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Schalke too sharp for APOEL

Published: Tuesday 16 September 2008, 19.02CET
APOEL FC 1-4 FC Schalke 04
The visitors have one foot in the UEFA Cup group stage thanks to goals from Heiko Westermann, Ivan Rakitić, Vicente Sánchez and Halil Altıntop.
Schalke too sharp for APOEL
Schalke celebrate ©Getty Images

Match statistics

APOELSchalke

Goals scored1
 
4
Attempts on target1
 
4
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Tuesday 16 September 2008, 19.02CET

Schalke too sharp for APOEL

APOEL FC 1-4 FC Schalke 04
The visitors have one foot in the UEFA Cup group stage thanks to goals from Heiko Westermann, Ivan Rakitić, Vicente Sánchez and Halil Altıntop.

FC Schalke 04 have one foot in the UEFA Cup group stage after goals from Heiko Westermann, Ivan Rakitić, Vicente Sánchez and Halil Altıntop earned Fred Rutten's side a convincing 4-1 victory away to APOEL FC.

First-half domination
Schalke raced into a 3-0 half-time lead. Westermann got the scoring under way on 25 minutes, driving a fierce low shot beyond the reach of the Michalis Morfis and the goalkeeper was beaten again eleven minutes later after the unmarked Rakitić fired into the top right. An unmarked Vicente Sánchez made it 3-0 before the break when his powerful shot took a wicked deflection off defender Altin Haxhi to wrong-foot Morfis.

Hosts response
APOEL could have folded, but they showed more grit in the second period. The hosts were unfortunate not to score when Joost Broerse's free-kick came crashing off the bar but five minutes later Nenad Mirosavljević, introduced as a substitute just seven minutes earlier, tapped into an open net after good work from Christos Kontis. But it was another substitute who was to have the last word as Schalke's Altıntop collected a pass from the outstanding Jefferson Farfán and beat Morfis with a delicate chip.

Last updated: 16/09/08 23.51CET

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Lineups

apoel

APOEL

schalke

Schalke

1
MorfisMichalis Morfis (GK) (C)
32
FährmannRalf Fährmann (GK)
14
BroerseJoost Broerse
2
WestermannHeiko Westermann
Goal25
32
HaxhiAltin Haxhi
3
KobiashviliLevan Kobiashvili
4
ChristouParaskevas Christou
5
BordonMarcelo Bordon (C)
26
Nuno MoraisNuno Morais
10
RakitićIvan Rakitić
Goal36
7
PoursaitidesSavvas Poursaitides
Substitution65
14
AsamoahGerald Asamoah
Substitution74
10
CharalambidesConstantinos Charalambides
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán
Yellow Card58
11
KosowskiKamil Kosowski
Substitution83
18
RafinhaRafinha
23
Hélio PintoHélio Pinto
20
KrstajićMladen Krstajić
Substitution60
24
KontisChristos Kontis
27
Vicente SánchezVicente Sánchez
Goal41
Substitution82
21
M. ŻewłakowMarcin Żewłakow
Substitution65
37
EngelaarOrlando Engelaar

Substitutes

88
KissasTasos Kissas (GK)
35
AmsifMohammed Amsif (GK)
5
FloreaDaniel Florea
6
StreitAlbert Streit
9
PapathanasiouAndreas Papathanasiou
7
VarelaGustavo Varela
19
IliaMarios Ilia
11
LøvenkrandsPeter Løvenkrands
Substitution82
29
AlexandrouNektarios Alexandrou
Substitution65
Yellow Card76
19
Halil AltıntopHalil Altıntop
Substitution74
Goal88
30
MirosavljevićNenad Mirosavljević
Substitution65
Goal72
21
GrossmüllerCarlos Grossmüller
80
OnwuachiBenjamin Onwuachi
Substitution83
23
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes
Substitution60

Coach

Ivan Jovanović (SRB) Fred Rutten (NED)

Referee

Robert Malek (POL)

Assistant referees

Krzysztof Myrmus (POL), Konrad Sapela (POL)

Fourth official

Hubert Siejewicz (POL)

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