Xanthi Thrash Sorry Panetolikos to go Fifth
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 27
|Xanthi||3 - 0||Panetolikos|
|Younes 3', (p) 38'
Xanthi knocked AEK out of the playoff places on Wednesday night thanks to a straightforward 3-0 home win over a poor Panaitolikos side in this one-sided SuperLeague Matchday 27 contest.
Xanthi, who were second for long spells this season but suffered a mid-season dip in form which cost them dear, ran out comfortable winners thanks to two more goals from top scorer Hamza Younes and another from Theodoros Vasilakakis.
Tunisian forward Younes added his 16th and 17th league goals in the third and 38th minutes respectively, with the 30-year-old second in the SuperLeague scoring charts only to Panathinaikos’ man of the moment Marcus Berg, who has 20 goals to his name.
The win, capped by Vasilakakis’ 59th-minute goal, allowed Xanthi to move into fifth spot - the final playoff place - a single point ahead of AEK, who play Platanias, another team chasing a playoff berth, on Thursday.