The official website for European football

Rivaldo rallies Olympiacos

Published: Sunday 5 December 2004, 23.16CET
A Rivaldo free-kick was enough to earn Olympiacos CFP a derby win against Panathinaikos FC.

UEFA.com features

'Football opens hearts'
  • 'Football opens hearts'
  • Istanbul to host 2020 UEFA Champions League Final
  • Mažić honoured at Kyiv appointment
  • 'Limitless potential' for women's football
  • Adámková's 'once in a lifetime' referee date in Kyiv
  • Professional Football Strategy Council meets in Lyon
  • UEFA Social Responsibility report highlights achievements
  • UEFA and Rita Ora pair up to support #WePlayStrong
  • Referee Meler hopes U17 final just the start
  • Grundbacher thrilled by WU17 final assignment
1 of 10
Published: Sunday 5 December 2004, 23.16CET

Rivaldo rallies Olympiacos

A Rivaldo free-kick was enough to earn Olympiacos CFP a derby win against Panathinaikos FC.

By Vassiliki Papantonopoulou

A sublime Rivaldo free-kick was enough to earn Olympiacos CFP a narrow win in a fiercely contested derby against Panathinaikos FC at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium.

Frenetic encounter
The Brazilian playmaker hit a masterful left-footed drive into the top right-hand corner on 30 minutes in a frenetic encounter in Athens. Panathinaikos controlled much of the match from that moment on and created a string of chances. Michalis Konstantinou and Ezequiel Gonzalez, who was later dismissed, both missed gilt-edged opportunities but even with the introduction of strikers Dimitris Papadopoulos and Emmanuel Olisadebe, the equaliser proved elusive.

AEK held
AEK Athens could have moved top with a win against FC PAOK Thessaloniki, but had to settle for second a point behind the leaders after they were held to a 1-1 draw. AEK looked to be on course for victory after Simos Krassas had broken the deadlock with a header on 57 minutes, but PAOK equalised through Armand Feutchine with eleven minutes remaining and weathered a late storm to hold on to the point.

Gekas goal
The other Greek side eliminated from the UEFA Cup last Thursday, Egaleo FC, also disappointed on their return to domestic competition as they suffered their first league defeat this season at home against Kallithea FC. Theofanis Gekas scored to make it 2-1 with seven minutes remaining after Ioannis Skopelitis had cancelled out Tassos Kyriakos' free-kick from the penalty spot.

Rare away win
Egaleo remain fourth, though a number of clubs are now bunched behind them. Xanthi FC are fifth after a goalless draw against Panionios NFC, while OFI Crete FC are a point behind after recording their first away win for a year in a 3-2 victory at Halkidona FC. The home side had two players sent off as OFI sealed a dramatic comeback with an 85th-minute goal from Tassos Triantafyllou.

First victory
Ionikos FC also won by the odd goal in five after getting off to a flying start with two goals in the first five minutes against Ergotelis, who now prop up the league after Aris Thessaloniki FC recorded their first league win of the season away against Apollon Kalamarias FC. Ioannis Lazanas scored the only goal of the game on 33 minutes after good work from Petros Passalis, who was later sent off. Iraklis FC also won 2-1 away against newly promoted Kerkira FC, who drop to second from bottom.

Last updated: 06/12/04 0.35CET

Results

Greek Super League 2004/05

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 27/05/2018 10:19 CET

03/12/2017

LevadiakosLevadiakos0-2AEKAEK

Livaja 52, Araujo 66

Venue: Levadia

03/12/2017

LamiaLamia2-2PanetolikosPanetolikos

Acosta 69, Vouho 90+7

Farley 12, Díaz Gutiérrez 24

Venue: Lamia

03/12/2017

LarissaLarissa1-1GianninaGiannina

Nazlidis 5

Conde 55

Venue: Larissa

03/12/2017

PanathinaikosPanathinaikos0-1PanioniosPanionios

Durmishaj 73

Venue: Athens

02/12/2017

OlympiacosOlympiacos3-1Apollon SmyrnisApollon Smyrnis

Elabdellaoui 31, Ansarifard 80, 90+4

Elbaz 23

Venue: Piraeus

02/12/2017

XanthiXanthi0-3PAOKPAOK

De Lucas 25 (og), Mak 33, Crespo 62

Venue: Pigadia

02/12/2017

AsterasAsteras4-0KerkyraKerkyra

Manias 20, 55, Tonso 29, Kaltsas 45

Venue: Tripoli

Standings

https://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=264884.html#rivaldo+rallies+olympiacos