-- Aris Choke Against Apollon Smyrnis --
GREEK FOOTBALL LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 15
|Apollon Smyrnis||2 - 2||Aris|
Aris blew a two goal lead in their fixture against Apollon Smyrnis as the teams played to a 2-2 draw.
Aris put on another troubling performance in this year’s Greek Football League. Despite pulling ahead by two goals in the first half, Apollon Smyrnis came back to salvage a point against the Thessaloniki club.
Aris went ahead in the 14th minute with Ilic’s cheeky effort and Dounis doubled his side’s lead with his 33rd minute strike inside the penalty area.
The visitors were on cruise control until Dounis was sent off in the 47th minute for a childish second yellow card offense, leaving Aris with 10-men for the remainder of the game. Apollon Smyrnis quickly pulled one back with Albanis’ powerful shot in the 53rd minute and the comeback was complete in second half stoppage time when poor defending left Daisos unmarked at the top of the penalty area as his shot found the back of the net.
The result keeps Apollon Smyrnis undefeated for the season and in first place of the standings with 37 points. Aris remain in third place, seven points behind the league leaders and four points behind second placed Lamia.