SPORTS

Reds? 7 pt lead remains intact

Olympiakos is going into the soccer derby with Panathinaikos on February 19 with its seven-point lead intact after beating Aris 2-1 at Thessaloniki on February 12, with Panathinaikos keeping up the chase with a 3-1 win in the Athens derby with AEK a day later.

Aris led at the Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium in front of 14,000 fans with Darcy Neto, but Olympiakos turned the game on its head through goals by Rafik Djebbour and David Fuster.

Panathinaikos overcame AEK’s obstacle thanks to strikes by Costas Katsouranis, Loukas Vintra and Djibril Cisse. AEK had pulled one back with Nacho Scocco, in a great game at the Olympic Stadium.

The Thessaly derby between Larissa and Olympiakos Volou saw the visiting side winning 2-1 and sending Larissa closer to relegation.

Third-placed PAOK went down 1-0 at Panionios via a Bosko Balaban penalty, but stayed one point ahead of AEK.

Ergotelis moved up to joint fifth downing Kavala 2-1 on Crete, with the two teams tied at 31 points along with Olympiakos Volou.

In other games for the 22nd round of the Super League, Xanthi dismissed Atromitos 3-0 at home, Kerkyra defeated Panserraikos by the same score, while Iraklis and Asteras Tripolis played out a goalless draw at Thessaloniki.