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Larissa downs Olympiakos, as PAO and PAOK draw

GEORGE GEORGAKOPOULOS

TAGS: Soccer

New boys Larissa defeated champion Olympiakos on Sunday, offering AEK the chance to go alone on top of the Super League table on Monday if it beats Iraklis at home.

Olympiakos continued its string of poor performances that saw it miss out on the Champions League group stage in August, and lost 1-0 to a stubborn Larissa at the AEL FC Arena due to a Nikos Golias goal in injury time. The hosts beat Olympiakos for the first time in over 10 years.

For now Panathinaikos and Platanias are on top with seven points after their goalless draws on the road ended their perfect record from the first two games.

Panathinaikos drew at Panetolikos after a game full of chances but without any goals, although the Greens are fuming at having a goal canceled in the first half for offside, although on TV replays it appeared the goal should stand.

Hania team Platanias snatched a goalless draw at PAS Yiannina, that finished the match with 10 men, while PAOK also shared a goalless game with Xanthi at home, with the visitors playing with 10 from the 69th minute.

Veria, that saw its coach Alekos Vosniadis leave during the week, grabbed its first points of the season beating Panionios 2-1 away; similarly Atromitos, with caretaking coach Giorgos Korakakis on its bench after the sacking of Traianos Dellas, downed visiting Asteras Tripolis 1-0 at Peristeri.

First win for Levadiakos too, that saw off Kerkyra 2-1 at home on Sunday.

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