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Soccer top-five remain at one win

None of the Super League teams managed to double their victories in the second round of games of the soccer championship completed last night, which has five teams at the top of the table with four points. Champion Panathinaikos is one of them, after beating Aris 1-0 in Thessaloniki on Saturday, courtesy of a controversial penalty decision that allowed last year’s top scorer Djibril Cisse to score his first for this campaign late in the first half. The referee call caused a reaction not just by Aris but also by the Greens’ title rivals, Olympiakos. The latter’s major shareholder and president of the Super League, Vangelis Marinakis, issued a statement that suggested the penalty given was «a crime against Greek soccer.» Olympiakos had earlier scored its first win, beating visiting Kerkyra 2-0 at home behind closed doors. The Reds had Olof Mellberg and Albert Riera on target. Asteras and PAOK are two of the top teams after sharing a goalless draw in Tripoli on Saturday. They are joined by Iraklis, who snatched a late equalizer in Peristeri from Atromitos for a 1-1 final score, and Larissa, who could not beat Kavala at home (0-0). Ergotelis produced the most impressive result of the weekend by defeating Olympiakos Volou 1-0 away from home. Xanthi and Panionios shared a 1-1 draw, with the visitors having two men sent off, while AEK defeated Panserraikos 2-0.