Olympiacos celebrate birthday with Platanias thrashing

Olympiacos celebrate birthday with Platanias thrashing


Platanias 0 - 4 Olympiacos

Romao 14'
Marin 24'
Mirallas (P) 35'
Cisse 58'

Olympiacos celebrated its 93rd birthday on Sunday (birthday was on Saturday) by recording a resounding 4-0 away victory over bottom of the table Platanias and keep the pressure on SuperLeague pacesetters AEK and PAOK, who were due to meet in a titanic derby clash later.

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Oscar Garcia made several changes to the team that drew 1-1 with Panathinaikos last weekend and the Erythrolefki produced an assured performance, with goals from Alaixys Romao, Marko Marin, Kevin Mirallas and Papou Abou Cisse sealing the three points at a canter.

It’s a result which means that the reigning champions keep within touching distance of leaders AEK, who are four points ahead of their rivals from Piraeus, and second-placed PAOK, who are two points ahead.

There was only ever going to be an Olympiacos victory in Chania in this one-sided matchday 25 clash, with the home side unable to cope with the powerful first-half performance put on by a determined-looking Olympiacos.

Platanias’ resistance lasted just 14 minutes with Romao slamming home the ball from close range following a good cross from left-back Leonardo Koutris.

German attacking midfielder Marin then quickly made it 2-0 just 10 minutes later, slotting home gleefully after team-mate Karim Ansarifard missed a one-on-one chance against Platanias’ Serbian goalkeeper Filip Kljajić.

Mirallas netted from the penalty spot in the 35th minute to give the visitors a 3-0 half-time lead, before Cisse nodded in a fourth just before the hour mark to cap a much-needed fine performance from Garcia’s side.

by Graham Wood
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