December 6, 2012
AEL dispatch OM
#INSERT type:image caption:AEL Limassol fans celebrate their side's 3-0 win over Marseille END#AEL Limassol completed an otherwise forgettable Europa League campaign by claiming the notable scalp of a much-changed Marseille with a 3-0 victory.
Late goals from Edmar and Dossa Junior confirmed a night to remember for the Cypriots after Orlando Sa fired them into a 41st-minute lead.
AEL had taken just a single point in Group C before this game but with OM also unable to qualify, and showing 10 changes, the opportunity for an upset loomed large.
Comoros international Kassim Abdallah was the only Marseille player to keep his place from the weekend win over Brest as boss Elie Baup sought to give his youngsters a European run-out.
There was still a place for Loic Remy, though, but the France striker was a peripheral figure as AEL set about ending their European adventure on a high.
Paulo Sergio busied himself early as he created a hat-trick of openings inside the opening 20 minutes only to fire each off target.
Remy had little to feed off and when he did get his chance on the half-hour he mishit a shot from the edge of the area.
AEL kept on pressing and were eventually rewarded four minutes before half-time when once-capped Portugal international Sa headed Edmar's inswinging corner home.
The hosts maintained their dominance after the break, although they had to wait until the final 11 minutes to confirm victory.
Edmar made it 2-0 on 79 minutes when he headed in Chris Dickson's cross from close range and three minutes later the points belonged to the hosts..
This time Edmar turned provider as his corner picked out Junior to head in from six yards.
|Carlos Braga Orlando Sa (41')|
|Lacerda Edmar (79')|
|Dossa Junior (82')|
|32 Matias Degra||1 Gennaro Bracigliano|
|29 Edwin Ouon||24 Rod Fanni|
|12 Marios Nicolaou||14 Pape M'Bow|
|23 Emanuel Carlitos||2 Kassim Abdallah|
|2 Dossa Junior||4 Michel Lucas Mendes|
|77 Aderito Waldemar Dede||5 Leyti N'Diaye|
|5 Stelios Parpas||23 Wesley Jobello|
|11 Lacerda Edmar||13 Rafidine Abdullah|
|17 Goncalves Paulo Sergio||11 Loïc Remy|
|9 Carlos Braga Orlando Sa||25 Bilel Omrani|
|84 Chris Dickson||27 Florian Raspentino|
|22 Isli Hidi||Julien Fabri 40|
|21 Marcos Airosa||Baptists Aloe 34|
|3 Daniel Maykon||Gael Andonian 32|
|15 Christos Theophilou||Laurent Abergel 35|
|45 Andreas Kyriakou||Kevin Osei 12|
|7 Jorge Felipe Monteiro||Larry Azouni 26|
|99 Patrick Vouho||Jonathan Santiago 36|
|Patrick Vouho for Carlos Braga Orlando Sa (72)||Jonathan Santiago for Bilel Omrani (63)|
|Christos Theophilou for Stelios Parpas (84)||Larry Azouni for Kassim Abdallah (74)|
|Andreas Kyriakou for Dossa Junior (90)||Kevin Osei for Wesley Jobello (78)|
|Christos Theophilou (90)||Loïc Remy (54)|
|· Squads: AEL | Marseille|