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Flora and APOEL cancel each other out

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2002, 20.29CET
FC Flora Tallinn 0-0 APOEL Nicosia FC There were no goals in the Estonian capital.

Match statistics

FloraAPOEL

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target0
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 17 July 2002, 20.29CET

Flora and APOEL cancel each other out

FC Flora Tallinn 0-0 APOEL Nicosia FC There were no goals in the Estonian capital.

FC Flora Tallinn 0-0 APOEL Nicosia FC
APOEL Nicosia FC held FC Flora Tallinn to a scoreless draw in the Estonian capital.

Hosts surprised
The hosts were caught by surprise as APOEL fought hard in the early stages, creating several dangerous chances. Unmarked Barnabas Sztipanovics was disappointed to miss when presented with a clear shot inside the penalty area on 18 minutes.

Piiroja header
Flora's midfield play lacked imagination, but after the half-hour mark the Estonians moved up a gear. Raio Piiroja's header flew just wide on 34 minutes, and Meelis Rooba hit a brilliant first-time effort a few moments later only for it to sail narrowly over the bar.

Nervy half
The closing stages of the first half were fiery, with a group of APOEL players involved in a scuffle after referee Tommy Skjerven waved the game on following Cypriot appeals for a penalty. Two bookings cooled the visitors just before the half-time whistle.

Successive efforts
On the hour, Tor Henning Hamre and Taavi Rähn made Michael Morphis stretch with successive efforts on goal. But Flora's best chance came a minute later, when Aleksandr Kulik's excellent header went inches wide of Morphis' goal.

APOEL response
APOEL responded well with their outstanding playmaker Kostas Malekkos creating a chance for Sztipanovics - although, again, the Hungarian finished wastefully. In the later stages, the Cypriots were tense as Flora striker Joel Lindpere failed to find the target on three separate occasions.

'Too much respect'
"We've had a very nervous start, and [showed] too much respect for our opponents," said Flora coach Arnpo Pijpers. "It was a good game to watch, despite the fact no goals were scored, and I think the result was fair." Meanwhile APOEL coach Egen Gerard was also content. "We've had good chances early in the game," he said. "We have only trained for five weeks so far, so we weren't fit enough to play the whole game."

Last updated: 18/07/02 0.57CET

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Lineups

flora

Flora

apoel

APOEL

1
KaalmaMartin Kaalma (GK)
1
MorfisMichalis Morfis (GK)
2
AllasTeet Allas
4
SirakovZahari Sirakov
3
RähnTaavi Rähn
Yellow Card56
7
OuzounidisMarinos Ouzounidis
4
PiirojaRaio Piiroja
8
R. KhachatryanRomik Khachatryan
5
SaviaukErko Saviauk (C)
Substitution52
9
SztipanovicsBarnabas Sztipanovics
6
ReimMartin Reim
Yellow Card54
10
MalekosKostakis Malekos (C)
7
Meelis RoobaMeelis Rooba
11
AgathocleousMarios Agathocleous
Substitution65
8
KristalMarko Kristal
14
GeorgiouStavros Georgiou
9
KulikAleksandr Kulik
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
Yellow Card71
10
HamreTor Hamre
Substitution82
18
DaskalakisDemetris Daskalakis
Yellow Card64
11
LindpereJoel Lindpere
21
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Substitution78

Substitutes

12
LondakPavel Londak (GK)
30
ChristinakisEpaminondas Christinakis (GK)
14
SaharovAleksander Saharov
Substitution82
19
IliaMarios Ilia
Substitution78
17
K. HaavistuKert Haavistu
Substitution52
20
AnonamOrosco Anonam
Substitution65
13
SidorenkovAndrei Sidorenkov
5
SoteriouPetros Soteriou
15
LarsenGlen Larsen
6
OkkaridesStelios Okkarides
16
FrankelRay Frankel
25
PetrouPetros Petrou
18
AnnisteAivar Anniste
28
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou

Coach

Arno Pijpers (NED) Euge Gerards (NED)

Referee

Tommy Skjerven (NOR)

Assistant referees

Erik Ræstad (NOR), Jan Petter Randen (NOR)

Fourth official

Brage Sandmoen (NOR)

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