Worst start for Panathinaikos since 2007, AEK yet to concede this season

Worst start for Panathinaikos since 2007, AEK yet to concede this season

It was has been two opposite starts to the season for Panathinaikos and AEK as the Prasini have yet to celebrate victory and AEK have yet to concede a goal, sitting at the top of the table.

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Panathinaikos have started the season with two draws and one loss, sitting on zero points (started -2) and last in the Superleague standings after three games. The last time Panathinaikos had such a disappointing start to the season was 12 years ago, under the guidance of Alberto Malesani. 

That year, the Trifylli kicked off their season with a 0-2 home loss to rivals Olympiacos at the OAKA stadium while things did not improve in the following fixtures against Ionikos in Nikaia and Levadiakos at the OAKA, where Panathinaikos recorded two draws. Their first victory came in matchday four over Panionios with an emphatic 4-0 scoreline. 

On the other hand, AEK have managed to keep a clean sheet in their first three Superleague fixtures for the first time since the 2007/08 season. That year, the Kitrinomavri had a dream start to the season, winning their first six fixtures without conceding a goal. Iraklis were the first team to find the back of AEK’s net and halted the Dikefalos’ run with a shocking 1-2 victory at the  OAKA stadium on matchday seven. 

When factoring in both European matches against Brugge, the Enosis have gone 450 minutes without conceding a goal. The last time the Kitrinomavri conceded was in Champions League qualifying in a 1-0 loss on the road against CSKA Moscow in early August.

by Dimitris Spiridakos
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