Ionikos the opportunities, Atromitos the “three points”! The Peristeri team prevailed 2-0 at home against Nicaea and on the one hand he started with the right… in the playouts of the Stoiximan Super League, on the other hand he made the position of their opponents miserable in their attempt to stay.
The hosts took the lead at 19′ with Kamara’s first league goal in 13 months (and maiden of course in their shirt). However, Ionikos dominated from the 35th minute onwards, finishing the match with 17 (4) finals vs. 4(3) of Atromitos. Among them the beam of Sheba at 61′. And yet, Chris Coleman’s side not only held on, but locked up victory in the 90′ with his head Erlingmark.
Thus, Atromitos climbed alone first in the special standings with 32 points. At the same time, the Ionian remained in 18which Levadeakos also has after the 1-1 draw at the home of OFI, with Lamia having 17 with less matches.
In… the minds of the coaches:
He lined up with a 4-2-3-1 system Fearless The Chris Coleman. Gianniotis was in goal, Keshrinda was the right back, De Bock was the left back and Hatziisaias and Mavromatis were duo stoppers. The equivalent in the midfield consisted of Gonzales and Erlingmar, with Kamara moving in a free role in front of them. Tzavidas was flanked in the attack by Klonaridis and Robay.
With a 4-3-3 system that turned into 4-2-3-1 he lined up Ionic The Michalis Grigoriou. Houtesiotis was kept under the posts, the foursome of the defense was made up, from right to left, Mygas, Romao, Souza and Valerianos. Sakics, Kanias and Fatiga form a trio in midfield, with Seba and Lovera flanking Mandzis up front.
Balanced game at the beginning and without much pace. Little by little, Atromitos began to take initiatives, and he was even lucky to lead in his first good moment, in 19′. In a phase started by Archwho played with Klonaridis, he with Tsavidas, the ball went against the latter and Souza and the young midfielder, on loan from Olympiakos, squared well in front of Houtesiotis.
The guests tried to respond immediately, but the next good moment belonged to Atromitos. Specifically, at 30′ Gianniotis found Kamaras with a volley in the opponent’s area, he found Rombai with a backheel, with the latter catching a nice spot that Houtesiotis took with difficulty. Another good moment in the 33rd minute for Chris Coleman’s side, with a direct free kick by Gonzalez where the ball went wide of the right post.
Since then, Ionikos started to turn up, being better and consistently more threatening. But opposite him he found him Gianniotiswith the goalkeeper of Atromitos blocking his shot in the second period Fatiga in the 38′ and to drive away with a terrific toss the impressive diagonal foul shot from him Sheba in the 43′.
Atromitos started the second half with a change, with Rotarios replacing Klonaridis. But the Ionian continued to be more aggressive, threatening him Lovera (52′), the Fly (56′ and 59′), while at 61′ had a huge double chance and beam: Seba’s first-time finish was stopped on the post, with Fatiga taking the “rebound” and shooting, but seeing Gianniotis save.
It had to reach the 71st minute for Atromitos to create a final again, with Kjartansson executing from a difficult angle. Ionikos intensified its pressure until the finale. However, the home team found the goal again, at 90′ with his head Erlingmark after a corner kick Kuenlocking the “three point”.
MVP: The presence of Kamara, who opened the scoring and was generally the most active of the hosts in the first half, was crucial. However, the distinction will go to Gianniotiswho contributed catalytically with his saves to his team’s “three points”.
The whistle: Easy afternoon for Mr. Polychronis, with the match not having any difficult phase.
Watch the match live here.
The compositions of the two teams:
Fearless (Chris Coleman): Gianniotis – Keshrinda, Hatziisaias, Mavromatis, De Bok – Gonzales (67′ Fridjonsson), Erlingmark, Kamara (81′ Kamara) – Klonaridis (46′ Rotariou), Tsavidas (58′ Kiartanson), Robay (81′ Tzovaras).
Ionic (Mihalis Grigoriou): Houtesiotis – Mygas, Romao, Souza, Valerianos – Sakics, Kanias, Fatiga (73′ Manos) – Seba (81′ Cabral), Manzis, Lovera (55′ Massas).
Assistants: Kourobylia, Savvas
4th referee: Chetsilas
VAR: Koumbarakis, Moysiadis
Source: Sport Fm
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