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Ajax Amsterdam vs APOEL Nicosia preview - Ajax eyeing Europa League spot

Posted Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by PA109 hits

Ajax coach Frank de Boer wants to see his side reach the Europa League to continue their continental commitments into the new year. The reigning Eredivisie champions cannot reach the knockout stages of the Champions League but any positive result at home to APOEL on Wednesday night will secure third place in Group F. The Dutch giants have only picked up two points from their opening five fixtu...Full Story »

Messi shines in Nicosia win, breaks UCL record

Posted Thursday, November 27, 2014 by Foxsports.com42 hits

Suarez put Barca ahead with his first goal for the club since his £64million summer move from Liverpool before Messi took centre-stage with a hat-trick - all with his less-favoured right foot. The first of those saw him break former Real Madrid striker Raul's tally of 71 to make the Argentina superstar the leading scorer in the competition's history. It was the second notable scoring reco...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia 0 : 4 Barcelona - Messi makes history in Barca rout

Posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by PA180 hits

Lionel Messi became the record Champions League goalscorer and Luis Suarez opened his account for Barcelona as the Catalan giants cruised to a 4-0 win over APOEL Nicosia. Suarez put Barca ahead with his first goal for the club since his B£64million summer move from Liverpool before Messi took centre-stage with a hat-trick - all with his less-favoured right foot. The first of those saw h...Full Story »

APOEL vs Barcelona preview - Enrique's warning for Barcelona

Posted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by PA53 hits

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has warned his players they can again expect APOEL to close ranks at the back when the two sides meet in Champions League Group F on Tuesday. The Cypriots caused a great deal of frustration for Barca on matchday one as Luis Enrique's men sneaked a 1-0 win at the Nou Camp, although performances have improved since then and back-to-back wins over Ajax have assured the...Full Story »

Paris Saint Germain 1 : 0 APOEL Nicosia - Cavani catches Cypriots cold

Posted Wednesday, November 05, 2014 by PA28 hits

Paris St Germain caught Apoel Nicosia cold to open the scoring 58 seconds into their Champions League encounter in the French capital, and were glad they did as they endured growing frustration for the rest of the night. Edinson Cavani struck seconds into the match and that was all it took to claim another three points as PSG remained in the fight to top Group E with a 1-0 victory. The match h...Full Story »

Paris Saint Germain vs APOEL Nicosia preview - Silva targeting vital victory

Posted Wednesday, November 05, 2014 by PA46 hits

Knowing victory against APOEL will put them in good stead to win Champions League Group E is all the motivation Paris St Germain need for Wednesday night's clash, according to skipper Thiago Silva. PSG lead the way after a draw against Ajax was followed up by a 3-2 win over Barcelona and a 1-0 triumph over the Cypriot side last time out. Barcelona are a point behind but with the Spanish side f...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia 0 : 1 Paris Saint Germain - Cavani clinches all three points

Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by PA29 hits

Edinson Cavani handed Paris St Germain a dramatic late 1-0 victory in Cyprus as APOEL were denied a hard-earned point. The Uruguayan frontman struck in instinctive style with just three minutes remaining to break APOEL hearts on a night when the home side enjoyed the clearer opportunities with defender David Luiz having earlier cleared a Tiago Gomes header off the line. But ultimately Cavani's...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia 1 - 1 Ajax Amsterdam: Ajax held again

Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by PA34 hits

Ajax's stuttering start to their Champions League campaign continued with a frustrating 1-1 draw at APOEL. The Dutch champions forced a tie by the same scoreline against Paris St Germain in their opening match but knew they should have made their home dominance count at the Amsterdam ArenA. Young winger Lucas Andersen made the breakthrough just before the half-hour mark in Nicosia, yet Frank d...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia vs Ajax preview - De Boer wary of APOEL

Posted Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by PA74 hits

Ajax boss Frank de Boer has warned his side APOEL will prove tough opponents in Tuesday's Champions League clash in Nicosia. The Amsterdammers have travelled to Cyprus knowing victory could put them top of Group F after two games. The Eredivisie giants drew 1-1 at home to Paris St Germain in their pool opener, but APOEL gave Barcelona a fight in the Nou Camp, only going down 1-0. And De Boer ...Full Story »

Barcelona 1 : 0 APOEL Nicosia - Barca open with narrow success

Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by PA42 hits

Barcelona opened their Champions League campaign with victory over Apoel Nicosia, although the 1-0 result will have done little to worry any of their Group F rivals. The Primera Division side wasted chance after chance at the Nou Camp, with Gerard Pique's first-half header all that separated the two sides in the end. And with a trip to French champions Paris St Germain next up for Barca, Luis ...Full Story »

Barcelona vs APOEL Nicosia preview - Barcelona get Champions League buzz

Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by PA84 hits

Luis Enrique admits even Barcelona will be feeling "special nerves" when they open up their Champions League campaign against APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday. In the past seven years the Catalans have reached six semi-finals in Europe's premier competition and gone on to be crowned champions twice. As well as Cypriot side APOEL, Barca have been drawn alongside Paris St Germain and Ajax in Group F a...Full Story »

Real demolish spirited APOEL

Posted Thursday, April 05, 2012 by ESPN206 hits

Real Madrid coasted past APOEL Nicosia 5-2 on the night to set-up a Champions League semi-final clash with Bayern Munich. Already leading 3-0 from the first-leg the hosts started brightly but had to wait until the 25th minute to open the scoring as Cristiano Ronaldo tapped home Marcelo's cross at the back post. Kaka doubled Real's lead with a stunning effort from outside the area nine minute...Full Story »

Real Madrid 5 : 2 APOEL Nicosia - Madrid hammer APOEL

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2012 by PA47 hits

Real Madrid coasted past APOEL Nicosia 5-2 on the night to set-up a Champions League semi-final clash with Bayern Munich. Already leading 3-0 from the first-leg the hosts started brightly but had to wait until the 25th minute to open the scoring as Cristiano Ronaldo tapped home Marcelo's cross at the back post. Kaka doubled Real's lead with a stunning effort from outside the area nine minutes ...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs APOEL Nicosia preview - Mourinho wary of APOEL test

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2012 by PA447 hits

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has promised his players will not underestimate APOEL Nicosia in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final despite seemingly already having one foot in the last four. The Primera Division leaders triumphed 3-0 in Cyprus last Tuesday to all-but secure their progress, substitute Kaka scoring after setting up the first of Karim Benzema's late brace. ...Full Story »

Mourinho: APOEL made it difficult for us

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by ESPN374 hits

Despite winning by three goals, Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho insists his side did not have it easy against APOEL Nicosia. Speaking to the club's official website, Mourinho believed APOEL had put in a strong performance and his team took the victory because they rose to the occasion. "APOEL made things very difficult for us and we won because we played well. They were strong in defence a...Full Story »

APOEL 0-3 Real Madrid: Kaka makes major impact from bench while Benzema nets twice in comfortable victory for Mourinho's men

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by YAHOO Sport83 hits

Second-half goals, two from Karim Benzema and one from Kaka, gave Real Madrid a huge away win as the club beat APOEL Nicosia 3-0 at GSP Stadium. A diving header from Benzema, a cool side-footed finish from Brazilian Kaka and another easy finish for the French striker banished any Cypriot hopes of a famous draw, as the Spanish side's quality eventually shone through. With APOEL playing the bigg...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia 0 : 3 Real Madrid

Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by ESPN278 hits

Substitute Kaka sparkled and Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid finally broke down Cypriot underdogs APOEL in Nicosia. The Brazil international was introduced in the 63rd minute and set up Benzema for a 74th-minute opener before tucking away fellow sub Marcelo's excellent cutback eight minutes later. France striker Benzema's second gave the scoreline an emphatic look despite a mighty ...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia 0 : 3 Real Madrid - Kaka shines as Real take control

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by PA66 hits

Substitute Kaka sparkled and Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid finally broke down Cypriot underdogs APOEL to win 3-0 in Nicosia. The Brazil international was introduced in the 63rd minute and set up Benzema for a 74th-minute opener before tucking away fellow sub Marcelo's excellent cutback eight minutes later. France striker Benzema's second gave the scoreline an emphatic look despite ...Full Story »

"APOEL need to be perfect against Real"

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by ESPN162 hits

Ivan Jovanovic has called on his APOEL Nicosia players to give the 'perfect' performance against Real Madrid on Tuesday but accepts even that may not be enough. APOEL's last-16 defeat of Lyon saw them become the first Cypriot team to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League and Jovanovic's men go into the first-leg clash at the GSP Stadium as rank outsiders. Madrid lead La Liga by si...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia vs Real Madrid preview - Jovanovic realistic over chances

Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by PA360 hits

APOEL Nicosia coach Ivan Jovanovic has called on his players to give the "perfect" performance against Real Madrid but accepts even that may not be enough against the Spanish giants. APOEL's last-16 defeat of Lyon saw them become the first Cypriot team to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League and Jovanovic's men go into the first-leg clash at the GSP Stadium as rank outsiders. Madri...Full Story »

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