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AEK’s situation is getting desperate

Olympiakos is already aspiring to create an unprecedented perfect record in the league, having six wins in as many games, but the story this season so far is AEK, which after 20 percent of the league?s fixtures remains rooted at the bottom of the table.

Still without a coach after the dismissal of Vangelis Vlachos a week ago, once-mighty AEK drew 1-1 at home with lowly Kerkyra to collect only its second point from six matches.

After a week of turbulence in the Athens club that saw president Thomas Mavros resign and Andreas Dimitrelos return to the chair amid accusations between them, Kerkyra came on Saturday within 16 minutes from a famous win at the Olympic Stadium after Tasos Venetis?s goal in the 30th minute. Michalis Pavlis equalized to salvage some pride for AEK.

Olympiakos defeated visiting Asteras Tripolis 1-0 in Piraeus on Sunday to recover from its midweek loss to Arsenal for the Champions League thanks to a Jose Holebas goal two minutes from half-time.

Panionios surprisingly stayed alone at the second spot, three points behind Olympiakos, after its 2-1 win at PAS Giannina on Sunday, while PAOK dropped to third drawing 1-1 at OFI Crete on Saturday.

Panathinaikos confirmed its rebound, that started in its 1-1 draw with Tottenham on Thursday for the Europa League, by returning to victories for the first time after August 25. It beat Xanthi 2-1 away on Sunday courtesy of a Lazaros Christodoulopoulos brace in the first half. The result has returned the Greens to the top half of the Super League table.

Atromitos thought it had grabbed all three points from its game at Veria on Saturday, as it led 2-0 with two minutes to go, but the Macedonian team scored twice, in the 89th and the 90th, to snatch an unlikely draw.

Aris coach Thomas Katsavakis tendered his resignation on Sunday evening after the Thessaloniki side suffered one more loss, this time 2-0 at home to newly-promoted Platanias Chanion.

On Monday Levadiakos hosts Panthrakikos.