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Iraklis suffer in Cyprus

Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.12CET
Anorthosis Famagusta FC 3-1 Iraklis FC (Agg: 5-5; Anorthosis win on away goals) Iraklis fall foul of their Cypriot jinx.

Match statistics

AnorthosisIraklis

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 3 October 2002, 21.12CET

Iraklis suffer in Cyprus

Anorthosis Famagusta FC 3-1 Iraklis FC (Agg: 5-5; Anorthosis win on away goals) Iraklis fall foul of their Cypriot jinx.

Iraklis FC fell foul of their Cypriot jinx again as the Greek side exited the UEFA Cup in the first round against Anorthosis Famagusta FC, the third occasion that they have been upstaged by their neighbours in European competition. The two sides shared ten goals over two matches, but Anorthosis's 3-1 win on the night meant they prevailed on away goals.

Heavy price
Looking to defend the two-goal advantage they had built from their 4-2 win in Thessaloniki, Iraklis paid a heavy price for their policy as Anorthosis opened their account in the tenth minute. Slawomir Majak skipped past an Iraklis defender on the left before dragging the ball back for Temur Ketsbaia to rifle the ball into the top right-hand corner of Konstantinos Chalkias' net.

Iraklis equalise
Iraklis upped their tempo after the early setback, and though Nicos Panagiotou pulled off a brilliant save from Panayotis Gonias in the 18th minute, he was helpless in preventing Ederson Fofonka heading in the equaliser from Gonias's free-kick shortly after the hour.

Better finishing
Anorthosis continued to pose a threat to Chalkias's goal, but better finishing was required from Marios Neophytou and Ketsbaia if they were to make an impression on the scoreboard. That came after the interval when Anorthosis went ahead in the 57th minute through Majak, who was first to react to Neophytou's flick from Christos Velis' free-kick. The Greek side tried to fight back, but Anorthosis defended well with Petros Konnafis and Marvin Brunswijk marshalling a tight Cypriot defence.

Late winner
The deciding goal came eight minutes from the end and involved two substitutes, with Kyriakos Koursaros beating Marcin Mieciel before laying an inch-perfect pass to Panayotis Xiourouppas and he made no mistake from eight metres. Iraklis still had time to fashion further opportunities as they chased the winning goal in the tie, but their best attempts from Pantelis Kapetanos and Ieroklis Stoltidis were well wide.

Last updated: 14/11/02 21.38CET

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Lineups

anorthosis

Anorthosis

iraklis

Iraklis

1
PanagiotouNicos Panagiotou (C)
1
ChalkiasKostas Chalkias
Yellow Card34
2
FoukarisStavros Foukaris
4
KyriazisGiorgos Kyriazis
99
KonnafisPetros Konnafis
3
VredeRegillio Vrede
Yellow Card67
7
VelisChristos Velis
44
KatsiabisAnastasios Katsiabis
8
MichalskiRadoslav Michalski
Yellow Card59
7
HaxhiAltin Haxhi
9
KowalczykWojciech Kowalczyk
Substitution46
18
MuratiEdvin Murati
Yellow Card51
Substitution76
10
NeophytouMarios Neophytou
8
KoutsouresEvangelos Koutsoures
Substitution81
12
MajakSlawomir Majak
Goal57
22
HaganEbenezer Hagan
Substitution71
14
KetsbaiaTemur Ketsbaia
Goal10
Substitution80
11
StoltidisIeroklis Stoltidis (C)
Yellow Card90
18
BrunswijkMarvin Brunswijk
10
GoniasPanagiotis Gonias
20
PiekarskiMariusz Piekarski
Substitution71
9
FofonkaFofonka
Goal32

Substitutes

33
GiorgallidesAntonis Giorgallides
70
DilberisPanagiotis Dilberis
6
PounasPanayiotis Pounas
30
XenidisGeorgios Xenidis
11
XiourouppasPanayiotis Xiourouppas
Substitution71
Goal82
23
MilojevicVladan Milojevic
16
ChailisKyriakos Chailis
32
DrougasPanagiotis Drougas
Substitution76
17
KoursarosKyriakos Koursaros
Substitution46
6
NebeglerasKonstantinos Nebegleras
25
ThouposSavas Thoupos
Substitution80
35
KapetanosPantelis Kapetanos
Substitution81
31
Stelios ChristouStelios Christou
17
NasiopoulosGiorgios Nasiopoulos
Substitution71

Coach

Edward LorensIvan Jovanović (SRB)

Referee

Lubomir Pucek (CZE)

Assistant referees

Petr Kasny (CZE), Milan Ondo (CZE)

Fourth official

Miroslav Liba (CZE)

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