The victories of PAS Giannina over PAOK and of Atromitos at Platanias stood out from the second round of Super League games that was completed just before midnight on Monday.
PAS saw off a PAOK that was clearly exhausted from its trip to Denmark where it clinched its ticket to the Europa League group stage on Thursday. The host won 3-1 on Sunday with PAOK’s consolation goal coming very late in the game, with the score already at 3-0. Michalis Manias, Cristian Chavez and an own goal by Erik Sabo gave the Ioannina side the three points, with Miguel Vitor pulling one back for PAOK in time added on.
Atromitos has joined Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in making it two out of two at the start of the new league season, after coming from behind to beat Platanias 2-1 at Hania on Monday. Stefano Napoleoni gave the Peristeri side the win after Anthony Le Tallec had cancelled out Platanias’s opener via a Kyriakos Kivrakidis own goal.
On Sunday Panathinaikos shook off its elimination from the Europa League in midweek with a 4-0 crashing of visiting Kalloni Lesvou, goals coming from Nikos Karelis, Marcus Berg, Stathis Tavlaridis and Mladen Petric. However the eerie silence of the hardcore fans of Panathinaikos throughout the match illustrated their disappointment with the elimination to Qabala from Azerbaijan on Thursday.
Olympiakos left it late and had a couple of lucky ricochets to thank for its 2-0 win at Levadiakos on Saturday, although the game did not take place at Livadia but at the Olympic Stadium of Athens. Luka Milivojevic and Costas Fortounis were on target for the Reds, with both goals coming after the 88th minute.
AEK dropped its first points by drawing 0-0 at Xanthi, while Panetolikos stunned Asteras with a 2-0 win at Tripoli.
Ten-man Panionios scored a precious away win at promoted Iraklis with a 1-0 score, just as Veria defeated host Panthrakikos 2-0 at Komotini.