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Another Mitroglou hat trick for Olympiakos

Olympiakos appeared ready to face the might of Paris St Germain on Tuesday for the Champions League, after thrashing visiting Xanthi 4-0 at home on Saturday for the Super League, to preserve its 100 percent record in the first four rounds of the championship.

A Costas Mitroglou hat trick after a Javier Saviola opener saw the Reds dismantle their visitors at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus to stay three points ahead of PAOK and Kalloni and force the dismissal of Xanthi manager Nikos Karageorgiou.

Europa League challenger PAOK had Miguel Vitor and Miroslav Stoch to thank for its 2-1 win at Veria on Saturday, while newly promoted Kalloni Lesvou scored three times in the second half to beat last season’s second-division champion Apollon 3-1 away on Sunday.

Panathinaikos averted its second defeat in as many away games, as Nigerian Under-20 international Abdul Ajagun equalized eight minutes from time the Thomas Nazlidis opener for Platanias, for a 1-1 final score at Hania on Sunday.

Asteras Tripolis and Ergotelis lie joint fourth. Asteras drew 1-1 at OFI Crete while Ergotelis shared a goalless draw with host Panetolikos.

Aris grabbed its first point of the season, drawing 1-1 with Levadiakos at Thessaloniki. The same score sealed the game between Panionios and Panthrakikos at Nea Smyrni.

On Monday PAS Giannina hosts Atromitos.