The elements he will line up against a team of young players with quality, strength and speed
With the return of all the internationals who had obligations with the representative groups of their countries (Belets, Dalsio, will come to Cyprus tomorrow Tuesday), APOEL focuses on its preparation for the very important match that follows against last year's champion Aris (a of his main competitors for this year's champion title), on Saturday, November 25 (19:00) at “ALPHAMEGA”, for the 12th matchday of the 2023-2024 championship.
The blue and yellow will seek to give continuation of the winning streak (7 games in the league) in order to establish themselves at the top of the standings and to gain a psychological advantage from the “Light Brigade”.
Against a team of young age players, with quality, strength and speed, the Legend will contrast his ability to defend, to circulate the ball, to develop properly and to have a high degree of homogeneity.
The Aris is expected to be even more dangerous after the heavy defeat (4-1) against Karmiotissa and the blue-yellows will need absolute concentration in the game, in order to avoid serious mistakes. Especially in this game, the defense should be flawless.
Statistically, APOEL has the fourth best defense in Europe (with only six goals conceded in 11 matches) which also shows how well the his defense mechanism. On Saturday, we expect that Ricardo Sa Pinto's team will try to bring the game to his feet, controlling the pace and closing the spaces to the very fast forwards of the Limassol greens.
Unfortunately, only Lucas Villafanes did will be at the disposal of the technical leadership. Polykarpou, Wilson and Dvali are ready to help, if the technical leadership chooses them for the mission in Limassol.