PAOK appeal proves successful
At 1:00 am on Sunday in Greece, the Hellenic Football Federation’s Court of Appeal revealed the decision concerning the PAOK - Olympiacos scandal.
Initially, PAOK were deducted three points from the Super League standings and were told to host AEK and Panionios at an empty Toumba Stadium, but the Dikefalos’ appeal has been successful. PAOK will not lose three points and fans can attend the arena for the next two league fixtures.
However, Olympiacos are awarded a 3:0 victory against PAOK in Thessaloniki after head coach Oscar Garcia was hit in the face by a flying object from the crowd. As a direct result of his injury, the match was abandoned.
At the Makedonia Palace hotel in Thessaloniki, Ivan Savvidis and all members of PAOK’s board are currently planning how to promptly inform fans about ticket sales for Sunday’s match against AEK Athens.
Following PAOK’s successful appeal, the Super League table now looks like this:
AEK, 54 points
PAOK, 52 points
Olympiacos, 47 points*
*-Olympiacos are currently appealing against a three-point deduction for their fan trouble against AEK in Piraeus.
This decision in PAOK’s favour adds huge importance to Sunday’s title showdown with AEK. If the Thessaloniki outfit earn a victory in front of their passionate fans, they will go top of the Super League with five rounds to go.