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Athens derby postponed after crowd trouble

The Athens derby between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos is called off after violence between both sets of fans.

The Athens derby between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos has been abandoned after fights between fans both inside and outside of the Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium.

Referee Andreas Pappas made the decision 30 minutes after the game was scheduled to start, and immediately after that was announced to spectators, fans ran onto the pitch and fought with riot-trained police.

Plastics seats at Panathinaikos's home ground were thrown onto the pitch and the police used tear gas on the sold-out crowd of 23,000.

Greek police said at least five individuals were arrested and a number of people were injured in clashes.

Olympiacos forward Alfred Finnbogason was struck by a flare thrown by the crowd and the club's vice-president Savvas Theodoridis was shocked by the scenes.

The 80-year-old told Greek TV channel Nova: "The new law is clear, the match should not be played. We do not play in a jungle".

Panathinaikos could face a heavy fine and a points deduction after the incident and their rivals could be awarded a 3-0 victory.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1PAOKPAOK1413102461838
2Olympiacos149322181330
3AtromitosAtromitos1484222121028
4AEK AthensAEK Athens148332271527
5PanathinaikosPanathinaikos1484223121122
6PanetolikosPanetolikos146351919021
7Aris ThessalonikiAris146171818019
8XanthiXanthi145451111019
9Asteras TripolisAsteras145361413118
10PanioniosPanionios145361619-318
11AEL LarissaLarissa144371217-515
12PAS GianninaPAS Giannina144281120-914
13OFI CreteOFI Crete142571322-911
14LamiaLamia14257920-1111
15LevadiakosLevadiakos1422101024-148
16Apollon SmyrniApollon141211623-175

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