Levadiakos the loser in final-day Super League thriller

Levadiakos became the last team to go down from the Super League despite its win on Sunday, as its four-way tie with Veria, Panionios and Panthrakikos reserved for the Livadia club the same fate as Ergotelis, OFI Crete and Niki Volou.

The thriller of the final day of the regular season, with one place left open for the relegation line-up, had a dramatic climax, with Panionios holding on for dear life till the very end of its game with PAOK at home. Eventually the Nea Smyrni club managed to end the game at 0-0 despite playing with only 10 men in the last half-hour.

The meant that Levadiakos’s 2-0 win at Ergotelis was not enough for the Viotia team, coach by Akis Mantzios, to stay up.

Panthrakikos completed a fantastic run-in, adding a 2-0 triumph in front of a capacity crowd at Komotini over neighboring Xanthi to victories at Veria and over Panathinaikos. On Sunday Veria, that had no relegation concerns, lost 2-0 at Panetolikos.

Champion Olympiakos drew 1-1 at Platanias, as Olympiakos’s Franco Jara equalized an own goal by Tasos Avlonitis.

Panathinaikos took advantage of PAOK’s draw and grabbed the second spot of the regular season via a 3-1 home win over PAS Giannina. Viktor Klonaridis opened the score, Brana Ilic equalized for PAS, before two goal by Nikos Karelis and Tasos Lagos for the Greens.

Atromitos grabbed a point at Kalloni (1-1) and Asteras Tripolis downed Kerkyra 2-0 at home.

The four teams to enter the play-offs are Panathinaikos with two points, PAOK with two, Asteras with one and Atromitos with no points.

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