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Anorthosis crush Rapid in Cyprus

Published: Wednesday 30 July 2008, 23.28CET
Anorthosis Famagusta FC 3-0 SK Rapid Wien
Ioannis Skopelitis and Lukasz Sosin were on target as the Austrian champions were overcome by Anorthosis.
by John Leonidou
Anorthosis crush Rapid in Cyprus
Lukasz Sosin scored twice in Anorthosis' defeat of Rapid ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AnorthosisRapid Wien

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 30 July 2008, 23.28CET

Anorthosis crush Rapid in Cyprus

Anorthosis Famagusta FC 3-0 SK Rapid Wien
Ioannis Skopelitis and Lukasz Sosin were on target as the Austrian champions were overcome by Anorthosis.

Cypriot title-holders Anorthosis Famagusta FC took a giant stride towards the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round with a 3-0 home victory over SK Rapid Wien.

Stirring night
Ioannis Skopelitis gave Anorthosis a 34th-minute lead against the run of play, before Lukasz Sosin's second-half double completed a stirring defeat of the Austrian champions in Larnaca. Rapid had controlled the early exchanges, with captain Steffen Hofmann dominating the midfield, but the vital first goal went to Temuri Ketsbaia's side. Midfielder Skopelitis took advantage of Rapid's failure to clear a long throw into their area by shooting powerfully past goalkeeper Georg Koch.

Sosin double
Moments after half-time it was 2-0, as striker Sosin raced on to Predrag Ocokoljic's long ball to steer his shot beyond Koch. Rapid were stung into action, with Markus Heikkinen and Veli Kavlak forcing saves from Anorthosis keeper Arian Beqaj. But the final word went to Anorthosis, in the second minute of stoppage time, when substitute Fábio Andrade set up Sosin to score again. Rapid will do well to retrieve the deficit in the second leg in Vienna on 6 August.

Last updated: 31/07/08 9.43CET

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Lineups

anorthosis

Anorthosis

rapid wien

Rapid Wien

16
TsitaishviliKlimenti Tsitaishvili
Substitution46
13
KatzerMarkus Katzer
22
OcokoljićPredrag Ocokoljić
7
KulovitsStefan Kulovits
9
SosinLukasz Sosin
Goal47
Goal90+2
23
DoberAndreas Dober
8
SkopelitisIoannis Skopelitis
Goal35
21
HofferErwin Hoffer
Substitution83
5
NikolaouNikos Nikolaou (C)
Substitution66
17
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak
Yellow Card87
6
DobrašinovićSiniša Dobrašinović
3
PatockaJürgen Patocka
Yellow Card72
12
LeiwakabessyJeffrey Leiwakabessy
9
MaierhoferStefan Maierhofer
Substitution60
4
KatsavakisNicos Katsavakis
8
HeikkinenMarkus Heikkinen
27
BardonCédric Bardon
Substitution83
11
S. HofmannSteffen Hofmann (C)
24
A. ConstantinouAndreas Constantinou
2
TokićMario Tokić
1
BeqajArjan Beqaj (GK)
25
KochGeorg Koch (GK)

Substitutes

7
Da Silva FerrazFábio Andrade Da Silva Ferraz
Substitution66
1
HedlRaimund Hedl (GK)
30
NagyZóltan Nagy (GK)
22
HardingGeorg Harding
23
SamarasConstandinos Samaras
Substitution83
18
EderHannes Eder
67
TheodotouGeorgois Theodotou
6
ThonhoferChristian Thonhofer
11
FrousosNikolaos Frousos
4
HidenMartin Hiden
20
LabanVincent Laban
Substitution46
Yellow Card86
33
KetelaerMarcel Ketelaer
Substitution83
Yellow Card90+1
33
DellasTraianos Dellas
16
JelavićNikica Jelavić
Substitution60

Coach

Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO) Peter Pacult (AUT)

Referee

Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

Assistant referees

Roberto Alonso (ESP), Enrique Andres Samper (ESP)

Fourth official

Fernando Teixeira (ESP)

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