AEK – Dundee Match Relocated



Athens’ Olympic Stadium (OAKA) has been ruled out for this Thursday’s AEK Athens-Dundee United FC game in the Europa League third knock out round as well as Friday’s Panathinaikos Athens-Xanthi match up inaugurating the 2010-11 Greek Super League season, with stadium officials pointing to the extremely poor condition of the pitch.
The recently changed grass turf at OAKA was deemed unsuitable on Monday; a day after a Panathinaikos-Genoa CFC friendly match was punctuated by large chunks of playing field sliding off players’ cleets. Panathinaikos star striker Djibril Cisse suffered a muscle pull on Sunday that was attributed in part, to the playing field.
The president of OAKA’s board on Monday blamed the contractor for the poor state of the playing field charging that it failed to estimate when the turf would be mature enough for play, as well as the previous management for lack of maintenance of the pitch.

(Source: ANA-MPA)


1 COMMENT

  1. Rediculus is the reaction of Panionios’ fans, because when they heard the UEFA decision about the game (re-located at Panionios’ stadium) they got angry, and yesterday got in the field and dug a big hole at the center of the field! That’s silly! Can someone tell me now where will the game be? OAKA, Leoforos, Karaiskaki, and Atromitos’ stadium are “eliminated”. Now one of the same with Panionios’ stadium……….

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