PAOK-AEK: A double-header derby decisive in the title battle!


The big “Two-Headed” derby between PAOK and AEK that will be held tonight (21:00, Novasports Prime, News Bulletin 247, stands out in the program of the second matchday of the playoffs of this year’s Stoiximan Super League and may prove decisive in the exciting battle to win this year’s title!

THE PAOK is in fourth place in the standings with 57 points, five less than the leader Panathinaikos, staying in the… bay and keeping alive its hopes of being crowned champion. He comes to tonight’s match with an elevated mentality, since before the break for the matches of the national teams he prevailed 2-1 in the Thessaloniki derby against Aris at “Kleanthis Vikelidis”. Although he found himself losing from the 12th minute of the match, he made the big turnaround in the second half with goals in the 68′ and 74′. Thus, he celebrated his fourth consecutive victory in the league and Cup, while he has been defeated since last October, when he was hosted by his tonight’s opponent at the “OPAP Arena”.

In the competition, Rasvan Lucescu, who is suspended after being sent off in the derby with Aris and will not be on the bench of his team for tonight’s match, while he will not have at his disposal Nasberg and Kurtic. He was also left out Kenjiora who suffered a second degree contusion and will be out on the… pitches for the next 4-6 weeks. Strong>Bisheswar, who traveled abroad on special leave for a personal matter, is also absent.

As for the AEK, remains in second place in the standings with 60 points, two less than Panathinaikos and the top. The top derby with the “greens” for the previous game in New Philadelphia ended in a 0-0 draw, while in the last game of the regular season of the championship, they were defeated 3-1 at home by Olympiakos.

Union will be forced to line up in tonight’s big derby without him Mukudiwho did not overcome the injury problem he is facing, while out of the mission were also the Tom Van Weert and Paolo Fernandez. On the other hand, Matias Almeida will normally be available Levi Garcia, Vida and Gacinovicwho have returned to the training of the “yellows” since Friday.

The mission of AEK: Stankovic, Athanasiadis, Mohammadi, Rota, Vida, Mitoglou, Hadjisafi, Sidibe, Tzavellas, Simanski, Jonsson, Gatsinovic, Pineda, Mandalos, Franson, Galanopoulos, Levi Garcia, Araujo, Amrabad, Zuber, Eliasson.

In their first two meetings for this season, AEK won 2-0 at the “OPAP Arena”, thanks to the goals of Levia and Gacinovic, while PAOK prevailed with the same score in Toumba last February, with Narey as the scorer. and Koulierakis.

Possible lineups:

PAOK (Lucescu): Kotarsky. Sastre, Ingason, Koulierakis, Rafa Soares, Augusto, Schwab, Narey, Constantelias, A. Zivkovic, Oliveira

AEK (Almeida): Athanasiadis, Sidibe, Mitoglou, Tzavelas, Hadjisafi, Shimanski, Jonson, Pineda, Eliasson, Araujo, Levi Garcia.

Referee: Kulbakov (Belarus)

Assistants: Zyuk, Maslinka

Fourth: Jovaras

VAR: Krog (Denmark), Psaris

Source: Sport Fm

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