GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: In the opening three rounds of the 2018/2019 Super League season, all of Greece’s so-called biggest five clubs have made a perfect start, winning their first three matches. AGONAsport investigates.
BLOGS (NICK TSAMBOUNIARIS): It was only a month ago when Panathinaikos was the fourth favourite for relegation according to most of Greece’s biggest betting agencies. It may have been an overreaction but nonetheless, not many Panathinaikos fans would have been confident of success.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: The 1-3 away win at Larissa on Sunday has seen Panathinaikos win its opening 3 League games for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Ironically, this was the season when the Greens won the League and Cup double, with Djibril Cisse scoring for fun, Giorgos Karagounis marshalling the midfield with Gilberto Silva.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: Aris and OFI have both returned to the Super League, in turn bringing top level football back to their historic, atmospheric grounds in Thessaloniki and Heraklion respectively. AGONAsport investigates.
FRIDAY FRAPPE:In this week’s edition of the Friday Frappé, AGONAsport’s Peter Katsiris reflects on Greece’s early qualification for the 2019 FIBA World Cup and how the Ethniki avoided a potentially tricky situation…
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: In a blow to the Super League organisation, a court ruling has dismissed its appeal against the decision to have a relegation/promotion playoff with the Football League, meaning three clubs will automatically drop down to the second tier while another faces the threat of demotion.
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: Both Cypriot representatives in the UEFA Europa League played valiantly, but came up short, as Apollon fell away to Lazio 2:1, and AEK Larnaca dropped a 1:0 decision at home to FC Zurich. **HIGHLIGHTS**
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: Olympiacos drew a blank with Real Betis in the first match of Group F in the 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League, in turn leaving Thrylos boss Pedro Martins disappointed with the performance while Quique Setien wanted more of a cutting edge from the Spaniards.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: After losing to Chelsea in the opening match of the 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League group stage, PAOK manager Razvan Lucuesu admitted the difference in quality between the two sides, while Maurizio Sarri was frustrated his team didn’t score more goals.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: Olympiacos kicked off their UEFA Europa League group stage campaign with a creditable goalless draw against Spanish club Real Betis on Thursday in what turned out to be a highly absorbing encounter at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus. **HIGHLIGHTS**
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: PAOK began their UEFA Europa League campaign with a deflating home defeat at the Toumba Stadium on Thursday as Chelsea secured a 1-0 win in Salonika in their opening Group L clash. **HIGHLIGHTS**
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE: The next day at Panathinaikos is taking shape. The Pan Asia takeover is waiting to happen and in the background Pairoj Piempongsant has already begun putting the wheels in motion in relation to forming the group of men that hope to write a new, successful chapter in Panathinaikos’ illustrious history.
CYPRIOT SOCCER (FIRST DIVISION): APOEL defeated Nea Salamina on the road 3:2 and doubled their wins in the league. The game was one of the three that were postponed from Matchday 1. The defending champions were guided by Giorgos Kostis who took over after Bruno Baltazar was shown the exit door on Monday.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: PAOK will begin their UEFA Europa League campaign at the Toumba Stadium on Thursday, against competition favourites Chelsea. AGONAsport’s Athan Stylos previews the highly anticipated encounter.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: Olympiacos haven’t always enjoyed success against Spanish opposition, but on Thursday, they’re in need of a victory over Real Betis in the opening match of the 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League group stage. AGONAsport investigates.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: Ahead of the opening UEFA Europa League match between Olympiacos and Real Betis in Group F, Pedro Martins is focused on making a winning start to the competition, while opposing manager Quique Setien is expecting a difficult battle.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: With PAOK hosting Chelsea in Thessaloniki for the first match in the 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League group stages, Razvan Lucescu is aware of the opponents’ quality, while visiting coach Maurizio Sarri is expecting a testing game.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: In their maiden UEFA Champions League group stage match for 12 years, AEK Athens suffered a humbling 0:3 defeat at the hands of Ajax, in turn leaving manager Marinos Ouzounidis disappointed with the performance.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: AEK suffered disappointment in their Champions League opener against Ajax on Wednesday as the SuperLeague champions were beaten soundly 3-0 at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. **HIGHLIGHTS**
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE: In what promises to be a thrilling encounter, PAOK host Chelsea in Thessaloniki for the first match of Group L in the 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League. AGONAsport takes a closer look at the English club.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: After 12 long, agonising years on the sidelines, AEK Athens are back in the UEFA Champions League group stages and will take on Ajax in Amsterdam for the opening match. AGONAsport previews the crucial battle.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Ajax manager Erik ten Hag isn’t feeling over-confident against a suspension hit AEK Athens team, while his opposite number Marinos Ouzounidis knows that Ajax can be beaten in the maiden match of Group E in the 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League.
GREEK NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM: Following the lacklustre defeat to Hungary in the UEFA Nationa League, Greek national team boss Michael Skibbe was supposedly summoned to a meeting with Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) chairman Evangelos Grammenos, creating uncertainty surrounding his future.