10-man Xanthi Founder in Kerkyra
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 24
|Kerkyra||1 - 0||Xanthi|
Xanthi slipped out of the playoff places on Sunday after they suffered a surprising 1-0 defeat by Kerkyra in this tightly-contested Matchday 24 encounter.
A poor first half from both sides laden with errors and disjointed play was summed up with the sending off of Xanthi’s Brazilian defender Wallace, whose dangerous head-high tackle on Fotis Georgiou left the referee with no choice but to show him the red card.
From then on Xanthi were up against it at the Kerkyra Stadium, and it came as little surprise when the home side finally got a breakthrough in the 65th minute through Kevin Diogo’s goal.
The French midfielder found the net with a clinical strike on the turn following good work by Alexandros Kontos, securing a win which lifted Kerkyra well clear of the relegation zone up to 10th place, while Xanthi dropped down to sixth spot.