Saturday October 25, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
19o C
12o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Atromitos shatters Reds' invincible dream

By George Georgakopoulos

Olympiakos lost its domestic unbeaten record on Sunday going down to Atromitos at home, on the day it announced it has agreed terms with its new coach, the Spaniard Michel.

After scoring 16 wins and three wins in the first 19 rounds of games in the Super League this season Olympiakos conceded its first loss, with Atromitos emerging as the unlikely winner in the clash at the Karaiskakis Stadium with a 3-2 score.

The Peristeri club had to come from behind, as it trailed 2-1 at half time. It had scored the opener through Brito in the very first minute, but Olympiakos equalized courtesy of Rafik Djebbour and led just before half-time via Djamel Abdoun. However, in the second half Atromitos scored two spectacular goals through long-range shots by Thanasis Karagounis and Elin Dimoutsos to force the Redsí first domestic loss after 302 days.

New Olympiakos coach Michel attended the game after signing his one-and-a-half-year contract with the champion. Olympiakos announced he will be officially presented on Monday afternoon.

Therefore Panathinaikos on its 105th birthday has found out it has preserved the distinction of being the sole team ever to finish a league season unbeaten, back in 1963-64.

The Atromitos victory overshadowed two other very eventful games in this 20th round, the 2-2 draws between Asteras Tripolis and Panathinaikos and the Thessaloniki derby of Aris against PAOK.

Panathinaikos almost brought about Asterasís first home loss on Saturday, leading 2-1 up to the last minute of time added-on thanks to a wonderful brace by Ibrahim Sissoko, but its defender Jean-Alain Boumsong conceded a penalty (a harsh handball decision) that allowed Emanuel Perrone to equalize for Asteras.

Aris and PAOK shared an entertaining four-goal thriller at the Kleanthis Vikelidis stadium, with PAOK leading twice through Stefanos Athanasiadis and new signing Abdoul Camara, but David Aganzo replied as many times for Aris, the second from the penalty spot. PAOK finished one more game with a manís disadvantage after Dimitris Constantinidisís second bookable offence.

AEK has moved further away from the danger zone after defeating Panionios 1-0 thanks to a Roger Guerreiro goal, while Veria scored a much-needed 2-0 victory over Panthrakikos at home.

In other weekend games OFI downed Kerkyra 2-0 on Crete and Xanthi saw off struggling Platanias with the same score.

On Monday Levadiakos entertains PAS Giannina.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday February 3, 2013 (22:49)  
A win is a win is a win for Olympiakos
Panathinaikos snatches point at Eindhoven
Greens succumb to first loss at Bayern
Robertoīs heroics make Kasamiīs goal count
Samaras pledges action after flash floods in Athens
Authorities began on Saturday assessing the damage done by flash floods in various parts of Athens a day earlier, with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras pledging that all those affected would b...
No court hearings for civil cases
Greek courts are to stop conducting hearings, which include witness questioning, for civil cases, according to plans drawn up by the Justice Ministry. Kathimerini understands that in a bid t...
Inside News
Nicosia says reforms are bringing results
Economic reforms in Cyprus are starting to yield results, the government said on Saturday after one credit-rating agency upgraded its rating and a second its outlook for the bailed-out count...
TAIPED waits for green light from Eurostat
Eurostat has frozen the securitization of properties that the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) had been planning. The project, drafted to bring some 400 million euros into t...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
End of reason, end of humanity
The effects of a slew of new and increased taxes introduced since the start of the crisis were first observed in the wages of those still fortunate enough to have jobs, who saw their take-ho...
EDITORIAL
Banks need to step up
What has been leaked so far regarding the results of the stress tests on Greeceís lenders, which are due to be published on Sunday, appears positive. Greece needs a healthy, private banking ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
†RECENT NEWS
1. Nicosia says reforms are bringing results
2. Samaras pledges action after flash floods in Athens
3. No court hearings for civil cases
4. Greeceís lenders seem adamant that govít must act on bailout commitments
5. Future of Attica trash set to become clearer
6. Policeman admits to murder of his cousin-in-law
more news
Today
This Week
1. End of reason, end of humanity
2. Banks need to step up
3. Samaras pledges action after flash floods in Athens
4. Nicosia says reforms are bringing results
5. Greeceís lenders seem adamant that govít must act on bailout commitments
6. No court hearings for civil cases
Today
This Week
1. The past, present and future of the Greek debt crisis
2. Greeceís closed society is central to its current malaise
3. Greece must stick to reforms, says Schaeuble
4. At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests, three in Greece, report says
5. Cyprus to block Turkey's EU talks after EEZ violation
6. Stop moaning and get in the game
†††Find us ...
††... on
Twitter
†† ††... on Facebook ††
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.