Back to winning ways for Anorthosis who beat Doxa away from home with 2-0
Anorthosis beat Doxa 2-0 in Peristerona, in the 8th game of the championship. “Kyria” with two goals in the first half… cleaned the Katokopia team which showed that it has a lot to fix in defense.
Chiko was the one who opened the scoring for the Famagusta team in the 11th minute, while a few minutes later (19') the Angolan served to Gassama who made it 2-0.
The Famagusta team had a good presence and could have scored more goals, managed to get the three points and go to 2nd place and 17 points (tied with APOEL and Aris). On the other hand, Doxa continues without points at the bottom of the standings.
The game started with nerves as there were several foul breaks in the opening minutes. There were also quite a few mistakes from both teams, resulting in nothing of note. Anorthosis tried to keep the ball and create play, but failed to become dangerous in the first quarter.
Through a free kick by Ferreira, “Kyria” managed to threaten in the 11th minute. The ball hit the wall. it then ended up in Chiko who sent it into the net, but the goal was disallowed for offside. However, after a VAR check (which lasted four minutes), the goal counted normally.
It didn't take long for the second goal to come with Gassama making it 2-0 in a nice way in the 19th minute. After an excellent combination from the “blue and white”, Tsiko lifted the ball to Gassamas and he sent the ball into the net with an impeccable finish.
After that, Anorthosis took control of the game and even came close. in a third goal a few minutes later (24'). Paroutis initially threatened with a side shot, Siskowski saved the ball ended up in Chikos who sent the ball wide from close range.
On the part of Doxa, many mistakes were made at the back, Gaiego's team constantly found lanes towards the opposing goal. However, Siskowski and the failure of the Spanish coach's players prevented the third goal.
So the two teams went to the locker room with 2-0 in favor of the visitors.
In the second half the pace of the match was not good, with Anorthosis continuing to be in control. Doxa tried to be threatening with some long balls but didn't worry the 'Lady'.
The Gaiego team patiently built up their play and waited for the right moment to threaten.
Anorthosis surrounded the Doxa area and became a constant threat looking for the third goal, but the final pass was not right in several cases.
In the 60th minute, Doxa came very close to reducing the deficit when Nabi's long shot hit the post. The Katokopia team tried to be threatening, but they had a lot of difficulty in keeping the ball, while the lack of concentration was evident on several occasions.
Something can also be said for Anorthosis, who have a clearer mind. could “lock” the victory earlier. But some bad finishes and wrong decisions left the score as it was.
The biggest phase of the second half for the Famagusta team came in the 69th minute, when Ferrer finished after a corner and Stylianou save on the line.
Thus Anorthosis left the “Katokopia-Return” stage with an important three points that keeps it in touch with the top, while Doxa remains at the bottom of the standings without points.
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THE IDENTITY OF THE MATCH
Glory: Siskowski, Trajczewski, Vlichter, Skoglund, Giambere, Velkovski, Alseus, Antoniadis, Stylianou, Asante, Djiendzie
On the bench: Antoniou, Kyriakou, Fofana, Trujic, Sadik, Nabi, Mohamed, Andwi, Kyriakou E., Kyriakou K.
Recovery: Arboleda, Wague, Garcia, Kargas, Tejera, Ferreira, Tune, Ferrer, Paroutis, Gassama, Chiko.
On the bench: Michael, Keravnos, Marmuk, Correa, Charalambous, Waris, Antoniou, Kiko, Correa, Ioannou, Giuliou, Musonda
Scorers: -/11' Tsiko, 19' Gassama
Yellows: 44' Dziedzie, 51' Trajchevski, 56' Alseu/-
Referee: Theuli Chrysovalantis
VAR: Pezzuto Ivano