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Cyprus shot up to third in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 1, winning 3-0 against nine-man Belarus in Minsk to avenge a 3-1 reverse in the corresponding home fixture last October.
Belarus went close through Anton Saroka early on, but Nicos Englezou exploited a mix-up in the home side's defence to give Cyprus a 13th-minute lead, and they had the better of the chances from then on. Nestor Mytidis had twice gone close before putting his side 2-0 up five minutes after the interval, finishing from Pieros Sotiriou's cross.
Things got worse for the home side on 73 minutes when Aleksandr Anyukevich turned Stelious Demetriou's corner past his own goalkeeper, and while substitute Yuri Kovalev passed up an opportunity to reduce the arrears at the other end, Belarus's chance of a comeback was stymied as first Aleksei Gavrilovich (78) and then Saroka (80) were shown red cards in the closing minutes.
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