Wednesday Jan 28, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
9o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
‘That’s not how we dream of Olympiakos’

By George Georgakopoulos

Greek champion Olympiakos slumped to a second defeat to Levante, this time at home with a 1-0 score, leading its fans who rushed to the team’s support at the Karaiskakis Stadium on a rainy night to chant “that’s not how we dream of Olympiakos” at half-time and at the end.

The Reds were once more second best to the team from Valencia that thoroughly deserved the ticket to the round of 16 of the Europa League, on a 4-0 aggregate score.

Picking up from where it had left the tie at the emphatic 3-0 victory at home, Levante scored within the first nine minutes of the game in Piraeus as Obafemi Martins headed in with ease from close range a corner kick from the right, effectively putting an end to any hopes Olympiakos might have had for reversing the first-leg result.

The Spanish threatened on several other occasions as an embarrassed Olympiakos was unable and poorly prepared to match its visitor.

Throughout the game Olympiakos had no more than two or three decent chances to score, the best one being one minute from the end by Dimitris Siovas.

It was a disappointing end to the Reds’ European season, after collecting nine points at the group stage of the Champions League. It was also the second home loss for Olympiakos in February, after going down to Atromitos in the league.

The pitch invasion by one of its fans in the first half will not help the club’s image in Europe either.

ekathimerini.com , Friday February 22, 2013 (00:29)  
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
New FinMin slams bailout deals as ´toxic mistake,´ sees chance to ´reboot Europe´
New Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has said that the newly-installed government will seek to forge an agreement that will bridge previous programs with a new deal between Greece and its f...
Greek PM Tsipras pushes on with radical change, markets tumble [Update]
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised "radical" change on Wednesday as his new government swiftly moved to roll back key parts of Greece's international bailout, prompting a third day of lo...
Inside News
European stocks decline for a second day as Greece leads losses
European stocks declined for a second day, erasing earlier gains, as Greek equities led losses. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped 0.2 percent to 367.86 at 10:56 a.m. in London. The gauge ro...
Greek bonds and stocks slump for third day
Greek bonds and stocks slumped for a third day, with equities heading for their lowest level since October 2012. The yield on three-year notes jumped 191 basis points to 15.93 percent at 11:...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Greece puts mind over money
Whenever a public intellectual runs for or is appointed to high public office, people who think and/or write for a living tend to get very excited. At some point after that, they usually get...
COMMENTARY
EU must accept that Greek debt relief is inevitable
A prediction for you: Greece and the European Union will split the difference in their quarrel over debt relief. What's uncertain is how their respective governments will justify the new dea...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. New FinMin slams bailout deals as ´toxic mistake,´ sees chance to ´reboot Europe´
2. Greek PM Tsipras pushes on with radical change, markets tumble [Update]
3. European stocks decline for a second day as Greece leads losses
4. New PM lays out key priorities in first cabinet meeting
5. Greek bonds and stocks slump for third day
6. Greece´s looming clash in Europe starts with sanctions on Russia
more news
Today
This Week
1. Athens may veto further EU sanctions against Russia
2. EU must accept that Greek debt relief is inevitable
3. Greek PM Tsipras pushes on with radical change, markets tumble [Update]
4. Greece's looming clash in Europe starts with sanctions on Russia
5. EU toughens stance after Tsipras names cabinet
6. A turn toward responsibility
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. Unsupervised voting
6. Greek Elections 2015: The day after | LIVE
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.