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AEK persistence overcomes Hajduk

Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 22.50CET
AEK Athens FC 3-1 HNK Hajduk Split
The Greek side scored twice in the final 25 minutes to underline their superiority after Hajduk had threatened to claim a share of the spoils.
AEK persistence overcomes Hajduk
AEK's second-half display was too strong for Hajduk ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AEKHajduk Split

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target12
 
10
Attempts off target8
 
6
Corners10
 
4
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 16 September 2010, 22.50CET

AEK persistence overcomes Hajduk

AEK Athens FC 3-1 HNK Hajduk Split
The Greek side scored twice in the final 25 minutes to underline their superiority after Hajduk had threatened to claim a share of the spoils.

AEK Athens FC made an impressive start to their Group G campaign with a 3-1 success against HNK Hajduk Split.

Dušan Bajević's men were given the perfect platform when Rafik Djebbour confidently fired AEK into an early lead but their fortunes took a turn for the worse as Senijad Ibričić equalised from the penalty spot and Djebbour spurned a spot kick of his own. The home side's blushes were spared when Nikos Liberopoulos poked in after 65 minutes and Nacho Scocco (89) sealed victory.

Djebbour was in the thick of it from the off, fizzing in a shot from the edge of the area that Hajduk goalkeeper Danijel Subašić pushed over. He found the target after 12 minutes, though, when Hrvoje Vejić slipped as he reacted to Scocco's pass and the striker committed the keeper before sweeping into the roof of the net from close range.

Hajduk should have levelled soon after but Anas Sharbini was denied by Giannis Arabatzis and Ivan Strinić sliced the follow-up wide. The incident was a prelude to a host of half-chances for the visitors from Croatia and it was no surprise when they levelled on 29 minutes, Ibričić nonchalantly clipping in a penalty after an offence by Papa Bouba Diop.

Any fears of a quieter second period were dismissed inside 30 seconds when Jurica Buljat felled Djebbour in the area, but Subašić made a flying save to repel the Algerian's penalty and maintain parity. Marin Ljubičić cleared off the line to deny Traianos Dellas a headed goal before the Athenians finally made their second-half supremacy count.

Liberopoulos restored AEK's advantage, prodding in after Subašić failed to hold Scocco's drive. Scocco was not to be denied, though, breaking the offside trap to wrap up the points a minute from time.

Last updated: 28/05/11 0.14CET

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Lineups

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Hajduk Split

22
ArabatzisGiannis Arabatzis (GK)
1
SubašićDanijel Subašić (GK)
1
KafesPantelis Kafes (C)
Substitution74
4
M. LjubičićMarin Ljubičić
4
ManolasKostas Manolas
5
BuljatJurica Buljat
8
JahićSanel Jahić
7
VejićHrvoje Vejić
10
DjebbourRafik Djebbour
Goal12
Penalty46
10
IbričićSenijad Ibričić (C)
Goal29
19
LagosPanagiotis Lagos
13
VukušićAnte Vukušić
21
DiopPapa Bouba Diop
Yellow Card28
14
Tomasov Marin Tomasov
Substitution67
24
BurnsNathan Burns
Substitution70
17
StrinićIvan Strinić
Yellow Card58
32
ScoccoNacho Scocco
Goal89
22
MaločaMario Maloča
33
LiberopoulosNikos Liberopoulos
Goal65
Substitution90+2
88
BulkuErvin Bulku
Substitution81
55
DellasTraianos Dellas
99
SharbiniAnas Sharbini
Substitution61

Substitutes

23
SajaSebastián Saja (GK)
25
RadoševićBožidar Radošević (GK)
2
PatsatzoglouChristos Patsatzoglou
Substitution70
16
JozinovićGoran Jozinović
3
NasutiCristian Nasuti
18
OremušMirko Oremuš
Substitution67
9
LeonardoLeonardo
Substitution74
20
RežićAnte Režić
15
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
27
JonjićMatej Jonjić
18
BlancoIsmael Blanco
Substitution90+2
30
TrebotićDinko Trebotić
Substitution81
90
GentzoglouSavvas Gentzoglou
90
ČopDuje Čop
Substitution61

Coach

Dušan Bajević (SRB) Stanko Poklepović (CRO)

Referee

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

Assistant referees

Angelo Boonman (NED), Coen Droste (NED)

Fourth official

Michel Winter (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Tom van Sichem (NED), Reinold Wiedemeijer (NED)

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