SPORTS

Veria alone on Super League summit

Olympiakos appeared in fine shape ahead of its Champions League premiere against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, beating visiting OFI 3-0 on Saturday, but Macedonian minnows Veria are those that are sitting pretty at the top of the Super League table with a perfect record after three rounds of games.

Veria came from behind at home to beat Kerkyra 2-1 on Saturday and reach nine points, while the other team to have had six points before this weekend, Atromitos, could only draw 0-0 at home against Panetolikos on Sunday.

Olympiakos is also on seven points after defeating OFI in emphatic fashion in Piraeus on Saturday, through an own goal by Dele Adeleye and two beautiful strikes by Jimmy Durmaz and Chori Dominiguez. Gennaro Gattuso’s OFI was disappointing on the night.

PAOK also produced an emphatic 3-0, over Niki Volou, in a game played on Saturday behind closed doors in Thessaloniki. Niki, still without a point, announced on Sunday the dismissal of its Dutch coach, Wiljan Vloet, with his assistant, Sven Vandenbroeck, succeeding him.

At Mytilini a Leozinho strike brought about Kalloni Lesvou’s 1-0 win over Panathinaikos, for the islanders’ first ever victory over one of the Greek soccer giants.

In other games on Sunday, PAS Giannina and Xanthi played out a very entertaining 2-2 draw, Panionios celebrated its 124th birthday with a 2-1 win against Asteras Tripolis, while Levadiakos and Panthrakikos drew 1-1.

Monday sees the Cretan derby between Ergotelis and Platanias Hanion.