Panionios Complete Demolition Job On Larissa

Panionios Complete Demolition Job On Larissa


Panionios 4 - 1 Larissa
Lamprou 33'
Yesil 50'
Spiridonovic 68'
Masouras 77'

Fatjon (P) 90'+1'

Panionios were at their explosive best on Sunday, demolishing a hapless Larissa side 4-1 in Nea Smyrni to claim three easy points, while Kerkyra and Levadiakos shared the spoils of a 1-1 draw in Corfu.

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Michali Grigoriou’s side were dominant from the first to the final whistle in their Matchday 5 contest, and move top of the SuperLeague ahead of the late derby game between AEK and Olympiacos.

Wiger Lazaros Lamprou opened the scoring after 33 minutes, with further goals from Samed Yeşil (50), Srđan Spiridonović (68) and Giorgos Masouras (77) putting the Panthers out of sight.

The fabulously-named Andoni Fatjon grabbed a late added-time consolation goal from the penalty spot for Larissa, who will need to pick themselves up and regroup quickly after a poor performance.

For Panionios, who are unbeaten so far in the SuperLeague, it was another example of how good the Nea Smyrni team can be when they are on form, and a sign that they may once again be among the teams chasing for the title.

Honours Even For Kerkyra And Levadiakos

Kerkyra 1 - 1 Levadiakos
Epstein 52'
Niasse 41'

Meanwhile in Corfu, Levadiakos, who were 1-0 conquerors of Skoda Xanthi last time out, were held to a 1-1 draw by Kerkyra.

The visitors went ahead through Senegal defender Ibrahima Niasse’s strike after 41 minutes. But the high-flying team from Livadeia – usually found struggling in the lower echelons of the table – were denied a second successive win by Denis Epstein’s equalizing 52nd-minute penalty.

There could have been more goals in this one, however, with Epstein missing another spot-kick just four minutes later which was awarded when Leonardo handled the ball in the penalty area.

Leonardo was sent off for his troubles but Levadiakos held firm to secure a draw which moved them up to the dizzy heights of sixth place.

By Graham Wood
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