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AEK improves and beats Turk team Bursaspor in friendly

AEK showed some improvement yesterday in its friendly match against Turkish side Bursaspor, which it beat 1-0 in Austria. The Athens side, which is still waiting for Greece skipper Angelos Basinas to confirm his transfer to the club, enjoyed its first friendly win this summer, thanks to a spot kick by Rivaldo in the second half. The best news of the day for AEK was the positive performance of new signing Juanfran. The Spaniard, who joined his new team just a few days ago, seems to have solved AEK’s problem regarding a left-back. In Piraeus, Olympiakos will face Getafe tonight but its fans are showing little interest in the champion’s first performance at home due to the lack of any impressive summer transfers. Finally, Iraklis lost to Dutch side Heerenveen 2-0 in the Netherlands yesterday, while Aris drew 0-0 with Valcea of Romania in Austria.