AEK Athens 1 - 1 Dundee Utd

Europa League - 3rd Qual. Round 2nd Leg
Thursday, August 26th, 2010, 7:00 PM at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium
Attendance: 600
Referee: Libor Kovařik (Czech Republic)
AEK Athens Dundee Utd

Goalscorers
Pape Bouba Diop (23) Jon Daly (78)

Team Managers
Manolo Jiménez Peter Houston

Starting Eleven
Diego Sebastián Saja
Pantelis Kafes
Kostas Manolas
Sanel Jahić
Pereira Leonardo
Rafik Djebbour
Grigoris Makos
Panagiotis Lagos
Pape Bouba Diop
Nikos Georgeas
Nacho Scocco
Dušan Perniš
Paul Dixon
Garry Kenneth
Seán Dillon
Keith Watson
Craig Conway
Morgaro Gomis
David Robertson
Prince Buaben
Scott Robertson
Danny Cadamarteri

Bench
Giannis Arabatzis
Claudio Dadomo
Nikos Karabelas
Ismael Blanco
Éder Luiz Lima de Souza
Nathan Burns
Savas Gentzoglou
Steve Banks
Barry Douglas
Darren Dods
Danny Swanson
Jon Daly
Damián Casalinuovo
David Goodwillie

Substitutions
Savas Gentzoglou for Nikos Georgeas (46)
Ismael Blanco for Rafik Djebbour (57)
Nikos Karabelas for Pereira Leonardo (89)
David Goodwillie for Danny Cadamarteri (48)
Danny Swanson for David Robertson (59)
Jon Daly for Morgaro Gomis (62)

Bookings
Panagiotis Lagos (16)
Kostas Manolas (33)
Grigoris Makos (90)
Diego Sebastián Saja (90)
Paul Dixon (52)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Dušan Perniš (GK) 29 apps -
Seán Dillon 125 apps2 goals
Keith Watson 16 apps -
Paul Dixon 67 apps1 goal
Garry Kenneth 132 apps6 goals
Craig Conway 141 apps13 goals
Morgaro Gomis 142 apps6 goals
David Robertson 109 apps16 goals
Prince Buaben 102 apps8 goals
Scott Robertson 46 apps5 goals
Danny Cadamarteri 28 apps4 goals
Danny Swanson (sub) 88 apps7 goals
David Goodwillie (sub) 91 apps20 goals
Jon Daly (sub) 82 apps26 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Keith Watson (20 years 290 days)
Oldest Player:Danny Cadamarteri (30 years 326 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 321 days
Domestic Players:6 (54.55 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Keith Watson (20 years 290 days)
Oldest Player:Steve Banks (38 years 208 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 294 days
Domestic Players:10 (55.56 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

After several days of uncertainty regarding the location of the match, United's Europa League third qualifying round second leg match against AEK Athens went ahead at Olympiakos' Karaiskakis Stadium. Home fans had been banned from the game due to concerns over potential crowd trouble and therefore the match was played in front of an empty stadium except for the noisy band of 500 or so Arabs housed in a tiny quadrant of the ground. Peter Houston made two changes to the side which had lost 4-0 at home to Inverness at the weekend with both first choice strikers Jon Daly and David Goodwillie dropping to the bench in place of David Robertson and Danny Cadamarteri. United kicked off the match wearing an unusual Blackpool style combination of tangerine shirts and white shorts having been forced to change from their normal black shorts to avoid a colour clash with AEK.

Inside the opening ten minutes, the Greek side had carved out three chances; Scocco, under pressure from Sean Dillon fired over. With United getting behind the ball at all times, AEK continued to dictate, but ironically just as United were getting a foothold in the game, AEK scored and it was a goal that followed a carelessly conceded corner. From Scocco's kick, Jahic Sanec nodded it onto Pape Bouba Diop who diverted it home from close range.

The Greeks introduced Gentsoglou Swas as the second half began and just three minutes later Houston made his first change bringing on David Goodwillie for Cadamarteri. Now it was United's turn to take the play to the Greeks with Craig Conway causing the AEK defence problems. Pernis had to keep out a Scocco shot and then a Manolkas Kostas effort was blocked after 73 minutes. With 15 minutes left, Blanco got on the end of what was nothing more than a punt up the park but fortunately for the noisy Arabs, his parting shot went well wide. Then with 12 left, United fans had something to cheer about. Paul Dixon played a long ball from just inside his own half which Jon Daly ran on to and he eventually forced the ball over the line despite Jahic's efforts to keep it out. It was game on now because United needed just one to go though and they almost got it with eight minutes left. The ball fell to Danny Swanson just outside the box and he took it on his chest and sent a volley just a yard wide. But hard as they tried, they just failed to add to the long list of the club's famous European nights.



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