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Corovic repays Maribor faith

Published: Thursday 1 August 2002
NK Maribor 2-1 APOEL Nicosia FC Maribor will take a slender lead into the second leg.

Match statistics

MariborAPOEL

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards5
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 1 August 2002

Corovic repays Maribor faith

NK Maribor 2-1 APOEL Nicosia FC Maribor will take a slender lead into the second leg.

NK Maribor 2-1 APOEL Nicosia FC
NK Maribor will take a slender lead into next week's UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second-leg match against APOEL Nicosia FC after a hard-fought home victory in the Ljudski vrt stadium.

On the attack
Slovenian champions Maribor spent the opening 15 minutes of the match on the attack, but their Cypriot opponents showed their resilience with a well-disciplined display.

Corovic on target
The host side's opening goal came in the last minute of the first half when Nemanja Corovic, Maribor's new Yugoslavian signing, finished calmly. Corovic's inclusion in the starting eleven had come as something of a surprise, but coach Bojan Prašnikar's confidence in the young striker proved to be well founded.

Determined fashion
APOEL started the second half in determined fashion as they went in search of an equaliser, but Maribor extended their advantage just after the hour mark when Corovic scored his second of the night five minutes after Ermin Rakovic had rattled the APOEL crossbar.

Away goal
Having taken a two-goal lead, Maribor were content to sit back and soak up the Cypriot side's pressure. However, Bulgarian defender Zaharin Sirakov scored what may prove to be a vital away goal in the dying seconds, handing APOEL a potential lifeline.

Last updated: 01/08/02 0.17CET

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Lineups

maribor

Maribor

apoel

APOEL

1
MurkoTomaž Murko
1
MorfisMichalis Morfis
4
VugdalicMuamer Vugdalic
4
SirakovZahari Sirakov
Yellow Card6
Goal90
5
S. DuroSamir Duro
Yellow Card90
6
OkkaridesStelios Okkarides
9
RakovičErmin Rakovič
Yellow Card61
Substitution77
7
OuzounidisMarinos Ouzounidis
14
CorovicNemanja Corovic
Goal45
Goal61
8
R. KhachatryanRomik Khachatryan
15
FilekovičSuad Filekovič
Yellow Card63
10
MalekosKostakis Malekos (C)
Substitution79
16
PitamičMiha Pitamič
11
AgathocleousMarios Agathocleous
Yellow Card90
19
BalajičStipe Balajič
14
GeorgiouStavros Georgiou
Substitution59
20
DjuranovičDejan Djuranovič (C)
Yellow Card19
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
Substitution73
25
BrežičDanijel Brežič
Yellow Card33
Substitution63
18
DaskalakisDemetris Daskalakis
27
F. CipotFabijan Cipot
21
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides

Substitutes

12
SeremetDino Seremet
30
ChristinakisEpaminondas Christinakis
6
TeinovićDalibor Teinović
3
CharalambousZacharias Charalambous
Substitution79
8
IndjicDjordje Indjic
Substitution63
5
SoteriouPetros Soteriou
11
PekičDamir Pekič
Substitution77
19
IliaMarios Ilia
Substitution73
18
PlosnikPeter Plosnik
25
PetrouPetros Petrou
26
SarkeziMarinko Sarkezi
28
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
Substitution59
33
VuksanovičŽikica Vuksanovič
31
FasuliotisSozos Fasuliotis

Coach

Bojan Prašnikar (SVN) Euge Gerards (NED)

Referee

Grzegorz Gilewski (POL)

Assistant referees

Slawomir Stempniewski (POL), Konrad Sapela (POL)

Fourth official

Robert Werder (POL)

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