Three fight to avoid drop from Super League - The Best from Greece
Posted on: 05/Apr/2011
Asteras Tripolis, Atromitos and Kerkyra in relegation trouble
By George Georgakopoulos
Three teams will be battling it out to avoid the last relegation spot in the Super League during the two remaining rounds of games, with Asteras Tripolis in greater trouble than Atromitos and Kerkyra.
While the top of the table saw no change on April 3 given that Olympiakos has been points ahead and effectively the champion since mid-March, the relegation dogfight has become the focus of attention in the soccer league.
With Larissa losing 1-0 at PAOK and now harboring no more than mere hopes of avoiding the drop, the other three teams striving to avoid following Panserraikos to the second division also lost.
Asteras suffered a 2-1 home defeat to 10-man Aris and missed a penalty one minute from the end, while Kerkyra also lost 2-1 at home to Panionios, which also had a man sent off.
Atromitos went down 1-0 at AEK, with the two teams set to meet again at the end of the month in the Greek Cup final. AEK was unfazed by its fans forcing its squad to travel from the hotel to the Olympic Stadium by taxi, instead of using the club’s coach, in an act of revenge by certain supporters who disliked the players’ decision to flee the Karaiskakis Stadium by taxi two weeks earlier after their 6-0 loss to Olympiakos.
Olympiakos beat Kavala 3-1 with all goals coming between the 58th and the 67th minutes. Panathinaikos suffered a shock 1-0 loss at Panserraikos and Olympiakos Volou moved closer to a playoff spot, beating Xanthi 3-0. Ergotelis rose to eighth, downing Iraklis 1-0.
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