Olympiacos CFP Battle for the Top Spot in the 2015 – 2016 Superleague Greece
Two games into the season for the 2015 – 2016 Superleague Greece, and things are going pretty well for
Olympiacos CFP. The reigning Greek champions are currently in second place in the league, having won their first two matches, and will soon begin their campaign in the group stage of the 2015 – 2016 UEFA Champions League.
To mark the club’s success, Soccer Box has added Olympiacos gear to our web store for the first time ever! Adidas have crafted some lovely jerseys for the Red-Whites this season, including an (appropriately) red and white home kit and a vibrant blue and red away jersey. We have received stock of both jerseys directly from Adidas, and are pleased to give fans a chance to celebrate Greece’s finest football club. Get your Olympiacos away shirt 2015 – 2016 or Red-Whites home jersey today!
The Recent History of the Red-Whites
While Olympiacos are currently just behind Panathinaikos on the table for the 2015 – 2016 Superleague Greece, the Greek soccer squad has been downright unstoppable in recent years. Indeed, the Red-Whites have won 42 Greek football championships over the years—including consecutive titles in the last five seasons.
The last time Olympiacos failed to win a Superleague Greece title, it was 2010. That year, the Red-Whites finished as the runners-up, with the Panathinaikos Greens picking up their 20th title. The Greens have been in pursuit of their 21st trophy ever since, but have had to settle for lower finishes in each successive year.
Before last year, it looked as if the rivalry between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos might be cooling off. The Greens finished second in 2011 and 2012, but tumbled to sixth place in 2012 – 2013, and only climbed back up into fourth the following year. But the 2014 – 2015 season saw the Red-Whites and the Greens occupying the one and two positions once more, and clearly from the first two weeks of competition, their rivalry is going to be the headline story once more in 2015 – 2016.
The 2015 – 2016 Season so Far
Olympiacos and Panathinaikos are certainly neck and neck in the 2015 – 2016 Superleague Greece so far—though, to be fair, we’ve only seen two games so far of the inevitable 34. Lots could change between now and May 2016.
Both soccer squads are in top form at the moment. The Red-Whites kicked off their season with a 3-0 home win against Panionios, and followed that up with a 2-0 triumph at Levadiakos. (The latter game was the definition of a last-minute victory, with Olympiacos scoring their two goals at 89 and 90 minutes, respectively.)
Meanwhile, the Greens started their season with a 2-1 away win over Panaitolikos and a 4-0 home victory against Kalloni. Because Panathinaikos have scored six goals (compared to Olympiacos’ five), they are technically in the lead, even though both football clubs have identical point tallies and goal differences. If the race for the Superleague Greece title remains this close, then we are in for an exciting season. In any case, the big fall showdown between the Greens and the Red-Whites (scheduled for November 21st, at the Panathinaikos home stadium) is one of the most anticipated games in European football right now.
The Champions League
Speaking of European football, since Olympiacos finished the 2014 – 2015 season as the Greek national
victors, they’ll be participating in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. They’ve been drawn into Group F for the event—a challenging group that also includes Bayern Munich and Arsenal. Will they be able to upset one of those top-flight soccer squads to nab a place in the knockouts?
Last year, the Red-Whites faced a similarly challenging draw, ending up in a group with both Juventus and Atletico Madrid. Olympiacos won three of their matches—including their home game against Atletico Madrid—but lost the other three, and ultimately finished third in the group.