Veria 1-2 AEK

A very close call for the team today as we managed to sneak away with a 2-1 win at the very last minute. Not the most comfortable way I’d like to see us get the three points, but a win is a win and judging from what I read on AEK365, we played better than in our last game against PAOK.

We went down 1-0 in the first half thanks to Neto’s strike (the same Neto who used to play for Aris… I had no idea he was still playing in Greece), but we were able to tie things up with Buonannote’s rebound goal. Barbosa was the big hero of the match with his nicely placed free kick at the 90th minute.

Aside from the win, I’d have to say that the most important thing we can take away from this game is the fact that Mantalos was able to start and finish an entire game. Considering this was his first start after being out for so many months, it sounds like he played a decent game. Other noteworthy performances were by Barbosa, Buonnanote, and Didac Villa in his first official performance with the team.

We’re currently sitting in 4th place with 10 points, which is okay considering we’ve already had one of our toughest away derbies. Its too bad though that we’ve dropped points at both the PAOK and Xanthi game since theoretically could have been only behind first by one or two points. Instead, we’re currently five points behind Olympiakos.

It seems like Nova’s highlights are actually working for me today:


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