Greek League Roundup, Apr. 11
Panathinaikos clinched its first Greek league title in six years on
Sunday, beating Iraklis 2-0 after first-half goals by Djibril Cisse
and Sotiris Ninis to spark wild celebrations among the 50,000 plus
With one round left in the season, Panathinaikos has 67
points, six more than Olympiakos despite the 2009 champions
defeating relegated Panthrakikos 2-0 on Sunday.
Olympiakos had won 12 out of the previous 13 titles, but the
team has been in turmoil this season with two head coaches being
Cisse scored his 23rd goal of the season with a close-range
shot after only 34 seconds and has easily won the league’s scoring
Panathinaikos missed at least two chances before Ninis made
it 2-0 with a blistering shot from outside the box in the 45th
Panathinaikos’ other scoring chance came when a shot by
captain Giorgos Karagounis, after a melee in front of the goal, hit
the post in the 54th minute.
At the final whistle at Athens Olympic stadium, the fans
celebrated as Panathinaikos also clinched a berth in the group
stage of the Champions League.
Also Sunday, it was: Asteras 2, Aris 1; Ergotelis 3, Giannena
1; Levadiakos 0, AEK Athens 0; Panionios 0, Larissa 3; PAOK 1,
Kavala 0 and Xanthi 2, Atromitos 1.