Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos: H2H, The Derby of The Eternal Enemies, Watch Live & More
The Derby of the Eternal Rivals is also called the Mother of all Battles – monikers which do not paint a picture of peace, love or harmony.
We take a closer look at Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos including the H2H (stats correct – April 21, 2023), how to watch Super League Greece live, the history of The Derby of The Eternal Enemies and more.
Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos H2H
The two teams have played 214 official matches against each other, with Olympiacos leading the all-time H2H record 86-54 and the other 74 games finishing as draws.
Olympiacos are also way out in front in the silverware stakes, winning 80 trophies against the 43 claimed by Panathinaikos.
Notable Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos Results
- Olympiacos 1-4 Panathinaikos – Super League Greece – July 1960
- Panathinaikos 2-2 Olympiacos – Greek Cup – May 1988 (Panathinaikos win 4-3 on penalties)
- Olympiacos 2-3 Panathinaikos – Greek Cup – March 1995
- Olympiacos 3-4 Panathinaikos – Super League Greece – February 1990
- Olympiacos 2-0 Panathinaikos – Greek Cup – May 1999
- Panathinaikos 1-1 Olympiacos – Super League Greece – March 2002
- Panathinaikos 3-1 Olympiacos – Greek Cup – May 2004
- Panathinaikos 1-4 Olympiacos – Super League Greece – May 2021
Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos Live Streams
Eurosport is the best place to watch Super League Greece matches, with live streams available to subscribers on a wide range of platforms.
Several other streaming services cover live games from Greece, but you will need to use Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to gain access.
One of the best services is Express VPN, which can be downloaded to various devices including Android, iOS, Fire TV, PC, Mac and smart televisions.
The Derby of The Eternal Enemies History
Class wars initially defined the Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos football rivalry, laying the foundations for a level of hatred that remains firmly in place today.
Panathinaikos were founded in central Athens in 1908 and are considered representatives of the old Athenian society of the Greek capital.
By contrast, Olympiacos arrived on the scene 17 years later in the port of Piraeus on the outskirts of Athens – making them the archetypal working-class club.
Despite this, many Panathinaikos claim the social divide should be viewed through a different prism, viewing as Olympiacos as ‘the team of the state’.
Regardless of their cultural differences, what cannot be denied is Olympiacos and Panathinaikos are two of the biggest clubs in Greek football.
Only AEK Athens come close in terms of size, although their city rivals have historically been more successful on the field.
Panathinaikos famously reached the final of the 1970/71 European Cup, but no Greek club has been able to win silverware on the continental stage.
Olympiacos have long been the dominant force in Greece, although Panathinaikos did close the number of league titles won to 25-18 during the mid-1900s.
However, Olympiacos subsequently romped away, winning the league in 19 of the next 21 seasons to leave their rivals trailing in their wake.
Olympiacos have been in the ascendancy in the league in recent seasons, although derby games against Panathinaikos remain as fiercely fought as they have ever been.
Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos Controversies
You could probably fill a good proportion of the World Wide Web writing about the controversial moments in this most heated football rivalry.
Crowd trouble has blighted the Derby of the Eternal Rivals since the 1930s, making it relatively unique in terms of violent longevity.
One of the most noteworthy examples saw the 1962 Greek Cup final between the two sides abandoned, with no cup awarded that season.
A series of interruptions, including missiles being thrown onto the pitch, forced the referee to call a halt to the game.
It was a similar story in the semi-finals two years later, with violent skirmishes resulting in the game’s abandonment and both clubs being expelled from the competition.
During the 21st century, there have been several instances of fans of both clubs being stabbed to death by rival thugs.
Bans on travelling fans have done little to quell the animosity, with numerous games hit by unsavoury incidents.
They include Panathinaikos forward Djibril Cisse being attacked and racially abused by Olympiacos hooligans during a game in February 2011.
The following year, Panathinaikos followers rioted during their home derby. They threw petrol bombs and fought with the police, forcing the game to be abandoned.
The fixture was abandoned for the third time in seven years in March 2019 after Panathinaikos fans clashed with police and tried to attack Olympiacos players and coaching staff.
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