Omonia pulled a goal back through Matt Derbyshire in the 39th minute, but a goalless second half saw Apoel
hold on for three valuable points.
Bydd cymal cyntaf Y Seintiau Newydd a Apoel
yn cael ei ddangos yn fyw o Neuadd y Parc ar S4C ar nos Fawrth.
Bydd y gem gymal cyntaf o ail rownd Cwpan y Pencampwyr rhwng Y Seintiau Newydd a Apoel
o Cyprus yn cael ei ddangos yn fyw o Neuadd y Parc ar S4C ar nos Fawrth, Gorffennaf 12 am 6.
eth]aectually Barcelona survived a tough challenge from APOEL
Nicosia and earned a 1-0 win in their first UEFA Champions League match of the season.
We deplore the burning of our national flag in APOEL
's stands on Saturday, April 5, during a football match played in the Greek Cypriot part of Nicosia between Omonia Nicosia and APOEL
Nicosia," read a statement released by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on April 8.
It means punters will be more inclined towards a correct-score or first-scorer punt than entertain any fancy notion that Apoel
could prove as stubborn in the Bernabeu as they were in Nicosia where they held out for 75 minutes before losing 3-0.
Cy Cwi APOEL
held out for 74 minutes with Madrid needing the introduction of Brazilian star Kaka to help break down the home side's resistance.
But he moved on to sign for German club Carl Zeiss Jena in 2007-08 before helping APOEL
to unprecedented success.
Those results, allied to a creditable opening Group D draw with Atletico Madrid, had put Apoel
on the footballing map.
The two sides were facing off for the second time in a week after Apollon's comprehensive 4-0 win over Apoel
in Nicosia seven days ago, but the champions got their revenge on Wednesday, also ending a 12-match winless run against Apollon dating back nearly two years.
The last group of eight teams from pot 4 also presented some tough challenges, most notably AS Roma, but Barcelona were drawn with APOEL
, who in the third qualifying round beat Barcelona's recent Finish opponents, HJK Helsinki.
It's a minor miracle that Apoel
have even reached this stage.