Sorry Apollon ripped apart in Lyon

Sorry Apollon ripped apart in Lyon


Lyon 4 - 0 Apollon Limassol
Diakhaby 29'
Nabil 32'
Diaz 66'
Maolida 90'

Apollon Limassol were torn apart in France, as an excellent Olympique Lyonnais side comfortably defeated their Cypriot opponents 4:0 at home.

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The Cypriot Cup winners came into this game needing a victory to keep qualification hopes alive, but they never looked like troubling Lyon. A poor mix-up between goalkeeper and defence allowed Mouctar Diakhaby to launch the ball into the net, before captain Nabil Fekir doubled Lyon’s advantage two minutes later when completing a flowing counterattack.

Apollon grabbed a dramatic equaliser when the two teams met in Nicosia, however there was to be no heroic comeback this time. Mariano Diaz glanced a header beyond Bruno Vae to make it three in the second half, a goal which killed the match as a contest. Myziane Maolida completed Lyon’s thumping victory in the final minute, turning his own rebound into the net.

Despite only holding three points in the group, Apollon will finish in third place if they seal a draw against Everton in Cyprus on the final matchday. Both Lyon and Atalanta have now qualified for the knockout phase.

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