anorthosis : arian beqaj, nicos katsavakis, siniša dobrašinovic, paulo costa (43' georgios panagi), nikolaos frousos (63' ioannis skopelitis), jeffrey leiwakabessy, hawar taher, vincent laban, andreas constantinou, cedric bardon (78' predrag ocokoljic), georgios georgiou
teknik direktör : temuri ketsbaia
inter : júlio cesar, javier zanetti, dejan stankovic (57' julio cruz), zlatan ibrahimovic, maicon, nicolas burdisso (58' patrick vieira), esteban cambiasso, marco materazzi, mancini, mario balotelli, ricardo quaresma
teknik direktör : jose mourinho
0-1 mario balotelli 13' 1-1 cedric bardon 31' 1-2 marco materazzi 44' 2-2 georgios panagi 45+1 3-2 nikolaos frousos 50' 3-3 julio cruz 80'
anorthosis bu sezon evinde oynadığı 5. şampiyonlar ligi maçında (3'ü ön eleme turu) 4. kez rakip filelere 3 gol attı. sadece 1. ön eleme turunda ermeni takımı olan pyunik'i kıbrısta 1-0 yenen anortosis bu maçın ardından oynadığı 4 şampiyonlar ligi maçında da 3 gol atma başarısını gösterdi.
anorthosis, 2. tur öneleme maçında rapid wien'i 3-0, 3. ön eleme turunda olympiakos'u 3-0, şampiyonlar ligi 2. maçında panathinakos'u 3-1 yenerken bu maçta 2 kez yenik duruma düşmesine rağmen inter milan ile 3-3 berabere kaldı.
cruz comes to inter's rescue in cyprus published: wednesday 5 november 2008, 0.40cet
anorthosis famagusta fc 3-3 fc internazionale milano
substitute julio cruz salvaged a point for the italian champions in nicosia after a series of mishaps looked to have given anorthosis a shock victory.
by john leonidou from gsp stadium
julio cruz denied anorthosis famagusta fc an improbable victory against fc internazionale milano with a late goal in cyprus on a night when the italian champions flirted with disaster. defensive errors the uefa champions league group b game looked to be going with the form book as mario balotelli gave inter an early lead, although a nicolás burdisso slip allowed cédric bardon to level. marco materazzi put inter ahead again, but georgios panagi scored more by luck than judgement to equalise again before half-time and nikolaos frousos's goal five minutes into the second half seemed to have given anorthosis a memorable victory. cruz equalised with ten minutes remaining, however, and inter had chances to win it in the closing minute although they nevertheless remain three points clear of anorthosis at the top of the pool. the italian side will qualify by defeating panathinaikos fc in milan on 26 november, when anorthosis could also go through with victory here against werder bremen.
tidy finish both teams showed attacking intent from the off, zlatan ibrahimović's close-range effort being cleared in the second minute, and on 13 minutes inter took the lead as arian beqaj parried the swedish striker's blistering free-kick from long range, balotelli reacting quickest to knock in the rebound. josé mourinho's side almost added a second on 26 minutes, dejan stanković playing a clever one-two with ricardo quaresma before firing just wide. however, the mood changed just past the half-hour. burdisso's attempted header back to his goalkeeper completely wrong-footed júlio césar, allowing french midfielder bardon to tap the ball into an empty net and send the home supporters into raptures.
fortuitous deflection inter looked shaken but regained the initiative on 44 minutes as materazzi sped in to head a corner-kick through the legs of beqaj, yet another moment of uncertainty in the visiting defence brought the hosts level again. a minute into added time, esteban cambiasso attempted to clear only for his header to cannon off the back of the head of anorthosis substitute georgios panagi and loop over júlio césar into the net.
fine finish the visitors had further reason to curse their luck five minutes after the break as another misplaced clearance gave temuri ketsbaia's side the lead for the first time. bardon's first-time cross from the right found burdisso scampering to clear but this time his header struck frousos in the stomach, the ball falling perfectly for the veteran striker to drive a low right-footed strike past the startled júlio césar.
equalising blow things could have got even worse for inter had júlio césar not pulled off a stretching save to push andreas konstantinou's strike around his left-hand post. beqaj then produced an even more stirring effort at the other end to force a powerful ibrahimović effort away for a corner. the albanian had no chance as substitute cruz rose to head balotelli's free-kick home ten minutes from time, but made a spectacular stop not long afterwards to deny cambiasso the winner and ensure his side's efforts were rewarded with a point.