Olympiacos Stunned By Unbeaten Atromitos
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 6
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Olympiacos’ indifferent form continued on Sunday as the SuperLeague champions suffered a third successive defeat with Atromitos stunning the Georgios Karaiskakis by walking away with a famous 1-0 win.
Kyriakos Kivrakidis scored the only goal of the game on the hour mark to win the game for Damir Canadi’s impressive team, who have yet to taste defeat this season in six matches played so far.
The result is a crushing blow for recently-installed coach Takis Lemonis, who was brought in to replace Besnik Hasi after last weekend’s 3-2 derby defeat by AEK Athens.
Lemonis also lost his first game in charge for his fourth spell in mid-week as Olympiacos were beaten 2-0 by Juventus in their second Champions League group game.
Olympiacos are already five points behind AEK, who can extend that lead to eight points if they win later on Sunday at Asteras Tripolis.
The home side dominated possession in the first half, but Atromitos’ game plan to shut up shop at the back and try to hit their opponents on the counter attack worked effectively with Olympacos’ attackers unable to create a clear opening.
The pattern of play continued after half-time and Atromitos finally broke the deadlock with a razor sharp breakaway in the 60th minute.
Egypt Amr Warda, on loan from PAOK, found space down the right flank and picked out Kivrakidis with a great cross which the defender headed past Silvio Proto powerfully.
Try as they might afterwards, Olympiacos ran out of ideas as well as steam and slumped to a disappointing defeat in front of their fans.