Apoel defeat Omonia in the Nicosia derby or the Cyprus El Classico 3-1 at the GSP Stadium on Friday.
Despite a very poor first half due to the lack of goalscoring opportunities and lack of goals Rafa Lopez missed an opportunity to open the score when his head went wide of the post and proved to be the only chance of the half.
In the second half Omonia continued their same tactic with the first and that was to contain their opponents and hit on the counter.
A moment of genius from Ghayas Zhahid gave the champions the lead with a low driven shot into hand corner giving the 18 year old Andreas Christodoulou absolutely no chance.
Zhahid was not done there and got his second of the game when he managed to get into the Omonia penalty area and with a calm calculated shot beat the Omonia keeper again.
Omonia managed to get a goal back when Vouros clearance went into the back of the net to give them a lifeline.
But Apoel’s quality came through in the end when substitute Giorgos Efrem slot the ball easily past the goal to give Apoel all three points and continue there comeback for the Cyprus championship.
Here are the goals from last nights Nicosia derby: