The former Sevilla manager Michel has been appointed as the new Olympiakos manager after the team suffered only their first league defeat of the season.

Olympiakos have been one of the best teams in the Greek football over the last few years. They are unsurprisingly top of the table, but they recently suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Atromitos. After having taken the decision to appoint Michel as the new manager of the team, the board did not take long to announce the appointment officially. The 49-year-old will be taking charge of the team hoping to get them to title success.


The Panathinaikos club president Giannis Alafouzos has criticised the decision taken by the Greek football Association to name the referee Stavros Mantolos for the upcoming derby match against Olympiakos Pireaus.


Olympiakos Piraeus has been defeated by Arsenal in a Champions League match played at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. Arsenal won the match by a profound margin of 3-1. This was the second match for Arsenal in the ongoing Champions League and the Gunners have come out victorious in both the matches.

As this match was going to be played at the home ground of Arsenal, so, a huge number of Arsenal supporters were expected to turn up and that’s what exactly happened. More than 60,000 people turned up to cheer for the Gunners on Thursday and they were thoroughly entertained.


The German club Schalke managed to complete a stunning Champions League away victory after claiming a 2-1 win over the Greek club Olympiakos in the group stages of the competition. Schalke were playing against their Greek opposition looking to get the victory that will put them as one of the favourites to qualify from group.


Paniliakos remained undefeated at home this season, with a spirited performance in a goalless draw (0-0) against Glyfada.

Whilst Paniliakos had chances to win the game, not least in the dying minutes when they managed to hit the crossbar with a barrage of attacks led by Tafarlis. The dismissal of Nikolopoulos for a second yellow card on 90 minutes didn't help.

Glyfada had the ball in the back of the net on 73 minutes, through Karachaliou, but thankfully the goal was ruled out for the Greek striker being marginally offside.


It looks as though Paniliakos' first-team will be having a weekend off, with the games scheduled for this weekend due to be postponed by the league in protest at a new law the government are bringing in.

With the credit crisis hitting the Greeks hard, the government has brought in a tranch of new laws which will make tracking all he money in the game much more transparent, and allow them to ensure that there aren't any dodgy 'pocket transactions'.

Best Performance Yet

Paniliakos played well in their latest friendly, but even that couldn't stop them from being defeated 3-1. Whilst the scoreline tells its own story, it was a much better performance by Paniliakos, who deserved more from the game.

Paniliakos faced their strongest opposition of the season in the friendly, against Super League team Levadiakos at the Municipal Stadium Livadia.


Panathinaikos FC have booked their place in the next seasons Champions League after a 2-0 win. Gilberto Silva, who is set to leave Panathinaikos after three years in Athens said: "I am very happy we managed to achieve our goal, a Champions League spot. However, I would have preferred to part company with Panathinaikos after having won another title."


UNC Asheville soccer player Lassi Hurskainen's video showing his incredible skills with the football has attracted almost 1 million views on Youtube. Before last week Lassi Hurskainen was probably not known outside of the Big South Conference and his hometown of Joensuu, Finland.

Now, the junior goalkeeper for the UNC Asheville men's soccer team is a worldwide sensation because he is now part of the latest fad in college sports, the trick shot video.