HERAKLION. OFI snatched a late win Asteras Tripolis 1-0 after L. Perea scored just 1 goal (88′). OFI was surely better in terms of ball possession (70%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Stadio Thódoros Vardinoyánnis stadium in Heraklion on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Vasilis Fotias assisted by Panagiotis Sakkas and Vasilis Moisiadis. The 4th official was Michalis Matsoukas. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 12.4 degrees Celsius or 54.25 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 65%.
OFI had a superior ball possession 70% while Asteras Tripolis was struggling with a 30% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
OFI had a more offensive attitude with 79 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 2 were on target. This is one of the reasons why OFI won the match.
OFI shot 8 times, 2 on target, 6 off target. Regarding the opposition, Asteras Tripolis shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target.
OFI received 3 yellow cards (Eric Larsson, Luis Perea and Jon Toral). On the other side, Asteras Tripolis received 3 yellow cards (Dani Santafé, Juan Munafo and Crespi).
After this contest, OFI will have 19 points to sit in the 9th place. Regarding the opposition, Asteras Tripolis will stay with 18 points like PAS Giannina to remain in the 10th place.
In the next match in the Super League, OFI will play away with Olympiakos Piraeus on the 29th of January with a 23-2 head to head record in favor of Olympiakos Piraeus (2 draws).
Asteras Tripolis will host Panathinaikos on the 30th of January with a 15-6 head to head record in favor of Panathinaikos (17 draws).
OFI – Formation
OFI started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Valdas Dambrauskas decided to play with the following team: Christos Mandas, Praxitelis Vouros , Triantafyllos Pasalidis , Konstantinos Giannoulis , Eric Larsson , Miguel Mellado , Assane Dioussé , Gudmundur Thórarinsson , Jon Toral , Nouha Dicko and Konstantinos Balogiannis .
The home team had on the bench: Thievy Guivane Bifouma Koulossa, Mesaque Geremias Dju, Harold Mosquera, Samuel Yohou, Miguel Ángel Guerrero Martín, Luis Perea , Sonny Stevens, Nikolaos Marinakis and Marko Bakić .
OFI made 3 changes: Konstantinos Balogiannis for Santiago Mosquera (67′), Konstantinos Giannoulis for Luis Perea (76′) and Assane Dioussé for M. Bakić (85′).
Best player: Eric Larsson
The most impressive player for OFI was Eric Larsson even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 51 passes (84% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 5 crosses.
Asteras Tripolis – Formation
Asteras Tripolis started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Apostolos Mantzios played with: Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Georgios Antzoulas , Pichu Atienza , Pepe Castaño , David Carmona , Dani Santafé , Facundo Bertoglio , Juan Munafo , Federico Álvarez , Francesc Regis and Jerónimo Barrales .
These were the players on the bench: Giorgos Kosteas, Antonis Tsiftsis, Asier Benito Sasiain, Sito, Julián Bartolo , Rubén García Canales, Michael Gardawski , Ervin Zukanović and Christos Tasoulis.
Asteras Tripolis made 4 changes: Juan Munafo for Michael Gardawski (46′), Facundo Bertoglio for Julián Bartolo (61′), Crespi for Sito (73′) and Dani Santafé for Asier Benito (90′).
Best player: Pepe Castaño
The most impressive player for Asteras Tripolis was Pepe Castaño.
His rating iswith 11 passes (72% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 6.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Super League.