VOLOS. AEK Athens tops Volos NFC 4-0 after playing a incredible match. Gerasimos Mitoglou (16′), Orbelín Pineda (30′), Tom Van Weert (35′) and Levi García (67′). AEK Athens took advantage of its better ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the Dimotiko Stadio Neapolis Volou stadium in Volos on Wednesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Petros Tsagarakis with the collaboration of Lazaros Dimitriadis and Petros Patras. The 4th official was Konstantinos Tsetsilas. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 7 degrees Celsius or 44.58 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 85%.
- 42 Ball Possession 58
- 5 Total 19
- 2 On Target 7
- 3 Off Target 12
- 1 Shots blocked 2
- 72 Attack 79
- 21 Dangerous attack 39
- 73 Ball safe 83
- 0 Penalties 0
- 8 Corners 8
- 5 Off Sides 1
- 1 Total 0
- 3 Yellow Cards 0
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 3 Substitutions 5
AEK Athens had a superior ball possession 58% while Volos NFC was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
AEK Athens had a more offensive attitude with 39 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 7 were on target. This is one of the reasons why AEK Athens won the contest.
Volos NFC shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target. On the other side, AEK Athens shot 19 times, 7 on target, 12 off target.
Volos NFC received 3 yellow cards (Nikolai Alho, Boris Kleiman and Anthony Knockaert). Talking about the opposition, AEK Athens didn’t receive any yellow card.
After playing this match, Volos NFC will stay with 25 points to remain in the 5th place. Talking about the opposition, AEK Athens will have 35 points to remain in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the Super League, Volos NFC will host Olympiakos Piraeus on the 8th of January with a 5-0 head to head record in favor of Olympiakos Piraeus (2 draws).
AEK Athens will host Aris on the 29th of January with a 16-8 head to head stats in favor of AEK Athens (9 draws).
Volos NFC – Formation
Volos NFC started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Konstantinos Bratsos decided to play with the following team: Boris Kleiman, Nikolai Alho , Christos Shelis , Juha Pirinen , Abdul Rahman Weiss , Jean Barrientos , Javier Matilla , Anthony Knockaert , Miloš Deletić , Nicolás Mezquida and Ognjen Ožegović .
The home team had on the bench: Matic Kotnik, Antonio Luna, Odysseas Lymperakis, Efstathios Tachatos, Kyriakos Aslanidis, Tasos Tsokanis, Dimitrios Metaxas , Georgios Koutsias and Thanasis Triantafyllou.
Volos NFC made 4 changes: Nicolás Mezquida for Georgios Koutsias (46′), Ognjen Ožegović for Efstathios Tachatos (71′), Matilla for Dimitris Metaxas (76′) and Matilla for Dimitris Metaxas (76′).
Best player: Dimitrios Metaxas
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Volos NFC was Dimitrios Metaxas.
His rating iswith 4 passes (75% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 1.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 76′.
AEK Athens – Formation
AEK Athens started with a 4-1-3-2 line-up (4-1-3-2).
Matías Jesús Almeyda played with: Giorgos Athanasiadis, Lazaros Rota , Gerasimos Mitoglou , Harold Moukoudi , Ehsan Haji Safi , Damian Szymański , Levi García , Jens Jønsson , Orbelín Pineda , Tom van Weert and Sergio Araujo .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Cican Stanković, Djibril Sidibé, Georgios Tzavellas, Alexander Fransson, Konstantinos Galanopoulos , Nordin Amrabat , Steven Zuber , Theodosis Macheras and Michalis Kosidis.
AEK Athens made 4 changes: Jens Jonsson for Konstantinos Galanopoulos (65′), Tom Van Weert for Steven Zuber (65′), Tom Van Weert for Nordin Amrabat (66′) and Lazaros Rota for Georgios Tzavellas (74′).
Best player: Levi García
The player that probably impressed the most for AEK Athens was Levi García.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 28 passes (82% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 14. He performed 5 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Super League.
- Olympiakos Piraeus – Asteras Tripolis – 5-0
- Panathinaikos – OFI – 1-1
- Levadiakos – Ionikos – 1-0
- Volos NFC – AEK Athens – 0-4
- Atromitos – PAOK – 1-1