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Schalke strike five in record win at AEK Larnaca

Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 20.53CET
AEK Larnaca FC 0-5 FC Schalke 04
The visitors racked up their biggest away victory in European competition to consolidate their position at the Group J summit.
Schalke strike five in record win at AEK Larnaca
Kyriakos Papadopoulos (left) congratulates Lewis Holtby on scoring Schalke's opener ©Getty Images

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AEK LarnacaSchalke

Goals scored0
5
Attempts on target2
 
6
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners4
 
4
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed5
 
6
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 20.53CET

Schalke strike five in record win at AEK Larnaca

AEK Larnaca FC 0-5 FC Schalke 04
The visitors racked up their biggest away victory in European competition to consolidate their position at the Group J summit.

FC Schalke 04 cemented their position atop Group J with a resounding 5-0 win against AEK Larnaca FC.

Lewis Holtby, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Joel Matip did the damage before the break as AEK went down to their first ever home defeat in Europe. Two late goals – from Julian Draxler and Huntelaar with his second – sealed Schalke's biggest ever away win in Europe.

Despite the record margin of victory, Schalke started slowly and had barely mustered an attack when, midway through the first half, they suddenly took the lead. A bout of possession ended with Holtby running at the AEK defence and he unleashed a low shot from just outside the area that flew into Marco Fortin's bottom left-hand corner.

The visitors were warming to their task and in the 34th minute it was two. A willing outlet throughout, left-back Christian Fuchs whipped in a deep cross that found Huntelaar, who headed back across Fortin and in off a post. A Fuchs corner then created the third as Matip just beat team-mate Benedikt Höwedes to the ball and glanced his header into the top corner.

Huub Stevens had handed goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall his first start for Schalke, but AEK did not test him until the 56th minute when Rubén Gómez shot straight at the 21-year-old when well placed.

A fourth was always going to be more likely at the other end, and Draxler finished off a long passing move in the 87th minute. Dutch international Huntelaar then took advantage of a defensive mix-up to score his seventh goal in five matches for club and country.

Last updated: 22/10/11 0.13CET

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Lineups

aek larnaca

AEK Larnaca

schalke

Schalke

14
FortinMarco Fortin (GK)
36
UnnerstallLars Unnerstall (GK)
5
van DijkGregor van Dijk (C)
4
HöwedesBenedikt Höwedes (C)
6
DimechLuke Dimech
7
Raúl GonzálezRaúl González
Substitution46
7
LinssenEdwin Linssen
10
HoltbyLewis Holtby
Goal22
8
SkopelitisIoannis Skopelitis
Substitution78
13
JonesJermaine Jones
Substitution67
9
MrdakovićMiljan Mrdaković
Substitution59
14
K. PapadopoulosKyriakos Papadopoulos
19
De ClerTim de Cler
17
FarfánJefferson Farfán
20
DemetriouJason Demetriou
23
FuchsChristian Fuchs
Substitution61
21
PrisoNjongo Priso
Substitution59
25
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Goal34
Goal88
27
GómezRubén Gómez
31
DraxlerJulian Draxler
Goal87
33
ProdromouMichael Prodromou
32
MatipJoel Matip
Goal40

Substitutes

1
NegriAlexandre Negri (GK)
33
SchoberMathias Schober (GK)
4
HoflandKevin Hofland
2
SarpeiHans Sarpei
Substitution61
10
Gonzalo GarcíaGonzalo García
11
BaumjohannAlexander Baumjohann
11
PavlouKyriakos Pavlou
Substitution59
12
HögerMarco Höger
Substitution67
22
SavvaArtemis Savva
16
MorávekJan Morávek
Substitution46
23
PintadoGorka Pintado
Substitution59
18
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado
39
KingsleySunny Kingsley
Substitution78
21
MetzelderChristoph Metzelder

Coach

Ton Caanen (NED) Huub Stevens (NED)

Referee

Luca Banti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Cristiano Copelli (ITA), Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)

Fourth official

Carmine Russo (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA), Paolo Valeri (ITA)

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