Saturday August 2, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
31o C
24o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Aris is mathematically relegated, while Olympiakos loses again

By George Georgakopoulos

Aris has been mathematically relegated from the Super League after its home loss to Ergotelis on Wednesday, while Olympiakos suffered its third league loss this year, going down at Asteras Tripolis.

The popular Thessaloniki club lost 2-0 to Ergotelis and is relegated for the third time in its long history, just a day after it celebrated its 100th birthday. The heavy debts that have condemned the club to a depleted roster and to court battles may also entail a relegation straight to the amateur divisions, following the pattern set by AEK last year.

The other team to be automatically relegated will probably be one from Veria, Platanias Hanion and Apollon Smyrnis. On Wednesday Veria beat 10-man Xanthi 3-2 at home and Platanias defeated Levadiakos 2-0 at Hania, while Apollon greets PAOK on Thursday and will climb out of the drop zone with a win, three rounds of games before the end of the regular season.

The team to finish third from bottom will face a relegation play-off with the team to finish third in the second division.

After its losses to Panathinaikos and PAOK, and still smarting from its elimination from the Champions league by Manchester United, champion Olympiakos suffered yet another defeat on Wednesday: Asteras won 2-1 with goals by Pablo De Blasis and Mauricio Carrasco, the second one being from an offside position in time added on. Teenager Nikos Vergos had equalized for Olympiakos.

Second-placed Atromitos lost 2-0 at OFI Crete and is now level on points not only with PAOK that has a game in hand but also with Panathinaikos. The Greens scored their fifth league win in a row thrashing Kalloni Lesvou 3-0 at home as the race for Greeces spot for the Champions League qualifiers spot is heating up, with the play-offs coming after Easter.

Also on Wednesday Panionios drew 1-1 at Nea Smyrni with Panetolikos, and on Thursday PAS Giannina hosts Panthrakikos.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday March 26, 2014 (23:05)  
One win and one loss in Europa League
Goalless draw at Liege puts Greens in driving seat
Greek league recruits former referee Dallas
Veronas Moras donates bone marrow to brother
Libya evacuees set to reach Piraeus on Saturday
A Greek frigate carrying 186 people evacuated from conflict-ridden Libya is expected to reach the port of Piraeus early Saturday, the Greek Defense Ministry said. The evacuation operation to...
Coast guard seeks boost in Aegean
Efforts to boost the number of coast guard officers serving on Aegean islands where authorities have to deal with large numbers of undocumented migrants who are smuggled by traffickers from ...
Inside News
Greek PMI drops to nine-month low in July
The return to growth of the manufacturing sector proved short-lived, as the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dropped to a nine-month low in July to 48.7 points, against 49.4 points in June, a...
Property tax surplus may lead to more installments or cuts
The government is considering an increase in the number of installments allowed for the payment of the new Single Property Ownership Tax (ENFIA) for 2014 and to reduce its size from 2015 if ...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
In trying to conquer, Putin unites Europe
President Vladimir Putin is obliged to feign indifference to the sanctions that the European Union and the United States imposed on Russia this week. But, being the player that he is, he mus...
EDITORIAL
Our own worst enemies
A new study has come to exemplify the cliche notion that Greeks find it easier to excel abroad, where they fare much better than they do at home. According to research by epidemiologist John...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Greek PMI drops to nine-month low in July
2. Property tax surplus may lead to more installments or cuts
3. Athens-Patra in just two hours
4. Plans to tackle Russian crisis
5. Fifth straight day of losses on Greek bourse
6. Libya evacuees set to reach Piraeus on Saturday
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece evacuates embassy staff, foreign nationals from Libya
2. Greek exporters worried about impact of Russia sanctions
3. Greek bond yields dip as investors anticipate ratings upgrade
4. Britons stranded at sea off Zakynthos towed to safety
5. Human rights watchdog criticizes decision to file Farmakonisi case
6. Jean-Claude Juncker to make first official visit to Athens on Monday
Today
This Week
1. Wine cup used by Pericles found in grave north of Athens
2. Defense Minister Avramopoulos to represent Greece at European Commission
3. Worlds largest solar boat on Greek mission
4. What lessons can we draw from antiquity?
5. Greece names fifth privatization agency chief in four years
6. Greek coast guard picks up 77 migrants off Myconos
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.