For the first time in the history of European competitions, two Cypriot teams have secured a place in a European group, before they even begin their journey in the stadiums of Europe.
The Champion team of Apollon Limassol, begins its effort from the 3d qualifying round of the Champions League (first match on August 2 or 3), having secured participation in the Conference League groups in the worst case scenario.
From the playoffs of the Europa League but not from the 3d qualifying round of the competition, the Cyprus Cup winner, Omonoia, will begin its European obligations. This change ensures Omonoia participation, in the worst case, in the groups of the Conference League, while it will start its European journey on August 18. The runner-up AEK will start its journey from the 2nd qualifying round of the Champions League (on July 19 or 20 its first match).
AEK’s opponent from the path of the non-champions will be either the Ukrainian runner-up Dynamo Kyiv (with the question mark of her participation due to the war accompanying the team) and the Danish runner-up Midiland. If AEK qualifies in the 3rd qualifying round of the top club competition, it will have “locked in” participation in the Europa League groups, as in the event of its elimination, it will play in the groups of the second tier of the UEFA competition without a match in the playoffs.
APOEL and Aris will start from the second qualifying round of the Conference League (on July 21 the first matches).
Will the 5 Cypriot teams manage to qualify from their groups?