Another weekend, another win for AEK, that has surprisingly reached seven out of seven at the Basket League to stay alone on top of the table after the game between Panathinaikos and PAOK was postponed on Monday.
Greek soccer has entered another cycle of controversy, introspection and infighting after the derby that never was between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos on Saturday. That has overshadowed the Super League action of Sunday, that included PAOK firing a blank at home against Panetolikohs.
Panathinaikos chairman Yiannis Alafouzos has tendered his resignation and the club’s board is to decide on Sunday whether to pull out of the Super League after Saturday’s home match against Olympiakos was called off amid fan violence.
Greek soccer was dealt yet another blow on Saturday after the cancelation of the Panathinaikos vs Olympiakos derby and the riots with one police officer injured and significant damage to the area surrounding the Panathinaikos ground at Ambelokipi.
Olympiakos scored a Pyrrhic victory in Turkey, downing Anadolu Efes but losing its center, Patric Young on Thursday, while Panathinaikos grabbed its second Euroleague win in five games thrashing visiting Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday.
One hour’s decent play was not enough for Greece to score or get a result at Luxembourg, going down to the minnows of central Europe with a 1-0 score in the friendly that marked the beginning of Michael Skibbe’s time on the Greek bench on Friday night.