Today's derby is also a big challenge for Toni Koskela
AEL is traveling to Nicosia today, where they will face APOEL in the GSP, in a game whose only goal is victory against a difficult and in-form opponent.
Everyone in the team's camp knows very well the difficulties of the match and that it will take even more effort to reach the goal. Until now, AEL has been presented with two faces in each of its games. To leave GSP with a profit, however, today she will need to be more stable in her performance and have longer good intervals.
Today's derby is also a big challenge for Toni Koskela. The derby against APOEL will be the most difficult test for the Finnish coach since the day he took over the reins of the technical leadership. He has watched APOEL, he has analyzed the weak and strong points and throughout the week, he prepared his players as best he could to present themselves properly in today's derby.
The coach of AEL does not count on his services injured Gerolemos, while Berahino was left out again, who seems to be unable to help the team now as it has been officially said, as well as Continella.
As for the starting line-up, Toni Koskela is not ruled out to line up his team with his favorite 3-4-3 as he did against Karmiotissa. A possible eleven is to see AEL compete with Muriel, Basto, Filipovic, Degoest, Jalma, Franzis, Papafoti, Mentojevic, Mendoza, Chernich and Makri.