Saturday November 22, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
18o C
10o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Apollon is relegated, Xanthi to face survival play-off

By George Georgakopoulos

Apollon followed Aris to the second division and Xanthi will contest a relegation play-off, as the end of the regular season of the Super League on Sunday produced predictable results that also included defeats for PAOK and Panathinaikos.

A late Javier Saviola goal sent Apollon Smyrnis back to the Football League just one year after its promotion to the top flight, although the team of manager Lawrie Sanchez challenged the champion all the way at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium and nearly spoiled the title fiesta of OIympiakos that followed the Reds’ 1-0 win.

Apollon dropped because the other teams behind it at the table, Veria and Xanthi, scored home wins to climb above the Athens team. Veria defeated Asteras Tripolis 1-0 and Xanthi downed 10-man Panathinaikos 3-1. The Thrace club will now have to wait until June to face the team to finish third at the second-division play-offs for its survival, while its striker Esteban Solari was the league’s top scorer with 16 goals.

The Asteras loss meant that PAOK, Panathinaikos and Atromitos will all start the play-off mini league for Greece’s second spot in the Champions League on the same number of points (two), while Asteras will start with no points.

PAOK lost the advantage it had over Atromitos and Panathinaikos as it went down 3-2 at Levadiakos, three days ahead of its priority game, the cup semifinal against Olympiakos in Thessaloniki. PAOK finished the regular season in second, 17 points behind Olympiakos and three ahead of Atromitos and Panathinaikos.

Atromitos won 3-1 at Panthrakikos to finish third, level on points with Panathinaikos. The play-offs will start on April 30.

In other games Ergotelis beat Kalloni Lesvou 3-0, Panetolikos downed OFI Crete 1-0 and Panionios shared a 0-0 draw with Platanias. Aris’s farewell game in the Super League was a 0-0 home draw with PAS Giannina.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday April 13, 2014 (22:22)  
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
Image of artwork showing humans in blender taken out of schoolbooks
A photograph of a controversial work by a Japanese artist showing people in a blender will be removed from a primary school physics textbook, the Education Ministry said on Friday. The paint...
Simitis supports Venizelos over new movement
Former Prime Minister Costas Simitis on Friday backed PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos’s proposal to create a new center-left party with the Socialists at its heart. The two men met a day af...
Inside News
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 ...
Growth to fuel rise in revenues
Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis on Friday tabled in Parliament the final draft of the 2015 budget which is in line with the targets of the country’s bailout agreement with its creditors a...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Give Greece a chance
Greece's creditors are testing the country's endurance - again. If they keep pressing, they could split the euro area apart, which would be a disaster for them as much as for Greece. They ne...
COMMENTARY
‘Who lost Greece?’
If, by unhappy chance, Greece’s efforts to create a more efficient economy and more just society should fail, if it turns out that all our sacrifices were in vain, who will be to blame? The ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Image of artwork showing humans in blender taken out of schoolbooks
2. More cash for banks with same papers
3. Simitis supports Venizelos over new movement
4. Growth to fuel rise in revenues
5. Commercial property draws interest from investors
6. Sony chooses Piraeus as its entry point to Europe
more news
Today
This Week
1. Give Greece a chance
2. Cosco’s Greek unit adds multinational rail-freight client
3. No breakthrough after marathon conference call
4. Israel backs East Med pipeline project
5. Education Ministry mulls over introducing Albanian language classes
6. Greece says EU/IMF lenders disagree with 2015 budget deficit estimate
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. Constructively disrupting the Greek start-up ecosystem: What will the impact be?
4. Anti-junta uprising anniversary to be marked amid tight security
5. Biden heads to Istanbul amid tension over Cyprus EEZ violation
6. Carlsberg takes control of Greek brewer Olympic Brewery [Update]
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.