed. Romain Pitau (Montpellier) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

87 mins:Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Timo Hildebrand.

87 mins:Attempt saved. Emanuel Herrera (Montpellier) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romain Pitau.

86 mins:Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Christoph Metzelder.

85 mins:Offside, Schalke. Jermaine Jones tries a through ball, but Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is caught offside.

84 mins:Substitution, Schalke. Chinedu Obasi replaces Teemu Pukki.

84 mins:Hilton (Montpellier) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84 mins:Teemu Pukki (Schalke) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84 mins:Foul by Hilton (Montpellier).

81 mins:Offside, Schalke. Lewis Holtby tries a through ball, but Teemu Pukki is caught offside.

80 mins:Foul by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke).

80 mins:Hilton (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80 mins:Jermaine Jones (Schalke) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80 mins:Foul by John Utaka (Montpellier).

79 mins:Attempt blocked. Teemu Pukki (Schalke) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Holtby with a cross.

78 mins:Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78 mins:Foul by Hilton (Montpellier).

77 mins:Substitution, Schalke. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar replaces Ciprian Marica.

72 mins:Substitution, Schalke. Jermaine Jones replaces Tranquillo Barnetta.

71 mins:Foul by Sead Kolasinac (Schalke).

71 mins:Rémy Cabella (Montpellier) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70 mins:Attempt missed. Marco Estrada (Montpellier) left footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by John Utaka.

69 mins:Attempt missed. Sead Kolasinac (Schalke) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tranquillo Barnetta.

67 mins:Attempt blocked. Tranquillo Barnetta (Schalke) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Julian Draxler.

67 mins:Substitution, Montpellier. John Utaka replaces Souleymane Camara.

67 mins:Substitution, Montpellier. Younès Belhanda replaces Anthony Mounier.

65 mins:Attempt blocked. Anthony Mounier (Montpellier) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

65 mins:Attempt saved. Rémy Cabella (Montpellier) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marco Estrada.

65 mins:Attempt saved. Rémy Cabella (Montpellier) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Souleymane Camara.

64 mins:Attempt missed. Emanuel Herrera (Montpellier) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marco Estrada.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Marco Estrada (Montpellier) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Mounier.

61 mins:Attempt missed. Emanuel Herrera (Montpellier) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Romain Pitau.

59 mins:Goal! Montpellier 1, Schalke 1. Emanuel Herrera (Montpellier) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

59 mins:Attempt blocked. Emanuel Herrera (Montpellier) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Mounier with a cross.

58 mins:Corner, Schalke. Conceded by Souleymane Camara.

56 mins:Goal! Montpellier 0, Schalke 1. Benedikt Höwedes (Schalke) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christoph Metzelder with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

55 mins:Teemu Pukki (Schalke) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55 mins:Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier).

54 mins:Attempt saved. Rémy Cabella (Montpellier) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Souleymane Camara.

54 mins:Offside, Schalke. Atsuto Uchida tries a through ball, but Teemu Pukki is caught offside.

52 mins:Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Atsuto Uchida.

52 mins:Attempt blocked. Emanuel Herrera (Montpellier) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

52 mins:Attempt saved. Anthony Mounier (Montpellier) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Romain Pitau with a through ball.

52 mins:Attempt blocked. Henri Bedimo (Montpellier) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rémy Cabella.

51 mins:Offside, Schalke. Atsuto Uchida tries a through ball, but Lewis Holtby is caught offside.

51 mins:Tranquillo Barnetta (Schalke) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51 mins:Foul by Romain Pitau (Montpellier).

47 mins:Attempt missed. Tranquillo Barnetta (Schalke) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Teemu Pukki following a fast break.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Julian Draxler (Schalke) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Teemu Pukki.

Second Half begins Montpellier 0, Schalke 0.

45 mins:Substitution, Montpellier. Romain Pitau replaces Benjamin Stambouli.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Montpellier 0, Schalke 0.

45+1 mins:Foul by Lewis Holtby (Schalke).

45+1 mins:Marco Estrada (Montpellier) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45 mins:Offside, Montpellier. Rémy Cabella tries a through ball, but Emanuel Herrera is caught offside.

44 mins:Atsuto Uchida (Schalke) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44 mins:Dangerous play by Anthony Mounier (Montpellier).

43 mins:Delay over. They are ready to continue.

43 mins:Delay in match Rémy Cabella (Montpellier) because of an injury.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Roman Neustädter (Schalke) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tranquillo Barnetta with a cross following a corner.

39 mins:Corner, Schalke. Conceded by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

35 mins:Foul by Emanuel Herrera (Montpellier).

35 mins:Christoph Metzelder (Schalke) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34 mins:Offside, Montpellier. Souleymane Camara tries a through ball, but Rémy Cabella is caught offside.

31 mins:Foul by Daniel Congré (Montpellier).

31 mins:Teemu Pukki (Schalke) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30 mins:Attempt saved. Emanuel Herrera (Montpellier) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rémy Cabella.

29 mins:Marco Estrada (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29 mins:Foul by Lewis Holtby (Schalke).

25 mins:Attempt missed. Teemu Pukki (Schalke) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Julian Draxler following a fast break.

19 mins:Foul by Hilton (Montpellier).

19 mins:Ciprian Marica (Schalke) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17 mins:Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17 mins:Dangerous play by Ciprian Marica (Schalke).

16 mins:Corner, Schalke. Conceded by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

15 mins:Offside, Montpellier. Benjamin Stambouli tries a through ball, but Emanuel Herrera is caught offside.

14 mins:Marco Estrada (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14 mins:Foul by Lewis Holtby (Schalke).

12 mins:Hand ball by Anthony Mounier (Montpellier).

11 mins:Attempt missed. Souleymane Camara (Montpellier) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Henri Bedimo with a cross.

7 mins:Offside, Schalke. Julian Draxler tries a through ball, but Lewis Holtby is caught offside.

7 mins:Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Benedikt Höwedes.

5 mins:Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5 mins:Foul by Lewis Holtby (Schalke).

4 mins:Dangerous play by Henri Bedimo (Montpellier).

4 mins:Ciprian Marica (Schalke) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3 mins:Attempt missed. Emanuel Herrera (Montpellier) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rémy Cabella with a headed pass.

2 mins:Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Benedikt Höwedes.

2 mins:Attempt blocked. Emanuel Herrera (Montpellier) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Mounier.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Champions League
  • 4 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Stade de la Mosson
MontpellierMontpelliervSchalkeSchalke
1
  • Herrera, 59
1
  • Höwedes, 56

match report

Schalke were confirmed as winners of UEFA Champions League Group B with a draw against Montpellier after Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by Olympiakos.

Both Schalke and the Gunners had already qualified for the knockout stages, but with top spot and a potentially easier draw to play for, the Bundesliga side were in no way inclined to show mercy to Montpellier, who only had pride to play for.

The French Ligue 1 champions were going in search of a consolatory first win in the competition, but it was not to be as, despite two goals in quick succession after the break, neither side could find the final advantage.

Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes saw his opening goal cancelled out in just three minutes by Emanuel Herrera in a frantic start to the second half.

It came after neither side were able to conjure any magic in a first half with few opportunities.

Marco Estrada went close for the home side in only the second minute from an inswinging corner, but Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler made a good clearance to neutralise the early threat.

Estrada again tested the Bundesliga side's defence a few minutes later with another testing ball in but they held firm, with Montpellier striker Souleymane Camara doing little to worry them when his 18-yard header flew over the bar soon after.

Schalke's best chance in the half came five minutes before the break when Tranquillo Barnetta's corner picked out Roman Neustadter in the middle of the area, but the midfielder could only put the ball over the bar.

The second period was a different story, however, with both sides finding the net in quick succession.

First, Howedes put Schalke in front with a close-range header in the 56th minute but the lead was short-lived as Herrera levelled for Montpellier three minutes later.

The striker's header was blocked by Christoph Metzelder but he followed up to finish from six yards.

Schalke keeper Timo Hildebrand then saved Remy Cabella's strike as the match went up a gear, but neither side was able to regain the advantage, with Herrera's 89th-minute blocked shot the closest anyone came to snatching the win.

team line-up

30Jonathan Ligali
3Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
5Henri Bedimo
4Hilton
12Daniel Congré
8Anthony Mounier67
13Marco Estrada
19Souleymane Camara67
20Rémy Cabella
22Benjamin Stambouli45
11Emanuel Herrera

substitutes

21Abdelhamid El Kaoutari
40Baptiste Valette
7John Utaka67
14Romain Pitau45
9Gaetan Charbonnier
25Mathieu Deplagne
10Younès Belhanda67

referee

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz

team line-up

34Timo Hildebrand
22Atsuto Uchida
4Benedikt Höwedes
35Sead Kolasinac
21Christoph Metzelder
31Julian Draxler
33Roman Neustädter
27Tranquillo Barnetta72
10Lewis Holtby
8Ciprian Marica77
20Teemu Pukki84

substitutes

36Lars Unnerstall
13Jermaine Jones72
19Chinedu Obasi84
3Sergio Escudero
25Klaas-Jan Huntelaar77
32Joel Matip
23Christian Fuchs

referee

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz

match stats

possession %4950
shots on target101
shots off target75
corners53
tackles won1520
offsides35