Athens derby ends in a stalemate, Greens remain on top

[Intime News]

The Athens derby between AEK and Panathinaikos, at the start of the round-robin playoffs on Sunday, ended in a stalemate, a result that probably benefits leader Panathinaikos as well as fellow challengers Olympiakos and PAOK, that scored away wins on Sunday. The day's results mean that the title race is now a four-horse one, more than ever, with Olympiakos and PAOK seeing their chances increase.

In a derby that was not as eventful as the previous ones in the league, AEK and Panathinaikos canceled each other out at the Agia Sophia OPAP Arena, AEK's new ground that saw a draw for the first time ever.

Panathinaikos protested fiercely about a handball in the AEK penalty area and several bookable offences by Nordin Amrabat that the referee waved off. The Greens also issued a statement at half-time protesting against the referee's decisions, saying that they diluted the...

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