Summary of AEK vs Brighton match (0-1) Europa League 2023. GOALS”

Summary of AEK vs Brighton match (0-1) Europa League 2023. GOALS

AEK Athens bid farewell to any possibility of staying alive in the 2023-24 UEFA Europa League Season, after losing 1-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion on Matchday 5 of the Old Continent’s second most important competition at club level.

With Orbelín Pineda as the starter and giving a good performance in the 83 minutes he played, and being relieved by Rodolfo Pizarro, Matías Almeyda’s team suffered its third defeat and remained in the penultimate place in Group B.

The duel in Athens started full of emotions and from the first minutes there were chances to score. The visitor sent the first warning in minute 1 with Evan Ferguson’s shot that was saved by goalkeeper Cican Stankovic.

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Steven Zuber tried in the 4th minute for the Greek side and his shot was saved at the start of several local arrivals. Orbelín appeared there with a first shot at 13′ saved and at 16′ with another deflected approach.

Zuber continued to hide and in the 29th minute, taking advantage of a mistake at the start of the visit, he had faith and did not score. Before the break, Zuber hit him inside the area and put the ball on the post in the 43rd minute.

This is Brighton’s goal

At the start of the complement, Mijat Gacinovic sent another warning by hitting a volley in the 51st minute and putting it on the post. Seconds later, in the local area, Joao Pedro fell into a game with Damian Szymanski, but no penalty was given. The situation did not stop there, and the foul was marked by VAR. Joao Pedro took the ball and scored in the 55th minute to make it 1-0 in favor of Brighton

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Gacinovic complicated the duel by seeing red for a double yellow in the 65th minute and that hurt AEK. In the last half, Pizarro came on for Orbelín, but could do little to avoid defeat. Now, Almeyda’s team has to bet on the third place in the Group on the last date to continue in the Conference League.