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Cedric salvages Betis point at Rijeka

Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 20.56CET
HNK Rijeka 1-1 Real Betis Balompié
Cedric cancelled out Leon Benko's opener to earn a point for Pepe Mel's visitors, meaning both sides remain winless in Group I.
Cedric salvages Betis point at Rijeka
Cedric (centre) fired in the equaliser for Betis ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Rijeka
Betis

1

Goals scored

1

30

Possession (%)

70

7

Total attempts

16

2

on target

6

2

off target

4

3

blocked

6

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

13

2

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

29

Fouls committed

14

14

Fouls suffered

29

233

Passes

542

147

completed

449

Lineups

rijeka

Rijeka

betis

Betis

25Vargić (GK)1Andersen (GK)
5Knežević (C)6Xavi Torres
Yellow Card34
11Tomečak
Substitution63
11Juanfran
16Močinić12Dídac Vilà
19Benko
Goal10
14Sevilla (C)
Substitution69
20Kvržić
Substitution65
15Perquis
Yellow Card41
23Marić16Rodríguez
Substitution85
24Bertoša18Steinhöfer
26Maleš21Reyes
Substitution58
30Brezovec
Yellow Card34
Substitution85
22Cedric
Goal14
33Krstanović
Yellow Card42
25Jordi

Substitutes

1Mance (GK)13Sara (GK)
6Datković4Amaya
8Mujanović
Substitution65
8Nono
10Sharbini
Substitution85
10Verdú
Substitution69
14Boras
Substitution63
Yellow Card64
19Molina
Substitution85
27Pokrivač20Nosa
Substitution58
91Kramarić23Nacho

Coaches

Matjaž Kek (SVN) Pepe Mel (ESP)

Referee

Serhiy Boiko (UKR)

Press kits

Last updated: 03/10/2013 21:23 CET

Standings

Last updated: 04/10/2013 13:50 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 3 October 2013, 20.56CET

Cedric salvages Betis point at Rijeka

HNK Rijeka 1-1 Real Betis Balompié
Cedric cancelled out Leon Benko's opener to earn a point for Pepe Mel's visitors, meaning both sides remain winless in Group I.

Real Betis Balompié pegged back HNK Rijeka in Croatia to leave both sides winless after two Group I games.

The two teams were keen to make amends after failing to pick up three points in their opening matches, and it was the hosts who took the initiative through Leon Benko's tenth-minute volley. Cedric responded soon after but neither side was able to engineer a winner, meaning a first point for Rijeka in a UEFA group stage campaign ahead of their double-header with Olympique Lyonnais.

After suffering their heaviest defeat in European competition at Vitória SC on matchday one, Matjaž Kek's men had a point to prove and started at full throttle. Benko has been on hot form in domestic competition, scoring eight goals in ten league games, and he showed his finishing prowess after Ivan Tomečak had skipped inside his marker on the right before drilling a cross to the back post for the forward to smash in a volley.

The hosts failed to consolidate the advantage and four minutes later were punished for failing to clear their lines. Three opportunities to rid their final third of the ball were wasted, allowing Cedric to slam in from the edge of the area when possession was presented to the winger.

The Congolese attacker was then denied by Ivan Vargić twice before the break, while Benko overhit a cross on the counter with Ivan Krstanović completely unmarked in the centre. Benko had a goalbound shot blocked by a flying Betis body just after the interval and a Salvador Sevilla cross evaded a pack of advancing attackers inside the home area, but the elusive winner never arrived.

Last updated: 05/10/13 0.01CET

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