SPORTS

Olympiakos survives PAOK challenge at Toumba

Olympiakos emerged unscathed from its big challenge at Toumba, sharing a goalless draw with challenger PAOK on Sunday, to remain the huge favorite for another Super League title, although its lead at the top from second-placed Panathinaikos has been cut to six points.

PAOK and Olympiakos played out an interesting but barren game, with the Reds having the biggest share of chances and of ball possession, and the two goalkeepers being the stars of the match.

Before the game PAOK fans clashed with police a few hundreds of meters from the stadium. Police used tear gas and made seven arrests.

Panathinaikos took advantage of its numerical advantage over Panetolikos to win 1-0 at home for its 11th victory in 12 home matches. Mladen Petric scored the only goal of the game, just like he had done earlier this season when the two teams had met at Agrinio.

PAS Giannina is sixth, one point behind fifth Panetolikos to stake a claim for a play-off spot with its 2-1 victory at Levadiakos on Saturday. This was the eighth game in a row that the team from Ioannina has stayed undefeated, while Levadiakos parted ways with coach Savvas Pantelidis.

The Iraklio derby offered fans a rare spectacle by Super League standards with its action and drama. Eventually 10-man Ergotelis overcame OFI with a 3-2 score, but both teams remain in the relegation zone.

In other weekend games Panionios drew 0-0 with Kerkyra, Veria drew 1-1 with Atromitos, Platanias downed Panthrakikos 2-0, while Asteras Tripolis enjoyed a walkover from its fixture with Niki Volou.

On Monday Kalloni Lesvou meets Xanthi.