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Deportivo demonstrate Split personality

Published: Thursday 28 August 2008, 23.50CET
HNK Hajduk Split 0-2 RC Deportivo La Coruña (agg: 0-2)
A goalless draw in Spain proved to be of no avail to Goran Vučević's team as a goal from Riki and Joan Verdú's late spot-kick sent Deportivo through.
by Elvir Islamović
Deportivo demonstrate Split personality
Riki opened the scoring in Split ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Hajduk SplitDeportivo

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red cards1
 
1

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Published: Thursday 28 August 2008, 23.50CET

Deportivo demonstrate Split personality

HNK Hajduk Split 0-2 RC Deportivo La Coruña (agg: 0-2)
A goalless draw in Spain proved to be of no avail to Goran Vučević's team as a goal from Riki and Joan Verdú's late spot-kick sent Deportivo through.

A goalless first-leg draw in Spain proved to be of no avail to HNK Hajduk Split as a strike from Riki and a late Joan Verdú penalty sent RC Deportivo La Coruña through.

Promising situation
A lively crowd at the Poljud Stadium in Split seemed to promise much for the Croatian contenders as they attempted to build on the stalemate at the Riazor, but they were stung by Riki's goal in the run-up to half-time and further hobbled by the dismissal of captain Srdjan Andrić. A late spot-kick finally settled this UEFA Cup second qualifying round tie, though there was still time for Deportivo to have a man sent off.

Open goal
Patience proved to be the key for the Spanish Liga side as they kept Hajduk at bay before opening their account two minutes before the interval. Andrés Guardado received a ball on the left of the penalty box, headed for the byline and delivered a low cross through the legs of goalkeeper Danijel Subašić which winger Riki was only too eager to tap into the unguarded net.

Fiery mood
Hajduk returned after the break in fiery mood as they searched for the two goals needed to regain the initiative, but the ambitions of Goran Vučević's team would be frustrated. Matters became desperate after 66 minutes when midfielder Andrić received a second yellow card for a challenge on Deportivo keeper Daniel Aranzubia. Down to ten men, Hajduk lost much of their momentum, and their guests from Galicia were to profit.

Penalty converted
Deportivo had passed up several opportunities to add to their tally before Mario Maloča presented them with an offer they could not refuse, fouling Verdú in the area in the 87th minute. The same player converted from the spot, although some of the shine was taken off Deportivo's victory in added time when Julian De Guzman earned his second booking for a rash tackle.

Last updated: 29/08/08 0.27CET

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Lineups

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Hajduk Split

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Deportivo

22
MaločaMario Maloča
Yellow Card33
3
Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
1
SubašićDanijel Subašić (GK)
18
GuardadoAndrés Guardado
6
ŽivkovićBoris Živković
1
AranzubiaDaniel Aranzubia (GK)
16
BartolovićMladen Bartolović
Substitution72
21
ValerónJuan Carlos Valerón (C)
Substitution59
15
GabrićDrago Gabrić
4
LopoAlberto Lopo
5
BuljatJurica Buljat
Yellow Card40
Substitution46
11
RikiRiki
Goal42
Substitution81
11
AndrićSrdjan Andrić (C)
Yellow Card55
Red Card65
22
Juan RodríguezJuan Rodríguez
19
M. BuljatMarijan Buljat
16
Antonio TomásAntonio Tomás
24
TičinovićMario Tičinović
Substitution58
19
LaureLaure
Yellow Card12
9
KalinićNikola Kalinić
31
Adrián LópezAdrián López
Substitution69
20
SkokoJosip Skoko
6
De GuzmanJulian De Guzman
Yellow Card15
Red Card90

Substitutes

28
PandžaBoris Pandža
9
BravoOmar Bravo
12
TomićVjekoslav Tomić (GK)
5
Zé CastroZé Castro
Substitution69
10
IbričićSenijad Ibričić
Substitution58
8
Sergio GonzálezSergio González
30
BušićTomislav Bušić
10
VerdúJoan Verdú
Substitution59
Goal87
8
LinićSiniša Linić
Substitution46
14
Pablo ÁlvarezPablo Álvarez
18
OremušMirko Oremuš
Substitution72
12
MistaMista
Substitution81
17
StrinićIvan Strinić
30
FabriFabri (GK)

Coach

Goran Vučević (CRO) José Luis Riveira Urunga (ESP)

Referee

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Assistant referees

Paolo Calcagno (ITA), Walter Giachero (ITA)

Fourth official

Nicola Pierpaoli (ITA)

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