He defeated Karmiotissa and is breathing a sigh of relief against APOEL, who he will face next Saturday
Anorthosis achieved three points of utmost importance with 1-0 against Karmiotissa in “Papadopoulos” for the 17th matchday and rose to 37 points and -2 from the first APOEL, who will face it next Saturday in the top derby of the GSP. “Kyria” was generally better than her opponent, especially in the first half, in which she managed to take the lead with Gassama scoring the only goal of the match in the 14th minute. In the second half, Karmiotissa had its chances to do the damage, but Neophytos Michael “shouted” where it was needed, while the Charalambous players were also not accurate. Anorthosis could have scored a second goal, as they missed several opportunities, but the 1-0 remained until the end, with “Kyria” getting a valuable victory.
In the first half, in the first minutes, Anorthosis entered strongly, holding the ball in order to threaten and reach the goal first. However, Karmiotissa found the first phase in the match, in the 8th minute after a foul, Michael punched away, Four caught the header, but the goalkeeper of Anorthosis collected it again.
From then on, “Kyria” had a monologue on the field, missing three chances from 10' to 13', with Gassama, Castel and Waris failing to send the ball into the net.
But in the 14th minute, Anorthosis managed to reach the goal with Gassama. The phase started with the ball from Correa to Waris, he took the ball inside the area, turned the penalty to Castel, made the spot kick, Andos saved, but from close range the Senegalese forward made it 1-0.
From then on, Anorthosis controlled the game, holding the ball and limiting Karmiotissa, who did not find a way to react.
In the rest of the half we didn't have enough phases, with Gajego's team having possession and only being threatened once in stoppage time with a long shot by Kovacevic, but Mihail was in the right place and collected.
So the first half ended with 1-0 in favor of Anorthosis.
In the second half again Anorthosis came stronger, holding the ball with the aim of quickly looking for the second goal. Only in the 49th minute did he miss a huge opportunity, after Ferreira's ball, Castel caught the header, but the ball stopped on the crossbar.
After 50', Karmiotissa also stepped up and managed to find a double chance and threaten in 55'. First Theodorou inside the area made the shot, Michael blocked, then Souk caught another shot, but the ball went wide.
After the match, there was a good rhythm with Karmiotissa rising more and more and in 68' he threatened again with Katsantonis inside the area in a good position not to find the target.
Two minutes later, Anorthosis responded, with Castel doing the parallel turn towards Guerrero, he opposite the goal did not have time to find the ball
Later Anorthosis regained possession and controlled the game, while in 74 ' missed a good chance to kill the match, but Castel from a good position, made the shot, with Antos falling and collecting.
Until the end of the match, nothing changed and Anorthosis managed to hold on for 1-0, securing a hugely important win.
Anorthosis: Michael, Marmouk, Correa, Tejera, Castel, Ferreira, Waris, Gassama, Antoniou, Correa, Chrysostomou.
On the bench are Pissias, Keraynos, Wage, Guerrero, Tiune, Paroutis, Kiko, Tzuliou, Konstantinou, Musonda.
Karmiotissa: Antos, Neophytou, Four , Pantelis, Rossi, Grandinarou, Christoforou, Katsantonis, Kovasevich, Matthaiou, Suk.
On the bench are Spoliarits, Violaris, Meletiou, Abraham, Dubia, Michael, Theodorou, Aggeli, Taveloudis, Ben Salam, Aristidou.
Scorer: 14' Gassama/
Referee: Antoniou Menelaos
VAR: Solomou Dimitris