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Trabzonspor strike late to down Apollon

Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 23.07CET
Apollon Limassol FC 1-2 Trabzonspor AŞ
Yusuf Erdoğan struck with four minutes to play to help complete the comeback for Mustafa Akçay's side and provide an ideal Group J start.
Trabzonspor strike late to down Apollon
Florent Malouda equalised for Trabzonspor ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 23.07CET

Trabzonspor strike late to down Apollon

Apollon Limassol FC 1-2 Trabzonspor AŞ
Yusuf Erdoğan struck with four minutes to play to help complete the comeback for Mustafa Akçay's side and provide an ideal Group J start.

Trabzonspor AŞ snatched a late winner at Apollon Limassol FC as substitute Yusuf Erdoğan got the decisive goal in the 86th minute to give Mustafa Akçay's side a perfect start to life in Group J.

Group stage debutants Apollon seemed to be set fair when Gaston Sangoy converted a penalty 18 minutes in, but their lead was short-lived as Florent Malouda swiftly equalised. After that, it increasingly appeared as if a draw was on the cards – until Yusuf glided through and slotted in the late winner to leave Trabzonspor level with SS Lazio, who travel to Turkey on matchday two.

It was the hosts who threatened first when Marcos Gullón drove Guie Gneki Abraham's reverse pass over the bar, and they forged ahead on 18 minutes as Sangoy smashed his spot kick down the middle after Souleymane Bamba had brought down Abraham.

The lead lasted just two minutes, though, as Olcan Adın's perfect cross from the right was guided past Bruno Vale by the head of Malouda. The equaliser promptly ushered in a phase of Trabzonspor dominance, yet they failed to create a serious opportunity and Abraham was able to twice go close on the break.

Adrian Mierzejewski then had a free-kick deflected wide for the visitors ahead of the interval, before Malouda drove Paulo Henrique's shot over after the restart. Georgos Merkis had a great chance to restore the home lead but failed to tuck his attempt inside the post when connecting with a Gullón free-kick, and the decisive moment came when Mierzejewski slipped in Yusuf, who guided a first-time finish past the goalkeeper.

Last updated: 21/09/13 0.04CET

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Lineups

apollon

Apollon

trabzonspor

Trabzonspor

83
Bruno ValeBruno Vale (GK)
1
Onur KıvrakOnur Kıvrak (GK) (C)
6
GullónMarcos Gullón
3
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
Yellow Card59
Substitution81
10
SangoyGaston Sangoy
Goal18
Yellow Card81
4
Aykut DemirAykut Demir
Yellow Card5
11
KonstantinouAlex Konstantinou
Substitution71
6
BambaSouleymane Bamba
Yellow Card17
16
MerkisGiorgos Merkis (C)
10
MierzejewskiAdrian Mierzejewski
19
AbrahamGuie Gneki Abraham
Substitution63
12
Paulo HenriquePaulo Henrique
Substitution77
26
PapoulisFotis Papoulis
Substitution83
15
MaloudaFlorent Malouda
Goal19
28
StylianouMarios Stylianou
16
ZokoraDidier Zokora
55
KaripidisChristos Karipidis
20
ColmanGustavo Colman
Substitution46
56
HamdaniRachid Hamdani
22
Mustafa YumluMustafa Yumlu
Yellow Card71
88
VasiliouGeorgios Vasiliou
Yellow Card88
92
Olcan AdınOlcan Adın

Substitutes

23
HidiIsli Hidi (GK)
89
Zeki AyvazZeki Ayvaz (GK)
8
StavrouAndreas Stavrou
9
Emre GüralEmre Güral
9
RobertoRoberto
Substitution71
18
Aykut AkgünAykut Akgün
Substitution46
14
MeriemCamel Meriem
Substitution63
19
Abdulkadir ÖzdemirAbdulkadir Özdemir
20
RobertBertrand Robert
Substitution83
25
AlanzinhoAlanzinho
21
CataláJosé Catalá
32
Yusuf ErdoğanYusuf Erdoğan
Substitution77
Goal86
27
AngeliAngelis Angeli
61
Zeki YavruZeki Yavru
Substitution81

Coach

Christakis Christoforou (CYP) Mustafa Akçay (TUR)

Referee

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

Assistant referees

Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP), José Miranda (ESP)

Fourth official

Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

Javier Estrada (ESP), Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)

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