-- More Joy for Xanthi...More Disappointment for Larissa --
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 14
|Xanthi||1 - 0||Larissa|
Xanthi continued their impressive form by defeating Larissa 1-0 for the 14th matchday in the Greek Superleague. It is Xanthi’s ninth game without a defeat while Larissa remain winless since the fourth matchday. The only goal of the game came in the 50th minute with a header from Vasilakakis.
After a slow opening 20 minutes, Larissa created the first good chance with Nazlidis’ shot that was blocked by the Xanthi defense. The best chance of the half fell to the hosts when Younes’ header just missed the target and the teams went into the break goalless.
Larissa threatened two minutes after the restart, but Nazlidis’ shot from a good position was well off target. Two minutes later, Xanthi punished the missed chance when Triadis’ cross was met by Vasilakakis’ header, giving the Thrakiotes the 1-0 lead.
After Xanthi failed to double their lead on two occasions, the last chance for a Larissa equalizer came in the 75th minute when Golias’ open header went directly into Zivkovic’s hands. The final whistle sealed another great result for Xanthi as Larissa was left empty handed for yet another game.
Xanthi has put behind them their slow start to the season by going undefeated for a ninth straight match. For the time being, they currently sit in SECOND place in the standings. On the other hand, Larissa remain only two points clear of the relegation zone. Next weekend, Xanthi will face a troubling Veria side while Larissa will have a tough test at home when they play Panathinaikos.