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Molon Lave

2018-2019 Champions League

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Very poor second half after an ok first half, Ajax could do as they liked but we shouldn't be too surprised given the lack of quality transfers. 

Cosic looked very awkward on the ball, Hult had little support, we had no presence on the wings... too easy for Ajax. 

Alef was not as bad as some make out. Oikonomou at fault for first goal, for someone with so much experience in Italy, you shouldn't be making these mistakes

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HT AEK 0 Benfica 2, horrible defending and AEK where down 2 in the first fifteen minutes. Bakasetas hit a nice volley goalie saved. Benfica playing with ten men after Dias red card in injury time.

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2-3 FT. Aek made a nice run to tie it up with the man advantage but ran out of gas and conceded a late goal against the run of play. Klonaridis scored two but probably should have had  four. The late Benfica goal was a gut punch.

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Klonaridis did great with the 2 goals but he should have served the win on the plate for Giakoumakis at 2-2... instead Benfica score a vlameno goal off the next play and win 3-2... 

He just had to cut it square for F***s sake.

Squad is now very thin with injuries. Ponce did his hammy and Oikonomou also injured. I have a bad feeling Mantalos could be injured too

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Gianniotas would have been useful on the other side on the wing

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FT AEK 0 Bayern Munich 2 

Tough result, it was 0-0 at half time but a two minute span due to a lack of focus cost AEK 2 goals.

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Hung in there for a while but simply put, the team is not for CL, just got not quality of threat in attack when you don’t play with wings, Bayern knew this and we couldn’t do anything

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Losing Livaja for 4 cl games was terrible. Not sure he would have helped tonight but would have made a difference v Benfica. Hoping not to lose by 5+ in Munich.

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4 hours ago, CincinnatiAek said:

Losing Livaja for 4 cl games was terrible. Not sure he would have helped tonight but would have made a difference v Benfica. Hoping not to lose by 5+ in Munich.

Definitely if Livaga plays vs Benfica with all the chances they had he would have scored a goal and AEK would have beaten Them especially when Benfica went down to ten men and the pressure was on.

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AEK players and staff tried to put up a good fight, but Bayern is just a few levels ahead of this current AEK team, which I think the current coaching staff is doing a good job of fielding a team that is greater than the sum of its parts. If the staff is allowed to work and gets some more help from ownership AEK can be getting results in games like these.

Second half the pitch looked smoked out, AEK fans light some flares I guess? Anyone can confirm? The team was warned prior that they would be sanctioned from UEFA if any flares were used...hopefully it will just be a small fine and nothing worse.

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Bayern 2 AEK 0. Bayern was awarded a cheap penalty on Lewandowski and he converted it for the first goal. 

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Could only watch first half due to work but sounds like I def watched the better 45 mins from what I’ve read. If only the Lambropoulos header went in at the start

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This is hopeless, teams in this group are too strong for AEK. AEK is clearly as weak as they seemed to be against Vidi, Celtic and the likes. A Jimenez type coach could perhaps do something, but as long as Ouzounidis is their coach I guess they wont win a single game in the Champions League.

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They are definitely missing something, either way, any team from Greece would struggle.  They did play well in the first half, but they always seem to tire afterwards (probably from all that defending)...

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That was a really bad sequence with the Alef questionable foul, the judgment call handball penalty and send off. Thought they might get a draw but ultimately lost 0-2. 

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That penalty was a joke and then Barkas miss kick led to the 2nd goal. AEK where playing well up until then.

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I am a PAO supporter but want to see all Greek sides do well in CL or Europa. I cant stand all these results from AEK to the NT recently and I cant stand to hear the xeni laughing at Greek Football.

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This campaign is brought to you by AEK management 

Don’t think I’ve ever felt so at ease that I couldn’t watch much of a UCL match with AEK in it. 

When you can’t hardly create a chance and watching the other team pass the ball around and pressure you... game in game out, what’s the point.

The penalty looked legit to me and Livaja did they handle the ball all he with his shoulder? It was a silly thing do but it’s Livaja, I’m not surprised.

We will go 0/6 in a campaign I’d rather forget TBH

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No Greek club should ever play in the Champions League if this trend continues. They are better off competing in the Europa League. 

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To be fair, AEK have defended well and were competitive in all the matches.  Having said that, AEK has looked like the worst team in the group. Management hasn't helped them at all with benching three starters a few days before the CL and never replacing the guys they lost.

AEK were also unfortunately in a tough group. Bayern and Ajax look really good.  Benfica look ok but AEK should/could have won that game.

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