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Determined APOEL keep Atlético at bay

Published: Wednesday 16 September 2009, 0.25CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 0-0 APOEL FC
The Cypriot team enjoyed a fine start to life in the UEFA Champions League as a disciplined defensive display earned a draw in Madrid.
by Paul Bryan
from Vicente Calderón

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Match statistics

AtléticoAPOEL

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target11
 
1
Attempts off target10
 
5
Corners7
 
7
Offsides0
8
Fouls committed15
 
18
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

15 September 2009

A JuventusJuventus
1 - 1
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A M. HaifaM. Haifa
0 - 3
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C ZürichZürich
2 - 5
Real MadridReal MadridReportReplayfree highlights
C MarseilleMarseille
1 - 2
MilanMilanReportReplayfree highlights
D ChelseaChelsea
1 - 0
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D AtléticoAtlético
0 - 0
APOELAPOELReportReplayfree highlights
B WolfsburgWolfsburg
3 - 1
CSKA MoskvaCSKA MoskvaReportReplayfree highlights
B BeşiktaşBeşiktaş
0 - 1
Man. UnitedMan. UnitedReportReplayfree highlights

16 September 2009

E LiverpoolLiverpool
1 - 0
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E LyonLyon
1 - 0
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F InternazionaleInternazionale
0 - 0
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F Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv
3 - 1
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G StuttgartStuttgart
1 - 1
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G SevillaSevilla
2 - 0
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H StandardStandard
2 - 3
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H OlympiacosOlympiacos
1 - 0
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Published: Wednesday 16 September 2009, 0.25CET

Determined APOEL keep Atlético at bay

Club Atlético de Madrid 0-0 APOEL FC
The Cypriot team enjoyed a fine start to life in the UEFA Champions League as a disciplined defensive display earned a draw in Madrid.

APOEL FC enjoyed a fine start to life in the UEFA Champions League as a disciplined defensive display earned Ivan Jovanović's side an unexpected draw at Club Atlético de Madrid.

Forlán frustrated
Having begun their journey to reach the group stage in the second qualifying round in July, the Cypriot champions used the experience gained during the summer to frustrate some of the biggest names in Spanish football. Although Diego Forlán twice went close in the final moments, striking the crossbar with a thunderous effort from 25 metres, APOEL can take huge heart from an opening-day Group D point.

APOEL openings
The new surroundings failed to fluster APOEL and they very nearly stunned the home supporters in the seventh minute when Kamil Kosowski's cross from the left found Konstantinos Charalambides in space at the far post, Sergio Asenjo coming to Atlético's rescue with a fine stop. Despite decent periods of possession the hosts were unable to find a way through and instead it was APOEL who again came close to an opening goal, Charalambides turning provider with a left-wing free-kick that was narrowly missed by Paulo Jorge.

Agüero influence
Sergio Agüero attempted to rouse Atlético, first winning possession and crossing for Forlán to head harmlessly wide and then bursting through only to shoot straight at Dionisios Chiotis. José Manuel Jurado should have done better when an Altin Haxhi error allowed the former RCD Mallorca attacker to run in on goal, but once again Chiotis saved the day. Neither side had managed a win in their two opening domestic league games and confidence among both teams appeared low as yet another opportunity went begging, Charalambides passing up the opportunity to lift his side's spirits by firing wide when unmarked at the far post.

Maxi arrival
With the second half beginning to drift into the same pattern as the first, home coach Abel Resino introduced Maxi Rodríguez and the Argentinian made an immediate impact as Los Rojiblancos upped the pace. Jurado was first to spot the spaces in the APOEL rearguard when he struck from the edge of the area only for Chiotis to palm away. The Greek goalkeeper then did equally well to beat out a Forlán effort, although the home support was beginning to sense a breakthrough and thought their moment had arrived when Simão set up Agüero, but again Chiotis was equal to it.

APOEL hold out
Still Atlético came and Forlán went close with a free kick that zipped wide, while APOEL's Marcin Żewłakow might have done better than head Nuno Morais's corner wide. Play swung straight back up the other end and Forlán continued to menace, striking the upright with a drive from distance before being denied by the excellent Chiotis from similar range. APOEL held firm, however, and welcome Chelsea FC to Cyprus on Matchday 2 while Atlético travel to FC Porto, the team that eliminated Resino's side in last season's first knockout round.

Last updated: 27/11/12 11.14CET

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Lineups

atlético

Atlético

apoel

APOEL

1
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
7
ForlánDiego Forlán (C)
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
Substitution45+1
9
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado
7
PoursaitidesSavvas Poursaitides
10
AgüeroSergio Agüero
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Substitution67
12
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
Yellow Card90+1
11
KosowskiKamil Kosowski
17
UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši
21
M. ŻewłakowMarcin Żewłakow
Substitution81
18
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
20
SimãoSimão
24
KontisChristos Kontis
Yellow Card24
21
PereaLuis Perea
Substitution67
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
22
Pablo IbáñezPablo Ibáñez
32
HaxhiAltin Haxhi
23
Cléber SantanaCléber Santana
Substitution51
33
MichailChrysostomos Michail (C)

Substitutes

13
RobertoRoberto (GK)
88
KissasTasos Kissas (GK)
2
ValeraJuan Valera
5
GrncarovBoban Grncarov
Substitution45+1
11
Maxi RodríguezMaxi Rodríguez
Substitution51
8
SikoraAdrian Sikora
14
Sinama PongolleFlorent Sinama Pongolle
Substitution67
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
Substitution67
Yellow Card88
16
JuanitoJuanito
19
IliaMarios Ilia
35
Rubén PérezRubén Pérez
20
Jean PaulistaJean Paulista
Substitution81
49
KekoKeko
37
BreškaMário Breška

Coach

Abel Resino (ESP) Ivan Jovanović (SRB)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Tom Murphy (SCO), Martin Cryans (SCO)

Fourth official

Chris Boyle (SCO)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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