NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — APOEL Nicosia clinched a record-tying fifth consecutive Cyprus championship and the club’s 26th overall by beating crosstown rival Omonia 3-1 on Saturday.
APOEL dominated but fell behind early following a Matt Derbyshire header that capped a swift counterattack.
Then followed goals by Stathis Alonefthis, Pieros Soteriou from the penalty spot, and Vander Vieira for APOEL to win the title with a round to spare.
It was Danish coach Thomas Christiansen’s first title with APOEL.
The club has the most Cyprus titles, six more than Omonia.