Apoel deny Omonia win in Nicosia derby

IN the local derby between Omonia and Apoel, the defending champions won 4-1 after taking the lead in the 18th minute through a penalty with Giorgos Efrem, with Omonia’s Carlitos sent off in the same incident having upended Demarco.

Two more goals followed from Pieros Soteriou, in the 34th and 38th minutes. Omonia then managed to pull one back through Renato Margaca early in the second half, but Franco Vinicius wrapped up the goals for the day with Apoel’s fourth in the 67th minute, making sure of the three points for manager Thomas Christiansen, despite hopes that Omonia would once again beat their Nicosia rivals, as has been tradition in recent years.

There was also an upset in the game between bottom placed Anagenysi Dherynias and leaders AEK, as it ended in a goalless draw.

Source: Cyprus-mail.com