PAS Playoffs?

PAS Giannina got all three points in Xanthi, finishing sixth in the SuperLeague. The win could give PAS Giannina a place in the Playoffs all depending if Panionios is approved for licensure from the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO). Atromitos and Asteras Tripolis, who defeated Panionios and Veria respectively, finished behind PAS and will not compete in the playoffs. In other action, Platanias-PAOK and Iraklis-Panetolikos both ended goal-less.

 

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Xanthi 0 - 1 PAS Giannina
Tsoukalas 45'+1'

In Xanthi, PAS needed a win to clinch sixth place in the SuperLeague which could possibly lead to a place in the playoffs. In first half stoppage time, Tsoukalas found the back of the net, giving the visitors the lead. After the break PAS, created more opportunities to score, but the one goal was enough leaving the players to celebrate at the final whistle. PAS Giannina now waits to see if Panionios will receive licensure to compete in the playoffs. If Panionios’ appeal is declined, PAS will take their place and will have the opportunity to earn a spot in Europe’s competitions for the first time in their history. 


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Panionios 0 - 1 Atromitos
Stojcev 78'

Atromitos needed a win and help from Xanthi to have hopes for a 6th place finish in the SuperLeague. Panionios, who has mathematically taken a place in the playoffs, await the decision for their licensure authorization to compete in the postseason. Although Panionios controlled the pace of the game, Atromitos opened the score 12 minutes before the end. The score stood until the final whistle, however the win was not enough for Atromitos as PAS Giannina defeated Xanthi. Despite finishing in 7th place, Atromitos had a strong end to the season winning their final 5 games.


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Asteras Tripolis 2 - 1 Veria
Ioannidis 48', 73' Balafas 9'

Like Atromitos, Asteras Tripolis hoped to finish in 6th place by the end of the day. They needed a win along with favorable results from Xanthi and Panionios. Things started off rough for the Arkades when they went down in the score in the 9th minute. Veria took the lead into the break, but Ioannidis was able to equalize 3 minutes into the second half for the home side. The come-back was complete, again with Ioannidis finding the back of the net 17 minutes before the end, giving Asteras the victory. The win was not enough as both PAS Giannina and Atromitos were victorious, ending Asteras’ hopes for a place in the playoffs. 


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Platanias 0 - 0 PAOK
Iraklis 0 - 0 Panetolikos

Both Platanias-PAOK and Iraklis-Panetolikos ended in goal-less draws with neither game having significance for the SuperLeague Rankings. In Crete, the first half provided little entertainment with few chances for both sides. In the second half, both clubs created opportunities to score as Platanias came close on many occasions. The draw caps off a great season for the Cretan side who finished in 9th in the SuperLeague Standings. PAOK will compete in the playoffs for a place in next year’s Champions League. In Thessaloniki, a rather dull match was played between Iraklis and Panetolikos as both teams finished their responsibilities in this year’s SuperLeague. Both teams ended with 35 points, however Panetolikos held the head to head advantage and finished in 11th, ahead of Iraklis.  


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