Morsai's quick goal took away pressure, stress and… freed the players' legs
The essence is important in every premiere and that is what counts for AEL. She got the point and the people were on her side and the return from Peristerona late on Monday night was beyond pleasant.
Morsai's quick-fire goal took the pressure, stress and… off the feet of the Limassol side's players even more, and helped them have an excellent first half against Doxa. Christos Charalambous' players made several runs and automations in the field, especially in the first half.
No team is at the absolute level of readiness for a league premiere, including AEL, which, having the… 12th player on its side in combination with the quick goal it scored, controlled the game for the longest period of the match and managed to take the first away three-pointer in this new marathon.
It may not have had the same performance in the second half, but it was still the team that was more threatening, having two posts on shots by Mendoza and Franzis.< /p>
Strength, passion, swagger, but also seriousness, from the players used by Christos Charalambous, where any weaknesses presented were not such as to bring her… damage! Even when they were left with ten players due to the suspension of Degoest, the blue-yellows did not panic, and managed to keep their home team intact.
An important role in the victory was also played by the sensational presence of the AEL crowd, who once again showed that he will be there by the side of the team. The AELists “occupied” Peristerona and did not stop for a moment to sing and push the players and technical management towards victory.
Although some decisions of the referee caused nerves and shouts from players and the bench, this did not disoriented the team of Christos Charalambous. The Cypriot coach, despite not having… a classic forward at his disposal (Berahino is not completely ready), managed to present a formation that created opportunities and difficult situations in the opposing home.
AEL took the first three points and now he is thinking about the next game. The first at home, this one against AEZ, where in “Alfamega” with the support of the crowd, doubling wins is… one way!