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Ernest Asante’s Omonia Nicosia Advances To The Preliminary Round Of The Uefa Champions League

Ghanaian forward Ernest Asante and Omonia Nicosia side reached the preliminary round of the uefa champions league at the expense of compatriot Richmond Boakye Yiadom’s Serbia outfit Red Star Belgrade

Ernest Asante sat on the bench throughout the game on Wednesday afternoon as compatriot Richmond Boakye Yiadom was missing from his side’s team for the match

Czech defender Michael Luftner opened the scoring for Omonia Nicosia in the 31st minute before Serbian midfielder Mirko Ivanic pulled parity for Red Star Belgrade on the 45th minute of the match

With no match winner at the end of 90 minutes and with no winner in extra time of the match, it took penalties to separate both side

Omonia Nicosia won the tier 4-2 on penalties to progress to the preliminary qualifying round of the uefa champions league with Red Star Belgrade dropping down to the Uefa Europa League

By: Kanyiri Suburu Lucio/@SuburuAbdulai

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