Episkopi 0-2 AEK

Another match, another win (though I’d say the win here was never really much in doubt).

Judging by what I saw in the highlights and from the official statistics, Episkopi never really threatened us all that much. They managed to get 5 shots off, though none of them were able to reach the target. We managed a more impressive, though still relatively tame, total of 11 shots on net with 6 reaching the target.

Aravidis was the player who stood out for us yet again, scoring both our goals (including one in the first two minutes of play). I’m not sure what it is about him, but he just seems to have that knack for scoring goals that certain players seem to have. In a way it reminds me of Blanco during his first season with us. As long as the ball manages to get to his feet, he’ll find a way to get it into the net.

While Aravidis deserves much of the credit, we can’t forget about the rest of the team. In fact, AEK365 gave very high ratings to a number of players including Mantalos, Joahansson, Bakakis, Soiledis, and Anakoglou. The critique of a number of our players including Bakakis, Johansson, and Soleidis mentioned what I’ve seen often in the few games I’ve watched this season: our transition from defense to attack has been very smooth and efficient. A big part of that I feel has to come down to the fact that we have a number of players who are almost just as solid offensively as they are defensively, meaning we have options for getting the ball up instead of relying on one or maybe two players.

No news yet on when the second leg of our cup game with Oly will be, but our next league game is next Sunday against Emionida.

Solid performance today from our Basketball team in thei 105-78 win over Panelefsiniakos:


2 Responses to “Episkopi 0-2 AEK”

  1. Chris Zap Says:

    Episkopi has a new coach since last time we played them and scored 7 against them.

    Cup game looks like its going to take place on March 11th. Olympiakos players should be well rested by then 😉 Today they were fined (by Marinakis) 500K euros for their poor performances of late against us and the game against the Ukraine team.

  2. Chris Zap Says:

    Regarding the cup game. A day before EPO announced the date for the cup game, it was already announced on a gavro (Olympiako) paper. So its official, March 11 it is and i guess thats when its good for Olympiako and will be well rested by then.

    Within hours when they became available electronically the servers crashed due to the demand. This AM the bottom part of OAKA sold out within hours, 34000 tickets. Now they will start printing tickets for the upper part of OAKA and they expect a sold out OAKA. See link below, gamoto, wish i was there!!

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