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APOEL held at bay by resilient Slovan

Published: Tuesday 26 July 2011, 22.00CET
APOEL FC 0-0 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
The Slovakian champions had Matúš Putnocký to thank for a remarkable second-half save from Christos Kontis that kept this tie level.
by John Leonidou
from GSP Stadium
APOEL held at bay by resilient Slovan
There were no goals between APOEL and Slovan at the GSP Stadium ©Getty Images

Match statistics

APOELSlovan Bratislava

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target8
 
4
Corners11
 
2
Offsides4
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
25
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 26 July 2011, 22.00CET

APOEL held at bay by resilient Slovan

APOEL FC 0-0 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
The Slovakian champions had Matúš Putnocký to thank for a remarkable second-half save from Christos Kontis that kept this tie level.

ŠK Slovan Bratislava will host APOEL FC at the Štadión Pasienky on 3 August with their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie still hanging in the balance after a first-leg stalemate in Cyprus.

Chances were at a premium for most of this evenly balanced contest, but the visitors were grateful to their goalkeeper Matúš Putnocký for pulling off a remarkable second-half save from Christos Kontis to keep the match all square.

With Slovan playing a containing game with a view to scoring on the break, early opportunities were scant. Karel Jarolím's side almost took the lead after 20 minutes, though, when Jiří Kladrubský's shot snaked just wide of Dionisios Chiotis's left-hand post. Peter Štepanovský followed suit soon afterwards with a 25-metre strike that had similar results.

APOEL began to stir to life, Paulo Jorge rising to head a left-wing free-kick by Constantinos Charalambides just wide. However, it was not until after the break that Ivan Jovanovič's charges began to push forward with any great conviction, second-half substitute Aílton missing a good chance after racing through on goal on 63 minutes.

Moments later, the best chance of the match fell to Kontis, who met another Charalambides set piece only for Putnocký to thwart him from point-blank range. Slovan might have made the Cypriot champions pay for their profligacy when Karim Guédé raced down the right, but his tantalising cross narrowly eluded Filip Šebo, who subsequently blazed over when well-placed with just a minute remaining.

APOEL also had their share of late chances, Ivan Trickovski shooting into the side netting after being put through by Nuno Morais and Aílton's shot deflecting wide for a corner with only seconds remaining. But the two sides must try again next week.

Last updated: 27/07/11 0.17CET

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Lineups

apoel

APOEL

slovan bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
30
PutnockýMatúš Putnocký (GK)
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
4
ČikošErik Čikoš
Substitution86
7
PoursaitidesSavvas Poursaitides
Yellow Card37
6
DobrotkaMartin Dobrotka
9
SolariEsteban Solari
Substitution59
8
GrendelErik Grendel
Yellow Card36
Substitution61
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides (C)
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák (C)
20
AdornoAldo Adorno
Substitution72
17
KladrubskýJiří Kladrubský
21
ManducaGustavo Manduca
Substitution59
18
BagayokoMamadou Bagayoko
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
19
GuédéKarim Guédé
Yellow Card29
24
KontisChristos Kontis
21
ŠtepanovskýPeter Štepanovský
Substitution71
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
28
HadMarián Had
98
William BoaventuraWilliam Boaventura
33
ŠeboFilip Šebo

Substitutes

88
KissasTasos Kissas (GK)
1
BartalskýPeter Bartalský (GK)
6
OliveiraMarcelo Oliveira
7
IvanaMilan Ivana
Substitution86
8
AíltonAílton
Substitution59
11
MilinkovićMarko Milinković
Substitution61
11
TričkovskiIvan Tričkovski
Substitution72
23
KolčákKristián Kolčák
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
25
PauschekLukáš Pauschek
Substitution71
77
SolomouAthos Solomou
27
SzarkaÁkos Szarka
81
MarcinhoMarcinho
Substitution59
29
DosoudilRadek Dosoudil

Coach

Ivan Jovanović (SRB) Karel Jarolím (CZE)

Referee

Pol van Boekel (NED)

Assistant referees

Angelo Boonman (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Ed Janssen (NED)

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