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Omonia crowned champions for first time in ten years

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Omonia celebrate clinching the 21st title in their history last week

Omonia clinched their 21st championship title after defeating AEK 1-0 in Larnaca on Tuesday night as their only other challengers for the title Apollon, could only draw 2-2 at home to Olympiakos.

The only goal of the game came in the 49th minute, scored by Greek striker Fotis Papoulis, who slid the ball past AEK’s goalkeeper Moll from close range.

Apollon, trailing Omonia by three points,  needed to match or better Omonia’s result to to ensure a nail-biting finish to the season when the two sides would meet next Monday in the final round.

However Apollon, despite taking the lead against cup finalists Olympiakos through Pittas early in the second half could not hold onto their lead for long.

Olympiakos equalised through Mantzis five minutes later while Zachariou gave the Nicosia team the lead in the 69th minute.

Guerrier managed to to bring the game level for second time a minute from time but it all proved too little too late for the Limassol team who yet again faltered in the latter stages of the championship.

 

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