APOEL Nicosia wins 5th straight Cyprus championship

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) " APOEL Nicosia clinched a record-tying fifth consecutive Cyprus championship and the club's 26th overall by beating crosstown rival Omonia 3-1 on Saturday.

APOEL dominated but fell behind early following a Matt Derbyshire header that capped a swift counterattack.

Then followed goals by Stathis Alonefthis, Pieros Soteriou from the penalty spot, and Vander Vieira for APOEL to win the title with a round to spare.

It was Danish coach Thomas Christiansen's first title with APOEL.

The club has the most Cyprus titles, six more than Omonia.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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