APOEL hopes for another miracle against Madrid
NICOSIA - The Associated Press
Players of APOEL, Nicosia warm up during a training session at GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Monday, March 26, 2012. AP photoReal Madrid is next in line for APOEL Nicosia, the small Cypriot club that has reached the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in its history.
APOEL advanced by beating Lyon on penalties, and some have labeled the victory a miracle. For the quarterfinals, the team would probably need another act of intervention to knock nine-time European champion Madrid out of the competition.
The first leg will be played Tuesday in Nicosia, while Madrid hosts the second leg on April 4.