It was a night to forget for the Cypriot champions!
APOEL Nicosia suffered a first-leg defeat at home to Azerbaijan side Qarabag 2-1 at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia.
It is a scoreline which gives the Azeris a distinct advantage heading to their home turf in the second leg and if Qarabag does not lose that game they will be through to the next round of the UEFA Champions League.
Mahil Emreli and Magaye Gueye gave the visitors a 2-0 advantage in Nicosia and Giorgos Merkis in stoppage time managed to grab a last-minute goal for APOEL and give the Cypriots a small glimmer of hope heading into next weeks second leg.
If APOEL manages to pull off an amazing victory and progress they will face the winner of the match PAOK Thessaloniki – AJAX who played out a 2-2 draw in Toumpa.