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Second-half strikes give APOEL the upper hand

Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 22.15CET
KS Skënderbeu 0-2 APOEL FC
Two goals in four second-half minutes gave Cypriot champions APOEL FC a 2-0 victory against the Albanian titleholders in Korca.
by Lysien Nurishmi
from Skënderbeu Stadium
Second-half strikes give APOEL the upper hand
Nuno Morais scored the opening goal in APOEL's 2-0 victory against Skënderbeu ©Getty Images

Match statistics

SkënderbeuAPOEL

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
2
Corners4
 
8
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed4
 
3
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 July 2011, 22.15CET

Second-half strikes give APOEL the upper hand

KS Skënderbeu 0-2 APOEL FC
Two goals in four second-half minutes gave Cypriot champions APOEL FC a 2-0 victory against the Albanian titleholders in Korca.

Cypriot champions APOEL FC ran out 2-0 winners in their second qualifying round first leg match against KS Skënderbeu.

With both sides lacking a cutting edge in attack it was APOEL who made the most of their limited opportunities, going ahead through Nuno Morais seven minutes after the break and doubling their lead four minutes later via Gustavo Manduca.

Skënderbeu, Albania's oldest club, started the match on the front foot, Marco dos Santos forcing a fine save from APOEL's Dionisios Chiotis inside the opening seven minutes. For all their early pressure, however, Skënderbeu failed to find a way past the 34-year-old. With the scores level at half-time it was the visitors who began to dominate after the break, Morais latching on to Esteban Solari's fine pass to give Ivan Jovanovič's side the advantage.

Four minutes later, Manduca unleashed an unstoppable drive from 30 metres to double APOEL's lead, which they will defend for a place in the third qualifying round in Nicosia next week.

Last updated: 15/07/11 13.30CET

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Lineups

skënderbeu

Skënderbeu

apoel

APOEL

1
ShehiOrges Shehi (GK)
22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
2
RoblesEloy Robles
Substitution46
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
3
ArapiRenato Arapi
7
PoursaitidesSavvas Poursaitides
4
VrapiEndrit Vrapi
9
SolariEsteban Solari
8
OrelesiNurudeen Orelesi
Yellow Card51
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides (C)
Substitution86
10
ShkembiBlendi Shkembi (C)
21
ManducaGustavo Manduca
Goal56
Substitution82
11
MuzakaGjergj Muzaka
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
14
AllmuçaIgli Allmuça
Substitution67
24
KontisChristos Kontis
15
BicajDitmar Bicaj
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
Goal52
17
dos SantosMarco dos Santos
81
MarcinhoMarcinho
Substitution72
23
BratićDavor Bratić
Substitution85
98
William BoaventuraWilliam Boaventura

Substitutes

12
LapanjiErjon Lapanji (GK)
88
KissasTasos Kissas (GK)
5
SulejmanovičAlmir Sulejmanovič
6
OliveiraMarcelo Oliveira
19
K. ArapiKrist Arapi
11
TričkovskiIvan Tričkovski
20
BiskupLuko Biskup
Substitution85
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
Substitution82
Yellow Card90
24
TahirllariArtnand Tahirllari
20
AdornoAldo Adorno
Substitution72
33
RadašMarko Radaš
Substitution46
29
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
Substitution86
37
Bernardo RibeiroBernardo Ribeiro
Substitution67
77
SolomouAthos Solomou

Coach

Shpëtim Duro (ALB) Ivan Jovanović (SRB)

Referee

Ján Valášek (SVK)

Assistant referees

Tomaš Mokoš (SVK), Peter Chladek (SVK)

Fourth official

Kamil Horvath (SVK)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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