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Omonia ease to victory

Published: Thursday 15 July 2004, 20.14CET
AC Omonia 4-0 FK Sloga Jugomagnat The Cypriot side take control of the tie in Nicosia.

Match statistics

OmoniaSloga

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

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Published: Thursday 15 July 2004, 20.14CET

Omonia ease to victory

AC Omonia 4-0 FK Sloga Jugomagnat The Cypriot side take control of the tie in Nicosia.

Cypriot side AC Omonia have one foot in the UEFA Cup second qualifying round after overpowering FK Sloga Jugomagnat of F.Y.R. Macedonia at Nicosia's GSP stadium.

Strong support
Spurred on by more than 12,000 fans, Omonia took the early initiative and posed a constant threat to Jane Nikoloski's goal. But Sloga defended in numbers and 40 minutes had elapsed before the home side finally broke the deadlock when Elias Charalambous converted Efstathios Aloneftis's cross.

Early strike
Omonia shifted up a gear in the second period and within two minutes had doubled their advantage. The industrious Aloneftis again provided the centre - this time from a corner - which was met with a powerful header from Slovakian international striker Josef Kozlej.

Vezer unfazed
The goal was the cue for Sloga to abandon their defensive formation and they pushed men forward in search of a reply but could not break down the stubborn Cypriot back-line. For all the away side's effort, Omonia goalkeeper Adam Vezer did not have to make a notable save all game.

Makris makes mark
Indeed it was Omonia who eventually added to the scoreline.  The home side brought on the promising Antonis Makris with 20 minutes remaining and the young striker rubbed salt in the Sloga wounds with two late goals.

'Anything can happen'
Sloga coach Adnan Zekir believes that all is not lost though. "Omonia were better than us today but in 14 days we will be in better shape than we were tonight," he said. "In football, anything can happen and it's possible that this deficit can be overturned." 

Fabulous fans
Omonia coach Franciszek Smuda concurred. "The tie is not over yet and we should expect a tougher game in Skopje," he said. "I am very happy with my team's performance though and the support from our fans was fabulous."

Last updated: 28/07/04 12.24CET

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Lineups

omonia

Omonia

sloga

Sloga

14
VezerAdam Vezer (GK)
25
NikoloskiJane Nikoloski (GK)
Substitution50
2
TheodotouGeorgois Theodotou
2
JovanovskiGoran Jovanovski
Yellow Card84
3
IoakimAkis Ioakim
5
BeganovicHusein Beganovic
5
KorolovszkyGábor Korolovszky
23
JovanoskiZoran Jovanoski
21
Nicolaos GeorgiouNicolaos Georgiou
Substitution76
6
RamadanZekirija Ramadan
Yellow Card32
33
E. CharalambousElias Charalambous
Goal40
3
ColakovicEsad Colakovic (C)
11
ThemistocleousMarios Themistocleous
9
BajranOldzaj Bajran
23
KekicLubija Kekic
4
DemiriErtan Demiri
Yellow Card65
20
KaiafasKostas Kaiafas (C)
10
NuhijiArben Nuhiji
9
KozlejJozef Kozlej
Goal47
Substitution70
16
TancevskiNikolce Tancevski
Substitution44
30
AloneftisStathis Aloneftis
13
StankovskiGoran Stankovski

Substitutes

1
LeoniDemetris Leoni (GK)
1
NuredinovskiEdin Nuredinovski (GK)
Substitution50
6
PapaioannouMichail Papaioannou
17
KrsteskiAleksandar Krsteski
10
MichailovicVesko Michailovic
Substitution76
20
SalihuKujtim Salihu
15
MakrisAntonis Makris
Substitution70
Goal83
Goal90+1
14
SaitAhil Sait
Substitution44
24
Marios NicolaouMarios Nicolaou
7
BajramiMuarem Bajrami
99
KonnafisPetros Konnafis
15
ArifErdzan Arif
8
C. NicolaouCharis Nicolaou
22
NuhijiArdijan Nuhiji

Coach

Franciszek Smuda (POL) Adnan Zekir (MKD)

Referee

Adrian D. Casha (MLT)

Assistant referees

Philip Agius (MLT), Charles Micallef (MLT)

Fourth official

Christopher Lautier (MLT)

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