Peyburns and Ekpolo successfully filled the void of “Robbie” for a second consecutive derby
Apollos extended their winning streak in the derby against Omonia and made it 5/5 in the league after the arrival of Bogdan Antone. The “blue and white” have now increased their chances of claiming a European ticket as they are -4 behind Aris with a game longer. At the same time, it is -2 from the conditionally privileged 4th place.
The Limassol team was invited for another derby to compete without Valentin Roberges. The Frenchman was suspended for the second game in a row due to the straight red card he received in the derby against AEL in the last game of the regular season of the league.
Both in yesterday's match with Omonia and in the previous one with AEK, Ekpolo and Peyburns played in the center of the defense. Both with their performances successfully filled the captain's void and helped their team to make it 2/2 in the playoffs.
This in itself is quite an achievement. “Robbie” is a huge asset to Apollo and whenever he is absent the team is noticeably weakened. However, in two games with a very high level of difficulty, the “blue and white” managed to take the absolute points and concede just one goal in 180 minutes.
With the French stopper returning from the next game, the team is getting stronger at the back and can look forward with even greater optimism. And since it was 2/2 with AEK and Omonia without “Robbie”, then with the captain in the eleven there are all the foundations for a similar continuation.