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With a second victory over the Serbs, APOEL advanced to the next round where they will face Dila Gori

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watch video < p>APOEL was stressed but left Novi Sad unscathed, winning 2-1 against Vojvodina. The Sa Pinto team was in control for the longest period of the match and despite the equalizer in the 37th minute, they found their mental reserves and “cleaned” the match. The goals of the match were scored by Sarfo 27', Zukic 37' and Ephraim 74'.

1st half

With APOEL to have the initiative of the movements and Vojvodina to try to threaten through counter-attacks started the game in Novi Sad.

The first good phase of the match belonged to the “blue and yellow” in the 17th minute, with Wilson attempting a long shot from 25 meters and the ball going past Karesic's left crossbar.

Ten minutes. then the Sa Pinto team cashed in on their superiority and took the lead with Sarfo! Chebak with wonderful energy from the left made the parallel pass at the height of the area and Sarfo put his team in front with a wonderful place.

Being with the roller against the wall, Vojvodina pressed and managed to equalize the match in the 37th minute. Dzukić, undisturbed from the left side of the area, made a diagonal shot with the ball finding the body of an APOEL defender, changing course and ending up in the Belets net.

In the remaining minutes of the first half, the Serbs closed the “blue and yellow” in their own half and in the 40th minute they missed a big chance, with Belets making an excellent save from Milosavjevic's long shot.

Thus the two teams went to the dressing room with the score at 1-1 and APOEL is also called upon to preserve the qualification lead it holds.

Second half

With Sa Pinto's team in possession and pushing to retake the lead, the second half began in Serbia.

The “blue and yellow” threatened for the first time in replay in 57', with Fetfatzidis converging from the right, making the shot and the ball finding Traore's head and going into the corner.

The Nicosia team then fully controlled the tempo despite the fact that Vojvodina was the one “burning” for a goal.

In the 74th minute, after a nice move, Ephraim made a cross from the left side of the opponent's area, with the ball in Traore's hand. The Latvian ref indicated the white bullet with the leader of the “blue and yellow” taking over the execution and if he hit from 11 steps to write 2-1.

In the remaining minutes the Serbians pressed to bring to the match was equal, however, APOEL's excellent defensive function did not allow them to further threaten Belets' goal.

Thus, with a second victory over the Serbs, APOEL advanced to the next round where they will face Dila Gori.


Vojvodina (Batak): Karešić, Cerromakrović, Traore, Milosavjević, Džukić, Zelisić (88' Vukšević), Nikolic, Čumić, Lazarević (88' Bdžeković), Baragje, Vukic (63' Malbacic).

APOEL (Sa Pinto): Belets, Susic, Crespo, Dvali, Chebak, Kostandinov, Dalcio (85' Villafanes), Sarfo (68' Petrovich), Fetfatzidis (68' Gabriel), Wilson (61' Ephraim), Kvilitaia (85' Tomane).

Scorer: 37' Zukic/27' Sarfo, 74' Ephraim

Yellows: 78' Lazarević, 83' Dzukic, 90+3' Traore/42' Dalcio, 90' Cebak, 90+3' Crespo

Reds: -/-

Referee: Vitālijs Spasjoņņikovs (Latvia)

Match broadcast sponsor Stoiximan

Source: www.kathimerini.com.cy

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