Super League: Act first in the playoffs with great derby

It starts today Sunday (10/03/24) with the six best teams of this year’s championship fighting to become the Greek champion of this season. The premiere of the playoffs even includes two great derbys, with Olympiacos welcoming Panathinaikos, while PAOK pioneer faces the teammate of Mars. After a month of outstanding results, with six wins in an equal number of matches in Super League and Europe, José Luis Medilibar’s Olympiacos was drawn 4-1 by Maccabi Tel Aviv in “George Karaiskakis” and now qualifying for the UEFA Europa Conference League quarterfinals seems to be a dream. The “reds” are invited to leave behind the poor appearance as they welcome Panathinaikos, who they passed over to the finale of the regular league duration. This as Fatih Terim’s “greens” brought three draws to the last four races. The loser may find himself prematurely out of a title claim while the tie does not seem like an ideal result for both teams. In Toumba, PAOK pioneer expects Mars with the two teams having mid-week obligations and coming from different results. The “whites” did not make it to Zagreb, they experienced the 2–0 defeat from Dinamo and will need to make Thessaloniki a major overthrow next Thursday (14/3, 19:45) if they wish to reach the quarterfinals of the UEFA Europa Conference League. On the other hand, the “yellow blacks” stayed at 0-0 with Panateolic at Harilaou but celebrated after 14 years their qualification to the Greek Cup final, where on 18 May they will face Panathinaikos. Notable is the fact that Akis Mantziou’s team was not defeated in the regular duration by PAOK (0-0 in Toumba and 2-1 in “Kleanthis Vikelides”). In the closed doors of “Athanasios Diakos” because of the decision of the Hellenic Republic, Lamia is waiting for the AEK. It doesn’t go a 20-day day since the previous meeting of the two teams on the same field, with “Double Head” leaving winner 3-1. For Matias Almeida’s team, however, the loss of points in Harilau (3-3), along with the peak, followed. For Lamia of Leonidas Vokolos, who learns to live without Carlitos’ first scorer who went to Astana, participation in Play Off alone is a historic success. From now on, the best thing to come. Super League’s 1st playoff schedule Sunday 10 March 2024 17:00 Lamia – AEK 20:30 Olympiacos – Panathinaikos 21:00 PAOK – Aris