Panionios Back To Winning Ways At Asteras
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 8
|Asteras Tripolis||0 - 1||Panionios|
Panionios returned to winning form by clinching a narrow 1-0 away win at Asteras Tripolis iin the first of four SuperLeague Matchday 8 contests on Sunday.
Michalis Grigoriou’s men, who lost a 4-3 thriller at home to Olmypiacos last time out on the back of another loss at Lamia before that, took all three points at the Theodoros Kolokotronis stadium thanks to a solitary goal from Masoud Shojaei.
The Iran international midfielder struck two minute after half-time to settle a tightly-contested affair with the home side unlucky not to come away with at least a point for their efforts after dominating the first half.
Panionios goalkeeper Matic Kotnik was the busiest player on the pitch, making a string of fine saves to deny a frustrated Tripolis side coached by Savvas Pantelidis.
The outcome is that Panionios moved up to third in the table with 14 points, just one point behind leaders PAOK who play Olympiacos at the Georgios Karaiskakis in the late match.