NEWS

PAO victory amid tear gas

Olympiakos remains one point clear of Panathinaikos at the top of soccer’s Super League after both sides won over the weekend. Olympiakos beat Xanthi 1-0 away from home on Saturday, thanks to a goal from Brazilian defender Leonardo. Panathinaikos beat Atromitos 3-1 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens yesterday. The second half of the game was interrupted for half an hour after police fired tear gas outside the stadium during clashes linked to the anniversary of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos’s death. At that stage, Panathinaikos was up 2-1 thanks to two goals by Costas Katsouranis. Djibril Cisse added a third in injury time. Panionios also won 3-1 yesterday, beating AEK to move into joint fourth place with Ergotelis, which beat high-flying Kavala 1-0. Iraklis beat PAS Yiannina 3-2 away and bottom side Panthrakikos picked up just its second point of the season due to a 0-0 home draw with Asteras Tripolis. PAOK remains third after a 1-0 win over Larissa on Saturday, while Aris won 2-0 at Levadiakos.