-- Fernandez & Donnarumma Give Asteras Important Win --
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 9
|Asteras Tripolis||1 - 0||Levadiakos|
With a first half goal from Nico Fernandez, Asteras Tripolis added three important points to their 2016/17 SuperLeague campaign by defeating Levadiakos 1-0. Additionally, Antonio Donnarumma made important saves to keep a clean-sheet for Asteras who recorded their second win of the season.
Asteras Tripolis took advantage of their first chance on goal and in the 9th minute Nico Fernandez opened the score with a great finish. The early goal took the pressure off of the hosts who have gotten off to a poor start to the season. With the goal advantage, Asteras gave space to Levadiakos and the visitors created opportunities to pull level, however Asteras’ keeper Donnarumma was on a magnificent night. Specifically, he denied Vaggelis Mantzios in the 15th and 40th minutes to keep his side ahead at the break.
Unlike the first half where the pace of the game was fast, the rhythm fell in the second 45 minutes of play with neither team creating a good opportunity on goal. The final whistle came, giving Asteras their second win of the season and a much needed 3 points.
Next weekend Asteras will travel to Giannina to play PAS while Levadiakos host Xanthi.