Stadion Ljudski vrt - Maribor 06/08/2013 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time)

Third qualifying round, Second leg

Maribor - APOEL
0-0
Aggregate: 1-1 Maribor win on away goals
 

Maribor - APOEL 0-0 - 06/08/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Maribor ride luck to oust APOEL

Published: Tuesday 6 August 2013, 22.48CET
NK Maribor 0-0 APOEL FC (agg: 1-1)
The Slovenian champions resisted late pressure from Paulo Sérgio's team to progress to the play-offs on away goals.
by Rok Sinkovc
from Stadion Ljudski vrt
Maribor ride luck to oust APOEL
Maribor celebrate after sealing progress ©Drago Wernig/Taka
 

Match statistics

Maribor
APOEL

0

Goals scored

0

0

Possession (%)

0

6

Total attempts

12

1

on target

2

5

off target

4

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

10

6

Offsides

4

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

1

10

Fouls committed

15

13

Fouls suffered

9

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Published: Tuesday 6 August 2013, 22.48CET

Maribor ride luck to oust APOEL

NK Maribor 0-0 APOEL FC (agg: 1-1)
The Slovenian champions resisted late pressure from Paulo Sérgio's team to progress to the play-offs on away goals.

A goalless draw at Stadion Ljudski vrt sealed the narrowest of aggregate victories for Slovenian champions NK Maribor, who advanced to the UEFA Champions League play-offs on away goals at the expense of APOEL FC.

After last week's 1-1 draw in Nicosia, Maribor knew that they would progress if they were able to keep a clean sheet on home soil. Despite the occasional scare they managed just that, frustrating Paulo Sérgio's APOEL in the process.

The away side enjoyed the better of the early exchanges but it was Ante Čačić's hosts who created the first notable chance of the match, Tavares heading over on 13 minutes. The home captain then turned provider for Goran Cvijanovič, who angled a shot centimetres wide of the post at the end of a sweeping counterattack.

As it was, the best opportunity of the half fell at the other end to APOEL forward Esmaël Gonçalves. His effort just seconds before the interval appeared goal-bound, only for Maribor defender Mitja Viler to rescue his team with a last-ditch intervention.

The Cypriot title holders surged forward in the second period, yet despite going close through Gustavo Manduca and Gonçalves – who was later dismissed, with a straight red card, for a challenge on Aleš Mertelj – APOEL were unable to find the goal that would have settled this third qualifying round tie in their favour.

Last updated: 05/09/13 0.03CET

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