APOEL of Nicosia was the winner of the derby with Apollon of Limassol and gained an important advantage for winning the title of the Cyprus football league.
APOEL beat Apollon with 2-1 for Match Day 8 of the second phase of the Cyprus League and climbed to the top of the standings two games before the end of the league.
Results of Match Day 8: Group A’: Anorthosis-AEL 0-0, AEK-Omonia 2-0, APOEL-Apollon 2-1. Group B’: Doxa-Ermis 2-3, Nea Salamina-Olympiakos 3-1. Match Day 8 wraps up with the game between Paphos and Alki that kicks off at 19:00.
Standings: Group A’ APOEL 80, Apollon 79, Anorthosis 66, AEK 65, AEL 58, Omonia 44. Group B’: Ermis 45, Doxa 43, Nea Salamina 42, Alki 38, Paphos 35, Olympiakos 23.