Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Europe

Stefanos Athanasiadis © Reuters Images

PAOK strike late to hold Olympiakos



Stefanos Athanasiadis struck two minutes from time as PAOK Salonika held leaders Olympiakos Pireaus to a 1-1 draw in Sunday's top-of-the-table clash in the Greek Super League.

Leonardo Jardim's side looked to be heading for their 11th win in 12 matches after top scorer Rafik Djebbour's 27th-minute opener but Greece international Athanasiadis struck his eighth of the season to level matters late on at Toumba Stadium.

Champions Olympiakos maintained their eight-point lead in the standings with 32 points, with PAOK remaining second.

"There are still plenty of games left and we are not champions yet," Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas told reporters.

"Olympiakos is a great club and, with no disrespect to our opponents, a draw is not good enough. When you are ahead by a goal, miss chances and then concede a goal from the opposition's only real clear chance then of course there is bitterness.

"Despite that we remain eight points ahead and we want to keep it that way until the end of the season."

In other action, Panathinaikos' mini revival under recently appointed coach Juan Roman Rocha stalled as the Greens succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at Platanias.

Goals from French midfielder Kendal Ucar and Greek striker Ilias Anastasakos gave the home side a two-goal lead before Toche's 70th-minute penalty reduced the deficit.

The Spanish striker had seen what seemed a legitimate goal chalked off for offside in the first half, while any hopes of salvaging a point disappeared when Portuguese midfielder Zeca was dismissed five minutes from time after a second yellow card.

"Our psychology must remain intact, what we have to do is keep putting in good performances and hopefully the victories and points will come," Zeca said.

"We won't use the excuse of being tired from the Europa League commitments. We have to keep our heads held high and look at the bigger picture."

The result left Panathinaikos in seventh place, 16 points adrift of Olympiakos.

AEK Athens fans who thought last weekend's 4-0 win over Veria was the turning point in what has been a terrible start to the season came crashing back to earth as Ewald Lienen's team suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Levadiakos.

The Athens club remain rooted to the foot of the table with eight points from 12 matches.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Live Video Streaming

Thu, 24 Apr @ 05:00
Thu, 24 Apr @ 21:00
Thu, 24 Apr @ 21:00

Sports Talk



Azwihangwisi Mukhuba
Musona-less Chiefs' title hopes fading
Kaizer Chiefs announced that their star striker Knowledge Musona will be out of action for the rest...

Neil Tovey
Reason to feel Chippa
Winning automatic promotion to the PSL is always a fine achievement. Chippa United, however,...

Abiye Opuamah
Sacking Moyes the right decision?
As the news of David Moyes’s sacking reverberates around the football community, there will be more...

Carol Radull
Was Moyes's appointment deliberate?
I know every football blogger in the world has to blog about David Moyes this week and since I’m...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Finally Moyes is out of his misery
Finally emotions have been replaced by common sense and David Moyes has been put out of his misery...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Coach's behaviour appalling, could lead to deaths of referees
The recent after match comments by the coach of EPL club Chelsea is nothing short of appalling and...