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Sampdoria edge close encounter

Published: Thursday 30 August 2007, 22.00CET
UC Sampdoria 1-1 HNK Hajduk Split (agg: 2-1) A 1-1 draw proved enough for UEFA Intertoto Cup winners UC Sampdoria to edge a close emcounter in Genoa.
by Paolo Menicucci

Match statistics

SampdoriaHajduk Split

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 30 August 2007, 22.00CET

Sampdoria edge close encounter

UC Sampdoria 1-1 HNK Hajduk Split (agg: 2-1) A 1-1 draw proved enough for UEFA Intertoto Cup winners UC Sampdoria to edge a close emcounter in Genoa.

A 1-1 draw at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris proved enough for UEFA Intertoto Cup winners UC Sampdoria to overcome HNK Hajduk Split 2-1 on aggregate and book a place in the UEFA Cup.

Hajduk dominant
The visitors, inspired by the creative skills of Florin Cernat, were much the better side in the early stages and carved out a number of opportunities. Nikola Kalinic went close on 12 minutes and three minutes later Sampdoria goalkeeper Antonio Mirante, in for the injured Luca Castellazzi, was forced to make a superb save to keep out Siniša Linić's powerful long-range drive. Just after the quarter-hour Mirante could only watch as a header from Mladen Pelaić flew centimetres wide of his far post.

Montella penalty
After weathering the early storm Sampdoria began to assert more control in midfield and took the lead on 34 minutes after Christian Maggio was brought down inside Hajduk's penalty area, and Vincenzo Montella scored from the penalty spot. The Croatian outfit took the fight to the hosts after the break and although the Blucerchiati initially kept them at bay, Mirko Hrgović equalised with a powerful free-kick seven minutes from time. The goal was too little, too late, however.

Last updated: 30/08/07 23.45CET

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Lineups

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Hajduk Split

17
PalomboAngelo Palombo
7
PelaićMladen Pelaić
Yellow Card35
11
BellucciClaudio Bellucci
Substitution80
25
TomićVjekoslav Tomić (GK)
83
MiranteAntonio Mirante (GK)
5
BuljatJurica Buljat
16
CampagnaroHugo Campagnaro
10
CernatFlorin Cernat
7
MaggioChristian Maggio
19
LinićSiniša Linić
6
LucchiniStefano Lucchini
Yellow Card36
18
M. HrgovićMirko Hrgović (C)
Yellow Card53
Goal83
46
PieriMirko Pieri
Substitution89
26
RubilGoran Rubil
Substitution46
14
SalaLuigi Sala
Yellow Card40
14
M. LjubičićMarin Ljubičić
21
SammarcoPaolo Sammarco
6
ŽivkovićBoris Živković
4
VolpiSergio Volpi (C)
9
N. KalinićNikola Kalinić
Substitution77
9
MontellaVincenzo Montella
Goal34
Substitution72
16
BartolovićMladen Bartolović
Substitution46

Substitutes

33
BastriniAlessandro Bastrini
20
SabljićGoran Sabljić
90
FiorilloVincenzo Fiorillo
29
VerpakovskisMāris Verpakovskis
Substitution46
19
FranceschiniDaniele Franceschini
32
OremušMirko Oremuš
40
DelvecchioGennaro Delvecchio
Substitution80
28
PandžaBoris Pandža
29
CaraccioloAndrea Caracciolo
Substitution72
12
BalićVladimir Balić (GK)
77
ZenoniChristian Zenoni
Substitution89
21
RukavinaAnte Rukavina
Substitution77
88
FotiSalvatore Foti
27
PeraićNiko Peraić
Substitution46

Coach

Walter Mazzarri (ITA) Sergei Kresic (CRO)

Referee

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Assistant referees

Antonin Kordula (CZE), Miroslav Zlamal (CZE)

Fourth official

Jiří Moláček (CZE)

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