Last-gasp goal spears OFI relegation in Cretan derby

OFI managed to stay in the Super League after a memorable play-off on Wednesday in which it was spared relegation one minute from the end of its game with Platanias in Iraklio, in a particularly memorable Cretan derby.

After a goalless draw in the first leg at Hania last Saturday, OFI defeated Platanias 3-2 at home, sending the Hania club to the newly formed Super League 2 division, while preserving its top-flight status after a transitional season for the popular Iraklio team.

The dramatic culmination of the play-off came one minute from the end of time added-on, and four minutes after Platanias had equalized 2-2, as an Adil Nabi free-kick tore the defenders' wall down the middle and beat Platanias keeper Gott to snatch back the last ticket to next season's Super League.

The eventful match at the Theodoros Vardinoyiannis Stadium started with OFI earning a...

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