Veria: Greece's financial crisis has forced cash-strapped teams to be more conservative when travelling with top flight club Veria making an 800km trip by bus to play their weekend away match.
The northern Greek team traveled by bus to southern Tripolis on Sunday to play league rivals Asteras and they also avoided staying at a hotel overnight by returning straight after the match.
That meant leaving early in the morning for the eight-and-a-half hour drive to reach Tripolis, losing the match to Asteras 3-0 and then getting back on the bus for the return trip, a total of 17 hours in transit.
The team arrived back at their home base at 5am on Monday morning.
Asteras are fourth after seven matches with 13 points while Veria are tied for seventh place with eight points, with undefeated Olympiakos top with 21 points.