CYPRIOT SOCCER: Omonia Nicosia bounced back after their weekend defeat to Pafos FC and did so with an impressive 5-2 victory over AEK Larnaca in Wednesday’s derby. **HIGHLIGHTS**
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: Matchday 5 of the 2017/18 Champions’ League features the first major derby of the season. AEK and Olympiacos do battle on Sunday night at the Olympic Stadium in Athens. The AGONAsport Match of the Week, this derby will have real bearing on the early tone of the title race. A victory could leaders AEK five points clear of the 7-time defending champions, while an Olympiacos victory could see normal service resumed as far as Super League domination goes.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: The 2017/18 is still in its early days, but some early conclusions are beginning to be drawn in Greece. One is that Olympiacos remain favorites for the title, but have already shown just four matches that they are looking vulnerable again. Their main rivals for the title? AEK’s positive start to the season, both at home and in Europe, sees the Kitrinomavri as the early favorites to challenge Olympiacos’ long-reign atop the Greek game.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: As discussed yesterday, Dimitris Giannakopoulos and Giannis Alafouzos could not come to an agreement regarding the proposed takeover by the former. The major sticking point in negotiations was the amount of debt Alafouzos was to cover upon his exit. As a result, the club faces a massively uncertain future which has fans fearing for the worst. In this instance, the worst is relegation to Greece’s third division.