Apoel kept up the pressure on Apollon and moved back to within two points of the leaders following a convincing 4-1 defeat of Omonia
Under Petev, Omonia
went on an eight-game winning streak that finally ended at the hands of their arch-rivals Apoel.
Elsewhere, fourth placed AEK travel to the GSP stadium to face the sleeping giants of Nicosia, Omonia
and Apoel meet on Sunday for the second time in a couple of weeks, with Omonia
hoping to end a disastrous winless run against Apoel that goes back five years.
started their campaign with a comfortable win over Doxa and are favourites to
The club also failed to achieve the minimum goal of qualifying for Europe next year, which means that Omonia
will not have the chance to improve revenue ranging from e1/4500,000-e1/42 mln, that would cover the club's entire budget for an entire season.
are 14-5 to win in Jerusalem, just six days after they defeated Armenian side Banants 5-1 on aggregate in their first-round qualifier.
"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.
The Brazilian took a couple of touches before picking out his compatriot Elano, whose drilled shot from the edge of the penalty area swept past Omonia
keeper Antonis Georgallides for a goal that was majestic in its simplicity.
worked extremely hard and are a decent side.
Matt Derbyshire got both of Omonia
's goals in their 2-0 win over Doxa with their new coach Henning Berg appearing satisfied with his team's performance.
's 2-2 draw in Moscow last week had given them a narrow advantage to protect in Nicosia, but it quickly vanished with the Cyprus leg reaching a 1-1 draw.