Thursday Jan 29, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
8o 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 Reds’ 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 Asteras’s 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 man’s disadvantage after Dimitris Constantinidis’s 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)  
PAOK strikes deal with Portugal´s Ricardo Costa
Basket League favorites survive challenges on the road
Olympiakos overcomes depleted OFI at Iraklio
Tremendous Spanoulis sweeps Laboral Kutxa
Funerals for F-16 pilots held in Athens
The funerals of two Hellenic Air Force pilots whose F-16 fighter jet crashed during NATO-led exercises in Albacete, Spain, were to take place in two different locations in Athens on Thursday...
No problems with pensions, says Stratoulis
Alternate Minister for Social Security Dimitris Stratoulis reassured Greek pensioners on Thursday that payments were not facing any kind danger. Speaking on Antenna TV he noted that pensions...
Inside News
Greek banks rebound as gov´t cites inexperience for remarks
Greek bank stocks rebounded as the government moved to contain the fallout from pledges made by its ministers, seeking to downplay the prospect of an imminent clash with creditors. Within 48...
Greek bond drop sends yield to 16-month high on debt wrangling
Greece’s government bonds dropped for a fourth day, pushing the 10-year yield to a 16-month high, amid mounting concern the nation will struggle to renegotiate the terms of its bailout. The ...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
New Democracy’s challenges
There is a good deal of unease in New Democracy, and not just because of the defeat it suffered in Sunday’s polls. That had been expected, despite the optimistic and combatant messages from ...
EDITORIAL
Keep politics out of school
A few years ago the Greek Parliament ratified a law for a complete overhaul of the tertiary education system with a solid majority of 255 votes from 300 MPs. Since then, with the exception o...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Funerals for F-16 pilots held in Athens
2. Greek banks rebound as gov´t cites inexperience for remarks
3. No problems with pensions, says Stratoulis
4. Greek bond drop sends yield to 16-month high on debt wrangling
5. Varoufakis to meet Italian counterpart in Rome next week
6. Obama congratulates Tsipras, says US looking forward to helping Greece return to prosperity
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece wants a debt break, but what about its poorer neighbors?
2. Investors turn on Tsipras’s campaign to end austerity in Greece
3. $11 billion wiped from Greek banks on nationalization threat
4. Varoufakis says Russia row not about sanctions, but proper consultation
5. ECB' Coeure tells Greece: stick to 'rules of game'
6. Schulz warns Tsipras against straying from stance against Russia, ahead of Athens meeting
Today
This Week
1. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
2. SYRIZA heads for historic victory but without majority
3. Greek Elections 2015 | LIVE
4. Greeks fork out nearly 5 pct of their incomes on telecom services
5. Greek Elections 2015: The day after | LIVE
6. Poll shows SYRIZA leading ND by 4 pct
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.