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.