Tuesday September 30, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
26o C
17o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Half-empty Karaiskakis stadium boos victorious Reds

By George Georgakopoulos

Olympiakos is strolling to the league title, as after its 2-1 home win over Aris it needs just five points from seven games, but its few fans who saw the game in Piraeus booed the team for the second time in four days.

Just 72 hours after its elimination from the Europa League at the hands of Levante, Olympiakos had a good first half to lead Aris through goals by top Super League scorer Rafik Djebbour and by Yiannis Maniatis.

However, a lackluster second half saw Aris pull a goal back through substitute Nikos Angeloudis and threaten to snatch a much-needed point toward the end.

Most Olympiakos fans chose to vote with their feet, as the Karaiskakis Stadium was uncharacteristically half-empty on Sunday evening, while the Reds were booed off the pitch in the end.

The result was far worse for Aris, which is now back in the drop zone after fellow struggling Veria won 2-0 at Xanthi on Saturday.

Asteras Tripolis stayed in second for one more week after downing visiting Levadiakos 1-0. PAOK is one point behind the Peloponnesian club thanks to its convincing 3-1 win over bottom team Kerkyra in Thessaloniki, including two spectacular goals by Dimitris Salpigidis.

Panathinaikos returned to winning ways as a Toche brace and the first ever goal by Stergos Marinos saw the Greens defeat OFI Crete 3-1 in Athens. Panathinaikos has now moved up to joint sixth, three points from a play-off position.

AEK remains in relegation trouble after suffering a 2-1 reverse at Platanias Hanion, although the winning goal came after a highly controversial penalty decision.

In other weekend games, Atromitos and PAS Giannina shared a goalless draw while Panionios beat Panthrakikos 2-0 in the debut of coach Constantinos Panagopoulos, after he took over from his former boss, Dimitris Eleftheropoulos.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday February 24, 2013 (21:53)  
All team sports suspended next weekend in memory of dead fan
Karamanos punishes Michel for deeming him surplus
Italys Cudin wins Spartathlon
Karagounis to end playing career, join national team staff
Roma camp evacuation postponed; flow resumes on Mesogeion Avenue
Plans to evacuate and partially demolish a Roma encampment in the northern Athenian suburb of Halandri, erected nearly four decades ago on a site behind the present-day Nomismatokopio metro ...
EU must boost air, sea migrant rescues, says Amnesty International
BRUSSELS - The EU's new leadership must boost air and naval power in the Mediterranean to rescue migrants who are dying in record numbers trying to reach the continent's shores, Amnesty Inte...
Inside News
Greek unemployment dips to 27 pct in June, but still highest in EU
Greek unemployment dipped slightly in June to 27 percent from May's figure of 27.1 percent but the crisis-hit country still has the highest jobless rate in the European Union, figures publis...
EU gives more aid to farmers hurt by Russia sanctions
The European Union introduced a new aid package on Tuesday worth 165 million euros to help farmers hit by Russian sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, but tightened up on dubious compensation ...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Next-day jitters
It is usual for Greek governments, whether one-party or coalitions (which are normally loath to actually work together), to claim that their only real challenge is dealing with the countrys...
EDITORIAL
No sweet debt deals
The lions share of Greeces debt is held by European Union member states and the International Monetary Fund. A writedown of the European part of the debt would require the approval of the ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Greek unemployment dips to 27 pct in June, but still highest in EU
2. Roma camp evacuation postponed; flow resumes on Mesogeion Avenue
3. EU must boost air, sea migrant rescues, says Amnesty International
4. EU gives more aid to farmers hurt by Russia sanctions
5. Commissioner-designate Avramopoulos to face three-hour interview on EUs migration portfolio
6. Roma camp off Mesogeion Avenue set for demolition amid reactions
more news
Today
This Week
1. Next-day jitters
2. Roma camp off Mesogeion Avenue set for demolition amid reactions
3. No sweet debt deals
4. Commissioner-designate Avramopoulos to face three-hour interview on EU's migration portfolio
5. EU gives more aid to farmers hurt by Russia sanctions
6. EU must boost air, sea migrant rescues, says Amnesty International
Today
This Week
1. Alexander the Great's tomb not at Amphipolis, says Culture Minister
2. Greece may opt for unusual president to avoid snap polls, Venizelos says
3. Woman allegedly buried alive by accident in northern Greece
4. Salaries in Greece continue to slide, dipping 1.4 pct in Q2
5. Venizelos denies jihadis are being trained in Greece
6. Should you bet with Kissinger on where the world is heading?
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.