INTRODUCTION: Two of Spain's top soccer teams made significant strides towards the quarter finals of the European Football Union (EUFA) Cup on Wednesday (25 November).The best performance came in Spain from Valencia, who won their first-leg game against the Yugoslavian side Hadjuk Split 5-1.In the Austrian capital, Real Madrid beat Rapid Vienna of Austria 1-0.
RAPID VIENNA V REAL MADRID: (Madrid in purple) GV Madrid attacking left to right, up to Vienna penalty area, shot by striker Santillana beats goalkeeper, players celebrate (2 shots)
GV (REPLAY, camera stationed behind goal)
GV Scorer Santillana
VALENCIA V HADJUK SPLIT: (Valencia in white) Valencia attack; first goal by Miguel Tendillo
GV PAN Second goal to Valencia, swirling shot from outside penalty area by Pablo Rodriguez
SECOND HALF: Valencia attack, Rodriguez scores second with low shot
GV PAN Hadjuk Split attack, goalkeeper parries, Zoran Vujovic hits in rebound
GV PAN Valencia free kick to Kurt Welzl on edge of area, shoots and scores
GV PAN Valencia attack down left flank, Hadjuk goalkeeper misses low cross, Frank Arnesen side foots fifth goal
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Two of Spain's top soccer teams made significant strides towards the quarter finals of the European Football Union (EUFA) Cup on Wednesday (25 November).The best performance came in Spain from Valencia, who won their first-leg game against the Yugoslavian side Hadjuk Split 5-1.In the Austrian capital, Real Madrid beat Rapid Vienna of Austria 1-0.
SYNOPSIS: Real Madrid, playing in the purple shirts, have an enviable record in European soccer.They have been champions of Europe six times.Little has been seen of them in the last couple of years but they could be on the way back.The goal that won them this third round game came into the second half.
This replay from a different angle shows how easily the former kings of Europe strode through midfield and got a man within scoring distance.Providing the finishing touch was their international striker Santillana.
Valencia, playing in white, scored their first goal through striker Miguel Tendillo in the 25th minute.
Their second was a low, bending shot in the 32nd minute from Pablo Rodriguez.
With five minutes of the second half gone, Rodriguez got his second and Valencia's third goal with another shot that swept past the Yugoslav goalkeeper.
Hadjuk Split made only a handful of attacks and this one ended with a goal from the alert Zoran Vujovic.
Any hopes they had of getting back into the game were shattered in the 84th minute, when this move was finished off by Valencia's Austrian player Kurt Welzl.
With just a minute of normal time left Valencia rounded off a magnificent performance with their fifth goal scored by the Danish player Frank Arnesen...plus a little help from the visiting goalkeeper.