AEK Jump Into First Place of Playoff Standings
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE PLAYOFFS - standings
AEK were the big winners of matchday 1 of the Greek SuperLeague playoffs after defeating PAOK 0-1 in Thessaloniki. The result put them into first place of the playoff standings.
The results of matchday 1 of the Greek Superleague playoffs added “fire” to the standings with AEK now sitting atop the playoffs with 3 points, leaving behind them PAOK on 2 points. Both Panathinaikos and Panionios earned a point from their 1-1 draw in Nea Smyrni bringing Panathinaikos level on two points with PAOK while Panionios now trail the two sides by only one point.
From day 1, we can see that this year’s playoffs will be closely contested by the four teams and everything will be decided at the finale.
The winner of the Greek Superleague playoffs will earn a place in next year’s UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, where as the three remaining teams will play in next year’s UEFA Europa League. The second and third placed teams from the playoffs will enter the UEFA Europa league third qualifying round while the last placed team in the playoffs will enter the UEFA Europa league second qualifying round.