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He managed to score a goal in the closing stages of the match against Ansarifard and win the title

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Omonoia was the big winner in the cup final, beating AEL 1-0 thanks to a goal by Karim Ansarifard in the 85th minute. The “greens” managed to secure the European ticket for the second year in a row through the cup.

First Half

AEL entered the game more aggressively and threatened the home team. of Fabiano in 4' with Davor. The young midfielder made a powerful shot from outside the area and forced the Brazilian into a great save.

Until about the first quarter, the Limassol team “besieged” Omonia's defense while simultaneously winning consecutive corners.

The home team typically threatened again in the 19th minute with Angelos Andreou. The youngster with individual energy entered the area from the right side and made the place but it was an easy task for Fabiano who collected easily.

The first good moment for Omonia came in the 21st minute. Loizou converged from the right and took the shot, Muriel made a clearance, the ball went against Teixeira and the Portuguese saved himself on the line to avoid an own goal.

The “greens” recorded another good phase in 28' with Ansarifard. After a turn by Zacharios, the Iranian with a shot on the move through the area sent the ball too high.

In the remaining minutes the game was almost balanced. Omonia pressed in the last minutes but could not find another good phase.

0-0 was also the score of the first half.

Second Half


The two teams entered the replay much more carefully. The “greens” had possession and were trying to break the defensive line of AEL. Despite everything, the Limassol team closed the spaces well and did not allow the Omonia players to be in a shooting position.

Despite the fact that the “clover” entered the second half more aggressively, the first good moment was for AEL. In 69', Tzalma took the header after a cross from Miralas and sent the ball inches past Fabiano's left post.

In 75' and 76', the Limassol team threatened with two shots from Mendoza. and Andreou respectively which were quite weak and ended up in the arms of the Omonoia keeper.

Omonoia found the goal in the 85th minute with Ansarifard. After an excellent vertical shot by Papoulis, the Iranian overtook Muriel at the exit, placing exemplary.

In the 89th minute, the tall forward of Omonia missed a great opportunity to end the match in a similar phase to the goal. The Iranian found himself four to four with Muriel but this time the AEL keeper came out victorious.

But in vain as the 0-1 remained until the end with Omonia reaching the cup and securing the European ticket.


AEL (Charalambous): Muriel, Panteli (66' Hasa), Degoest, Teixeira , Tzalma, Davor, Mendojevic, Mendoza (90+2' Tsimola), Makris, Andreou (90+2' Chernih), Militseanou (66' Miralas)

Omonoia (August):

strong>Fabiano, Mathews, Loizou (90+2' Charalambous), Youste, Panagiotou, Letsiaks, Kousoulos, Mix (57' Basirou), Zachariou (57' Papoulis), Ansarifard (90+2' Miletic), Kakoullis (73' Bezos)

Scorer: -/85' Ansarifard

Yellow cards: 25' Panteli, 63' Davor/25' Zachariou

Dismissals: -/-

Referee: Simon Marciniak

VAR:  Thomas Kwiatkowski

Source: www.kathimerini.com.cy

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