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Iraklis fend off battling Anorthosis

Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 23.05CET
Iraklis FC 4-2 Anorthosis Famagusta FC Iraklis make heavy work of their Cypriot guests.

Match statistics

IraklisAnorthosis

Goals scored4
 
2
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 19 September 2002, 23.05CET

Iraklis fend off battling Anorthosis

Iraklis FC 4-2 Anorthosis Famagusta FC Iraklis make heavy work of their Cypriot guests.

Iraklis FC 4-2 Anorthosis Famagusta FC
Iraklis FC temporarily relaxed their grip on their UEFA Cup first round first-leg tie against Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta FC, letting a 3-0 lead slip before finally going on to win 4-2.

Open and entertaining
In an open, entertaining game watched by 4,000 fans, Iraklis had the better of the first half, and finally took the lead a minute before half-time through Marcin Miciel.

Two in a minute
Two goals inside a minute in the second half looked to have tilted the tie Iraklis' way. Ieroklis Stoltidis made it 2-0 after 50 minutes, and Panayotis Gonias added a third soon after.

Fighting Cypriots
But instead of racing away with the match, Iraklis struggled for a period, and Marios Neophytu reduced the arrears for Anorthosis after 61 minutes. The Cypriots had been rewarded for a battling performance.

Two each for Gonias, Neophytu
Nevertheless, Gonias made it 4-1 late on, only for Neophytu to grab his second for Anorthosis from the penalty spot on the whistle.

Good for the fans
Ivan Jovanovic, the Iraklis coach, was satisfied after the match. "It was a good game for the spectators, because there were a lot of goals. We looked ready to qualify after going into a 3-0 lead, but we relaxed and let our opponents come back."

Last updated: 20/09/02 13.13CET

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Lineups

iraklis

Iraklis

anorthosis

Anorthosis

1
ChalkiasKostas Chalkias (GK)
1
PanagiotouNicos Panagiotou (GK) (C)
6
NebeglerasKonstantinos Nebegleras
2
FoukarisStavros Foukaris
Yellow Card45+3
Substitution64
7
HaxhiAltin Haxhi
3
NikolaouNikos Nikolaou
8
KoutsouresEvangelos Koutsoures
Substitution84
7
VelisChristos Velis
Substitution79
9
FofonkaFofonka
Substitution75
8
MichalskiRadoslav Michalski
10
GoniasPanagiotis Gonias
Goal52
Goal87
9
KowalczykWojciech Kowalczyk
Substitution64
11
StoltidisIeroklis Stoltidis (C)
Goal49
10
NeophytouMarios Neophytou
Goal61
Goal90+1
20
MięcielMarcin Mięciel
Goal45
12
MajakSlawomir Majak
22
HaganEbenezer Hagan
Substitution64
18
BrunswijkMarvin Brunswijk
23
MilojevicVladan Milojevic
Yellow Card58
31
Stelios ChristouStelios Christou
44
KatsiabisAnastasios Katsiabis
99
KonnafisPetros Konnafis
Yellow Card33

Substitutes

99
KelpekisChristos Kelpekis (GK)
33
GiorgallidesAntonis Giorgallides (GK)
4
KyriazisGiorgos Kyriazis
Substitution84
14
KetsbaiaTemur Ketsbaia
Substitution64
18
MuratiEdvin Murati
Substitution64
16
ChailisKyriakos Chailis
Substitution79
Yellow Card83
26
NatsourasAntonios Natsouras
Substitution75
17
KoursarosKyriakos Koursaros
Substitution64
25
KebadzeLevan Kebadze
6
PounasPanayiotis Pounas
30
XenidisGeorgios Xenidis
11
XiourouppasPanayiotis Xiourouppas
35
KapetanosPantelis Kapetanos
22
StylianidesStelios Stylianides

Coach

Ivan Jovanović (SRB) Edward Lorens

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