Tensions escalate in Nicosia in the run up to the match Neftchi vs Apoel in the Europa League qualification round. Skirmishes occur between the supporters of the Cyprus APOEL and small groups of fans of Neftchi, azerisport.com reports.
Moreover, the situation is complicated by the position of the Cypriot media, which yesterday urged fans to answer the Azerbaijani fans who brought the flag of Northern Cyprus to the Dalga Arena stadium during the first match of the teams in Baku.
A group of Cypriot football fans in the night from Wednesday to Thursday stormed the hotel where the players of the Azerbaijani football club "Neftchi" resided. azerisport.com reports that the fans shouted anti-Turkish slogans and insulted the players.
Neftchi will play with Apoel in the Europa League qualification round.