PAOK snatched a 1-1 draw at Schalke on Wednesday to improve its standing in the UEFA rankings, but its 3-0 home loss last week in the first leg meant that it has crashed out of the Europa League with a 4-1 aggregate score.
Giannis Antetokounmpo made history on Sunday night, not only for being the first Greek to take part in an NBA All-Star Game, but also for going from rookie to the top scorer of the Eastern Conference All-Stars in the showcase event of basketball’s best league in the world.
Olympiakos and PAOK saw their chances for a spot in the last 16 of the Europa League diminish dramatically after the first-leg games on Thursday, as Olympiakos drew 0-0 at home with Osmanlispor and PAOK lost 3-0 in Thessaloniki to Schalke.
Olympiakos and AEK survived scares from Kolossos Rhodes and Trikala respectively as they fought back to score wins in the Basket League, though PAOK was not so lucky, suffering an upset at struggling Apollon Patras.
Xanthi put an end to PAOK’s winning streak with a goalless draw in Thrace on Sunday leaving Panionios alone in second chasing runaway Super League leader Olympiakos, both of whom won on Saturday, while Panathinaikos scored four goals for the second time in four days.
Olympiakos and Panathinaikos dismissed visiting opposition from the bottom half of the Euroleague table to strengthen their position, as the Reds beat Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday after the Greens had downed Bamberg on Thursday.
Police officers stand in front of members of the self-proclaimed Patriotic Union of Greek Citizens of Oraiokastro, who gathered Tuesday outside an elementary school in the small town near Thessaloniki to protest the presence of child migrants in afternoon classes. It was the third protest by the group in a week. Police cordoned off the area around the school to control the protesters, who on Monday clashed with anti-fascist demonstrators. [ANA-MPA]