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Last-gasp Giannakopoulos checks Aris

Published: Friday 30 November 2007
Bolton Wanderers FC 1-1 Aris Thessaloniki FC The English side salvaged a draw through an added-time equaliser from their Greek midfielder.
Last-gasp Giannakopoulos checks Aris
Stelios Giannakopoulos wheels away in delight following his equaliser ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BoltonAris

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target5
 
4
Corners3
 
5
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed18
 
12
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Friday 30 November 2007

Last-gasp Giannakopoulos checks Aris

Bolton Wanderers FC 1-1 Aris Thessaloniki FC The English side salvaged a draw through an added-time equaliser from their Greek midfielder.

Bolton Wanderers FC struck in the final minute of added time to earn a home point against Aris Thessaloniki FC in UEFA Cup Group F.

Greeks denied
Stelios Giannakopoulos scored in the 93rd minute to grab a draw after the Greek visitors had taken a deserved first-half lead through Antonio Calvo. The result leaves Bolton on three points from three games with Aris on four from two.

Visiting enterprise
Playing neat football, Aris started strongly and consistently threatened down the right side through Calvo and Neto. They teamed up to provide Sergio Koke with an early headed opportunity which he could not direct towards goal and then Koke's lay-off was guided just wide by Diogo Siston after another enterprising break from Neto.

Deserved lead
The English club were finding it difficult to get into the game and only had a couple of half-chances to show for their opening half-hour's work including a Kevin Davies header after being set up by Giannakopoulos. However, Aris gained a merited advantage a minute before the break when Abdoulaye Méïté's half-clearance fell invitingly to Calvo who volleyed home from just inside the penalty box.

Best chance
Bolton though should have equalised on the stroke of half-time when Danny Guthrie's corner was flicked on by Davies and Andy O'Brien somehow managed to head against the crossbar from less than five metres out. The home side began the second half with far more urgency but could not carve out a clear-cut opportunity.

Pressure
Aris started to sit back and the Premier League outfit put them under pressure througout the last 20 minutes. Kevin Nolan squandered two decent invitations to score and it looked as if the Thessalonika team might hold on to win until Nicky Hunt's long ball fell to Giannakopoulos who calmly stroked in the equaliser.

Last updated: 03/12/07 15.05CET

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Lineups

bolton

Bolton

aris

Aris

22
JääskeläinenJussi Jääskeläinen (GK)
1
ChalkiasKostas Chalkias (GK)
2
HuntNicky Hunt
Yellow Card76
2
NetoNeto
31
Andy O'BrienAndy O'Brien
4
A. PapadopoulosAvraam Papadopoulos
Yellow Card68
5
MéïtéAbdoulaye Méïté
Yellow Card67
5
Ronaldo GuiaroRonaldo Guiaro
15
CidGérald Cid
15
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
7
GiannakopoulosStelios Giannakopoulos
Yellow Card80
Goal90+2
28
PrittasSakis Prittas
17
GuthrieDaniel Guthrie
8
GarciaRonald Garcia
Substitution82
4
NolanKevin Nolan (C)
6
NebeglerasKonstantinos Nebegleras (C)
19
McCannGavin McCann
Substitution12
7
Toni CalvoToni Calvo
Goal44
Substitution61
10
WilhelmssonChristian Wilhelmsson
Substitution64
10
KokeSergio Koke
Substitution86
14
DaviesKevin Davies
Substitution64
11
SistonDiogo Siston

Substitutes

26
Al-HabsiAli Al-Habsi (GK)
38
KelemenMarián Kelemen (GK)
39
AnelkaNicolas Anelka
Substitution64
77
KyriakosAnastasios Kyriakos
Substitution86
21
DioufEl Hadji Diouf
Substitution64
3
KouloucherisThymios Kouloucheris
28
MichalikLubomir Michalik
20
JavitoJavito
Substitution61
3
SamuelJlloyd Samuel
14
FelipeSanchon Huerta Felipe
16
TeymourianAndranik Teymourian
22
AurelioAurelio
18
Mikel AlonsoMikel Alonso
Substitution12
55
GogolosSpiridon Gogolos
Substitution82
Yellow Card88

Coach

Gary Megson (ENG) Dušan Bajević (SRB)

Referee

Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)

Assistant referees

Rafael Guerrero Alonso (ESP), Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)

Fourth official

Javier Turienzo Alvarez (ESP)

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