Cyprus recorded a rare and memorable 2-1 away win in their Euro 2020 qualifying game against Kazakhstan despite trailing at half time.

Kazakhstan opened the score in the 34th minute through Temirlan Erlanov in a first half where Cyprus rarely threatened the opposing goal.

Cyprus’ Isreali coach Ben Simon introduced two attack-minded youngsters, Zachariou and Spoliaric, at the start of the second half, and it paid off.

The national team took control of the game and equalised with Pieros Sotiriou in the 73rd minute and turned the game on its head six minutes from time after Nicolas Ioannou netted the winner from close range.

With the win, Cyprus moved into third place, behind Belgium and Russia, and three points above Kazakhstan.

Cyprus’ next game is against Russia next Sunday at the GSP stadium in Nicosia.

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