Cretans Win to Stay in Playoff Picture
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 24
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Platanias showed that they have not yet given up in their effort to claim a place in the playoffs after the Cretan outfit recorded a narrow 1-0 home win over strugglers Veria on Sunday to stay in touch with the chasing pack.
Argentine midfielder Juan Munafo scored the only goal of the game in Chania to secure the three points for the home side, who can still dream of making the top five and earning the right to compete for a place in Europe next season.
For basement club Veria, who prop up the SuperLeague table with just 13 points from their 24 matches played, defender Gaël Andonian did not make his team-mates’ task easier after being sent off as early as the 23rd minute for picking up two bookings in just seven minutes.
The win took Platanias up to seventh place with 38 points, and Giorgos Paraschos’ side are just two points adrift of fifth-placed AEK, who currently occupy the fourth and final playoff spot with six matches to play