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APOEL unravel ten-man Slovan

Published: Wednesday 3 August 2011, 23.00CET
ŠK Slovan Bratislava 0-2 APOEL FC (agg: 0-2)
Second-half strikes by Aílton and Gustavo Manduca earned Ivan Jovanovič's charges a play-off place at ten-man Slovan's expense.
by Tomáš Čunčík
from Štadión Pasienky
APOEL unravel ten-man Slovan
APOEL's William Boaventura (No98) competes for a header during their return against Slovan Bratislav ©ŠK Slovan Bratislava

Match statistics

Slovan BratislavaAPOEL

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target4
 
6
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners3
 
7
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed24
 
16
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red cards1
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 3 August 2011, 23.00CET

APOEL unravel ten-man Slovan

ŠK Slovan Bratislava 0-2 APOEL FC (agg: 0-2)
Second-half strikes by Aílton and Gustavo Manduca earned Ivan Jovanovič's charges a play-off place at ten-man Slovan's expense.

APOEL FC won through to the UEFA Champions League play-offs thanks to a two-goal away victory against ten-man ŠK Slovan Bratislava.

With the tie goalless after the first leg, Karel Jarolím's side were hoping to make home advantage count at the Štadión Pasienky but the match turned in three second-half minutes as Aílton gave the visitors the lead after 58 minutes and Erik Grendel was then dismissed on the hour. A goal and a man down, Slovan could find no way back into the tie and had their fate sealed by Gustavo Manduca's added-time effort.

Neither side were able to fashion any meaningful opportunities in an uneventful opening period. The game sprung into life after the break, though, with both visibly spurred on by their respective half-time team talks. With the hour approaching, the hosts fell behind to Aílton's fine finish and things went from bad to worse when Grendel received his second yellow card for a foul on Portuguese midfielder Nuno Morais.

The Slovakian champions piled men forward in search of an equaliser and came close to getting it when Karim Guédé unleashed a fiercely struck effort from 25 metres but Dionisios Chiotis was on hand to preserve the visitors' lead. Martin Dobrotka then headed wide from Igor Žofčák's resulting corner in what would prove to be Slovan's last foray into their opponents' penalty area.

Substitute Esteban Solari struck a post for APOEL two minutes from the end and the Cypriot champions confirmed their place in Friday's draw when Manduca tapped in the rebound after another Solari effort came back off a post.

Last updated: 04/08/11 18.43CET

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Lineups

slovan bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

apoel

APOEL

30
PutnockýMatúš Putnocký (GK)
22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
4
ČikošErik Čikoš
Substitution85
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
6
DobrotkaMartin Dobrotka
7
PoursaitidesSavvas Poursaitides
Yellow Card87
8
GrendelErik Grendel
Yellow Card49
Red Card60
8
AíltonAílton
Goal58
Substitution79
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák (C)
11
TričkovskiIvan Tričkovski
Substitution84
17
KladrubskýJiří Kladrubský
21
ManducaGustavo Manduca
Goal90+3
18
BagayokoMamadou Bagayoko
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto (C)
19
GuédéKarim Guédé
Yellow Card74
24
KontisChristos Kontis
21
ŠtepanovskýPeter Štepanovský
Yellow Card35
Substitution61
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
28
HadMarián Had
81
MarcinhoMarcinho
Substitution89
33
ŠeboFilip Šebo
98
William BoaventuraWilliam Boaventura

Substitutes

1
BartalskýPeter Bartalský (GK)
88
KissasTasos Kissas (GK)
3
AugustinRadoslav Augustin
5
JahićSanel Jahić
Substitution89
11
MilinkovićMarko Milinković
Substitution61
6
OliveiraMarcelo Oliveira
23
KolčákKristián Kolčák
9
SolariEsteban Solari
Substitution84
24
JánošíkPeter Jánošík
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Substitution79
25
PauschekLukáš Pauschek
20
AdornoAldo Adorno
27
SzarkaÁkos Szarka
Substitution85
29
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou

Coach

Karel Jarolím (CZE) Ivan Jovanović (SRB)

Referee

Peter Sippel (GER)

Assistant referees

Guido Kleve (GER), Tobias Christ (GER)

Fourth official

Marco Fritz (GER)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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