-- DAB on AEK --


Olympiacos 3 - 0 AEK
Ideye 6'
Martins 64'
Fortounis 79'

Olympiacos emphatically defeated AEK 3-0 in the first SuperLeague derby of the season. Ideye opened the score in the 7th minute and Martins doubled the advantage in the second half. A fantastic night for the Greek Champions was capped off with an extremely lucky, deflected goal for Fortounis in the 79th minute.

Olympiacos came out with “fire” (amazing atmosphere at the Karaiskaki Stadium) in the opening minutes of the first derby of this year’s SuperLeague. The hosts pinned AEK in their penalty area and it did not take long for the Erythrolefki to find the opener. A great build up allowed Fortounis to play the ball to Seba and his pinpoint pass to Ideye left the Nigerian with an easy tap-in to give Olympiacos the lead in the 6th minute. Ideye celebrated with the fans and players with the famous “DAB.” Minutes later, Seba fell unlucky as his deflected strike was denied by the woodwork and stayed out. AEK did not make an appearance in the match until the 25th minute as Olympiacos could not keep their pace from an explosive opening 20 minutes. Olympiacos comfortably controlled their lead into the break.

AEK was better in the second half but did not pose a threat to Kapino’s goal and Olympiacos continued to keep the possession. The Enosi made many individual mistakes throughout the match which proved to be costly when Lambropoulos lost the ball to Martins, who with a great solo effort and well-placed shot beat Anestis to give the hosts a 2-0 lead. Like Ideye, Martins “DABed” in his celebration as the stadium erupted. In the 79th minute, luck was on Olympiacos’ side when Lambropoulos’ clearance deflected onto Fortounis and the ball found the back of the net, capping off a great night for the Greek Champions. AEK pressed in the final 10 minutes, and even hit the woodwork, but it was too little too late with Olympiacos holding onto their emphatic 3-0 victory.

Today’s win will drastically change the atmosphere in the Olympiacos locker room after suffering two consecutive defeats to Larissa and APOEL. AEK will be disappointed as a good result today would have sent them atop the SuperLeague standings (with Panathinaikos) while further adding to Olympiacos’ problems. Olympiacos now jump two points ahead of AEK in 2nd place as the Dikefalos sit with 7 points in 5th place. Both teams will have tricky away tests after the international break with Olympiacos playing against Panionios and AEK against Larissa. 

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