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AEK eke out draw at Genk

Published: Tuesday 17 September 2002, 23.00CET
KRC Genk 0-0 AEK Athens FC Missed chances the order of the day at the Fenixstadion.

Match statistics

GenkAEK

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
4
Attempts off target9
 
5
Corners10
 
2
Offsides1
 
6
Fouls committed23
 
11
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group C

PPts
Real Madrid CF Real Madrid13
KRC Genk Genk11
AEK Athens FC AEK11
AS Roma Roma10
Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 17 September 2002, 23.00CET

AEK eke out draw at Genk

KRC Genk 0-0 AEK Athens FC Missed chances the order of the day at the Fenixstadion.

KRC Genk 0-0 AEK Athens FC
After an enthralling opening Group C game, KRC Genk and AEK Athens were left to rue a host of scorned opportunities as they started their UEFA Champions League campaign with a goalless draw.

Full of confidence
Hosts Genk came into the game full confidence, having scored nine times in their two games at the Fenixstadion, but they never looked likely to add many to their tally tonight. Forwards Wesley Sonck and Beli Moumouni Dagano strove purposefully all night but they found the AEK defence in equally determined mood.

Early storm
AEK weathered an early storm from their hosts and, by the end of the first half, looked the more likely side to break the deadlock. Themistoklis Nikolaidis went into the half-time break having passed up two extremely presentable chances.

Nikolaidis thwarted
First, after 36 minutes, he rounded Genk goalkeeper Jan Moons but delayed his shot too long, allowing Igor Tomasic to sneak in and clear the danger for the Belgian champions. On the stroke of half-time, Konstantinos Katsouranis gave Nikolaidis a second chance to beat Moons, but the striker could only manage a weak header.

High and dry
New AEK coach Dusko Bajevic certainly sent his side out after the interval with the belief that they could win the game, but the busy Nikolaidis too often found himself high and dry without the support of his side's midfield.

Dribbling skills
Although they spent much of the half on the back foot, Genk had their share of chances to win the game. Genk captain, and Australian international Josip Skoko showed his dribbling skills on the edge of the AEK penalty area after 63 minutes but his cross was high and hopeful and goalkeeper Dionisios Chiotis gathered with ease.

Bešlija breaks through
Igor Tomasic, in a rare raid from his right-back position, blazed a volley high and wide of the AEK goal midway through the second half, and with just six minutes to go, Dagano played a teasing through ball for midfield player Mirsad Bešlija but his final shot did not trouble Chiotis.

Moons to the rescue
Having spurned that opportunity, Genk were almost made to pay in the final minute of the game when Nikolaidis played a clever through-ball for substitute Vassilios Lakis, but the midfield player delayed too long over his shot allowing Moons to rescue the situation for the Belgian side.

Last updated: 18/09/02 5.48CET

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Lineups

genk

Genk

aek

AEK

1
MoonsJan Moons (GK)
22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
2
TomašićIgor Tomašić
2
BorbokisVassilios Borbokis (C)
Substitution53
4
ZokoraDidier Zokora
5
KostenoglouNikolaos Kostenoglou
Yellow Card61
6
BešlijaMirsad Bešlija
6
ZagorakisTheodoros Zagorakis
8
SonckWesley Sonck
10
TsiartasVasilis Tsiartas
Substitution90+1
9
DaganoMoumouni Dagano
11
NikolaidisDemis Nikolaidis
10
SkokoJosip Skoko (C)
17
KasapisMihalis Kasapis
Yellow Card20
14
ThijsBernd Thijs
Yellow Card72
19
WrightMauricio Wright
18
VanbeurenKevin Vanbeuren
21
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
20
DaerdenKoen Daerden
32
KapsisMichalis Kapsis
25
IngraoMarco Ingrao
37
NalitzisDimitrios Nalitzis
Substitution64

Substitutes

26
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
33
MihailidisChrisostomos Mihailidis (GK)
3
SoleySeyfo Soley
7
MaladenisChristos Maladenis
Substitution90+1
5
DelbroekWilfried Delbroek
8
KreekMichel Kreek
12
ChatelleThomas Chatelle
23
LakisVasilis Lakis
Substitution64
15
De CamargoIgor De Camargo
28
M. PetkovMilen Petkov
Substitution53
22
WamforJustice Wamfor
30
IvićIlija Ivić
30
SuzukiTakayuki Suzuki
31
GeorgatosGrigoris Georgatos

Coach

Sef Vergoossen (NED) Dušan Bajević (SRB)

Referee

Konrad Plautz (AUT)

Assistant referees

Egon Bereuter (AUT), Walter Staudinger (AUT)

Fourth official

Louis Hofmann (AUT)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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