Olympiakos Dethrone AEK Athens to Become World's Best Team

Yoosof FarahSenior Writer IIIMay 4, 2010

Greece's Clash of the Titans saw two of the country's colossal powerhouses do battle, as AEK Athens travelled to the Karaiskakis Stadium looking to upset the Gods and beat the almighty Olympiakos.

The fixture was a very important one, being a playoff for the second UEFA Champions League place, as well as having the added significance of also being a title defence for AEK Athens.

Going into this match, AEK Athens were the greatest team in the world (even ahead of the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, AC Milan, etc), courtesy of Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC ).

But their hopes of retaining this title were soon dashed, as former Aston Villa favourite Olof Mellberg saw to it that his side would delight the home crowd with a 1-0 lead after just 10 minutes.

AEK Athens weren't going to give up too easily, and found their way back into the match through a penalty which was duly converted in the 22nd minute by Rafik Djebbour to level the scores at 1-1. 

Enzo Maresca, a former household name in major European football, ensured there would be no fun for AEK however, when his goal on 43 minutes sealed a valuable 2-1 victory for Olympiakos, much to the delight of the home crowd.

The win means Olympiakos are now the UWCC champions, a fantastic achievement which is a first for this massive football club.


Olympiakos' Run

Olympiakos 2-1 AEK Athens

(Click here to see the complete history of Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship)

Olympiakos' first title defence comes on Wednesday when they face PAOK Salonika at the Toumbas Stadium in the Greek Super League playoff. The match is a 7.15 pm kickoff (GMT).

If you want to know how the Greek Super League playoff is structured, click here .


Form book (last five matches): PAOK - LWWDW; Olympiakos - DWWLW

Yoosof's Prediction: PAOK 2-2 Olympiakos

What are your predictions for this upcoming fixture? Can Olympiakos prove their worth after a somewhat disappointing campaign and beat PAOK? Or can the mighty PAOK Saloniki further upset the Gods and destroy Olympiakos on their way to an historic claiming of the UWCC title?

Please be sure to voice your opinions in the comments section!