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AEL beat Marseille to finish on a high

Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 21.45CET
AEL Limassol FC 3-0 Olympique de Marseille
With both teams already eliminated, the Cypriot side ended their Group C campaign by beating an under-strength Marseille side in some style.
AEL beat Marseille to finish on a high
AEL players congratulate Orlando Sá (centre) after his opening goal ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

AELMarseille

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
0
Attempts off target8
 
4
Corners14
 
3
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed13
 
17
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 19/01/2013 05:04 CET

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Published: Thursday 6 December 2012, 21.45CET

AEL beat Marseille to finish on a high

AEL Limassol FC 3-0 Olympique de Marseille
With both teams already eliminated, the Cypriot side ended their Group C campaign by beating an under-strength Marseille side in some style.

AEL Limassol FC ended their UEFA Europa League campaign on a positive note, registering their first win in Group C against an under-strength Olympique de Marseille lineup.

Orlando Sá's towering header just before half-time gave the hosts the lead at the GSP Stadium, before late strikes from Edmar and Chris Dickson put the result beyond doubt. It was a dominant performance from Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida's side, who will be glad to have banished memories of the 5-1 defeat they suffered at the hands of Marseille on matchday two.

The visitors enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges, with Lucas Mendes and Loïc Rémy particularly prominent down the left flank. They failed to test AEL goalkeeper Matias Degra, however, and AEL, who were initially restricted to counterattacks, began to grow into the game. Sá was denied by some fine last-ditch defending following a slip-up from Gennaro Bracigliano before Dickson, who troubled the visitors throughout with his determination and strength, fired over from close range.

AEL were not to be denied and broke the deadlock just before the interval. A corner from the lively Edmar was met by Sá, and his downward header bounced over the despairing Rafidine Abdullah and into the net. It was the Cypriot side's first goal in the competition since their opener in Marseille and seemed to breathe confidence into their players.

The hosts' supremacy continued in the second half, Sá and Dickson squandering presentable chances before Edmar netted the second, turning past Bracigliano following a fine cross from Dickson. The Brazilian then turned provider once more, sending over an outswinging corner that Dickson nodded in at the near post. Marseille threatened in the dying minutes through Mendes, but this was AEL's night.

Last updated: 08/12/12 0.09CET

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Lineups

ael

AEL

marseille

Marseille

32
DegraMatias Degra (GK)
1
BraciglianoGennaro Bracigliano (GK)
2
Dossa JúniorDossa Júnior
Substitution90
2
AbdallahKassim Abdallah
Substitution74
5
ParpasStelios Parpas
Substitution84
4
MendesLucas Mendes
9
Orlando SáOrlando Sá
Goal41
Substitution72
5
N'DiayeLeyti N'Diaye
11
EdmarEdmar
Goal79
11
RémyLoïc Rémy
Yellow Card54
12
NikolaouMarios Nikolaou (C)
13
AbdullahRafidine Abdullah
17
Paulo SérgioPaulo Sérgio
14
M'BowPape M'Bow
23
CarlitosCarlitos
23
JobelloWesley Jobello
Substitution78
29
OuonEdwin Ouon
24
FanniRod Fanni (C)
77
DédéDédé
25
OmraniBillel Omrani
Substitution63
84
DicksonChris Dickson
Goal82
27
RaspentinoFlorian Raspentino

Substitutes

22
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
40
FabriJulien Fabri (GK)
3
MaykonMaykon
12
OseiKevin Osei
Substitution78
7
MonteiroMonteiro
26
AzouniLarry Azouni
Substitution74
15
TheophilouChristis Theophilou
Substitution84
Yellow Card90+1
32
AndonianGael Andonian
21
Marcos AirosaMarcos Airosa
34
AloeBaptiste Aloe
45
А. KyriakouAndreas Kyriakou
Substitution90
35
AbergelLaurent Abergel
99
VouhoVouho
Substitution72
36
SantiagoJonathan Santiago
Substitution63

Coach

Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida (POR) Élie Baup (FRA)

Referee

Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)

Assistant referees

Alain Hoxha (AUT), Matthias Winsauer (AUT)

Fourth official

Roland Brandner (AUT)

Additional assistant referees

Harald Lechner (AUT), Rene Eisner (AUT)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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