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APOEL win through to face old rivals

Published: Wednesday 7 August 2002, 20.07CET
APOEL Nicosia FC 4-2 NK Maribor(Aggregate: 5-4) Ten-man APOEL won thriller in Cyprus.

Match statistics

APOELMaribor

Goals scored4
 
2
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards5
 
4
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 7 August 2002, 20.07CET

APOEL win through to face old rivals

APOEL Nicosia FC 4-2 NK Maribor(Aggregate: 5-4) Ten-man APOEL won thriller in Cyprus.

APOEL Nicosia FC 4-2 NK Maribor (APOEL win 5-4 on aggregate)
Ten-man APOEL Nicosia FC came from behind against NK Maribor to book what will be an eagerly anticipated meeting with AEK Athens in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.

Agathocleous dismissed
On a great night for Cypriot football, APOEL beat the Slovenian champions 4-2 to squeeze through 5-4 on aggregate. Already hampered by the absence of their two foreign players, Orosco Anonam and Zaharin Sirakov, their hopes were hit further by the 38th-minute dismissal of Marios Agathocleous for a second yellow card for diving.

Spirited Cypriots
At that point the sides were level at 1-1, a Costas Malekkos penalty having cancelled out a spot-kick on 31 minutes from Maribor's Samir Duro. Yet APOEL's response could barely have been better, the spirited Cypriots making it 2-1 before the break as Stavros Georgiou found Marios Ilias unmarked in the area and he shot past goalkeeper Tomaz Murko.

Baskalakis heads fourth
Eleven minutes into the second half and it was three as Constantinous Charalambides shot into the right-hand corner from inside the area. Now leading on aggregate, APOEL extended their lead on 69 minutes when, from a fine cross by Malekkos, Demetris Baskalakis headed past Murko.

Nervous finish
Maribor had their moments and after Nemanja Corovic had gone close with a header tipped over, Duro's low strike ensured a nervous last ten minutes in front of 10,564 fans in the GPS stadium.

Ten years on
However, APOEL hung on and can now look forward to their first meeting with AEK since the first round of the 1992/93 Champions League when the Greek team - who have a large following in Cyprus - were winners on the away-goals rule after following a 1-1 result in Athens with a 2-2 draw in the return.

Last updated: 08/08/02 14.12CET

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Lineups

apoel

APOEL

maribor

Maribor

1
MorfisMichalis Morfis
Yellow Card84
1
MurkoTomaž Murko
19
IliaMarios Ilia
Goal44
Yellow Card90+1
5
S. DuroSamir Duro
Yellow Card8
Goal31
Goal81
6
OkkaridesStelios Okkarides
6
TeinovićDalibor Teinović
7
OuzounidisMarinos Ouzounidis
9
RakovičErmin Rakovič
8
R. KhachatryanRomik Khachatryan
Yellow Card30
14
CorovicNemanja Corovic
10
MalekosKostakis Malekos (C)
Goal33
Yellow Card59
Substitution90
15
FilekovičSuad Filekovič
11
AgathocleousMarios Agathocleous
Red Card38
19
BalajičStipe Balajič
Yellow Card32
14
GeorgiouStavros Georgiou
Substitution68
20
DjuranovičDejan Djuranovič
Substitution56
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
Yellow Card41
25
BrežičDanijel Brežič
Yellow Card55
Substitution76
18
DaskalakisDemetris Daskalakis
Goal69
26
SarkeziMarinko Sarkezi
Yellow Card64
Substitution65
21
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Goal56
Substitution86
27
F. CipotFabijan Cipot

Substitutes

30
ChristinakisEpaminondas Christinakis
12
SeremetDino Seremet
5
SoteriouPetros Soteriou
4
VugdalicMuamer Vugdalic
9
SztipanovicsBarnabas Sztipanovics
Substitution68
8
IndjicDjordje Indjic
Substitution56
15
PetrouPetros Petrou
11
PekičDamir Pekič
Substitution65
25
PetrouPetros Petrou
Substitution86
16
PitamičMiha Pitamič
Substitution76
28
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
Substitution90
17
ŽnuderlBoštjan Žnuderl
33
VuksanovičŽikica Vuksanovič

Coach

Euge Gerards (NED) Bojan Prašnikar (SVN)

Referee

Olegário Benquerença (POR)

Assistant referees

Jose Cardinal (POR), Serafim Baia Nogueira (POR)

Fourth official

Bruno Paixão (POR)

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