The game at the GSP, despite the heavy rain in Nicosia, began having a fairly good pace. Both teams tried from the first minute to put the ball down and attack, as the draw wouldn’t favor either team.
Asteras managed to score early on the game when Lluy placed on the back of the net scoring a rare goal. The match was suspended during first half because of floodlight failure. Staikos Vergetis team read the game well most of the first half. But on the 8th minute of injury time a handball by Giannoulis gave Cavenaghi the chance to score from the spot. Carlao scored on the 64th minute to put APOEL in front, Asteras took over the game and despite possession of the ball and the full attack subs Vergetis made nothing changed.