Our team with a second victory over Kauno Zalgiris qualified in the next phase of the UEFA Europa League.
Apollon won 4-0 and with a total score of 6-0 qualified in the 2nd Qualifying round of the tournament.
The main protagonist of the match was Emilio Zelaya, who scored a hat-trick by writing his name in “golden” letters in the history book of Apollo as he became the top scorer of our team in European competitions.
The Argentine scored 12 goals, surpassing the team’s legend Milenko Spoljaric.
The score was opened very early by Emilio Zelaya with a place inside the area after a pass by Joao Pedro. This was Argentina’s second goal of the year.
In the 44th minute, the same football player won a penalty after Silva was overthrown. The 31-year-old took over the execution, making it 2-0, which was the halftime score.
In the second half, the Lithuanians came in stronger and in some cases threatened the home of Mol, but did not manage to score their maiden goal in Europe.
In the 60 minute of the match ‘Zelaya wrote his name in club’s history after he became the second footballer to score a hat trick with the colors of Apollon and became the first scorer in Europe.
In the 83rd minute, Salai scored his first goal with our team after an interception by Pereira.
Apollon: Mol, Vassiliou, Salai, Wendraogo, Pittas (56 ‘Gianniotas), Markovic (70’ Hambos), Zelaya, Pedro, Pereira, Aguirre (56 ‘Gakpe), Saketi
Kauno Zalgiris: Mikelionis, Silva (61 ‘Kloniounas), Dapkus (46’ Santauskas), Krusnauskas (70 ‘Anisa), Brandao, Busman, Silkayitis, Sirvis, Klimavisius, Piliribaitis.
Yellows: Silva, Bradao
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