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APOEL Nicosia 1 : 0 Lyonnais - APOEL see off Lyon in shootout

Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2012 by PA104 hits

Dionissis Chiotis was the hero as he saved twice in a penalty shootout to send APOEL into the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Lyon. With the score level at 3-3 in the shootout, Chiotis saved successive penalties from Alexandre Lacazette and Michel Bastos to secure his side a place in the last eight on their first appearance in the knockout stages. Gustavo Manduca score...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia vs Lyonnais preview - Les Gones must show mental strength - Aulas

Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2012 by PA357 hits

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has urged his team to "regroup mentally" if they are to avoid further disappointment this week. A 2-0 defeat at Nancy on Saturday means Lyon have slipped to 15 points behind Ligue 1 leaders Paris St German, and are now seven points off a top-three position - and a return to Champions League football next season. In particular, Lyon's away form this season has b...Full Story »

APOEL looks to overturn deficit against Lyon

Posted Tuesday, March 06, 2012 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP)—APOEL Nicosia will again try to defy expectations and overturn a 1-0 deficit against Lyon in the second leg of their Champions League matchup Wednesday to continue its historic Champions League run. APOEL has already become the first Cypriot team to reach the round of 16 of the tournament and will rely on its home-field advantage to go even further. The team has only ...Full Story »

Lyonnais 1 : 0 APOEL Nicosia - Narrow advantage for Lyon

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by PA28 hits

Alexandre Lacazette's deflected goal gave Lyon a much-needed 1-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League clash with APOEL Nicosia. APOEL, the first Cypriot side to reach the last 16, showed no attacking intent - they did not have a shot until the 88th minute - and looked for much of the match like they might hang on. But Lacazette struck after 58 minutes to give some relief to Lyon, who...Full Story »

Lyon beats APOEL Nicosia 1-0 in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport16 hits

LYON, France (AP)—Lyon overcame APOEL Nicosia’s tight defense with a goal from Alexandre Lacazette to win 1-0 in the home leg of their Champions League round of 16 match on Tuesday. Lacazette fired a powerful shot that deflected off APOEL defender Paulo Jorge to loop over goalkeeper Dionisios Chiotis and under the bar in the 58th minute. APOEL, which made history this season by bec...Full Story »

Lyon looks to tighten defense against APOEL

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

PARIS (AP)—Lyon’s frail defense may need to take a leaf out of APOEL Nicosia’s book when the two sides meet in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. Lyon has not kept a clean sheet in its last five matches in all competitions, losing 2-1 at home to lowly Caen in the French league on Saturday. By contrast, APOEL’s strength at the back helped it become the first...Full Story »

Lyonnais vs APOEL Nicosia preview - Garde shifts focus

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by PA245 hits

Lyon coach Remi Garde hopes the Champions League will provide a welcome distraction from his side's Ligue 1 travails after Saturday's dismal defeat to Caen. Les Gones are fourth in the league but their eighth defeat of the season left them 11 points adrift of leaders Paris St Germain and Garde joined club president Jean-Michel Aulas in demanding an immediate response against APOEL Nicosia. "...Full Story »

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas urges caution after APOEL Champions League draw

Posted Friday, December 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has urged caution after the Ligue 1 club were handed a seemingly favorable Champions League last 16 draw against APOEL Nicosia. "We are probably favorites and it is not a problem for us," Aulas told reporters. "But we must not be overconfident. "We must be wary. Sometimes, Santa Claus can be bad." The reigning Cypriot champions topped a group featuring Zenit S...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia 0 : 2 FC Shakhtar Donetsk - APOEL through despite defeat

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by PA31 hits

Champions League surprise package APOEL Nicosia suffered their first defeat of the campaign as they lost 2-0 to Shakhtar Donetsk but still qualified as Group G champions. Second-half goals from Luiz Adriano, who had earlier missed a penalty, and substitute Yevgen Seleznev earned Shakhtar Donetsk their first win in this season's tournament. But a goalless draw in the group's other game, between...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia vs Shakhtar Donetsk preview - Srna: Shakhtar playing for pride

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by PA327 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk captain Darijo Srna believes his team will be playing for pride in the dead rubber against APOEL Nicosia in Champions League Group G. With the Ukrainian club unable to qualify for the knockout stages - or even qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League by finishing third - there is little to play for in Cyprus. But Srna wants to see his team rise to the challenge by putting ...Full Story »

Zenit St.Petersburg 0 : 0 APOEL Nicosia - APOEL make history by progressing

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by PA19 hits

APOEL Nicosia became the first Cypriot side to qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League as they dug in for a goalless draw at Zenit St Petersburg. The visitors came under intense pressure at a freezing Petrovski Stadion, barely registering a shot on goal as they set out for a point, but clung on to remain top of Group G. Zenit could face punishment from UEFA for an incident in th...Full Story »

Zenit St Petersburg vs APOEL Nicosia preview - Manduca: We won't get cold feet

Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 by PA256 hits

APOEL Nicosia midfielder Gustavo Manduca is confident the freezing temperatures in Russia will not stop his team becoming the first Cypriot side to make the knockout stages of the Champions League when they face Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday night. APOEL were huge outsiders to make the last 16 when they were drawn alongside experienced campaigners Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk and Zenit in Group G...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia 2 : 1 FC Porto - Manduca punishes Porto

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by PA21 hits

Gustavo Manduca's last-minute winner meant APOEL Nicosia remained unbeaten at the top of Group G after their 2-1 victory over Porto in the Champions League. Ailton Almeida scored the opening goal from the penalty spot against the run of play before Porto striker Hulk equalised in the 89th minute, also from the spot. It looked like the Portuguese side had salvaged a draw after they had dominate...Full Story »

Apoel Nicosia vs Porto preview - Morais: We are underdogs

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by PA124 hits

Apoel Nicosia's Nuno Morais insists Porto remain favourites to advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League, despite the Portuguese side finding themselves down in third place at the halfway stage of Group G. Apoel are the surprise leaders of the group having won one and drawn two of their matches so far, the last being a 1-1 draw in Portugal. However, Morais - who had an unsuccessfu...Full Story »

FC Porto 1 : 1 APOEL Nicosia - APOEL peg back Porto

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by PA37 hits

Brazilian Ailton struck a quickfire equaliser as this year's UEFA Champions League surprise package APOEL Nicosia grabbed a 1-1 draw in Porto to keep them on top of Group G. Six minutes after home striker Hulk had opened the scoring from a 20-yard free-kick, the visitors showed their mettle by grabbing an equaliser then proceeding to hold out for a valuable point. It was not the kind of result...Full Story »

FC Porto vs APOEL Nicosia preview - No complacency from Pereira

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by PA314 hits

Porto coach Vitor Pereira claimed he will not under estimate Cypriot champions APOEL despite the Portuguese club's history in the Champions League. The Nicosia club are top of Group G following a win over Zenit St Petersburg and a draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in the first games of their European campaign. Porto lie third in the group on goal difference behind Zenit, and Pereira knows a win ov...Full Story »

FC Shakhtar Donetsk 1 : 1 APOEL Nicosia - Shakhtar fail to see off APOEL

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by PA53 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk's disappointing start to the Champions League group stage continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by unfancied APOEL Nicosia in a match they dominated. Ivan Trickovski's goal just after an hour looked as if it might give the Cypriot visitors a smash-and-grab victory, but their lead lasted just three minutes before Jadson levelled with a sweet volley. The goal was no more tha...Full Story »

Shakhtar Donetsk v APOEL Nicosia - teams

Posted Thursday, September 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

Teams for Wednesday’s Champions League Group G match between Shakhtar Donetsk and APOEL Nicosia at the Donbas Arena in Donetsk: Shakhtar Donetsk: 25-Olexandr Rybka; 33-Dario Srna, 5-Olexandr Kucher, 36-Olexandr Chyzhov, 26-Razvan Rat; 3-Tomas Hubschman, 8-Jadson, 10-Willian, 29-Alex Teixeira, 22-Herkikh Mkhitaryan; 9-Luiz Adriano. APOEL Nicosia: 22-Dionisios Chiotis; 3-Paulo Jorge, 5-San...Full Story »

Shakhtar Donetsk vs APOEL Nicosia preview - Lucescu not taking Nicosia lightly

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by PA203 hits

Shakhtar Donetsk bid to get their Champions League campaign up and running with victory over Group G minnows APOEL Nicosia at the Donbass Arena. The Ukrainian giants, quarter-finalists last season, started this season's campaign with a 2-1 defeat away to Porto. And the fact the Nicosia side scored two goals in the space of three second-half minutes to see off Zenit St Petersburg in their own o...Full Story »

APOEL Nicosia 2 : 1 Zenit St.Petersburg - Cypriots stun Zenit

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by PA38 hits

Apoel Nicosia scored twice in three second-half minutes to come from behind against Zenit St Petersburg and open Champions League Group G with a deserved 2-1 win. Gustavo Manduca scored one and created the 75th-minute winner for Ailton as the hosts recovered from conceding to Konstatin Zyryanov against the run of play. Zenit were dealt another setback when Bruno Alves was sent off for a second...Full Story »

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