Thursday Jul 24, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
31o C
23o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Valdez hat trick helps Olympiakos shake off United loss

By George Georgakopoulos

Nelson Valdez scored a hat trick in the first 14 minutes as Olympiakos recovered from its elimination to Manchester United with a 4-1 thumping of Ergotelis on Crete on Sunday, in a weekend when all top five teams ended victorious.

After the fastest hat trick in Super League history by Paraguay's Valdez, Joel Campbell added the fourth from the penalty spot before half-time, with Ergotelis pulling one back in the second half via Abdisalam Ibrahim.

Atromitos and PAOK remained tied in second, 18 points off the pace, but their home wins could not have been any more different. Atromitos dismissed struggling Platanias 3-0 at home, while 10-man PAOK had to come from behind to see off PAS Giannina 2-1 in a game with spectacular goals by Miroslav Stoch for the host and Andi Lila for the visitor.

Panathinaikos, in fourth, scored its fourth win in four games downing Apollon 3-1 thanks to a brace by the league’s new leading scorer, Sweden’s Marcus Berg, and an own goal by Thanassis Panteliadis. Darren Ambrose had equalized for Lawrie Sanchez’s team.

Asteras Tripolis has completed the lineup of the four teams to contest the Champions League playoffs after beating Panetolikos 1-0 at Agrinio.

Aris is all but relegated after letting its 1-0 lead slip at Komotini on Saturday to lose 2-1 to Panthrakikos. Relegation will come for the Thessaloniki club – that is nine points from safety with four games left to play – on its centenary.

In other games Xanthi defeated Panionios 2-0, Levadiakos beat Veria by the same score and Kalloni Lesvou saw off OFI Crete 1-0.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday March 23, 2014 (21:58)  
Athens, the Marathon capital of the world for good
Pole vault record on same day as three doping cases
Standard Liege on Panathinaikos’s way
Volleyball national team reaches Euro final
Policeman saves bather in western Greece
A policeman on Wednesday saved a 75-year-old bather who had become stranded some 300 meters out to sea in western Greece. Other bathers at the beach in Vonitsa called police when they spotte...
Gov´t leaders try to ease tensions over evaluation
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and PASOK chief Evangelos Venizelos are on Thursday expected to discuss a rift that has appeared within the government over an evaluation scheme for civil serv...
Inside News
No property transactions for tax evaders
The Finance Ministry is blocking real estate transactions for owners who have not paid their property taxes in the last five years. Any transactions attempted without the ENFIA certificate, ...
IOBE warns crisis will return if reforms are not implemented
The Greek economy will expand by 0.7 percent this year but it risks slipping back into the mire of the recent crisis years unless the reforms are implemented, the Foundation for Economic and...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Front-line threats
Ongoing developments in the country’s broader neighborhood are creating new challenges as well as threats in terms of the country’s interests. While the Middle East is turning into a big bla...
EDITORIAL
Testing behavior
No country is capable of functioning properly without having an elementary evaluation system in place to assess its public sector employees. In Greece, a country where the lowest common deno...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. No property transactions for tax evaders
2. IOBE warns crisis will return if reforms are not implemented
3. Aegean has expressed an interest in Cyprus Airways
4. ‘Stop tax dodging to lower taxes’
5. Index up but some banks take a beating
6. Policeman saves bather in western Greece
more news
Today
This Week
1. Hedge fund Dromeus turns Greek tragedy to triumph with 160 pct gain
2. Front-line threats
3. Testing behavior
4. EU praises Greece’s progress in departure from troika criticism
5. Parts of Thessaloniki university campus sealed off as police investigate bomb threat
6. Police release new photos of fugitive Roupa
Today
This Week
1. The cost of excellence
2. Ex-Credit Suisse banker taps lesson for Greek rebound
3. Greece seen in third bailout as bonds not enough, economists say
4. Climber dies in Mount Olympus fall
5. Greek banks able to tap investors after stress tests, HFSF Says
6. Greek sovereign debt at 174.1 percent of GDP in first quarter
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.