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Relegation battle goes down to the wire

Out of Kerkyra, Ergotelis and Panetolikos, two will follow Doxa Dramas down to the second division, as the results of the penultimate round of Super League games on Wednesday confirmed the survival of Levadiakos, Xanthi and Panionios in the top flight.

With the last round of games set for Sunday, April 22, Kerkyra could be the one to stay up if it beats Aris at Thessaloniki, in a game to be played behind closed doors. Otherwise it will have to wait for the results of the Xanthi vs Ergotelis and Panathinaikos vs Panetolikos games.

On Wednesday Kerkyra came from behind to thrash visiting OFI Crete 4-1, while Levadiakos scored its most precious win of the season, downing Ergotelis 1-0 away.

Panetolikos dismantled Aris with a 5-1 score at home, but its chances of survival appear particularly slim. Panionios and Xanthi shared a 1-1 draw that benefited them both.

In the division’s upper echelons, champion Olympiakos saw off host PAS Giannina 4-0 away, with the league’s top scorer Kevin Mirallas taking his tally to 20 goals this season by scoring the opener for the Reds.

Panathinaikos defeated Asteras Tripolis 2-0 away, meaning that the Peloponnesian side, in sixth, has no chance of catching up with fifth-placed AEK anymore and will miss the playoffs.

AEK and Atromitos shared a scoreless draw at the Olympic Stadium, while PAOK joined Atromitos in third with a 2-0 win at Thessaloniki over Doxa Dramas.