OFFICIAL: SuperLeague to resume this weekend
Following an eventful couple of weeks, it’s now been confirmed that the 2017/2018 Super League season will resume on Saturday with the 26th round taking place.
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The Greek government indefinitely suspended Super League play after the chaos witnessed during the farcical battle between PAOK and AEK in Thessaloniki, but with all clubs agreeing to abide by the new conditions put together by Deputy Greek Culture and Sports Minister George Vassiliadis, the championship can resume. In a statement, it was revealed that Vassiliadis took into consideration the Super League board’s unanimous decision to follow the new guidelines and the Hellenic Football Federation’s (EPO) proposals before lifting the suspension on the Super League and Greek Cup competitions.
Among the stand-out matches this weekend is the AEK - Panathinaikos derby at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, with AEK now selling tickets for the game. On Saturday, PAOK travel to Peristeri to play Atromitos in a crucial match for both teams.
Schedule for round 26 of the 2017/2018 Super League:
March 31, Saturday
Panetolikos - PAS Giannina, 15:00
Atromitos - PAOK, 17:15
Levadiakos - Olympiacos, 19:30
April 1, Sunday
Panionios - Xanthi, 15:00
AOK Kerkyra - Lamia, 17:15
Apollon Smyrnis - AEL, 17:15
AEK - Panathinaikos, 19:30
April 2, Monday
Asteras Tripolis - Platanias, 19:30
However, the threat of Grexit still hangs over Greek football. This week, FIFA representative Herbert Hubel and EPO president Evangelos Grammenos met to discuss the current state of play, but the meeting wasn’t positive. Hubel expressed his frustration with the situation in Greece, pointing out that Vassiliadis’ proposals for a cleaner, calmer Super League simply aren’t good enough.
Hubel also noted the large delay concerning punishments for the PAOK - AEK match at the Toumba Stadium, asking Grammenos to fulfil his duties as EPO president more forcefully. If nothing changes in the near future, Grexit will become a reality, not just a possibility.