Daily Archives: September 18, 2014

Watchdog says VIPs protected from probes


The head of the country’s public administration watchdog, Leandros Rakintzis, on Wednesday claimed in a speech before Parliament’s ethics and transparency committee that prominent public figures accused of financial crimes enjoy a type of immunity from prosecution, saying that legislative amendments or judicial rulings are often issued to get them off the hook.

In a speech that basically elaborated on the findings of his report for last year, Rakintzis claimed that certain prominent Greeks received “special treatment” due to the actions of legislators but also those of the judiciary. He referred to “rulings that exempt them from charges” and to “slowness in the dispensation of justice,” adding that courts were “to a great extent inadequate” in imposing the law, particularly in the case of financial crimes.

The watchdog chief also rapped Greek lawmakers, referring to “ad hoc rules-legislative reforms that permit or cover corrupt behavior.” Pressed by MPs to be more specific, Rakintzis referred to a recent law that relieves managers of public utilities of the legal responsibility for their decisions.

“An immunity is being concealed,” he said.

Rakintzis refused to give specific examples of cases of alleged corruption that have been covered up or to name any names.

source: ekathimerini.com

Police report identifies officers with ties to Golden dawn


A year after the killing of leftist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn supporter amid allegations of links between the neofascist party and the Hellenic Police, a report by the force’s internal affairs department has identified several officers alleged to have been affiliated with the party and to have covered up for offenses attributed to GD supporters.

The report, which is the product of a year of investigation, comes as prosecutors prepare for a criminal trial against dozens of Golden Dawn members in the coming weeks.

Judicial officials have been given the details of all the officers identified in the report.

One of the suspects is a 48-year-old officer in the security detail of a shipowner and former member of the police’s special forces unit (EKAM). The man, known as “Babis,” is said to have publicly declared his allegiance to Golden Dawn and traded in tasers and is alleged to have been involved in a scuffle with a leftist SYRIZA MP.

The report also identified an officer of the Galatsi precinct’s security police as a member of Golden Dawn known as “the Patissia torturer.” He is alleged to have displayed racist behavior toward immigrants and to have refused to record claims of violence implicating his colleagues.

An officer from the Nikaia police precinct is alleged to have been bribed by GD officials to not deal with cases implicating party supporters. Another officer from Larissa, aged 38, is alleged to have collaborated with a GD MP in an attack a migrant.

The report also refers to a policeman at the migrant detention center in Amygdaleza in northern Athens who is alleged to have beaten immigrants there, cursing their religion and declaring himself a Golden Dawn supporter.


Ωρα Europa με Παναθηναϊκό, ΠΑΟΚ και Αστέρα


Με τρεις ελληνικές ομάδες στους ομίλους ξεκινάει σήμερα το Europa League. Παναθηναϊκός, ΠΑΟΚ και Αστέρας Τρίπολης εντός αλλά και εκτός έδρας αναζητούν το καλό ξεκίνημα.

Οι «πράσινοι» υποδέχονται την πιο ίσως δύσκολη ομάδα του γκρουπ, Ντιναμό Μόσχας, στην κατάμεστη Λεωφόρο (20:00, ΑΝΤ-1).

Ο δικέφαλος του βορρά επίσης εντός φιλοξενεί στη Τούμπα την Ντιναμό Μινσκ (22:05, Novasports2), ενώ ο Αστέρας παίζει στην Τουρκία με την Μπεσίκτας (20:00, Νovaspoprts1).

Από εκεί και πέρα, έχουμε και άλλες σπουδαίες αναμετρήσεις, αφού η δεύτερη τη τάξει διοργάνωση της UEFA μας έχει συνηθίσει σε αγώνες επιπέδου Champions League .

Από τους 24 αγώνες ξεχωρίζουν τέσσερις και αυτοί είναι οι Γκλάντμπαχ – Βιγιαρεάλ, Παρτίζαν – Τότεναμ, Σεβίλλη – Φέγενοορντ και Έβερτον – Βόλφσμποπυργκ.

Αναλυτικά το πρόγραμμα:

1ος όμιλος
Γκλάντμπαχ – Βιγιαρεάλ (20:00)
Απόλλων Λεμεσού – Ζυρίχη (20:00)

2ος όμιλος
Μπριζ – Τορίνο (20:00)
Κοπεγχάγη – Ελσίνκι (20:00)

3ος όμιλος
Παρτίζαν – Τότεναμ (20:00)
Μπεσίκτας – Αστέρας Τρίπολης (20:00)

4ος όμιλος
Ζάλτσμπουργκ – Σέλτικ (20:00)
Ντίναμο Ζάγκρεμπ – Άστρα Τζούρτζου (20:00)

5ος όμιλος
Αϊντχόφεν – Εστορίλ (20:00)
Παναθηναϊκός – Ντινάμο Μόσχας (20:00)

6ος όμιλος
Καραμπάκ – Σεντ-Ετιέν (19:00)
Ντίπρο – Ίντερ (20:00)

7ος όμιλος
Σταντάρ Λιέγης – Ριέκα (22:05)
Σεβίλλη – Φέγενοορντ (22:05)

8ος όμιλος
Λιλ – Κρασνοντάρ (22:05)
Έβερτον – Βόλφσμπουργκ (22:05)

9ος όμιλος
Γιουνγκ Μπόις – Σλόβαν Μπρατισλάβα (22:05)
Νάπολι – Σπάρτα Πράγας (22:05)

10ος όμιλος
Στεάουα – Όλμποργκ (22:05)
Ρίο Άβε – Ντινάμο Κιέβου (22:05)

11ος όμιλος
ΠΑΟΚ – Ντινάμο Μινσκ (22:05)
Φιορεντίνα – Γκινγκάμπ (22:05)

12ος όμιλος
Μεταλίστ – Τράμπζονσπορ (22:05)
Λέγκια – Λόκερεν (22:05)


Terror raids: growing fear on the streets of western Sydney

Police officers stand guard outside a house during a raid in Guildford. Picture: AFP PHOT

Police officers stand guard outside a house during a raid in Guildford. Picture: AFP PHOTO/Saeed Khan

There is growing fear on the streets of Parramatta after a number of anti-terror raids on nearby suburbs including Guildford, Merrylands, Wentworthville, Westmead and Northmead.  

Twenty five properties across 12 Sydney suburbs were raided in the early hours of Thursday morning as part of Australia’s largest anti-terrorism operation.

More than 600 officers from NSW Police and the Australian Federal Police were involved in the pre-dawn raids.

An increased police presence seems to have heightened concerns that a home-grown terror attack could be imminent.

Guildford resident Kate Jamieson was “scared” after waking up to a helicopter overhead.

Guildford resident Kate Jamieson was “scared” after waking up to a helicopter overhead. Source: Supplied

Baulkham Hills resident Matthew Henderson believed there would a terror attack on home so

Baulkham Hills resident Matthew Henderson believed there would a terror attack on home soil. Source: Supplied

Kate Jamieson said she woke up when she heard a helicopter flying over her house at Merrylands overnight.

“When I heard it was nearby at Guildford I was scared, you don’t know what to expect,” she said.

“You hear about things going on in the Middle East and you think that the threat is over there – then you realise it could be at home.”



Nina Antipjera from Parramatta said she no longer felt safe.

“I live nearby and Merrylands is right next door and I don’t feel safe with everything that is going on,” she said.

Matthew Henderson from Baulkham Hills said he was concerned since hearing of the raids this morning.

He said he was not surprised by the raids “because of the way ISIS has been recruiting, there was going to be a number of cells in Australia.”

He said he

A heightened police presence in western Sydney is feeding anxiety about a terror attack.

A heightened police presence in western Sydney is feeding anxiety about a terror attack. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Saeed Khan Source: AFP

believed that there would be a terror attack on home soil at some stage but all people could do was keep their eyes open and report anything suspicious to police.

Chairman of Parramatta’s Islamic Cultural Association Neil El Kadomi said the anti-terror raids would only add to the fear on the streets.

Mr El Kadomi praised police efforts saying he hoped any terrorists were caught and jailed but he warned that the individuals were not representative of the Muslim population.


He said the raids reflected badly on the Muslim community and “we are paying the price”.

“You are worried about people attacking people in the street, abusing them, creating a more violent situation in the streets,” he said.

Parramatta Islamic Cultural Association chairman Neil El-Kadomi said the raids would add

Parramatta Islamic Cultural Association chairman Neil El-Kadomi said the raids would add to fear on the streets. Source: News Limited

“We support the police but we don’t want to escalate things.

“We just want to walk in the street, worship in peace and come home. We want to live in peace.

“We are worried about our reputation.”

He said the Federal Government’s decision to send troops back into the Middle East had inflamed the situation.

Mr El Kadomi said people were worried about families and friends that live in the region and had nothing to do with ISIS.

“Why are we sending troops over there when we have enough problems of our own here?

“We should not be interfering in other conflicts,” he said.

“We live in Australia, we are lucky, we should be looking after Australia.”

Parramatta Lord Mayor John Chedid said the community should remain calm in the face of recent events.

Police talk with parents outside Maronite College of the Holy Family in Harris Park. Pict

Police talk with parents outside Maronite College of the Holy Family in Harris Park. Picture: Cameron Richardson Source: News Corp Australia

“I think people should not panic, I believe we have got a great community,” Cr Chedid said.

“Most people in Australia are all about living together in harmony and peace.”

Cr Chedid described threats made to a nun at a local Christian school in Harris Park as “isolated incidents”.

He said while it “never hurt to be vigilant and on the job”, police were handling the issues effectively.


Chedid said plans for an increased police presence could help people feel more secure.

“I think it will give people confidence, people want to feel safe,” he said.

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said NSW Police had deployed 220 officers to be “out and about” to stop reaction attacks in Sydney.

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said police would ramp up their presence in the w

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said police would ramp up their presence in the wake of the raids. Source: AFP

“We are launching Operation Hammerhead as of today and we will be focusing on transport hubs, places where people gather in large numbers, iconic locations and critical infrastructure.”

“And as always, we do want to public to remain vigilant and tells us if they notice something that doesn’t look right.”

 source: dailytelegraph.com.au


MH17: $30 million reward offered for information on who shot the plane down


A MYSTERY client has offered up a huge bounty — reportedly the biggest in history — for information about who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

German-based fraud investigation company Wifka has been charged with investigating the MH17 disaster, with its anonymous client offering a $30 million reward for information that identifies who shot the plane down.

The passenger jet was brought down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine on July 17, killing the 298 people on board, including 38 Australians.

“After the terrible assassination or ‘accident’, all political parties, at home and abroad, said they owed it to the victims, their families and the public to clarify the circumstances of the crash and present evidence for what happened. None of this has yet been done,” Wifka said in an online statement.

Private investigator Josef Resch will lead the investigation, which is seeking answers on who shot the plane down, who gave the order, and who covered it up.

“Everyone can be bought. It’s just a question of how much,” Mr Resch told German finance magazine Capital.

Who provided the money? It’s a mystery. Not even Mr Resch knows the identity of his client, but he said he was certain the offer was genuine.

However, he did tell Capital that one of the middlemen spoke in a Swiss accent. He said he believed the probe was politically or economically motivated, and suggested there could be a super-rich Russian who was keen to damage President Vladimir Putin and drive him out of office.

The wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 two days after it crashed in a sunflower fi

The wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 two days after it crashed in a sunflower field near the village of Rassipnoe, in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. Picture: AFP Photo/Dominique Faget Source: AFP

Mr Resch has already received 40,000 euros for accepting the job, and will receive an additional 500,000 euros if he is successful in uncovering the desired information.

He has more than 30 years’ experience as a private eye, and is known for exposing hedge fund manager Florian Homm in 2012.

The reward is reportedly the biggest bounty in history, surpassing the $25 million offered for the capture of al-Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden.

The $30 million is being held in Switzerland and Wifka is encouraging whistleblowers to make contact through a lawyer to ensure their identity is kept confidential.

The US has accused Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine of being responsible for the attack, but the separatists and Russia have denied involvement.

The Malaysian passenger jet, which was shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine with the lo

The Malaysian passenger jet, which was shot down over rebel-held east Ukraine with the loss of all 298 people on board, was hit by numerous “high-energy objects”, according to a report from Dutch investigators that backs up claims it was downed by a missile. Picture: AFP Photo/Alexander Khudoteply Source: AFP

source: news.com.au

Septemvriana: Constantinople 1955


An organised mob attacked with vengeance mostly Greek properties and houses on 6 September 1955 in Constantinople.

More than 5,300 properties, the vast majority of them Greek-owned, were badly damaged or destroyed that night. Among these were houses, businesses, churches, monasteries, schools.

The Constantinople-Istanbul pogrom, also known as the Constantinople riots or September events, was organised mob attacks directed primarily at the city’s Greek minority on 6-7 September 1955.

The events were triggered by the false news that the Turkish consulate in Thessaloniki – located at the house where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern day Turkey had been born in 1881 – had been bombed the day before. A bomb planted by a Turkish usher at the consulate, who was later arrested and confessed, incited the events.

The build up to the riots, though, goes back to Greece’s appeal in 1954 to the United Nations to demand self-determination for Cyprus.

The day before the Tripartite London Conference (29 August – 7 September 1955) on the future of Cyprus began, with the participation of the colonial power Britain, Greece and Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderes claimed that Greek Cypriots were planning a massacre of Turkish Cypriots.

Deflecting domestic attention to Cyprus was politically convenient for the Menderes government, which was suffering from an ailing economy. Although a minority, in a city with a population of over 1.5 million people at the time, the Greeks played a prominent role in Constantinople’s business life, making them a convenient scapegoat during the economic crisis in Turkey in the mid-50s.

The London conference fell apart on 6 September, the first day the subject of Cyprus was to be taken up at the conference, when news broke of the bombing of the Turkish consulate in Greece’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki.

Prime Minister Adnan Menderes and Foreign Minister Fatin Rustu Zorlu mobilised the formidable machinery of their ruling Demokrat Parti (DP) and party-controlled trade unions of Constantinople that night. According to Zorlu’s lawyer at the Yassiada trial in 1961, a trial staged during a period of a military regime, a regime which overthrew Menderes’ government in May 1960, a mob running in their tens of thousands was marshalled in a radius of 60 km around Constantinople for the attacks.

The trial also revealed that the fuse for the consulate bomb was sent from Turkey to Thessaloniki on 3 September. During the Yassiada trial it was claimed a twenty-year-old university student named Oktay Engin was given the mission of installing the explosives, two sticks of gelignite, in the consulate’s garden. The consul M. Ali Balin allegedly first pressured consulate employee Hasan Uçar, but Engin was brought in when Uçar resisted. Both of them were arrested after the attack.

In his 2005 book The Mechanisms of Catastrophe: The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, And The Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul, renowned Greek American academic Speros Vryonis, amongst others, documented the direct role of the Demokrat Parti organisation and government-controlled trade unions in amassing the rioters that swept Constantinople-Istanbul.

However, while the DP took the blame for the actual events, it was later on revealed that the riots were a product of Turkey’s Tactical Mobilisation Group; a clandestine special forces unit.

During the night of September 6 to September 7 1955, municipal and government trucks were placed in strategic points all around the city to distribute the tools of destruction (shovels, pickaxes, crowbars, ramrods and petrol), while 4,000 taxis were requisitioned from the Drivers Association and Motor Vehicle Workers’ Trade Union to transport the perpetrators. In addition, flags had been prepared by the Textile Workers’ Union.

A protest rally on the night of September 6, organised by the authorities in Istanbul, on the Cyprus issue and the bombing of Atatürk’s home, was the cover for amassing the rioters.

At 1.00 pm, news reports of the bombing were announced by radio. However, most people at the time did not have radios, so they had to wait until 4.30 pm, when the daily İstanbul Ekspres, which was associated with the DP and the National Security Service (NSS), repeated the news in print.

At 5.00 pm, the riots started in Taksim Square, and rippled out during the evening through the old suburb of Beyoğlu (Pera), with smashing and looting of Greek commercial property, particularly along Yüksek Kaldirim street. By six o’clock at night, many of the Greek shops on Istanbul’s main shopping street, İstiklal Avenue, were ransacked. Many commercial streets were littered with merchandise and fittings torn out of Greek-owned businesses.

According to the eyewitness accounts the mob chanted “Death to the Giaours” (non-Turks), “Massacre the Greek traitors”, “Down with Europe” and
“Onward to Athens and Thessaloniki” as they attacked. Predictably, the situation soon became out of control and the mobs were shouting “First your property. Then your life”.

The riot died down by midnight with the intervention of the Turkish Army and declaration of martial law. The police force, which supported the attacks by preparing and organising the operations, was ordered to hold a passive stance and leave the mob to roam the streets of the city freely and commit atrocities against the civilian population. The Turkish militia and police that coordinated the attacks refrained from protecting the lives and properties of the victims. Their function was instead to preserve adjacent Turkish properties. However, there were a few cases where police officers prevented criminal activity. On the other hand, the fire brigade, whenever it reached a fire, claimed that it was unable to deal with it.

While the rioters were not instructed to kill their targets, sections of the mob went much further than scaring or intimidating local Greeks. Between 13 and 16 Greeks and one Armenian (including two clerics) died as a result of the pogrom. However, a number of deaths were never recorded due to the general chaos. It is now accepted that the total death toll is estimated to be at least 36.

Apart from the thirty identified victims, an additional three unidentified bodies were found inside the shops, while three burned bodies were found in a sack in the region of Besiktas. Moreover, 32 Greeks were severely wounded. Men and women were raped and islamised by force, and according to accounts including those of the Turkish writer Aziz Nesin, men, including a priest, were subjected to forced circumcision by members of the mob.

Moreover, an Armenian rite Christian priest died after the procedure. Priests were also scalped and burnt in their beds and Greek women raped.

More than 5,300 properties, the vast majority of them Greek-owned, were badly damaged or destroyed that night. Among these were businesses, houses, churches, monasteries and schools. The American consulate estimates that 59 per cent of the businesses were Greek-owned, 17 per cent were Armenian-owned, 12 per cent were Jewish-owned, while 80 per cent of the homes were Greek-owned, 9 per cent were Armenian-owned, 3 per cent were Jewish-owned, and 5 per cent were Muslim-owned.

The pogrom greatly accelerated emigration of ethnic Greeks from Turkey, and the Constantinople-Istanbul region in particular. The Greek population of Turkey declined from 119,822 persons in 1927 to about 7,000 in 1978.

According to Human Rights Watch, the Greek population in Turkey was estimated at 2,500 in 2006.

source: Neos Kosmos

Greek Australian youngsters chosen for 2015 Anzac Day Dawn Service


Heading for Anzac Cove: 15-year-old John Koutsouroupas

James Manoussakis of Marymede Catholic College and John Koutsouroupas of Northcote High School have been picked from hundreds of applicants for the trip of a lifetime.

James (14) and John (15) will join 78 other students and 14 teachers selected by the Victorian government to represent the state at the 2015 Anzac Day Dawn Service at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli – the epicentre of Australia’s commemorations marking 100 years since the start of WWI.

More than 630 schoolchildren from years 9 to 12 and over 100 teachers applied for the coveted places, with the selection process asking applicants to show a connection to their community and an understanding of the spirit of Anzac.

At the announcement on Wednesday, Victorian Premier Denis Napthine said that attending the service marking the 100th anniversary of the landing of troops at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915 would be an incredible experience for the group.

“We want our younger generations to experience and establish connections with this important place, and share the lessons they learn with family, friends, colleagues and classmates.

“To be at Anzac Cove for the 100th anniversary of the landing of troops at Gallipoli will be a poignant moment for those selected and an experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”

James Manoussakis told Neos Kosmos his first reaction to hearing he had been picked was one of disbelief.

“I’m really excited, I can’t wait,” said James, who’s favourite subjects at school are science and English.

Asked what the Anzac spirit meant to him, James said it was “about remembering the courage of Australian soldiers who fought in terrible conditions during World War One”.

During the 5-day trip the tour will explore the Gallipoli battlefield, visit Istanbul and the ancient Greek site of Troy, now in north-west Turkey.

James’ sights are understandably most firmly set on the sunrise that will take place in the early hours of April 25 at Anzac Cove.

“I’m really looking forward to the aura around the actual Dawn Service, with everybody there, experiencing the same thing.”

John Koutsouroupas was on school camp this week and unavailable for comment, but John’s father said that gaining a place on the tour was “probably the biggest accomplishment of his [son’s] life so far.

“He’s just rapt to be part of it. It’s going to be amazing”.

Mr Koutsouroupas said it would give his son “a sense of what the soldiers went through, and the sacrifice they made for the generations ahead of them.”

“As a parent I’m pretty proud. Everyone talks of winning Tatts Lotto, but this is more valuable. You just can’t put a price on this sort of experience.”

source: Neos Kosmos

16 years jail for Oakleigh crash killer


Ismini and Savvas Menelaou

The son of Savvas and Ismini Menelaou, who were killed in a horrific crash in Oakleigh, says it is time politicians did something about ice addicts.

The man high on ice who smashed into a car and a pedestrian fatally killing three in Oakleigh has been sentenced to 16 years jail.

Nei Lima Da Costa, 29, pleaded guilty to three counts of culpable driving causing death and several other charges including negligently causing injury and recklessly causing injury.

Two of the dead were Savvas, 67, and his wife of 38 years, Ismini Menelaou, 59, who were returning from a wedding in January before Da Costa crashed into their sedan. Three other family members, including their son Menelaos, his uncle and aunt, Elias, 60, and Maria Mesaritis, 55, were all seriously injured.

Savvas and Ismini’s son Jim Menelaou spoke to the media outside the court, and said no jail sentence would change what had happened or bring his parents back. He said the case was proof that it was time politicians did something about ice addicts.

“A lot of red tape prohibits the government or the courts from setting examples, setting a serious sentence,” Mr Menelaou said.

He said no example to ice addicts had been set by the judge in this case.

Da Costa was seen driving erratically before the incident, and ran through a red light before coming to a stop after smashing into the Menelaou’s sedan at more than 120 kilometres per hour.

Justice Lex Lasry said the result of the crash was “nothing less than a massive tragedy”.

“In only a few seconds you’ve done something that affects the life of dozens of people,” Justice Lasry said.

“This was no sudden lapse. It occurred over 14 kilometres of reckless driving on your part.”

Justice Lasry said the sentence should act as a warning for anyone using ice and deplored the reality that many of the cases seen at the courts have been committed under the influence of drugs.

Family members of the deceased packed the Supreme Court of Melbourne on Wednesday to see the verdict handed down.

The pedestrian killed in the crash was Anthony Parsons, 45, a vision-impaired British civil servant.

Mr Parsons was walking just ahead of his wife while crossing then intersection of Warrigal Road and Dandenong Road, until he was flung 50 metres down the road after the impact.

His wife who was unharmed watched the incident happen right in front of her. She and her husband had been celebrating their 10 year wedding anniversary.

Da Costa sat in the dock with his eyes shut tightly as the sentence was read out.

Prosecutors called the accident the worst case of culpable driving ever in Victoria.

Driving cases are normally heard in the County Court, but the case was upgraded to the Supreme Court to match the severity of the crash.

Da Costa will serve a minimum of 11 years.

Source: ABC, The Age

Champions League: Αποτελέσματα 2ης αγωνιστηκής…έπεσε μαχόμενος στη Βαρκελώνη ο ΑΠΟΕΛ


Ο ΑΠΟΕΛ στάθηκε αξιοπρεπώς την Τετάρτη στο «Καμπ Νου» απέναντι στην Μπαρτσελόνα, γνωρίζοντας ωστόσο την ήττα με 1-0 από τους μπλαουγκράνα», στο πλαίσιο της πρεμιέρας του 6ου ομίλου του Τσάμπιονς Λιγκ.

Αντίθετα, με απώλειες ξεκίνησε στη φετινή διοργάνωση η Παρί Σεν Ζερμέν, η οποία αναδείχθηκε ισόπαλη 1-1 στο Άμστερνταμ με τον Άγιαξ, που αν και βρέθηκε να χάνει, κατάφερε εν τέλει να πάρει τον βαθμό.

Στο μεγάλο ντέρμπι του 5ου ομίλου, η Μπάγερν Μονάχου με γκολ του Μπόατενγκ στο 90′, λύγισε με 1-0 σκορ την αντίσταση της μαχητικής Μάντσεστερ Σίτι, κι έβαλε στο βαθμολογικό της σακούλι το πολύτιμο «τρίποντο».

Στην κορυφή του ομίλου η ομάδα του Γκουαρντιόλα συγκατοικεί με τη Ρόμα, η οποία ήταν καταιγιστική στην επιστροφή της στην κορυφαία διασυλλογική διοργάνωση, συντρίβοντας με 5-1 την ΤΣΣΚΑ Μόσχας.

Από εκεί και πέρα, στον 7ο όμιλο, δύο πολύτιμους βαθμούς πέταξε η Τσέλσι, καθώς παραχώρησε εντός έδρας ισοπαλία με 1-1 στη Σάλκε. Με το ίδιο σκορ άλλωστε ολοκληρώθηκε και το παιχνίδι ανάμεσα στη Μάριμπορ και την Σπόρτινγκ Λισαβόνας, αποτέλεσμα, που διαμορφώθηκε με το γκολ του Λούκα Ζάχοβιτς (σ.σ.: είναι γιος του Ζλάτκο) για τους γηπεδούχους στο δεύτερο λεπτό των καθυστερήσεων.

Τέλος στον 8ο όμιλο, η Πόρτο πέτυχε… μισή ντουζίνα γκολ (6-0) κόντρα στην ΜΠΑΤΕ Μπορίσοφ στο«Ντραγκάο», ενώ αντίθετα η Μπιλμπάο «στραβοπάτησε», μένοντας στη λευκή ισοπαλία (0-0) με τη Σαχτάρ στο «Σαν Μαμές».

Αναλυτικά όλα τα αποτελέσματα:

5ος όμιλος

Ρόμα-ΤΣΣΚΑ Μόσχας 5-1
Γκολ: 6′ Ιτούρμπε, 11′, 31′ Ζερβίνιο, 23′ Μαϊκόν, 51′ αυτ. Ιγκνασέβιτς – 82′ Mούσα

Μπάγερν Μονάχου-Μάντσεστερ Σίτι 1-0
Γκολ:  90′ Μπόατενγκ

Η βαθμολογία:

1.Ρόμα 3 (5-1)
2.Μπάγερν 3 (1-0)
3.Μάντσεστερ Σίτι 0 (0-1)

4.ΤΣΣΚΑ Μόσχας 0 (1-5)

6ος όμιλος

Μπαρτσελόνα-ΑΠΟΕΛ 1-0
Γκολ: 28′ Πικέ

Άγιαξ-Παρί Σεν Ζερμέν 1-1
Γκολ: 74′ Σένε – 14′ Καβάνι

Η βαθμολογία:

1. Μπαρτσελόνα 3 (1-0)
2. Παρί Σεν Ζερμέν 1 (1-1)
3. Άγιαξ 1 (1-1)
4. ΑΠΟΕΛ 0 (0-1)

7ος όμιλος

Τσέλσι-Σάλκε 1-1
Γκολ: 11′ Φάμπρεγας – 62′ Χούντελααρ

Μάριμπορ-Σπόρτινγκ Λισαβόνας 1-1
Γκολ: 90+2′ Ζάχοβιτς – 80′ Νάνι

Η βαθμολογία:

1. Σάλκε 1 (1-1)
2. Σπόρτινγκ Λισαβόνας 1 (1-1)
3. Τσέλσι 1 (1-1)
4. Μάριμπορ 1 (1-1)

8ος όμιλος

Πόρτο-ΜΠΑΤΕ Μπορίσοφ 6-0
Γκολ: 5′, 32′, 57′ Μπραχίμι, 37′ Μαρτίνεζ, 60′ Άντριαν Λόπεθ, 76′ Μπουμπακάρ

Αθλέτικ Μπιλμπάο-Σαχτάρ  0-0

Η βαθμολογία:

1. Πόρτο 3 (6-0)
2. Μπιλμπάο 1 (0-0)
3. Σαχτάρ 1 (0-0)
4. ΜΠΑΤΕ Μπορίσοφ 0 (0-6)

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Τουρκική κορβέτα έκοβε βόλτες στην Κέα


Νέα τουρκική πρόκληση σημειώθηκε την Τετάρτη, καθώς τουρκική κορβέτα μπήκε στα ελληνικά χωρικά ύδατα κινούμενη στο στενό μεταξύ Εύβοιας και Άνδρου και έφτασε μέχρι τη θαλάσσια περιοχή μεταξύ Κέας και Μακρονήσου.

Η σχετική ανακοίνωση του Γενικού Επιτελείου Εθνικής Αμυνας έχει ως εξής:

«Η τουρκική κορβέτα “BAFRA”, προερχόμενη από περιοχή Βορειοανατολικού Αιγαίου εισήλθε στις 10:30 σε Ελληνικά Χωρικά Ύδατα μεταξύ Ν. Ευβοίας και Ν. Άνδρου (Στενό Καφηρέα).

»Στη συνέχεια κινήθηκε με Νοτιοδυτική πορεία μεταξύ Ν. Κέας και Ν. Μακρονήσου και εξήλθε από τα
Ελληνικά Χωρικά Ύδατα Νότια Ν. Κέας στις 13:10.

»Πλοία και μέσα του Πολεμικού Ναυτικού παρακολούθησαν και παρακολουθούν το τουρκικό σκάφος, καθόλη τη διάρκεια του πλου του».