ATHENS. AEK Athens was after all too strong for PAS Giannina with the goal of E. Hajsafi (39′), N. Amrabat (45′ pen) and G. Krychowiak (60′). AEK Athens was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Olympiako Stadio Spyros Louis stadium in Athens on Wednesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Aristotelis Diamantopoulos who had the assistance of Konstantinos Psarris and Andreas Meintanas. The 4th official was Vasilis Fotias. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 21.6 degrees Celsius or 70.81 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 30%.
AEK Athens was in firm control of the ball 61% while PAS Giannina was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
AEK Athens was more aggressive with 77 dangerous attacks and 23 shots of which 9 were on target. Which is one of the reasons AEK Athens won the match.
AEK Athens shot 23 times, 9 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, PAS Giannina shot 8 times, 3 on target, 5 off target.
AEK Athens received 1 yellow card (P. Mantalos). On the opposite side, PAS Giannina received 1 yellow card ().
After this match, AEK Athens will have 53 points like Aris to move up in the 9th place. On the other side, PAS Giannina will stay with 46 points to move down in the 11th place.
N. Amrabat (Penalty)
PAS Giannina will play away with Panathinaikos on the 14th of May with a 13-4 head to head stats in favor of Panathinaikos (5 draws).
AEK Athens: Formation and Lineups
AEK Athens started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Sokratis Ofridopoulos chose to play with the following team: Cican Stanković, Lazaros Rota, Gerasimos Mitoglou, Georgios Tzavellas, Ehsan Haji Safi, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Damian Szymański, Petros Mantalos, Levi García, Nordin Amrabat and Steven Zuber.
AEK Athens made 5 changes: N. Amrabat for M. Tankovic (67′), E. Hajsafi for M. Mohammadi (67′), L. Garcia for C. Michelin (72′), G. Krychowiak for Y. Skakhov (78′) and S. Zuber for K. Ansarifard (78′).
PAS Giannina: Formation and Lineups
PAS Giannina started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).
On the opposite side, Iraklis Metaxas played with: Yury Lodygin, Manolis Saliakas, Rodrigo Erramuspe, Giannis Kargas, Giannis Rizos, Angelos Liasos, Zisis Karachalios, Caleb Stanko, Jan-Marc Schneider, Iason Kyrkos and Juan José Perea.
PAS Giannina made 5 changes: I. Kyrkos for A. Oikonomopoulos (46′), A. Liasos for E. Pantelakis (46′), G. Rizos for L. Mina (63′), J. Perea for F. Brener (63′) and C. Stanko for S. Siontis (72′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Super League