APOEL won from Larnaca, extending its streak
He was nervous… but APOEL took the three points, winning 1-0 against Othellos in “Ammochostos”. The “blue and yellow” had the upper hand for the longest duration of the match, they missed several opportunities, but Dogala in the 52nd minute gave his team the three points. With their victory, the Nicosia team climbed to first place in the standings, tied with Anorthosis and Paphos.
The match started slowly in Larnaca with APOEL having the absolute superiority and Othello waiting in the own half.
The first good phase of the game belonged to the visitors in the 6th minute, with Marquinios making the parallel turn from the left and Villaphanes taking the shot in the first half and sending the ball over the posts.
Four minutes later, the Nicosia team “coupled” their opportunities with Dogala making the return shot from the height of the area and Taudoul collecting steadily.
In the 19th minute, the “blue and yellow” touched the goal. goal with Marquinios! The Brazilian made a diagonal shot from the left with the ball going just wide of the left crossbar.
The Nicosia team continued to have the initiative and threatened again in the 34th minute with new signing Ephraim (replacing the injured Chebak) making a diagonal cross from the left and Toudul punching away.
Ten minutes later the home team threatened for the first time in the match, with Paschali making the shot from the height of the area and Crespo making a save.
Thus the two teams went to the locker room with 0- 0 to be the half time score.
The second half started slowly with the same scenario, APOEL holding the ball and Othellos putting special emphasis on its defensive third.
On her first visit to opposing area, the Nicosia team opened the scoring! Sarfo took the header from Ephraim's cross with Toudul making a save and in the rebound Crespo made a parallel turn in the area and Dogala pushed the ball into the net from close range.
Six minutes later, the “blue and yellow” missed a huge opportunity to double their lead, with Marquinios' long-range shot stopping on the crossbar of Taudoul.
In the 72nd minute, Othellos came very close to scoring. the match is even! Sagare made the parallel turn with Dalcio putting his saving foot on Paschalis' shot that was headed for the net.
A quarter of a minute later the hosts missed another big chance with Sagare's header ending up just over the Belets goal posts.
In the remaining minutes the visitors kept the ball and managed until the final whistle to maintain their lead for the final 0-1.
THE IDENTITY OF THE MATCH
Othellos (Garpozis): Taudoul, Stamoulis, Ramos (59' Weslati), Jansen, Christodoulou (22' Nardini), Brambia, Limbope (46' Garcia), Sagare, Hadziipashalis, Antxon, Mamadou
APOEL (Sa Pinto): Belets, Susic, Crespo, Dvali, Cepak (30' Ephraim) , Petrovic, Dalsio, Sarfo (69' Satsias), Markinios, Endongala (77' Kattirtzis), Villafanies (77' Polykarpou).
Scorers : -/52' Endongala
Yellows: -/42' Endongala, 79' Susic, 90' Marquinios, 90+2' Satsias
< p>Reds: -/-
Referee: Antonio Menelaos
VAR : Solomou Dimitris