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Omonia Nicosia 1 - Manchester City 2 - Stats

Omonia Nicosia
1 - 2
Manchester City

UEFA Cup 1st Round, 1st Leg

The Neo GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus

Attendance: 15, 907

Referee: P Dondarini, Italy

Omonia NicosiaManchester City
K Duro (49)Jo (59,72)
Georgallides     Hart    
Ndikumana     Zabaleta    
Wenzel     Richards    
Pletch     Dunne    
Aguirre     Bangura Garrido    
Kaseke     Wright-Phillips    
Duro     Ireland    
Okkas     Clayton Kompany     Hamann
Charalambous     Elano     Gelson
Aloneftis     Niculescu Robinho    
Christofi     Jo     Sturridge
Substitutes
Asprogenis     Schmeichel    
Alabi     Ball    
Maris     Ben-Haim    
Niculescu     Hamann    
Bangura     Gelson    
Clayton     Evans    
Semedo     Sturridge    
Game Statistics
13
Goal Attempts
16
5
On Target
7
2
Corners
1
5
Offside
2
15
Fouls
15
2
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
40
%
59
Comments...
This was never going to be easy against an entertaining Omonia side bouyed by tremendous home support. City will be flying back to Ringway tonight knowing that for all their risk riding, lack of ruthlessness and lack of luck up front, they have done a job and set up what we hope will be a spectacular at Eastlands in a fortnight's time. We seem to be showing a lack of ability to get a hold of and boss midfield right now and the left back position still looks our weakest link as Garrido proved. Still, as the team continues to gel and our seemingly endless supply of quicksilver forwards get to know each other, City will terrify defences this season. Big plus tonight was Zabaleta who looked to have got over his shellshock against Chelsea and of course Jo whose second goal showed the kind of first touch and control that make him a prize asset. Next up, bring on Pompey at Eastlands who saw off Guimaraes 2-0 tonight. Another MiddleEastlands cracker is on the cards!!

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday September 18 2008
Time: 8:39PM

Comments

0
well done lads, always like to see one Manchester club do well in Europe :-)
merlin
18/09/2008 20:41:00
0
Cherers Merl! Give 'em hell this weekend. 7-0 please.
Johnny Baguette
18/09/2008 20:45:00
0
JB I think Charlie might be faster than Zabaleta, didn't think I would say that about Charlie. Created loads of Chances, SWP we sell him for £21m buy him back for £9m and he is a far better player now than when he left, so Chelsea have given us £12m and a better player back. Thanks Chelsea.
Buzz Lightyear
19/09/2008 11:17:00
0
Whole-heartedly agree with you about SWP Buzz, but I'm faster than Corluka!! Zabaleta showed glimpses last night and will take time to adapt to the English pace. How did we not score double figures???
oliverblue
19/09/2008 12:42:00
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