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Omonia off to fine start

Published: Tuesday 13 July 2010, 20.45CET
AC Omonia 3-0 FK Renova
The visitors were a goal behind and down to ten men within seven minutes as Omonia secured a comfortable first-leg victory in Nicosia.
by John Leonidou
from GSP Stadium
Omonia off to fine start
Michalis Konstantinou scored twice for Omonia ©Getty Images

Match statistics

OmoniaRenova

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target10
 
1
Attempts off target8
 
1
Corners16
 
1
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 13 July 2010, 20.45CET

Omonia off to fine start

AC Omonia 3-0 FK Renova
The visitors were a goal behind and down to ten men within seven minutes as Omonia secured a comfortable first-leg victory in Nicosia.

AC Omonia's bid to become the third straight Cypriot team to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage is off to a good start with a dominant second qualifying round first-leg win against FK Renova.

By the 28-minute mark the visitors were two goals behind and down to ten men and Michalis Konstantinou, who had opened the scoring with a penalty, added Omonia's third just past the hour. Renova now have a difficult task to turn the tie in Skopje next Tuesday.

The writing was on the wall in the sixth minute when Darko Ignjatovski fouled Konstantinou in the box and was sent off. Konstantinou stepped up to send Armend Elezi the wrong way from the spot, and in the 16th minute he nearly made it 2-0 but his header was ruled out for offside.

However Omonia soon had their second goal. Leandro won the ball on the left and raced into the area before laying off to Davidson Morais, who beat Elezi with a powerful srike into the keeper's top left-hand corner. Just before the break Elezi tipped over Efstathios Aloneftis's shot while at the other end Faruk Statovci's headed Renova's sole chance wide from point-blank range.

It was 3-0 in the 62nd minute as Konstantinou outjumped Muarem Bajrami to head in Leandro's cross. Omonia, aiming to follow Αnorthosis Famagusta FC and APOEL FC into the UEFA Champions League proper, came close to adding a fourth several times, including in the closing moments when Konstantinos Makridis crossed and substitute Georgios Efrem struck the crossbar with a diving header.

Last updated: 13/07/10 21.34CET

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Lineups

omonia

Omonia

renova

Renova

30
GiorgallidesAntonis Giorgallides (GK)
1
EleziArmend Elezi (GK)
3
Davidson MoraisDavidson Morais
Goal29
4
MemediAgron Memedi
Yellow Card69
4
WenzelTimo Wenzel
5
BajramiMuarem Bajrami
Substitution67
5
KaripidisChristos Karipidis
7
EminiVulnet Emini (C)
Substitution81
13
MakridisConstantinos Makridis
9
AliIljber Ali
Yellow Card87
Substitution89
14
GrammozisDimitrios Grammozis
Substitution83
10
NuhiFisnik Nuhi
16
KasekeNoel Kaseke
14
M. StepanovskiMetodija Stepanovski
19
KonstantinouMichalis Konstantinou
Goal7
Goal62
Yellow Card64
18
StatovciFaruk Statovci
Yellow Card74
24
ŠpunginYuval Špungin
Substitution46
19
GashiFisnik Gashi
Yellow Card35
44
LeandroLeandro
21
IgnjatovskiDarko Ignjatovski
Red Card6
46
AloneftisStathis Aloneftis (C)
Substitution81
23
Ig. StojanovIgorche Stojanov

Substitutes

55
JevrićDragoslav Jevrić (GK)
12
AbdulaFerat Abdula (GK)
2
AlabiRasheed Alabi
2
MickovMarjan Mickov
6
PanagiGeorgios Panagi
Substitution83
3
FetaiSaimir Fetai
Substitution67
7
EfremGeorge Efrem
Substitution46
15
GafuriArgjent Gafuri
Substitution81
10
Bruno AguiarBruno Aguiar
16
AdemiFestim Ademi
21
EspasandínVíctor Espasandín
Substitution81
20
JancevskiBoban Jancevski
Substitution89
23
RengifoHernán Rengifo
26
KalabaLeonard Kalaba

Coach

Panagiotis Lemonis (GRE) Nedzat Šabani (MKD)

Referee

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Assistant referees

Antonin Kordula (CZE), Martin Večera (CZE)

Fourth official

Pavel Královec (CZE)

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