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Ferencváros safe despite defeat

Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 20.32CET
AEL Limassol FC 2-1 Ferencvárosi TC (Agg: 2-5) Bittersweet win for AEL.

Match statistics

AELFerencváros

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 29 August 2002, 20.32CET

Ferencváros safe despite defeat

AEL Limassol FC 2-1 Ferencvárosi TC (Agg: 2-5) Bittersweet win for AEL.

AEL Limassol FC 2-1 Ferencvárosi TC (Ferencváros win 5-2 on aggregate)
AEL Limassol FC recovered from the shock of a pre-match car accident to win this UEFA Cup qualifying round second leg - but it was still not enough to take them through.

Car accident
Three AEL players, including captain Ermognis Christophi, were involved in the crash an hour before the game was due to start. The trio were taken to hospital and, although not seriously injured, were declared unfit to play. Christophi suffered a head injury requiring stitches.

Sebok in denial
None the less, AEL began brightly and created several chances, with Hungarian striker Jozsef Sebok to the fore. The best of them came when he burst through but abandoned the opening with only goalkeeper Szucs Lajos to beat. The home side's intense pressure finally paid off on 29 minutes, when Kyriacos Kyriacou headed in Alexis Garpozis's free-kick.

Stylish goal
The second half started with AEL again dominating but equally profligate as several players began to tire. Sebok went close on a number of occasions before finally getting the goal he craved against his countrymen with four minutes to play. It came with some style too, as he turned his marker before rifling the ball into the goal from 30 metres.

Visitors unworried
Ferencváros were unworried after their comfortable victory in the first leg, and even managed a consolation on the night. Captain Peter Lipcsei registered with a low free-kick in the dying seconds.

'A big boost'
Speaking afterwards, the AEL coach, Andreas Michalidis, said: "This performance was for the three players missing tonight. Hopefully the win will serve as a big psychological boost ahead of our league game next week, especially after the 4-0 defeat in Hungary and on the opening day."

Last updated: 29/08/02 22.26CET

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Lineups

ael

AEL

ferencváros

Ferencváros

31
ChrysostomouAthos Chrysostomou
22
SzücsLajos Szücs
23
IoannouGeorgios Ioannou
21
VukmirDragan Vukmir
5
CharalambousMarios Charalambous
26
DragónerAttila Dragóner
33
MichailChrysostomos Michail (C)
24
GyepesGábor Gyepes
10
SebökJózsef Sebök
Goal86
27
KristonAttila Kriston
Yellow Card65
22
NicolaouAntonis Nicolaou
Substitution59
6
LipcseiPéter Lipcsei (C)
Goal90
19
GarpozisAlexandros Garpozis
Yellow Card49
Substitution63
53
KapicAdem Kapic
Substitution78
6
KyriakouKyriakos Kyriakou
Goal29
5
SzkukalekIgor Szkukalek
21
PatounasMichalis Patounas
30
GeraZoltán Gera
Yellow Card88
11
ConstantiGiorgos Constanti
Substitution78
55
TököliAttila Tököli
Yellow Card43
Substitution46
30
KrassasAsimakis Krassas
10
LeandroLeandro
Yellow Card24
Substitution57

Substitutes

17
GeorgiouThanos Georgiou
1
UdvaráczMilán Udvarácz
3
TrattosStelios Trattos
Substitution59
78
BalogZoltán Balog
Substitution78
16
HannahDavid Hannah
9
SziliAttila Szili
Substitution57
Yellow Card85
18
LambrouLambros Lambrou
Substitution63
14
KellerJózsef Keller
26
CharalambousChristodoulos Charalambous
16
JovicAleksandar Jovic
Substitution46
8
LucianoLuciano
18
CheregiMarius Cheregi
7
ChrysostomouChrysostomos Chrysostomou
Substitution78
8
AndoneBogdan Andone

Coach

Andreas Michaelides (CYP) József Garami (HUN)

Referee

Saso Lazarevski (MKD)

Assistant referees

Ilija Davcev (MKD), Bekim Bauta (MKD)

Fourth official

Blagoja Suklev (MKD)

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