In a shock decision by the Super League on Friday, the derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos that was abandoned last Sunday will resume from the point when it was stopped, i.e. the 70th minute.
Following the shock Greek Cup defeat to Lamia, there were rumours that Pedro Martins’ job as Olympiacos head coach was at risk, but it’s been reported that the 48-year-old will at least be given until the summer to fix the situation.
Lamia added another major scalp to its collection in the Greek Cup this year, as it followed up the elimination of Panathinaikos with a shock win at Olympiakos on Thursday, to see the central Greece team through to the tournament’s semis…
Olympiakos will return to Xanthi for a third time this season as it has drawn the local team in the round of 16 of the Greek Cup, while Panathinaikos will get the chance to avenge last year’s elimination by Lamia.
Olympiakos has drawn Ukrainian powerhouse Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League Round 32, according to the draw UEFA held on Monday.
Olympiakos built on the self-confidence its triumph over AC Milan on Thursday has given it, and thrashed Lamia at home on Sunday to rise to second in the Super League, leapfrogging Atromitos who succumbed to host Panathinaikos.
Thursday was a night of glory for Olympiakos and one of shame for PAOK in the Europa League, with the Reds beating AC Milan 3-1 in Piraeus to advance to the knock-out stages of the competition.
Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has left Olympiakos following a disappointing return to the Greek club.
PAOK came from behind to beat Larissa and extend its lead at the top of the Super League to seven points on Sunday, thanks to the draw Olympiakos conceded at Xanthi that has seen Atromitos leapfrog the Reds into second.
Olympiakos and PAOK lost on the road at the fifth round of games in the Europa League group stage on Thursday, but could still go through if results go their way in the last round of matches next month.