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APOEL move into Cup semis after Limassol draw

A 1-1 draw was enough for APOEL to become the fourth team to qualify for the semifinals of the Cyprus Coca-Cola Cup with Thomas Christiansen’s side advancing into the next round on the away goal rule.

The first game between the two teams in Nicosia ended 0-0.

AEL came into the game strong, missing several opportunities to score in the first ten minutes. APOEL however geared up to play a stronger game against the Limassol team in the first half, which ended 0-0.

Before the half was over, APOEL was left with 10 players after Vander received a second yellow card.

APOEL overcame this disadvantage to score a goal six minutes into the second half, with David Barral opening the score for the Nicosia team after coming in as a substitute.

AEL fought back, making use of its numerical advantage to score an equaliser at the 81st minute with a header by Arruabarrena.

It was not enough however, as APOEL held to the score to qualify on away goal advantage.

APOEL join Apollon, Anorthosis and Doxa in Thursday’s semi-final draw.

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