Europa League: Getting to know Apollon Limassol

wed 03 Oct at 05:31
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Adam Geigerman
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OM.net
It's now time to turn our focus to Apollon Limassol, one of OM's three opponents in Group H of the UEFA Europa League.

Les Olympiens will rub shoulders with Cypriot club, Apollon Limassol for the first time in history. In Group H - in addition to OM, Lazio and Frankfurt - Limassol appears to be a relative unkown.

Last season, the Cypriots finished runner-up in the standings behind APOEL Nicosia. In the 12-team league, Apollon lost only once and conceded just 15 goals.

In 2017-18, Limassol participated in the group phase of the Europa League, but didn't qualify for the knockout stages. Last in their group, Apollon drew Lyon (1-1) before losing heavily on the road in the Rhone (4-0).

For OM to qualify well, Les Olympiens must win the two confrontations for maximum points against Limassol.

Apollon Limassol FC

Founding: 14 April, 1954
City: Limassol
Colours: Blue and White
Stadium: GSP Stadium (Nicosie)
Capacity: 22,859
Président: Nicos Kirzis
Trophies:
- Cyprus Champion:
1991, 1994, 2006
- Cyprus Cup: 1966, 1967, 1986, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017
- Cyprus Supercup: 2006, 2016, 2017
2017-2018 Season: 2nd place, 61 points (18W 7T, 1L, 67 goals scored, 15 goals conceded)
2018-2019 Season: 2nd place, 9 points (3W, 11 goals scored, 1 goal allowed)

Team

Goalkeepers: Papacharalambous, Kissas, Papastylianou, Vale
Defenders: Ouedraogo, Pedro, Soumah, Roberge, Stylianou, Yuste, Kyriakou, Vassiliou
Midfielders: Sachetti, Bru, Markovic, Kyriakou, Papoulis, Psichas, Sardinero
Forwards: Faupala, Zelaya, Pereyra, Carayol, Schembri, Maglic
Coach: Sofronis Augousti (photo)

Previous meetings

Olympique de Marseille has never facedApollon Limassol.