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Anorthosis withstand Rapid response

Published: Wednesday 6 August 2008, 23.28CET
Rapid Wien 3-1 Anorthosis Famagusta (agg: 3-4)
An early away goal for Cypriot champions Anorthosis meant that Rapid's second-half recovery was in vain.
by Harald Saller
from Vienna

Match statistics

Rapid WienAnorthosis

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 6 August 2008, 23.28CET

Anorthosis withstand Rapid response

Rapid Wien 3-1 Anorthosis Famagusta (agg: 3-4)
An early away goal for Cypriot champions Anorthosis meant that Rapid's second-half recovery was in vain.

Anorthosis Famagusta FC are through to the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round after SK Rapid Wien's second-leg win was not enough to overturn last week's 3-0 loss in Cyprus.

Away goal
Vincent Laban struck after 13 minutes for the visitors to leave Rapid needing five goals to turn the tie, and although Erwin Hoffer equalised on the night and Stefan Maierhofer scored twice after half-time, Anorthosis always maintained the aggregate led. They will now take on Greek champions Olympiacos CFP for a place in the group stage having previously fallen against Rangers FC, Hertha BSC Berlin and K. Lierse SK at the last hurdle.

Early strike
Cheered on by a crowd of 17,000 fans, Rapid took the game to Anorthosis from the start but the first goal came against the run of play when Laban rose high to head in Siniša Dobrašinović's cross with home keeper Gerhard Koch wrong-footed. Rapid kept up the charge, though, and their task became slightly less daunting when Hoffer reacted quickest to a 22nd-minute Veli Kavlak corner.

Comeback in vain
With only half an hour gone, Rapid coach Peter Pacult sent on attacking midfielder Christian Thonhofer for defender Andreas Dober and it almost paid off when captain Steffen Hofmann came close a few minutes later. However, it was not until past the hour mark that Rapid took the lead on the night, 17-year-old Christopher Drazan setting up Maierhofer, and the same pair combined again four minutes later. Now Rapid were only two goals away, but Anorthosis proved equal to all the Austrian side had to offer and next week they will welcome Olympiacos.

Last updated: 07/08/08 12.17CET

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Lineups

rapid wien

Rapid Wien

anorthosis

Anorthosis

13
KatzerMarkus Katzer
22
OcokoljićPredrag Ocokoljić
23
DoberAndreas Dober
Substitution33
9
SosinLukasz Sosin
21
HofferErwin Hoffer
Goal22
8
SkopelitisIoannis Skopelitis
17
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak
Substitution65
6
DobrašinovićSiniša Dobrašinović
Yellow Card11
3
PatockaJürgen Patocka
12
LeiwakabessyJeffrey Leiwakabessy
Substitution45
9
MaierhoferStefan Maierhofer
Goal63
Goal67
4
KatsavakisNicos Katsavakis (C)
8
HeikkinenMarkus Heikkinen
20
LabanVincent Laban
Goal13
11
S. HofmannSteffen Hofmann (C)
Yellow Card90+2
27
BardonCédric Bardon
Substitution45
2
TokićMario Tokić
24
A. ConstantinouAndreas Constantinou
27
BoškovićBranko Bošković
Substitution57
1
BeqajArjan Beqaj
25
KochGeorg Koch
33
DellasTraianos Dellas
Substitution58

Substitutes

1
HedlRaimund Hedl
16
TsitaishviliKlimenti Tsitaishvili
18
EderHannes Eder
7
Da Silva FerrazFábio Andrade Da Silva Ferraz
Substitution58
7
KulovitsStefan Kulovits
30
NagyZóltan Nagy
6
ThonhoferChristian Thonhofer
Substitution33
21
PanagiGeorgios Panagi
19
DrazanChristopher Drazan
Substitution57
23
SamarasConstandinos Samaras
Substitution45
4
HidenMartin Hiden
5
NikolaouNikos Nikolaou
Substitution45
16
JelavićNikica Jelavić
Substitution65
11
FrousosNikolaos Frousos

Coach

Peter Pacult (AUT) Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO)

Referee

Peter Rasmussen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Henrik Sønderby (DEN), Bo Abildgaard (DEN)

Fourth official

Michael Johansen (DEN)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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