Playoffs for PAOK!

PAOK can rest easy, as they are in the SuperLeague Playoffs! Two goals in the final 10 minutes gave PAOK the 2-0 victory over Levadiakos in the empty Touba Stadium. In the battle for 6th place, PAS Giannina recorded an important win over Platanias jumping to 6th, while Atromitos creeps up in the standings after earning their 4th straight victory by defeating Kalloni 0-2.

 

greek superleague - matchday 29

PAOK 2 - 0 Levadiakos
Leovac 80'
Mak 90'

Last week's loss to Panionios and the 5 point deduction handed to PAOK, after fan violence broke out in the Greek Cup semi-final, kept PAOK on their toes for the final playoff spot. Today's match looked to end in a 0-0 draw but the home side was able to break the stubborn Levadiakos defense in the final ten minutes. Leovac opened the score in the 80th minute before Mak secured the win by doubling the lead in the 90th minute. The win takes PAOK to the SuperLeague playoffs as they wait for a decision from the appeal's court in hopes of having their point deduction reduced. 


greek superleague - matchday 29

PAS Giannina 2 - 0 Platanias
Manias 23', 84'

While Panionios has yet to receive licensure for the playoffs, 6th place is up for grabs for a last ditch spot in the playoffs. In Giannina, PAS defeated 6th place Platanias surpassing their opponents and Asteras Tripolis (drew Panathinaikos) to sit in sixth place. Manias was the hero for the home side scoring both goals, one in each half, in their 2-0 victory. PAS plays away to Xanthi in the final matchday to secure 6th place and will hope to receive Panionios' playoff spot!


greek superleague - matchday 29

Kalloni 2 - 4 Atromitos
Manousos (p) 52'
Anastasiadis 58'


Matei 5'
Usero 6'
Brito 60'
Le Tallec 77'

In Mytilene, Atromitos was able to come away with a 2-4 win against last placed Kalloni. After taking a 2 goal lead by the 6th minute (!) Kalloni equalized with back to back goals in the 52nd and 58th minutes. However, the visitors immediately responded two minutes later with Brito to once again take the lead. The win was secured in the 77th minute when Le Tallec found the back of the net, giving Atromitos their four straight win. Atromitos also hopes in finishing in 6th, sitting only 3 points behind PAS Giannina. A reminder that Atromitos has been deducted 3 points for fan disturbances in their home match against AEK, and has appealed the decision. The appeals court decision will play a significant role in Atromitos' quest for 6th place and a possible playoff spot. 

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