Aris & Panachaiki continue strong starts
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 2
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away Team|
|5-Nov-17||Trikala||0 - 1||Aris|
|5-Nov-17||Panegialios||3 - 2||Panserraikos|
|5-Nov-17||Karaiskakis||1 - 0||Acharnaikos|
|5-Nov-17||Kallithea||0 - 3||Panachaiki|
|5-Nov-17||Apollon Larissa||1 - 3||Veria|
Aris continued their strong start to the season with an important road win over Trikala while Panachaiki were victorious over Kallithea. Veria, Karaiskakis, and Panegialios also celebrated victories over the weekend.
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Aris recorded a very important victory on the road over Trikala thanks to a late winner from Pavlidis. The Greek player sent a rocket into the top corner of the net to give Aris all three points in an extremely difficult road fixture against one of the league's better sides. The Thessaloniki cub were poor in the first half and little changed in the second 45 minutes of play. A moment of brilliance from Pavlidis separated the sides at the final whistle as Aris sit atop the standings with six point from two matches.
Panachaiki also doubled their victories in the Football League after easily dispatching Kallithea 0:3 on the road. Moraitis opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Apostolopoulos doubled the Patras side’s lead early in the second half. The visitors were reduced to ten men in the 61st minute after Boutzikos picked up a second yellow card, but that did not affect the visitors as Apostolopoulos added his second of the night in the final ten minutes to cap off a great night for his side.
In other action, Panegialios came out on top 3:2 in a 5-goal thriller over Panserraikos. Four goals were scored in the opening 18 minutes in an entertaining contest in Aigio. Karaiskakis recorded a historic 1:0 victory, their first ever in the second division, defeating Acharnaikos, who are in a financial crisis and are likely to withdraw from the league in the coming days/weeks. Veria added their first points of the campaign by defeating newly promoted side Apollon Larissas 1:3 on the road.