Paphos closed the house of Apollo, making the most of the conditions in their favor
Paphos escaped from “Alfamega” with a great “double” over Apollon with 3-0. With Milojevic's side playing with 10 men from the 23rd minute, the visitors took their chances and hit back in impressive fashion. The goals of the match were scored by Tankovics 21' and Zairo 45+5', 60'.
Paphos started the match better, putting pressure on Apollon from the first minutes with the goal of a quick goal.< /p>
The first good phase in the match belonged to Carcedo's team just in the 2nd minute with Botskai's direct free kick going past Lewenberg's right crossbar.
In the 14th minute, the Limassol team “answered” with Marques. Daricua crossed from the right with the Portuguese forward putting his projection at the far post and the ball finding somewhere to end up in a corner.
Six minutes later the Italian referee pointed to the white bullet in her favour. Paphos for a Peyburns flag violation on Dragomir, in the latter's attempt to make the shot inside the area. The execution was undertaken by Tanković, who put his team in front of the score.
In the 27th minute of the match, things became even more difficult for the hosts. After a cockfight between Hambu and Bruno, Apollo's leader pushed the Brazilian who collapsed to the ground. In turn, the Italian referee showed a straight red to the Cypriot midfielder who left his team with ten.
The Paphian team took advantage of their numerical advantage and in the 32nd minute missed a big chance, with Nam making the shot from the right side of the area and Lewenberg making a save in his left corner.
In stoppage time A Carcedo's team doubled their lead with Zairo! The Brazilian caught Apollo's defense asleep, he went alone in front of Leuwenberg, making a good shot for 2-0.
Thus the two teams went to the dressing room with the visitors having the lead.
With the aim of overturning the data against them, Apollos entered the replay after losing a good chance in the 49th minute when Dariqua's shot from the right went past the crossbar of Ivusic.
In the 55th minute, the guests missed a huge chance for 3-0! Zairo passed whoever he found in front of him from the height of the area, came face to face with Lewenberg who said “no” to the Brazilian's place.
In the next phase, specifically in the 57th minute, the “blue and white” lost a big phase to reduce the score. Valbuena, after an excellent free kick, took out Marquez on his own, who, seeing the outgoing Ivusic, took the spot and sent the ball over the posts.
Three minutes later, however, Zairo scored his second personal goal for 3-0. In an exemplary counter-attack, Tankovic gave a ready goal to Tumasi who made the set-piece, Lewenberg saved and Zairo took the rebound to make it three goals for his team.
In the 73rd minute, the Karsedos team missed another great phase with Toumasi finding Botskai at the height of the area and the latter forcing the Apollon goalkeeper to chase with his feet.
The home team they threatened after the hour with Vargas's cross forcing Ivoustis to tip-toe to a corner in the 84th minute. day to get a great three-pointer.
THE IDENTITY OF THE STRUGGLE
Apollo (Milogevich): Leuvenberg, Ekpolo, Peyburns, Tekie , Peretz (53' Spoliaric), Abdurahimi (53' Valbuena), Jursevic (70' Varga), Hambos, Darikva, Kostake (46' Malekkidis), Marques (80' Krmencik).
Paphos (Karsedo): Ivusic, Kvinda (67' Rous), Goldar, Bruno (59' Tumasi), Zairo (74' Davo), Bostkai, Ikoko, Tankovic (67' Dalinia), Nam, Dragomir, Pepe (59' Valakari).
Scorers: -/21' Tankovic, 45+5', 60' Zairo
Yellows: -/28' Bruno, 34' Pepe, 47' Kvinda, 78' Ikoko
Reds: 28' Hambos/-
Referee: Fourneau Francesco
VAR:< /strong> Dimitris Solomou