Angry AEK fans stopped match with Panthrakikos 14.04.2013

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GREECE: AEK - Panthrakikos 14.04.2013

AEK Athens's turbulent season continued on Sunday when their players were chased off the pitch by their fans, causing the abandonment of the Super League match against fellow strugglers Panthrakikos.

Both sets of players were forced off when hundreds of angry AEK supporters ran on to the pitch after the hosts conceded a an 87th-minute goal in the crucial relegation showdown.

After a 90-minute delay, officials announced that the match was being abandoned.

AEK, who desperately needed victory to improve their chances of top-flight survival, fell behind when home defender Mavroudis Bougaidis turned the ball past his own goalkeeper from a Dimitris Papadopoulso cross.

That prompted a mass pitch invasion from fans and the players ran for the sanctuary of the dressing rooms as play was stopped by the referee.

A Super League spokesmen said that no result would be recorded on Sunday, with AEK expected to face a disciplinary committee next week and a decision likely to be made on Thursday.

AEK are almost certain to be punished heavily by the authorities.