Larissa late show ends Levadiakos’ unbeaten run
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 9
|Larissa||1 - 0||Levadiakos|
Greek forward Thomas Nazlidis struck deep into added time as Larissa secured a hard-fought 1-0 win against Levadiakos on Saturday, ending their Livadeia opponent's’ unbeaten record, while PAS Giannina made a comeback against Kerkyra in the Zosimades stadium.
Nazlidis headed home a superb cross from Emmanuel Perrone in the fifth-minute of injury time at the end of a tense match which had earlier seen Levadiakos’ French coach José Anigo sent to the stands for the second time this season for over-zealous complaints to the match officials.
Anigo, who has guided unheralded Levadiakos to sixth in the table with a record of 14 points from nine games, will still be pleased with the performance of his team, who continue to surprise the SuperLeague form book this season.
For Ilias Fyntanis’ Larissa team, the win provides the Vissini with some welcome breathing space in the lower half of the table, moving the club three points clear of the bottom three.
PAS Giannina fight back to beat Kerkyra
|PAS Giannina||2 - 1||Kerkyra|
PAS Giannina came back from a goal behind to defeat Kerkyra and move into the top half of the SuperLeague after a closely-contested match in Ioannina ended in a 2-1 win for the home side.
There was little to choose between these two teams, who have been locked in the mid-table mediocrity category since the start of the season, at the Zosimades Stadium, with the visitors taking the lead in the 71st minute through Giorgos Pamlidis.
But the hosts found the perfect response, drawing level thanks to prolific Spanish striker Pedro Conde just five minutes later.
That strike prompted a spell of late pressure from a determined PAS side who now had the scent of blood in their nostrils, and a second goal duly came with eight minutes left when Evripidis Giakos found the net to spark jubilant scenes among the home supporters.