Sunday November 23, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
18o C
10o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Everything to play for in relegation dogfight

Apollons injury-time winning goal sparked frenzied celebrations by the players of Lawrie Sanchez.

By George Georgakopoulos

The team to follow Aris to the second division and the one to face a relegation play-off with a Football League side will only be determined in the last round of games of the Super League, as the penultimate one on Sunday shed little light to the conclusion of the relegation dogfight.

The late winners by OFI over Xanthi (3-2) and by Apollon over Ergotelis (1-0) meant that Apollon stayed out of the bottom three, where Xanthi and Veria victor of Panionios at home with a 2-1 score now reside with 35 points. Apollon has 36 and Platanias 37 thanks to its 1-0 triumph over visiting Panetolikos.

Panionios is not yet out of trouble either as it has 38 points, but a draw at home in the last round against Platanias will make the historic Nea Smyrni club safe. Xanthi and Veria play at home, facing Panathinaikos and Asteras Tripolis respectively, while Apollon travels across the capital to Olympiakos.

Xanthi led 1-0 and 2-1 at OFI, but two goals by the Cretan team brought it alone at the sixth spot and Xanthi to the drop zone. Apollons win was even more dramatic, as the Giorgos Delizisis goal came a few seconds past the injury time indicated by the referee.

Champion Olympiakos was once again defeated on the road, going down 2-0 at PAS Giannina. The result means nothing for the team that has already won the league by some distance, but when the hitherto unbeaten champion suddenly starts losing everywhere to suffer four losses in seven games, there must be something wrong.

PAOK will finish second, after beating Atromitos 2-0 with goals by Dimitris Salpingidis and Bibras Natkho, while Panathinaikos will end up third unless it loses at Xanthi next Sunday, following its 3-1 home win over Levadiakos. Giorgos Koutroubis, Nikos Karelis and Mehdi Abeid were on target for Panathinaikos, while Emmanuel Kone had equalized for the visitors.

PAOK, Panathinaikos and Atromitos will be involved in the Champions League playoffs, along with Asteras Tripolis, who drew 2-2 at home with Aris.

As for Kalloni Lesvou, it beat Panthrakikos 2-0 at the Olympic Stadium of Athens and has secured top flight soccer for a second season, hoping that next year it will get the chance to play its home gains on Lesvos.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday April 6, 2014 (21:30)  
Tokyo hopes to change the world
Big win for Greens, tight one for Reds
Super League in disarray, lockout continues
More of the same as Greece loses to visiting Serbia
Cyprus on agenda in Biden visit to Istanbul
The prospects for the resumption of stalled peace talks on Cyprus and the issue of energy security were among the matters discussed on Saturday by US Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish gov...
PASOK nixes Papandreou leadership challenge
The junior coalition partner PASOK rejected over the weekend a proposal by the partys former leader and ex-premier George Papandreou for the party to call an emergency congress and a subseq...
Inside News
Fitch keeps Greek rating at B, outlook stable
Fitch Ratings retained Greeces sovereign credit rating at B and its outlook as stable late on Friday but warned of a downgrade should snap elections prove inconclusive or negotiations wit...
More cash for banks with same papers
Greek banks will be able to draw additional liquidity from the European Central Bank after Frankfurt issued a guideline on Friday that revises the haircut applying to securities issued or ...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Is Europe paying attention?
Barack Obama brought hope to the entire world when he was elected president of the United States in 2009 and then again in 2012 for a second term. During his first visit to Europe, marked by...
EDITORIAL
A reasonable agreement
Greece cannot and should not allow itself to be left without a safety net to make up for any funding needs that may crop up after the end of the year. Without such protection it would be at ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Cyprus on agenda in Biden visit to Istanbul
2. PASOK nixes Papandreou leadership challenge
3. Troika tests govt nerves as budget rift persists
4. Climate change to hit farming, Greek coastline
5. Piraeus nightclub shooting leaves 3 seriously injured
6. London court to rule on extradition of former judge
more news
Today
This Week
1. Fitch keeps Greek rating at B, outlook stable
2. Piraeus nightclub shooting leaves 3 seriously injured
3. Climate change to hit farming, Greek coastline
4. PASOK nixes Papandreou leadership challenge
5. Cyprus on agenda in Biden visit to Istanbul
6. Troika tests govt nerves as budget rift persists
Today
This Week
1. Double quake on Atalanti fault line rattles Greek capital [Update]
2. Greece and Poland switch roles as young Greeks head to vibrant Eastern European country for better prospects
3. Anti-junta uprising anniversary to be marked amid tight security
4. Biden heads to Istanbul amid tension over Cyprus EEZ violation
5. Carlsberg takes control of Greek brewer Olympic Brewery [Update]
6. Every age has its collaborators
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.