Pitchside Europe: Olympiakos celebrate almost-title

“Fans of Greek football awoke on Monday morning to find their country’s national championship, the Super League, in a curious state of suspended animation. Those of an Olympiakos persuasion may well have rolled out of bed nursing sore heads after a night spent toasting their club’s 39th league title success but — officially at least — nothing has been decided yet. Olympiakos’ 1-0 victory at Panaitolikos on Sunday left them four points clear of second-placed Panathinaikos with three matches of the season remaining. However, the gap is effectively an unassailable 10 points because Panathinaikos were docked three points and Olympiakos were awarded a 3-0 victory after serious violence forced last month’s Athens derby at the Olympic Stadium to be abandoned.”

This week’s Pitchside Europe blog for Eurosport, on how Olympiakos have moved to the brink of the Greek Super League title (with a little help from the fans of their fiercest rivals, Panathinaikos), can be read here.

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