APOEL clinches Cypriot title by beating Omonia 2-0
APOEL Nicosia clinched its 21st Cypriot league title after beating defending champion and bitter rival Omonia 2-0 on Sunday in a match marred by a player being hit by a flare.
APOEL midfielder Constantinos Charalambides scored in the 41st minute and in first-half injury time after teammate Gustavo Manduca had a penalty saved by goalkeeper Antonis Georgallides.
Georgallides was forced off in the 42nd minute after being struck by a flare thrown from the stands. The game was stopped for 10 minutes for him to receive treatment, but he was replaced by Dragoslav Jevric.
APOEL secured the league title with four games to spare. The team is 15 points ahead of Omonia.