Apoel's state of mind before facing Barça

Three victories, a tie and a defeat is the early past of Barça's next opponent 

Apoel's state of mind before facing Barça
Apoel's state of mind before facing Barça

Three victories, a tie and a defeat is the early past of Barça's next opponent 

Apoel

The Champions League returns this Wednesday and Barça's first opponent is Apoel Nicosia (Cyprus), a team that has never set foot in the Camp Nou. We review the dynamics in recent games to know in what state the team reaches the Champions. Three wins, a draw and a defeat: 

The 1st Division Cyprus 

Apoel have two games of the Cypriot league, in which it is the reigning champion, one behind Barça, two victories for the moment

AEK LARNACA 0, APOEL 2 

In the premiere league 2014/15, the Apoel he scored two goals against AEK Larnaca, both work of the same player: Brazilian Gustavo Manduca. 

APOEL 1 ERMIS ARADIPPOU 0 

The second day was not as placid as the first, as the Apoel got narrow win thanks to a goal by Cillian Sheridan arrived 88 minutes. 

Preliminary stage of Champions 

Just before starting the league, and after beating HJK Helsinki (which was a rival of Barça in the preseason) by 2-2 and 2-0, Apoel won relatively comfortable way the Danish Aalborg and thus obtained a ticket for phase groups of the Champions League. Relatively because the match was finished in tied, but thrashed around. 

AALBORG 1 APOEL 1 

The Aalborg went ahead early (16 '), with a goal of Nicolaj Thomsen and Apoel managed to tie the game after 54 minutes, but neither team managed to move the marker more. 

APOEL 4 AALBORG 0 

Despite the short leg result, Cypriots swept home. Oliveira, Vincenti, Aloneftis and Sheridan were responsible for scoring. Apoel have a variety of scorers. 

Supercopa 

APOEL 1 ERMIS ARADIPPOU 2 

The great blot recent games, the final defeat of the Cypriot Super Cup against Ermis Aradippou (the opponent that you worked so hard to the last day of league), was played on 13 August, before the pre and the start of Champions league. An epic end because the next opponents Barca managed to tie a 1 to 90, match the Ermis won since the first minute of play. Bad luck for Apoel Ermis was that immediately scored again with a flawless launch failure, setting the final 1-2.