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Aílton strikes twice as APOEL flatten Wisła

Published: Tuesday 23 August 2011, 22.42CET
APOEL FC 3-1 Wisła Kraków (agg: 3-2)
Aílton twice broke Polish hearts, with his second goal of the night sending Ivan Jovanović's side back into the group stage.
Aílton strikes twice as APOEL flatten Wisła
An own goal from goalkeeper Sergei Pareiko gave APOEL a first-half lead ©Getty Images

Match statistics

APOELWisła

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target8
 
4
Corners11
 
3
Offsides3
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
23
Yellow cards4
 
6
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)62
 
38

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 23 August 2011, 22.42CET

Aílton strikes twice as APOEL flatten Wisła

APOEL FC 3-1 Wisła Kraków (agg: 3-2)
Aílton twice broke Polish hearts, with his second goal of the night sending Ivan Jovanović's side back into the group stage.

APOEL FC striker Aílton broke Wisła Kraków hearts twice in Nicosia, scoring for a second time in the return leg to send his side back into the UEFA Champions League group stage after Cezary Wilk's goal for the visitors looked to have snatched victory.

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, APOEL evened up the score with an own goal credited to Wisła goalkeeper Sergei Pareiko, before deservingly taking an overall lead when Aílton darted in to finish from Ivan Trickovski's cross. Wilk then scored with practically Wisła's only meaningful chance to put the visitors ahead on away goals, but Aílton swivelled to score the winner three minutes from time.

Robert Maaskant's Wisła initially coped well enough with APOEL's advances but isolated threats soon morphed into an all-out onslaught as Ivan Jovanović's side looked to secure a return to the group stage, where they gave a good account of themselves in 2009/10. Gustavo Manduca set up one chance for Trickovski and saw a shot of his own deflected wide off team-mate Aílton soon afterwards.

Manduca had a hand in APOEL's opener, with his corner from the right ricocheting over the line, Pareiko unable to get behind the ball after Patryk Małecki had nudged it against his post. The pressure did not relent after that, and half-time provided little relief for Wisła, who went 2-0 down on 54 minutes, Aílton rushing in to provide the finishing touch to Trickovski's dream ball from the right.

All seemed to be lost when − three minutes after coming on as a substitute − Wilk poked Ivica Iliev's elegant ball past Dionisios Chiotis, leaving the home side with 19 minutes to rescue their campaign. APOEL did not despair, though, and Trickovski once more provided the killer ball. Aílton received it with his back to goal, but his forceful low shot on the turn was too hot for Pareiko to handle.

Last updated: 25/08/11 1.02CET

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Lineups

apoel

APOEL

wisła

Wisła

22
ChiotisDionisios Chiotis (GK)
25
PareikoSergei Pareiko (GK)
Goal29
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge
2
JaliensKew Jaliens
Substitution80
7
PoursaitidesSavvas Poursaitides
4
O. ChávezOsman Chávez
8
AíltonAílton
Goal54
Yellow Card55
Goal87
5
MeliksonMaor Melikson
Yellow Card41
11
TričkovskiIvan Tričkovski
7
SobolewskiRadosław Sobolewski (C)
Yellow Card31
Substitution58
21
ManducaGustavo Manduca
Yellow Card30
Substitution85
11
NúñezGervasio Núñez
Yellow Card78
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto (C)
Yellow Card84
15
Júnior DíazJúnior Díaz
Yellow Card90
24
KontisChristos Kontis
18
GenkovTsvetan Genkov
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
19
MałeckiPatryk Małecki
Substitution80
81
MarcinhoMarcinho
Substitution90+2
28
WilkCezary Wilk
Goal71
98
William BoaventuraWilliam Boaventura
Substitution85
31
LameyMichael Lamey
Yellow Card59

Substitutes

88
KissasTasos Kissas (GK)
1
JovanićMilan Jovanić (GK)
5
JahićSanel Jahić
Substitution90+2
6
BunozaGordan Bunoza
6
OliveiraMarcelo Oliveira
13
PaljićDragan Paljić
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Substitution85
Yellow Card90+2
17
KirmAndraž Kirm
Substitution80
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
20
BitonDavid Biton
29
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
Substitution85
22
JovanovićMarko Jovanović
Substitution80
77
SolomouAthos Solomou
77
IlievIvica Iliev
Substitution58
Yellow Card88

Coach

Ivan Jovanović (SRB) Robert Maaskant (NED)

Referee

Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Assistant referees

Gabor Erös (HUN), Robert Kispal (HUN)

Fourth official

Sandor Szabo (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Mihaly Fabian (HUN), Tamás Bognar (HUN)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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