NEWS: Match abandoned when player was hit by missile fired from the crowd

www.ultras-tifo.netCyprus: Important match between AEL Limassol and APOEL abandoned.

Cyprus: Important match between AEL Limassol and APOEL abandoned.

The Cypriot title decider between AEL Limassol and APOEL Nicosia was abandoned on Saturday after a player was hit in the head by a missile fired from the crowd.

The Brazilian playe required stitches in hospital for two head injuries and was expected to be discharged.

A club doctor was also injured, although it was unclear if had also required hospital treatment.

More than 500 police had been on duty for the clash

Limassol’s Tsireion stadium between two sides with a history of crowd-trouble.


Just three points separated the two sides going into Saturday's title decider with AEL knwoing that either a win or a draw would be enough to earn their second championship in three years.

The Cyprus Football Association will now determine the outcome of the game, the final match of the season, which was abandoned after 51 minutes.

Some media say the player was hit by "pistol-fired missile", while other newspapers say he was hit by some kind of firecrackers.







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