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GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 1
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|1-Nov-16||A. Kardistas||1 - 1||Aris|
|1-Nov-16||Agrotikos Asteras||3 - 1||Trikala|
Aris began their 2016/17 Football League season on a negative note, playing to a 1-1 draw away to Anagennisi Karditsas. In the other match of the day, Agrotikos Asteras defeated Trikala 3-1.
Aris dropped points in their first Football League match of the season, drawing Anagennisi Karditsas 1-1. Aris saw most of the ball in the first half as Anagennisi sat back and looked for a goal on the counterattack. At the beginning of the second half, the hosts were awarded a penalty and Dioudis made a big save to deny Fetsis from the spot. However, Aris’ goalkeeper could not stop the second effort and Fetsis gave Anagennisi the surprising 1-0 lead. In the 72nd minute, Tato’s free-kick was met by Raul Bravo’s header which pulled Aris level. Neither side was able to find a winner in the final 20 minutes of play and the match ended 1-1. Today’s result will send a message to the players of Aris, that earning promotion to the Superleague will be all but an easy task.
In the other Football League match of the day, Agrotikos Asteras cruised passed Trikala 3-1. The hosts went ahead in the 20th minute with Gotovos and doubled their lead in the 61st minute with Philippe. Agrotikos Asteras added a third with 10 minutes remaining before Kouskounas scored a consolation goal in the 81st minute for Trikala.