Olympiacos Edge Closer to Title
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 27
|Kerkyra||0 - 2||Olympiacos|
Recently-appointed coach Takis Lemonis enjoyed a second successive victory in charge at Olympiacos as the SuperLeague leaders edged ever closer to their 44th league title with a 2-0 away win at Kerkyra on Wednesday.
The Erythrolefki were in control from start to finish in Corfu, claiming a comfortable victory thanks to goals from Kostas Fortounis and Marko Marin which saw them move eight points clear of PAOK with three matches to play.
Panionios can cut the deficit to six points and move back into second place if they win at in-form Panathinaikos on Thursday evening.
Fortounis was the star performer on the night for Lemonis’ side, opening the scoring in the 20th minute after rounding the home keeper and almost making it 2-0 just eight minutes with a shot which hit the bar and went over.
German midfielder Marin then made the game safe with a superbly-worked goal with 12 minutes left. Marin exchanged a neat one-two with striker Karim Ansarifard before racing through to score with a delicate chip over the on-rushing keeper.
That secured a vital win which puts the title within touching distance, something which will come as a relief to Olympiacos fans who had seen an uncharacteristic wobble from their team in the period before Lemonis arrived to steady the ship.