AEK Take Control of Playoff Spot
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 27
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AEK Athens clinched a vital 2-0 away victory at playoff rivals Platanias on Thursday to move back into fifth place to strengthen their grip on securing a place in the SuperLeague playoffs.
Goals from Brazilian defender Vinicius Freitas (18) and Greece midfielder Christos Aravidis (67) proved enough for Manolo Jimenez’s team, who put last weekend’s agonising 3-2 derby defeat to city rivals Panathinaikos firmly behind them.
The result allowed the Kitrinomavri to climb back into the final playoff place in fifth spot, but they are just two points ahead of Skoda Xanthi who are hot on their heels with just three games remaining.
Platanias are still not out of the playoff reckoning down in seventh, as the Cretan outfit are only five points adrift of AEK.