SuperLeague Playoff Standings & Schedule Are Set

The Greek SuperLeague Playoff schedule was released after today's draw. Additionally, AEK's appeal was denied by EPO and their 3 point deduction will stand for this year's SuperLeague regular season. With EPO's decision, we now know the final SuperLeague regular season standings and subsequently the standings at the beginning of the playoffs.

A derby between the two "Dikefaloi" will be the first game of the SuperLeague playoffs. PAOK will host AEK on Wednesday, May 11th, while Panionios will play at home to Panathinaikos. For the final matchday of the playoffs, Panathinaikos will travel to Thessaloniki to play PAOK while Panionios will host AEK. The games for matchday 1,2,4, and 5 will be played during two time slots, at 11:15 AM and 1:30 PM (EST). For the third matchday, the games will be played one hour earlier than the set time (10:15 AM and 12:30 PM--due to the Europa League Final), and on the final matchday both games will be played at 1:30 PM (EST). It is still unknown which games will be held at which times. You can find the full schedule on the link below.

The SuperLeague regular season standings where finalized today after EPO denied AEK's appeal. AEK appealed the three point deduction that was given by EPO for fan violence in their game between Atromitos. The appeals from both teams were denied and the 3 point deduction will stand for both teams. That means AEK will finish 3rd in the regular season, two points behind Panathinaikos, and will not enter the playoffs with a point advantage. The four teams will enter the playoffs with the following points:

Panathinaikos 2
Panionios 0

The winner of the SuperLeague playoffs will qualify for next year's UEFA Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round (League Route) while the 2nd and 3rd placed teams will qualify for the UEFA Europa League 3rd Qualifying Round. Since the winner of the Greek Cup, AEK or Olympiacos, have both secured a place in next year's UEFA competitions the last placed team will enter the UEFA Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round. A reminder that the SuperLeague regular season champion, Olympiacos, has secured a place in the UEFA Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round (Champion’s Route). The link to the full standings and explanations is below. 


Source: superleaguegreece.net