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Draw not enough for Genk

Published: Wednesday 30 October 2002, 23.00CET
AEK Athens 1-1 KRC Genk Despite their first goal of the competition, Genk are out.

Match statistics

AEKGenk

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
5
Attempts off target7
 
6
Corners11
 
3
Offsides6
 
7
Fouls committed9
 
20
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group C

PPts
Real Madrid CF Real Madrid58
AS Roma Roma58
AEK Athens FC AEK55
KRC Genk Genk53
Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 30 October 2002, 23.00CET

Draw not enough for Genk

AEK Athens 1-1 KRC Genk Despite their first goal of the competition, Genk are out.

KRC Genk were eliminated from UEFA Champions League Group C tonight despite scoring their first goal of the competition against AEK Athens in a 1-1 draw at the Nikos Goumas stadium.

Must-win situation
AEK, meanwhile, can still qualify for the second group stage but need to beat AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico in a fortnight's time after the Italian side's 1-0 victory over Real Madrid CF at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. 

Fifth draw
The Greek team, who collected their fifth consecutive draw in the competition, went behind to striker Wesley Sonck's strike on 22 minutes but were soon back on level terms thanks to Vassilios Lakis. It was a match in which both teams played with similar tactics, constantly looking for the long ball over the top.

Almost caught out
Greece's Alpha Ethniki leaders were caught napping as early as the third minute when Mirsad Bešlija headed a free-kick just wide of the post. Striker Takayuki Suzuki, who replaced the flu-stricken Burkina Faso forward Moumouni Dagano in the starting lineup, then tried a shot from the edge of the box which goalkeeper Dionisios Chiotis saved comfortably.

On Sonck
It was the Japanese international Suzuki who set up Genk's opener when he latched on to a lofted ball and picked out the unmarked Sonck, who made no mistake from inside the area.

Dangerman Nikolaidis
Striker Themistoklis Nikolaidis, who was a danger for Genk throughout, ghosted into the area minutes later but dragged his shot wide when under pressure from Chiotis, demanding a penalty which was not given.

Lakis equaliser
AEK, though, equalised on the half-hour and it was no more than they deserved, Lakis prevailing with only goalkeeper Jan Moons to beat. The midfield player skilfully lobbed Moons and successfully picked his spot between two defenders.

Competitive match
The second half started as competitively as the first with both sides fashioning opportunities to break the deadlock. Koen Daerden and Bernd Thijs both unleashed fierce shots from just outside the box, forcing Chotis into action once again.

Spurned chances
AEK continued to look to Nikolaidis, who did well to get clear down the right on 61 minutes before hooking his shot wide of the far post and Grigorios Georgatos wriggled into a good position soon after but his effort went wide as he was squeezed on both sides by defenders.

No composure
From there on the match petered out, with neither team enjoying a clear-cut chance to score, Daerden working himself into a good position for Genk and Georgatos doing the same for AEK but both players lacked the composure to make the final ball tell. Genk play Madrid at home in their last match on 12 November.

Last updated: 31/10/02 11.38CET

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Lineups

aek

AEK

genk

Genk

22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
1
MoonsJan Moons (GK)
2
BorbokisVassilios Borbokis (C)
Substitution66
2
TomašićIgor Tomašić
5
KostenoglouNikolaos Kostenoglou
4
ZokoraDidier Zokora
10
TsiartasVasilis Tsiartas
Substitution66
6
BešlijaMirsad Bešlija
Substitution90+1
11
NikolaidisDemis Nikolaidis
8
SonckWesley Sonck
Goal22
17
KasapisMihalis Kasapis
10
SkokoJosip Skoko (C)
19
WrightMauricio Wright
13
RoumaniAkran Roumani
21
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
14
ThijsBernd Thijs
23
LakisVasilis Lakis
Goal30
20
DaerdenKoen Daerden
Yellow Card77
31
GeorgatosGrigoris Georgatos
Substitution78
22
WamforJustice Wamfor
32
KapsisMichalis Kapsis
30
SuzukiTakayuki Suzuki
Substitution90+4

Substitutes

33
MihailidisChrisostomos Mihailidis (GK)
26
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
7
MaladenisChristos Maladenis
Substitution78
3
SoleySeyfo Soley
Substitution90+4
8
KreekMichel Kreek
5
DelbroekWilfried Delbroek
16
GeorgeasNikos Georgeas
11
VandenberghKevin Vandenbergh
18
CentenoWalter Centeno
Substitution66
12
ChatelleThomas Chatelle
Substitution90+1
20
KonstantinidisSotirios Konstantinidis
18
VanbeurenKevin Vanbeuren
30
IvićIlija Ivić
Substitution66
25
IngraoMarco Ingrao

Coach

Dušan Bajević (SRB) Sef Vergoossen (NED)

Referee

Massimo Busacca (SUI)

Assistant referees

Francesco Buragina (SUI), Matthias Arnet (SUI)

Fourth official

Markus Nobs (SUI)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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