The Greek basketball giants succumbed to their Spanish hosts in the second set of Euroleague games for the week, as Olympiakos succumbed to holder Real Madrid on Thursday and Panathinaikos went down at Barcelona on Friday.
Panathinaikos and Olympiakos eased to comfortable home victories for the Basket League against Holargos and AEK respectively on Sunday ahead of a very challenging week in the Euroleague. Aris and Lavrio edged closer to safety with precious wins.
Greek school teachers shout slogans during a demonstration against government plans to change hiring procedures in the public sector in Athens, Thursday. The banner reads “Free public school for all children. Massive permanent hirings now.” [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters]