Apollon continued their impressive form in Europe last night holding Italian giants Lazio to a credible 0-0 draw at Nicosia’s GSP stadium.
The Limassol side gave a good account of themselves in this Europa League contest even if they rode their luck at times with the visitors having 23 attempts on goal to Apollon’s eight.
But the Cypriot side stood firm and never let themselves get overawed by the occasion or the reputation of their opponents. They always looked dangerous on the break despite Lazio having more possession.
No Cypriot side has beaten an Italian opponent home or away in 21 UEFA club competition games – it’s now five draws and 16 defeats for the Cypriot clubs.
However, Apollon held on to notch their first point at home after losing to Turkish side Trabzonspor 2-1 in the opening game.
With the Cypriot team beating Legia Warsaw away in Poland, this draw keeps them in touch with the leaders in the group. Apollon now have four points with Lazio next on five and the Turks on top with seven points.
Apollon’s next game is on November 7 when they travel to Rome to play Lazio.

APOEL were stunned by a last-minute Bordeaux winner on Thursday night as they went down to a 2-1 Europa League defeat in France.
The home side broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute when Ludovic Sane rose at the far post to glance in Gregory Sertic’s corner from the right.
Although Bordeaux had the initiative APOEL managed to score an equaliser in the last minute of the first half against the run of play, their first goal of the group stage.
Efstathios Aloneftis ran down the left flank and delivered a great ball for Esmael Goncalves to turn in at the far post.
Brazilian defender Henrique set up the final score when he headed home Diego Rolan’s free kick right at the death.
APOEL now find themselves bottom of Group F with only one point from three matches.

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