Archive for September, 2008

Panionios-AEK Half Time Report

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, AEK Players, football, Greek Football, Greek Soccer, Greek Super League, Soccer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2008 by alexaek

AEK are down 1-0 to Panionios at the end of the first half after Kyrgiakos let in an own goal. Edinho has missed a couple of chances but AEK have not had any serious scoring oppourtunities yet. They have managed to keep the ball for the most part in the Panionios end but will have to start organizing the offence a little better if they are to get some goals in the net.

At this moment it is still possible for AEK to catch up and get three points, which will put them up at the top of the standings after Olympiakos drew 0-0 in Crete yesterday against OFI.

Papastathopoulos starts for Genoa!

Posted in AEK, football, Soccer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2008 by alexaek

Sokratis Papastathopoulos, former AEK centre back, has made his Serie A debut with Genoa today. Genoa are playing Fiorentina and are currently tied 0-0 early in the second half. Papastathopoulos has apparently been playing a great game and has been marking and closing down dangerous Fiorentina striker Mutu.

Forza Genoa!

UEFA Against Match Fixing

Posted in football, Soccer with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2008 by alexaek

UEFA will be strengthening its forces against match fixing and corruption in European Football.

UEFA and Yahoo both have articles describing the plans.

AEK 1-0 Iraklis

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, AEK Players, football, Greek Football, Greek Soccer, Greek Super League, Soccer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2008 by alexaek

AEK, after beating Iraklis 1-0 at home AEK are now tied for second place with PAOK and Ergotelis.

AEK-Iraklis

AEK-Iraklis

AEK got the ball in the net early on in the first minute of the game however the goal was dissalowed because of an offside call. Ignacio Scocco scored, his first goal in the Superleague, in the 14th minute off of a centre cross by Blanco.

After the first goal by AEK the offense slowed down and created far fewer chances. Pelletieri missed a few shots, and both Djebour and Blanco could have scored on a few ocassions but failed to capitalize.

Overall, AEK played a decent performance, however their game will have to improve if they are to get the six points from their next two games with Panionios and Olympiakos, both away. Kyrgiakos, Scocco, Djebbour, Blanco and Peletierri all had great performances. Majstorovic and Ramos however were error prone and made many dangerous passes. One such backpass by Majstorovic almost led to a goal for the opposition.

The three substitutes for AEK were Hetemaj (for Lagos), Edinho (for Djebbour), and Georgeas (for Ramos).

The MVP for AEK was Sebastien Saja, who played an excellent game and made a great to save to deny Iraklis a 1-1 draw.

Here are the the results from the other Superleague matches this weekend.

Rivaldo Scores at his AFC Champions League Debut

Posted in AEK, football, Soccer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2008 by alexaek

The AFC website mentions the former AEK midfielder and his AFC Champions League debut.

Rivaldo Scores at his AFC Champions League Debut

The AFC site also mentions Rivaldo in some other articles on the site.

AEK 3-0 Olympiakos Volou

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, AEK Players, football, Greek Football, Greek Soccer, Greek Super League, Soccer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2008 by alexaek

AEK ended their second friendly of the weekend with a 3-0 win. Panagiotis Lagos, Ismael Blanco, and Panagiotis Zorbas scored.

AEK next weekend play PAOK in Thessaloniki.

AEK players before the match against Olympiakos Volou

AEK players before the match against Olympiakos Volou

AEK 2-2 Anagenisi Karditsa

Posted in AEK, AEK Athens FC, AEK Players, football, Greek Football, Greek National Team, Greek Soccer, Greek Super League, Soccer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2008 by alexaek

AEK drew their first of two friendlies this weekend 2-2. AEK played wusing the 4-4-2 formation. The goals for AEK were scored by RAFIK DJEBOUR!! in the 5th minute and Pantelis Kafes in the 30th minute. Augustin Pelletieri, according to some newspaper reports, still needs a bit of time to adjust to the new formation.

AEK play Olympiako Volou tonight, the last of the two friendlies planned. There were no Superleague matches this weekend due to the Greek National Team playing their first World Cup qualifying match for the 2010 World Cup against Luxembourg.  Greece won 3-0 in Luxembourg with goals from Torosidis, Gekas, and Charisteas (pen). Two AEK players, Sotiris Kyrgiakos and Aggelos Basinas played last night.