New Panaitolikos boss Dellas enjoys debut victory over former club Atromitos
GREEK SUPERLEAGUE - MATCHDAY 17
|Atromitos||0 - 1||Panetolikos|
Greece legend Traianos Dellas savoured a smash and grab 1-0 victory over his former club Atromitos on Sunday, handing the Peristeri side their first home defeat of the season in the process, while Asteras Tripolis made light work of Larissa in a 3-1 home win.
Former Greece legend Dellas, who coached Atromitos in the 2015-16 season, was in the dugout for the first time as Panaitolikos took all three points thanks to a superb strike by Farley Rosa.
The 24-year-old Brazilian was given too much time and space in the 48th minute about 20 yards from goal, and he let fly with a powerful shot which flew past Andreas Gianniotis.
Before the goal Atromitos failed to convert a hatful of chances, with visiting goalkeeper Dimitris Kyriakidis pulling off a string of superb saves to deny the home side.
The outstanding Kyriakidis also managed to keep out a 55th-minute penalty from the usually dependable Egypt midfielder Amr Warda, as Atromitos dropped points for the first time since a 1-1 draw with Panathinaikos in November.
Atromitos remain fourth, seven points ahead of fifth-placed Panionios.
|Asteras Tripolis||3 - 1||Larissa|
|Nazlidis (P) 53'
Over in Tripolis, Asteras saw off Larissa with consummate ease as a double from striker Michalis Manias (11, 71) and a Giorgos Kyriakopoulos (84) goal saw them clinch a 3-1 home triumph.
Thomas Nazlidis was the man on target for the Vissini with a 53rd-minute spot-kick.
The result means Tripolis remain sixth but after capitalising on Panionios dropping points in their 1-1 draw at Apollon Smyrni on Saturday, they move level on 26 points with the fifth-placed Panthers.