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Slick APOEL seize the advantage

Published: Tuesday 14 July 2009, 21.45CET
EB/Streymur 0-2 APOEL FC
The Cypriot titleholders gave themselves a major lift in their quest to gain a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round place.
by Hans Pauli Joensen
from Torshavn
Slick APOEL seize the advantage
APOEL earned themselves a healthy away-leg win in the Faroe Islands ©Getty Images

Match statistics

EB/StreymurAPOEL

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target4
 
21
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
6
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
8
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 14 July 2009, 21.45CET

Slick APOEL seize the advantage

EB/Streymur 0-2 APOEL FC
The Cypriot titleholders gave themselves a major lift in their quest to gain a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round place.

Cypriot titleholders APOEL FC gave themselves a major lift in their quest for a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round place with a 2-0 first-leg victory at Faroese rivals EB/Streymur.

Early breakthrough
The visitors rapidly settled into their rhythm and took the lead with just eleven minutes on the clock through Nenad Mirosavljević, who turned the ball high into the top-right corner after receiving a low pass from the right. EB/Streymur rarely threatened to pull level and they were left with a mountain to climb in next Tuesday's return game in Nicosia when substitute Marcin Żewłakow buried a deflected effort 13 minutes from time.

Rare attack
APOEL's superiority was quickly evident and within seven minutes they had struck the woodwork, Konstantinos Charalampidis heading against a post from a corner. That proved a temporary let-off for the hosts as Mirosavljević struck four minutes later, and the Cypriot side continued to hold sway until an EB/Streymur break after 38 minutes ended with an Arnbjørn Hansen effort being diverted wide by a defender.

Final say
The home side then had to weather another storm after the interval, finding brief reprieve when Gudmund Nielsen came close to equalising from Marni Djurhuus's long pass. They could not escape without further damage, though, and Polish international Żewłakow had the final say from close range.

Last updated: 15/07/09 14.47CET

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Lineups

eb/streymur

EB/Streymur

apoel

APOEL

24
SteigGunnar Steig (GK)
22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
5
DavidsenDánjal Davidsen
7
PoursaitidesSavvas Poursaitides
Yellow Card90+3
7
HanssenLevi Hanssen
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Substitution65
8
á BøEgil á Bø (C)
11
KosowskiKamil Kosowski
10
AnghelVasile Anghel
Yellow Card73
Substitution89
14
BroerseJoost Broerse
11
H. SamuelsenHans Pauli Samuelsen
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
12
DjurhuusMarni Djurhuus
Yellow Card59
Substitution83
24
KontisChristos Kontis
15
B. OlsenBárdur Olsen
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
Substitution80
22
A. HansenArnbjørn Hansen
Substitution82
30
MirosavljevićNenad Mirosavljević
Goal11
23
NiclasenLeif Niclasen
32
HaxhiAltin Haxhi
27
Nielsen Gudmund Nielsen
33
MichailChrysostomos Michail (C)
Substitution84

Substitutes

1
JohansenBjarni Johansen (GK)
88
KissasTasos Kissas (GK)
2
Alex dos SantosAlex dos Santos
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
4
G. HansenGert Åge Hansen
5
GrncarovBoban Grncarov
Substitution80
6
Dam JacobsenPætur Dam Jacobsen
Substitution89
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
Substitution84
9
DamArnar Dam
19
IliaMarios Ilia
16
P.HansenPauli Hansen
Substitution82
21
M. ŻewłakowMarcin Żewłakow
Substitution65
Goal77
18
B. OlsenBrian Olsen
Substitution83
29
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou

Coach

Sigfrídur Clementsen (FRO) Ivan Jovanović (SRB)

Referee

Oleg Oriekhov (UKR)

Assistant referees

Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR), Oleg Pluzhnyk (UKR)

Fourth official

Andriy Shandor (UKR)

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