Our football match prediction:
David faces Goliath at Neo GSP on Tuesday evening. APOEL proved their worth in back-to-back draws with Borussia Dortmund and they will be looking to claim yet another major scalp in the group stages of the Champions League when they face the Spanish giants in Nicosia. The hosts have nothing to lose in Tuesday’s football match and we believe that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Zinedine Zidane’s troops. Real Madrid experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur and, no doubt, the title holders are desperate to return to winning ways. A win over APOEL should see los Blancos book their place in the last 16 and we predict that Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. are going to prove their worth on the field. When the two teams met at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu earlier in the process Real Madrid recorded a routine 3-0 win over APOEL.
Highligted Player (Georgios Efrem):
Born in Limassol, Cyprus on 5 July, 1989 Georgios Efrem played for his hometown club Apollon Limassol during his youth career, but in 2004 he joined Premier League club Arsenal at the age of 15. In 2007 he moved to Rangers, but he didn’t see any game action with the Gers at senior level. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well, returned to Cyprus in 2009, signing a deal with Omonia. After scoring 25 goals in 134 league appearances for the club, the 171-cm-tall footballer joined fellow Cypriot outfit APOEL on 6 June, 2014. Efrem made his debut for the club against Helsinki on 30 July, 2014 in the Europa League qualifying match. It has to be noted that he was named the best player of the 2015/2016 Cypriot First Division campaign. The APOEL winger made his Cyprus debut on 3 March, 2010 in a goalless draw with Iceland. Four years later he scored his first ever hat-trick for the Cypriot national team in a 5-0 triumph over Andorra.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid are a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 11 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world. Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards. The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).