Olympiacos were officially awarded their 39th Greek league title today after the Hellenic Football Federation upheld a decision to dock second-placed Panathinaikos three points for crowd trouble at last month's Athens derby.
Violence among fans caused the derby on 18 March to be abandoned in the 82nd minute of play, with Olympiacos leading 1-0 at Athens' Olympic Stadium. The federation's appeals committee upheld the Greek Super League disciplinary committee's decision to dock Panathinaikos three points this season and two points next season. They also upheld the decision to award Olympiacos a 3-0 victory in the match.
However, the federation reduced from four to three the number of home matches that Panathinaikos must play behind closed doors and also scaled back a fine from €252,500 to €212,000.
Coupled with Panathinaikos' point deduction, Ernesto Valverde's side now have an unassailable ten-point lead with three matches of the Super League season remaining. A fiesta is planned for Olympiacos' last home match of the season against Corfu at Karaiskaki Stadium on Sunday.
Olympiacos have won 14 of the last 16 domestic titles and boast both the best attack in the league with 62 goals this season and the best defence with just 16 goals conceded in 27 matches.
Spanish coach Valverde is celebrating his third domestic title in as many seasons at the club, having led Olympiacos to the 2009 title before repeating the trick last season following an unsuccessful spell at Villarreal.