Panathinaikos unbeaten at Leoforos in over a year
Over the weekend, Panathinaikos celebrated a 1-0 win over their eternal rivals, Olympiacos, and are now unbeaten at home in over a year.
Over the weekend, Panathinaikos prevailed with a 1-0 win over their rivals, Olympiacos, at the Apostolos Nikolaidis stadium to continue their impressive unbeaten home streak which began last October. Panathinaikos last tasted a home defeat in domestic play on October 16, 2016 when Xanthi shocked the Greens with a 1-2 victory in Athens for the SuperLeague.
Since then, Panathinaikos have recorded 20 wins and four draws in both league and cup play with 39 goals scored and only TWO conceded. This does not take into account Panathinaikos’ 0-3 loss to PAOK in last year’s Superleague playoffs were the Thessalonikis were awarded all three points after a Panathinaikos fan hit PAOK coach, Vladan Ivic, with a beer can (Panathinaikos were winning 1-0 before the incident).
Although Panathinaikos’ home record in domestic football has been exceptional, this is not the case in European play. The Greens have tasted defeat in three out of their last four European matches, including losses to Standard Liege (0-3) and Celta Vigo (2-3) in last year’s Europa League group stages and a 2-3 defeat to Athletic Bilbao in this year’s Europa League qualifying. The Trifylli’s only home win in Europe over the last year came against Qabala in this summer’s Europa league qualifying.