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Karwan wins it for Hertha

Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 20.00CET
APOEL Nicosia FC 0-1 Hertha BSC Berlin A headed goal by Bartosz Karwan wins it for Hertha.

Match statistics

APOELHertha

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 31 October 2002, 20.00CET

Karwan wins it for Hertha

APOEL Nicosia FC 0-1 Hertha BSC Berlin A headed goal by Bartosz Karwan wins it for Hertha.

A goal 30 seconds from time ended APOEL Nicosia FC's resistance in Cyprus and put Hertha BSC Berlin firmly on course for the third round of the UEFA Cup.

Karwan winner
The 1. Bundesliga visitors dominated possession throughout but had to wait until two minutes into added time to reap their reward, substitute Bartosz Karwan silencing the majority of the 4,178 crowd at the GSP stadium in Nicosia. "We never stopped believing and didn't quit trying," said Hertha captain Stefan Beinlich. "We won and that's the main thing."

Play lacked zest
Despite enjoying home advantage, APOEL's play lacked the zest which had seen them eliminate Grazer AK, NK Maribor and FC Flora from European competition this season. The absence of Kostakkis Malekkos and Georgos Vakouftsis showed as Marcelinho and Bienlich stylishly patrolled the pitch and caused APOEL countless problems. Michalis Morfis in the home goal denied both players the opening goal with superb first-half saves.

More invention
APOEL showed more invention after the break yet Hertha remained more cutting and created a number of chances. In the 58th minute Bienlich beat Morfis with a header but could only look on disbelievingly as the ball ricocheted to safety off the bar. Belgian international Bart Goor and Fábio Brito were then presented with excellent openings but Morfis was proving a formidable obstabce.

Smart stop
For their part, APOEL created a couple of late chances. Youngster Nektarios Alexandro volleyed over when well placed before Gábor Kiraly in the Hertha goal produced a smart stop from Marios Agathocleous. Hertha, though, deservedly had the final say, Polish international Karwan nipping in ahead of Morfis to a Michael Hartmann centre. Within a minute referee Dermot Gallacher blew the final whistle on the game - and perhaps APOEL's dreams of reaching round three.

Last updated: 31/10/02 22.12CET

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Lineups

apoel

APOEL

hertha

Hertha

1
MorfisMichalis Morfis
1
KirályGábor Király
3
CharalambousZacharias Charalambous
Yellow Card41
Substitution55
3
FriedrichArne Friedrich
6
OkkaridesStelios Okkarides
Yellow Card22
6
SverrissonEyjölfur Sverrisson
7
OuzounidisMarinos Ouzounidis
7
Alex AlvesAlex Alves
Substitution54
9
SztipanovicsBarnabas Sztipanovics
Substitution41
8
GoorBart Goor
Yellow Card56
Substitution77
14
GeorgiouStavros Georgiou
10
MarcelinhoMarcelinho
17
SatsiasMarinos Satsias
Yellow Card44
15
BritoFábio Brito
19
IliaMarios Ilia
Substitution75
16
Roberto PintoRoberto Pinto
Substitution67
21
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
Yellow Card12
19
SchmidtAndreas Schmidt
Yellow Card65
25
PetrouPetros Petrou
21
HartmannMichael Hartmann
28
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
22
BeinlichStefan Beinlich

Substitutes

30
ChristinakisEpaminondas Christinakis
12
FiedlerChristian Fiedler
4
SirakovZahari Sirakov
Substitution55
9
LuizãoLuizão
Substitution54
11
AgathocleousMarios Agathocleous
Substitution41
11
PreetzMichael Preetz
Substitution77
12
AristodimouAristodimos Aristodimou
13
KarwanBartosz Karwan
Substitution67
Goal90+2
15
PetrouPetros Petrou
Substitution75
18
DárdaiPál Dárdai
23
TretschokRené Tretschok
39
MadlungAlexander Madlung

Coach

Euge Gerards (NED)

Referee

Dermot Gallagher (ENG)

Assistant referees

Anthony Green (ENG), Graeme Atkins (ENG)

Fourth official

Christopher Foy (ENG)

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