Thursday October 23, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
22o C
16o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
PAOK earns spot in Europa League play-offs

By George Georgakopoulos

PAOK earned the second spot in the Super League play-offs that leads to the playoffs of the Europa League in August as it beat Panathinaikos 1-0 on Saturday in the last round of games of the mini-league.

In a very entertaining game played behind closed doors at Toumba, the two teams faced off for the fifth time this season, and had plenty of goal-scoring occasions in the course of the 90 minutes.

However it was only Zvonimir Vukic that found the target for PAOK on the 57th minute with a powerful shot from inside the box to beat Panathinaikos keeper Stefanos Kotsolis.

In Saturday’s other game, Atromitos defeated Asteras Tripolis 3-1 to finish above its opponent on a superior head-to-head record and snatch the ticket to the third qualifying round of next season’s Europa League. Asteras instead will have to settle with starting from the second qualifying round in mid-July.

All four goals at Peristeri came in the first half, with Stefano Napoleoni giving a 2-0 lead to Atromitos, Pablo De Blasis halving the deficit for Asteras and Sokratis Fytanidis scoring the third goal for the host.

As a result Panathinaikos has finished first in the play-offs – and second overall in the Super League – with 11 points and is preparing to represent Greece in the Champions League qualifiers, PAOK ended up with 10 points, while Atromitos and Asteras Tripolis had seven points each.

The end of the play-offs has brought the Super League season to an end, with the only affair still pending being the relegation play-off between Xanthi and the team to finish third in the second division.

ekathimerini.com , Saturday May 17, 2014 (22:50)  
Roberto´s heroics make Kasami´s goal count
Third-division Iroditos punished heavily after fan death
PAOK fans stop coach Markopoulos´s move to Olympiakos
Reds lose to Nea Kifissia, search for new coach
Cyprus seeks EU response over Turkey´s EEZ violation
Cyprus is to raise the issue of Turkey’s violation of its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) at Thursday’s European Council meeting after Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu raised the specter...
Thirteen indicted for inmate torture
Thirteen correctional officers and their former warden will stand trial in Serres, northern Greece, over the death of Albanian inmate Ilie Kareli on March 27 at Nigrita Prison. Kareli was tr...
Inside News
TBEX brings together 800 travel bloggers in Athens
Over 800 travel bloggers and writers were expected to meet in Athens on Thursday, the first day of the TBEX Europe 2014 conference, an annual gathering of travel industry professionals. Besi...
Athens weighs its LNG and CNG options
Energy Minister Yiannis Maniatis met on Wednesday with officials from six leading shipping companies in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, as he is weighing the possibility of Greece as...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Careful what you wish for
Everyone is in a rush to become prime minister in this country, as if they have not learned a single thing from its political history. While still in opposition, PASOK’s George Papandreou ma...
EDITORIAL
Taking care of our key industry
It’s time to face facts: Tourism is the country’s heavy industry. The sector’s considerable contribution has served as a stabilizing factor for the local economy, essentially placing the cou...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. TBEX brings together 800 travel bloggers in Athens
2. Roberto´s heroics make Kasami´s goal count
3. Athens weighs its LNG and CNG options
4. Greece ranks among global leaders in tourism growth
5. Global oil price drop sends local fuel prices back to 2010 levels
6. Buy big house, become a citizen
more news
Today
This Week
1. TBEX brings together 800 travel bloggers in Athens
2. At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests, three in Greece, report says
3. Cyprus to block Turkey's EU talks after EEZ violation
4. EU’s Juncker wins Commission-team approval with investment vow
5. Juncker’s EU commission team set for parliamentary green light
6. Taprantzis resigns from privatization agency TAIPED
Today
This Week
1. Coalition shooting itself in the foot
2. Istanbul skyscraper casts shadow over Greece's banking ambitions
3. Greece’s closed society is central to its current malaise
4. Greece must stick to reforms, says Schaeuble
5. The past, present and future of the Greek debt crisis
6. At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests, three in Greece, report says
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.