Olympiakos did not impress with its performance in Ioannina, but defeated PAS 2-1 thanks to goals by Agibu (17 ′), El Arabi (84 ′). PAS had equalized with a penalty by Eramuspe in the 61st minute.
At Olympiakos they knew that they would not have an easy night in Ioannina and they really had to fight hard to get the victory. Piraeus prevailed 2-1 over the hard-fought and excellent PAS Giannina and returned to the top of the standings a week before their game against PAOK. Olympiakos was not good in Ioannina, it was ahead in the 17th minute with Agibu and accepted the draw with Eramuspe's penalty in the 61st minute. In the 69th minute, the team of Piraeus had a goal with Papastathopoulos and in the 84th minute, El Arabi scored the goal that gave Olympiakos three points.
Pedro Martins chose to line up Olympiakos 4-2-3-1 with Lala, Papastathopoulos, Cisse and Reabciuk in defense, Bouhalakis and Mandi in midfield and Masouras, Agibu, Oniekourou behind Tikinios. On the other hand, Iraklis Metaxas led PAS 4-4-2 with Saliaka, Eramouspe, Karga and Pirsman in defense. Dominguez and Karachalios were the two midfielders of PAE with Snyder and Gardavski at the ends, while Perea Miliceanou played together in the attack.
Agibu's quick goal
At the beginning of the match, the team of Epirus showed a disposition to threaten from its left side with the main spokesman of the phases, Gardafski and Piersman, who took several meters on the field. Olympiakos, for its part, managed to control the match and after the great opportunity it lost in the 11th minute, Perea seemed to wake up. So Martins changed positions in Masura and Agibu, bringing the African to the right. A change that came out in Portugal, because in the 17th minute Masouras made the cross from the left and Agibu, who was forgotten in the second crossbar, caught an unbelievable shot and sent the ball into the net for 0-1.
PAS increased its speed
The pace dropped after the goal of Olympiacos with the footballers of Pedro Martins waiting for the mistake of the Epirotes. From the 25th minute onwards, PAS increased its speed and showed that it is capable of claiming the game. Metaxas asked his players not to be closed in their area, to take measures and to put pressure on Olympiakos. Indeed, this is what happened and the team from Ioannina seemed quite dangerous. On the contrary, the "red and whites" were trapped and could neither create nor step on the PAS area. With difficulty, the ball reached the attack in contrast to the hosts who approached and stepped on the area of Vatslik much more easily. first part.
And against the flow of the match, at 59 ′ PAS made a counter attack with Saliakas stepping on the area from the right, to make the turn, the ball found in the hand of the fallen Reabciuk and Evangelou showed the white ball. In the 61st minute, Eramuspe executed the penalty, leaving no room for reaction to Vatslik and PAS made it 1-1. The goal brought a reaction from the bench of Olympiakos with Martins putting El Arabi in the game and changing his system for the third time, this time he made it 4-4-2.
Piraeus tried to put pressure on PAS and in 69 ′ they had a goal with Papastathopoulos. From the moment they preceded the goal, the team of Epirus seemed to manage the match more than looking for something more. Olympiakos was looking for the second goal that would put him in the lead again and would give him a significant double. And he found this in the 84th minute thanks to the stubbornness of Embila who turned a lost ball in a place that was El Arabi, who also did not leave the phase and made it 2-1 for Olympiakos. With this goal, Piraeus left Ioannina with three points in a match that they found dark and did not have a good performance.
PAS Giannina-Olympiacos 1-2
Stadium: The Zosimades
Referee: Evangelou (Athens)
Scorers: 17 γκ Agibu, 61 ′ Eramuspe (pen.), 84 ′ El Arabi
Yellows: 20 ′ Gardavski, 43 ′ Papastathopoulos, 59 ′ Agibu, 69 ′ Snyder, 71 ′ Reabciuk, 75 ′ Perea, 90 + 4 Mandi Kamara
PAS Giannina: Lodigin, Saliakas, Eramuspe, Kargas, Pirsman, Karahalios (88 ′ Brenner), Gardavski, Dominguez, Snyder, Perea (86 ′ Triadis), Milinseanou (76 ′ Moreira)
Olympiacos: Vatslik - Lala, Papastathopoulos, Cisse, Reabciouk - Bouhalakis (67 ′ El Arabi), Kamara - Oniekourou (46 ′ Embila), Agibu (78 αλ Valbuena), Masouras (78 88 XNUMX ′ Rodrigo).