Manchester City send Aris packing
Aris has been bundled out of the Europa League after Edin Dzeko's first-half double and Yaya Toure's late third goal secured a comfortable 3-0 win for Manchester City in England.
After last week's stalemate in Greece, Roberto Mancini's team took control of the tie with two goals inside 11 minutes from Dzeko.
Given Aris had scored only three in their preceding eight games - all by Neto - the last thing they wanted was to concede early.
Yet after seven minutes defender Nikolaos Lazaridis slipped when controlling Aleksandar Kolarov's long ball, leaving Dzeko clear to shoot across Michalis Sifakis and into the bottom corner for his first European goal for City.
Dzeko found the same corner four minutes later when, after collecting Carlos Tevez's pass, he stepped inside Michel and, this time with his left foot, beat Sifakis with an angled drive.
Aris were heading out of the UEFA Europa League yet their supporters did not stop singing.
Over 3,000 fans had flown over to Manchester and, joined by another 1,000 or so Greek expats, they maintained their impressively noisy backing throughout.
Although City lost Vincent Kompany to injury before half-time - Jerome Boateng moving into central defence with substitute Pablo Zabaleta filling in at left-back - they were untroubled by a visiting attack which forced only one save out of Joe Hart.
On the stroke of half-time Dzeko missed a golden chance for his hat-trick, Sifakis getting a hand to the ball as the Bosnian international sought to round him.
Raul Bobadilla was not far wide for Aris with a speculative effort that went over the angle of post and crossbar on the hour but Giannis Michalitsios's men were second best.
Mario Balotelli struck a post before, in the 75th minute, Toure made it three, picking up a clearance from a corner and beating Sifakis with a 25-metre strike that deflected in off Kristi Vangjeli.
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