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Twente quick off the mark against Racing

Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.39CET
FC Twente 1-0 Real Racing Club
Romano Denneboom's early goal was enough to give the Dutch hosts victory against the Spanish team in the sides' opening Group A fixture.
Twente quick off the mark against Racing
Steve McClaren's side were deserved winners ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TwenteRacing

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners3
 
3
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed14
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.39CET

Twente quick off the mark against Racing

FC Twente 1-0 Real Racing Club
Romano Denneboom's early goal was enough to give the Dutch hosts victory against the Spanish team in the sides' opening Group A fixture.

Romano Denneboom's early goal was enough to give FC Twente victory against Real Racing Club in their opening UEFA Cup Group A fixture.

Deserved win
The striker got on to Kenneth Perez's cross to score in the seventh minute, and Steve McClaren's dominant team might even have added to their lead in a deserved win. The result gave McClaren a boost ahead of his return to England against Manchester City FC on 6 November, when Racing are at home to FC Schalke 04, who also were victorious tonight.

Early goal
The Dutch club started strongly and sent out an early warning when Eljero Elia stole the ball from Pedro Munitis and served Blaise Nkufo, whose powerful strike was saved by Fabio Coltorti. The Racing keeper was soon beaten by Denneboom's header, however, and Perez nearly had a goal of his own later but Wout Brama's cross was adjudged to have drifted out of play.

Twente on top
The Spanish side's coach Juan Muniz made two substitutions at the restart, bringing on Óscar Serrano and Juan Valera, yet Twente retained the initiative and Coltorti had to make a one-handed stop from Perez at the near post. Serrano almost equalised when his long-range drive flew just past the goal, but despite the injured Perez making way for Youssouf Hersi, Twente continued to threaten and with 16 minutes left Nkufo was just unable to touch in Elia's deep cross.

Last updated: 24/10/08 0.56CET

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