Match Report: Apollon – Pafos FC

Big victory for our team on the first fixture of the Championship Cyta 2019-2020.

Starring Emilio Zelaya who scored two goals, our team prevailed 3-2 over Pafos in Tsirio.

The score was opened by the away team in the 14th minute with a close header by Torres.

Zelaya with a nailed header also tied at 18′, scoring our team’s first goal in this year’s championship.

In the 2nd half, both teams chased the goal and away team scored in the 62nd minute with luck on their side. In Joel Mall attempt to save the ball, the ball hit Torres’ body and ended up in the net of the Swiss goalkeeper.

The lead of the guests did not last long with Gianniotas equalizing with an inconceivable powerful shot from outside the area in 66 ‘.

Emilio Zelaya had the last word in the match. In the 82nd minute, with a nailed header, he formed the final 3-2, giving the first three points to our team for this year.

Line ups

Apollon: Mall, Pedro, Aguirre, Szalai (74 ‘M’Pinta), Yuste, Markovic, Kyriakou, Pereyra (46’ Gakpe), Papoulis (82 ‘Pittas), Gianniotas, Zelaya

Pafos: Rutko, Williams, Lafrance, Valerianos, Besara, Panos (87 ‘Dos Reis), Arajuri, Sako, Torres (64’ Panagiotou), Pancheon, Nemec

Yellow cards: Papoulis, Gianniotas / Torres, Panos, Besara