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Olympiacos - Aris 2:1

19 April 2010 / 09:04:52  GRReporter
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The match between the teams of Olympiacos and Aris, which was played on Karaiskaki stadium in Athens, ended with 2:1 for the red-whites. Victory over Aris was not easy was red-whites. During the first 10 minutes they played reserved, stressed and failed to pass the ball well. The team of Aris also did not join the game well. The team had problems finding their rhythm. This strange beginning of the game was accompanied by unpleasant surprise from the fans of Olympiacos. A group fans tried to enter the stadium without tickets and after some ugly scenes of vengeance the police was forced to spread them using tear gas. Unfortunately this made the game impossible. Smoke came to the stadium made visibility hard and thus prevented the players from breathing normally. Thus, the game had to be stopped in the 16th minute. 

After the situation was under control, the game started again. This time, the game of the red-whites was more alive than before. The team was concentrated and managed to find its proper rhythm. The result was not too late. During the 32-minute Zhevlakov scored for the hosts. The atmosphere at the stadium definitely perked up. After 11 minutes the guests equaled the score. Kalvo scored in the net of Olympiacos. The hosts were not late to score their second goal for the evening – Mareska, in the 50th minute. So they took the lead and the first half ended with score of 2:1 for the hosts. 

The second half started dynamically. Both teams played with zeal and pursued opportunities to score. As a result, the ball was found in front of the gate of Pardo and in front of Sifakis. Olympiacos had a very good chance to score in the 12th minute, but player Oscar failed to take advantage of the opportunity. Good chance for a goal also had Torosidis during the 21st minute, but he also failed to take advantage of it. The team of Aris did not stay behind and also pursued all goal opportunities. Overall, however, Olympiacos was the team, which was missing most chances to score. At the end of the game Mareska and Lua-Lua lost good chances to score. But the hosts managed to win the three points they needed in order to start preparing for the play offs with advantage ... 

Olympiacos (Bayevich): Pardo, K. Papadopoulos, Domi, Oscar, Diogo, Leonardo, Zhevlakov, Mareska, Pandos, Galitsios, Lua Lua, G. Papadopoulos, Kovacs, Torosidis 

Aris (Héctor Raúl Cúper): Sifakis, Arano, Koulouheris, Ronaldo Giaro, Calvo, Neto, Fernandes, Johnson, Aravidis, Meriem, Kokke, Javi, Vanga, Pritas 

Tags: Olympiacos Aris Greece football
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