Kerkyra, Panetolikos boost survival hopes
Kerkyra took a potentially decisive step out of the Greek Super League relegation zone with a 4-1 win over OFI Crete tonight.
The hosts fell behind to Vangelis Mantzios' 13th-minute goal, but responded with three in five minutes through Elias Ioannou, Timo Wenzel and Dimitrios Grammozis. Wenzel scored again in the last minute as Kerkyra leapfrogged Ergotelis, who were beaten 1-0 at home by Levadiakos. Brazilian Chumbinho scored the goal in the 56th minute.
Panetolikos kept alive their survival hopes as they produced the necessary response to Kerkyra's win, hammering Aris Salonika 5-1 in a game each side finished with ten men.
Giannis Pasas opened the scoring in the 11th minute and quickfire goals from Henri Camara and Angelos Charisteas either side of half-time put Panetolikos in control. Khalifa Sankare put through his own netand, after Ioannis Gianniotas pulled one back, Ricardo Fernandes rounded off the rout.
The result leaves Panetolikos three points adrift of Kerkyra and safety ahead of Sunday's final game away to runners-up Panathiaikos. However, they will be without Vasilis Golias after he was sent off in the last minute, five minutes after Aris' Ricardo Faty.
Olympiacos continue to cruise
Olympiacos, already confirmed as champions, maintained their seven-point margin over Pana with a comfortable 4-0 win at Giannina. All the goals came in the second half, Kevin Mirallas and substitute Ioannis Fetfatzidis on target either side of Rafik Djebbour's brace for the league leaders.
Their nearest rivals won 2-0 away to Asteras Tripoli, Cleyton and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos scoring in the second half. Finally, third-placed PAOK Salonika beat relegated Doxa Dramas 2-0, Panionios and Xanthi drew 1-1, while it was goalless between AEK Athens and Atromitos.
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