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Depor stroll sends Feyenoord crashing out

Published: Thursday 27 November 2008, 23.39CET
RC Deportivo La Coruña 3-0 Feyenoord
The Spanish outfit's opening win in Group H revived their campaign while ending that of a Feyenoord side now contemplating three straight losses.
Depor stroll sends Feyenoord crashing out
Alberto Lopo celebrates after putting Depor on course for victory ©Getty Images

Match statistics

DeportivoFeyenoord

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
2
Attempts off target4
 
2
Corners7
 
2
Offsides5
 
3
Fouls committed6
 
16
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 27 November 2008, 23.39CET

Depor stroll sends Feyenoord crashing out

RC Deportivo La Coruña 3-0 Feyenoord
The Spanish outfit's opening win in Group H revived their campaign while ending that of a Feyenoord side now contemplating three straight losses.

RC Deportivo La Coruña ran Feyenoord ragged to kick-start their UEFA Cup campaign and knock their opponents out of Europe.

Up and running
Alberto Lopo struck first after half an hour, before a Kevin Hofland own goal and an Andres Guardado strike in successive minutes early in the second period opened Deportivo's Group H account in style. Victorious at the second attempt in the group stage, the Spanish side also inflicted a third straight defeat on the Dutch club, who won this tournament in 2002.

Pressure
Gertjan Verbeek's team have now conceded nine goals in the section, and their defensive frailties were soon evident in La Coruna. Mista headed wide from six metres from Guardado's free-kick to herald an early spell of pressure by Miguel Ángel Lotina's men. With the same forward also having a header hacked clear by Georginio Wijnaldum, a home goal looked imminent and it arrived when Lopo turned in at the near post Guardado's low cross from the left.

Weaknesses punished
A rare Feyenoord foray into opposition territory resulted in Depor keeper Daniel Aranzubia tipping Luigi Bruins's fierce attempt around the post. But the Eredivisie outfit's vulnerability was always close to the surface and Hofland put through his own net five minutes after half-time. Sixty seconds later, the contest was all but settled as Guardado sealed a fine display by firing into the top corner after receiving a pass from Cristian.

Makaay glimmer
Although Roy Makaay, once a Spanish Liga winner with the Galicians, almost marked his Riazor return with a goal, being denied by Aranzubia, the flow of play continued towards the Feyenoord end. Mista nodded wide from a corner and goalkeeper Henk Timmer had to save well from Angel Lafita as the Rotterdam team were well beaten.

Last updated: 28/11/08 0.17CET

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Lineups

deportivo

Deportivo

feyenoord

Feyenoord

1
AranzubiaDaniel Aranzubia (GK)
1
TimmerHenk Timmer (GK)
2
Manuel PabloManuel Pablo (C)
31
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
Substitution46
4
LopoAlberto Lopo
Goal30
4
BahiaAndré Bahia
19
ColottoDiego Colotto
3
HoflandKevin Hofland
Goal50
3
Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
5
De ClerTim de Cler
20
Cristian HidalgoCristian Hidalgo
25
WijnaldumGeorginio Wijnaldum
Substitution62
8
Sergio GonzálezSergio González
6
El AhmadiKarim El Ahmadi
Substitution55
22
Juan RodríguezJuan Rodríguez
Substitution60
8
Van BronckhorstGiovanni van Bronckhorst (C)
18
GuardadoAndrés Guardado
Yellow Card37
Goal51
Substitution51
28
FerLeroy Fer
21
ValerónJuan Carlos Valerón
10
BruinsLuigi Bruins
12
MistaMista
Substitution69
9
MakaayRoy Makaay

Substitutes

30
FabriFabri (GK)
32
Van DijkRob van Dijk (GK)
9
BravoOmar Bravo
Substitution69
2
LuciusTheo Lucius
Substitution46
10
VerdúJoan Verdú
15
ErasmusKermit Erasmus
15
LaureLaure
22
SloryAndwele Slory
Substitution62
16
Antonio TomásAntonio Tomás
Substitution60
Yellow Card63
24
PedroLuis Pedro
17
LafitaÁngel Lafita
Substitution51
38
LeerdamKelvin Leerdam
Substitution55
31
Adrián LópezAdrián López
40
DerijckTimothy Derijck

Coach

Miguel Ángel Lotina (ESP) Gertjan Verbeek (NED)

Referee

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Peter Martinsson (SWE), Erik Bergsten (SWE)

Fourth official

Daniel Stålhammar (SWE)

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