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Espanyol ease through against Livorno

Published: Friday 23 February 2007, 0.15CET
RCD Espanyol 2-0 AS Livorno Calcio (agg: 4-1) Jesús María Lacruz scored his first goal for Espanyol to help tee up a last-16 tie against Maccabi Haifa FC.

Match statistics

EspanyolLivorno

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
1
Corners3
 
2
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed15
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
7
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Friday 23 February 2007, 0.15CET

Espanyol ease through against Livorno

RCD Espanyol 2-0 AS Livorno Calcio (agg: 4-1) Jesús María Lacruz scored his first goal for Espanyol to help tee up a last-16 tie against Maccabi Haifa FC.

Jesús María Lacruz scored his first goal for RCD Espanyol as the Spanish side cruised into the UEFA Cup last 16, their 2-0 victory on the night sealing a 4-1 aggregate triumph against ten-man AS Livorno Calcio.

Rare goal
Fabio Galante had kept Livorno hopes alive with his strike towards the end of the first leg in Italy last week, but when Lacruz registered early on, that optimism was quickly consigned to memory. A summer signing from Athletic Club Bilbao, the defender found himself in unusual territory on 16 minutes, yet demonstrated a striker's poise as he dispatched Luis García's right-wing cross past Livorno keeper Marco Amelia. He was in more familiar territory from the kick-off, although he could do nothing as Cristiano Lucarelli headed narrowly over the bar on the counterattack.

Doubling up
It set the pattern of the match: Espanyol, and Luis García in particular, causing a menace while Livorno looked to pounce on the break. Stefano Fiore spurned a gilt-edged opportunity to restore parity on the night as he shot straight at Gorka Iraizoz on the cusp of half-time. Any vague ambitions were vanquished soon after the restart, however, as the lively Luis García teed up Ferrán Corominas who rifled in his third goal of the campaign. Livorno continued to press, yet their misery was completed 12 minutes from time when César was dismissed. Espanyol now face Israeli team Maccabi Haifa FC in the Round of 16.

Last updated: 23/02/07 0.40CET

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Lineups

espanyol

Espanyol

livorno

Livorno

1
Gorka IraizozGorka Iraizoz (GK)
1
AmeliaMarco Amelia (GK)
4
LacruzJesús María Lacruz
Goal15
7
PfertzelMarc Pfertzel
3
David GarcíaDavid García
14
KuffourSamuel Kuffour
Yellow Card50
21
JarqueDaniel Jarque (C)
18
RezaeiRahman Rezaei
Yellow Card78
22
MoisésHurtado Moisés
Substitution49
77
GrandoniAlessandro Grandoni
30
ChicaFrancisco Chica
Yellow Card79
3
FilippiniAntonio Filippini
Yellow Card22
Substitution52
20
CoroCoro
Goal49
Yellow Card71
4
MorroneStefano Morrone
6
Eduardo CostaEduardo Costa
19
FioreStefano Fiore
7
PandianiWalter Pandiani
22
CésarCésar
Yellow Card40
Red Card78
10
Luis GarcíaLuis García
Substitution74
28
PassoniDario Passoni
Yellow Card60
Substitution63
18
RufeteFrancisco Rufete
Substitution63
99
LucarelliCristiano Lucarelli (C)
Yellow Card49
Substitution80

Substitutes

25
KameniCarlos Kameni (GK)
23
ManittaEmanuele Manitta (GK)
19
TorrejónMarc Torrejón
26
PasqualeGiovanni Pasquale
14
ItoIto
Substitution49
69
BalleriDavid Balleri
16
JônatasJônatas
Substitution74
24
CoppolaCarmine Coppola
Substitution63
17
Mohamed El Yaagoubi Moha
Substitution63
21
BetaninPaulo Sergio Betanin
Substitution52
23
TamudoRaúl Tamudo
6
GalanteFabio Galante
8
VidigalVidigal
Substitution80

Coach

Ernesto Valverde (ESP) Daniele Arrigoni (ITA)

Referee

Paul Allaerts (BEL)

Assistant referees

Danny Huens (BEL), Dirk Gilon (BEL)

Fourth official

Jean-Baptist Bultynck (BEL)

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