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Małecki puts Wisła in pole position against APOEL

Published: Wednesday 17 August 2011, 22.39CET
Wisła Kraków 1-0 APOEL FC
Patryk Małecki's superb 71st-minute goal put Wisła on the verge of a maiden group stage appearance at the seventh time of asking.
Małecki puts Wisła in pole position against APOEL
Patryk Małecki fires in the winner for Wisła ©Cyfrasport

Match statistics

WisłaAPOEL

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target5
 
3
Corners8
 
5
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed17
 
17
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)47
 
53

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 17 August 2011, 22.39CET

Małecki puts Wisła in pole position against APOEL

Wisła Kraków 1-0 APOEL FC
Patryk Małecki's superb 71st-minute goal put Wisła on the verge of a maiden group stage appearance at the seventh time of asking.

Patryk Małecki scored the only goal against APOEL FC as Wisła Kraków assumed a position of strength in their bid to banish their UEFA Champions League qualifying hoodoo.

In each of their six previous campaigns in Europe's premier club competition, Wisła have fallen at the final hurdle before the group stage. Małecki, however, gave the hosts a chance of realising their dream with a memorable strike, cutting inside and rifling in a 71st-minute goal which ensures the Polish titleholders of a slender advantage going into the play-off second leg on Tuesday.

However, the raucous home crowd proved no hindrance to APOEL's positive approach in the early stages. Lone striker Aílton and Marcinho, his fellow Brazilian, were particularly to the fore, probing for openings in a Wisła side now unbeaten in eight matches this season.

Indeed, it was Aílton who gave Wisła their first cause for concern, working space on the edge of the area and warming the palms of goalkeeper Sergei Pareiko. Only the awareness of Osman Chávez then prevented the APOEL No8 from heading the Cypriot team in front after Ivan Trickovski had stood a cross up to the far post.

Wisła, though, began to get a handle on proceedings yet for all Robert Masskant's side ended the half in the ascendency, with Dionisios Chiotis quick off his line to deny Tsvetan Genkov, little had been seen of striker Maor Melikson.

That changed eight minutes into the second half, however, when the Israeli international − a scorer of two goals in the second leg against PFC Litex Lovech last time out − clipped a free-kick against the top of the crossbar. There had been no drop in the volume of the of the home fans' support since kick-off and the decibel level increased a notch or two more when Małecki became the first man to score against APOEL in five European games this season.

Receiving possession on the right wing, the 23-year-old jinked inside the challenge of William Boaventura and rifled a shot past Chiotis. Wisła's wait could soon be over.

Last updated: 19/08/11 1.03CET

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Lineups

wisła

Wisła

apoel

APOEL

25
PareikoSergei Pareiko (GK)
22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
Yellow Card90+1
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
4
ChávezOsman Chávez
8
AíltonAílton
5
MeliksonMaor Melikson
11
TričkovskiIvan Tričkovski
Substitution85
7
SobolewskiRadosław Sobolewski (C)
21
ManducaGustavo Manduca
Yellow Card43
Substitution46
11
NúñezGervasio Núñez
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto (C)
15
Júnior DíazJúnior Díaz
24
KontisChristos Kontis
18
GenkovTsvetan Genkov
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
19
MałeckiPatryk Małecki
Goal71
Yellow Card72
Substitution90+2
77
SolomouAthos Solomou
22
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
Yellow Card40
81
MarcinhoMarcinho
Substitution80
77
IlievIvica Iliev
Substitution68
98
William BoaventuraWilliam Boaventura

Substitutes

1
JovanićMilan Jovanić (GK)
88
KissasTasos Kissas (GK)
6
BunozaGordan Bunoza
5
JahićSanel Jahić
Substitution80
10
GargułaŁukasz Garguła
6
OliveiraMarcelo Oliveira
13
PaljićDragan Paljić
9
SolariEsteban Solari
Substitution85
17
KirmAndraž Kirm
Substitution90+2
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Substitution46
Yellow Card78
20
BitonDavid Biton
19
IliaMarios Ilia
28
WilkCezary Wilk
Substitution68
29
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou

Coach

Robert Maaskant (NED) Ivan Jovanović (SRB)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Dansault (FRA), Frédéric Cano (FRA)

Fourth official

Hervé Piccirillo (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Olivier Thual (FRA), Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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