OFFICIAL: Olympiacos see appeal against points deduction rejected

OFFICIAL: Olympiacos see appeal against points deduction rejected


Yet another Olympiacos appeal against a three-point deduction from the Super League table was dismissed on Tuesday, leaving the Thrylos to lick their wounds in third position of the standings.

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The incident stems back to early February, when several Olympiacos fans charged onto the field of play after a dramatic 1:2 derby defeat to AEK Athens, hurling flares and debris at riot police. Olympiacos were handed a three-point deduction from the Super League standings for the chaos, but after having their first appeal against the punishment thrown out, the reigning Greek champions took the matter to the Hellenic Football Federation’s Arbitration Court.

However, much to Olympiacos’ dismay, their final appeal was dismissed by the Arbitration Court and the Piraeus outfit are left languishing in third place of the Super League table with 54 points. Alongside the points deduction, Olympiacos also had to host Panionios and Panathinaikos behind closed doors at the Karaiskakis Stadium and were handed a fine of 90,000 euros. This decision is now final and no further appeals can be made meaning that only one pending court case remains in the Greek SuperLeague table, between PAOK and AEK.

Current Super League standings:

  1. AEK, 63 points*

  2. PAOK, 55 points**

  3. Olympiacos, 54 points

  4. Atromitos, 47 points

*-AEK awarded 3:0 win against PAOK, but the latter are appealing the decision.

**-PAOK appealing decision to be punished with 0:3 defeat to AEK and a three-point deduction.

by Shaun Nicolaides
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