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Espanyol edge towards last 32

Published: Wednesday 30 November 2005, 23.30CET
Brøndby IF 1-1 RCD Espanyol
Morten Skoubo cancelled out Raúl Tamudo's opener for the visitors as the spoils were shared.

Match statistics

BrøndbyEspanyol

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
2
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners10
 
5
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed11
 
11
Yellow cards2
 
8
Red cards0
1

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Published: Wednesday 30 November 2005, 23.30CET

Espanyol edge towards last 32

Brøndby IF 1-1 RCD Espanyol
Morten Skoubo cancelled out Raúl Tamudo's opener for the visitors as the spoils were shared.

RCD Espanyol picked up a valuable point in Copenhagen against Brøndby IF in a UEFA Cup Group B game where both sides finished with ten men.

Late dismissals
Espanyol, on five points, led Brøndby by a point before the start of play meaning victory for either side would have offered significant chance of progression. However, it was not to be as Raúl Tamudo´s 42nd-minute goal was cancelled out by a deflected header from Morten Skoubo midway through the second half. Espanyol's Fredson Camara Pereira was dismissed moments later, shortly before Dan Anton Johansen followed for the home side.

Dup return
Espanyol coach Miguel Ángel Lotina handed a UEFA Cup debut to Carlos Kameni, while Alberto Lopo and Iván de la Peña both returned to the starting lineup after missing the weekend match against Club Atlético de Madrid through injury and tactical reasons respectively.

Opening goal
The game began at a frantic pace, with Thomas Rytter the key man for Brøndby in the opening stages while the trio of De la Peña, Raúl Tamudo and Luis García were carrying the threat for Espanyol. Martin Retov and Kasper Lorentzen both had chances for the Danish side before Raúl Tamudo put Espanyol ahead just before the break. The Spanish international latched on to a pass from Luis García to apply a right-footed finish from close range.

Equalising strike
Luis García spurned a good chance to increase the visitors' advantage after the restart, before substitute Kim Daugaard hit Espanyol's crossbar with Idriss Kaméni off his line. The pressure finally told on the visitors' defence after 66 minutes. Full-back Pablo Javier Zabaleta conceded a free-kick and the set-piece was floated into the box where it was flicked on by Skoubo and deflected off Lopo before crossing the line.

Numbers reduced
As the pressure mounted Fredson was sent off for violent conduct after 70 minutes, followed shortly by his coach Lotina for dissent. Ten minutes later, Brøndby were also reduced to ten men with centre-half Johansen sent off for a tackle on De la Peña.

Progression nears
Brøndby had the better of the closing stages, with Mads Jørgensen seeing an effort cleared off the line by Lopo, but neither side was able to strike a winner, leaving both teams knowing only victory in their respective final group games will guarantee qualification.

Last updated: 01/12/05 11.39CET

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Lineups

brøndby

Brøndby

espanyol

Espanyol

16
AnkergreenCasper Ankergreen (GK)
13
KameniCarlos Kameni (GK)
3
RytterThomas Rytter
Substitution66
4
LopoAlberto Lopo
4
NielsenPer Nielsen (C)
7
RieraAlbert Riera
Substitution63
5
JohansenDan Anton Johansen
Yellow Card21
9
De la PeñaIván de la Peña
Yellow Card55
Substitution85
6
LantzMarcus Lantz
10
Luis GarcíaLuis García
Yellow Card61
Substitution67
7
LorentzenKasper Lorentzen
15
FredsonCamara Fredson
Red Card68
9
RetovMartin Retov
Substitution78
18
DomiDidier Domi
Yellow Card10
17
SkouboMorten Skoubo
Goal65
Substitution75
19
ZabaletaPablo Zabaleta
Yellow Card64
19
ElmanderJohan Elmander
21
JarqueDaniel Jarque
Yellow Card57
20
SennelsAsbjørn Sennels
22
MoisésHurtado Moisés
Yellow Card83
21
T. RasmussenThomas Rasmussen
Yellow Card66
23
TamudoRaúl Tamudo (C)
Yellow Card27
Goal42

Substitutes

1
ZazaKarim Zaza (GK)
1
Gorka IraizozGorka Iraizoz (GK)
8
DaugaardKim Daugaard
Substitution66
11
JofreMateu González Jofre
Substitution85
Yellow Card90+2
25
ChristensenKim Christensen
Substitution75
14
ItoIto
Substitution67
26
JørgensenMads Jørgensen
Substitution78
20
CoroCoro
Substitution63
13
SchmidtStefan Schmidt
2
Armando SáArmando Sá
23
Trond AndersenTrond Andersen
24
Jonatan SorianoJonatan Soriano
24
AbsalonsenJohan Absalonsen
27
RobustéMiguel Robusté

Coach

Michael Laudrup (DEN) Miguel Ángel Lotina (ESP)

Referee

Jan W. Wegereef (NED)

Assistant referees

Jantinus Meints (NED), Hans Ten Hoove (NED)

Fourth official

Reinold Wiedemeijer (NED)

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