Greens thrash Kerkyra to ease off-field woes
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 18
|Panathinaikos||4 - 0||Kerkyra|
Panathinaikos cruised to a 4-0 home hammering of Kerkyra on Saturday to temporarily stop the recent rot which has set in due to the club’s ongoing financial problems, while Platanias won for the first time since September thanks to a 1-0 home success against Levadiakos.
First half goals from Christos Donis (16) and Mattias Johansson (33) put Marinos Ouzounidis’ team firmly in control at half-time against the struggling visitors, with further strikes from Robin Lod and Omri Altman after 70 and 90 minutes respectively sealed a much-welcomed three points.
Following last weekend’s disastrous 3-2 defeat at Levadiakos, plus the club’s ongoing financial struggles, it was imperative that PAO picked up three points, and they did so tonight with an impressive performance to boot.
Ouzounidis would have been pleased with the response from his players, who earned a win which moved the club up to eighth place in the SuperLeague standings with 22 points from 18 matches.
|Platanias||1 - 0||Levadiakos|
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Meanwhile in Crete, Platanias won for only the second time this season, beating Levadiakos 1-0 in Chania to end a run of 11 successive defeats.
Joao Francisco’s own goal 10 minutes from time proved the difference between the two teams in a closely contested encounter, with the final whistle sparking wild celebrations among the home players and fans.
The win moves Platanias onto nine points, although they remain bottom of the table and four points away from safety.