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Red-hot Reds are ready for Arsenal

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Olympiakos appeared ready for its all-important clash with Arsenal on Wednesday for the Champions League, putting four goals past bottom club Panthrakikos for the Super League on Saturday, although it did let three in.

The Reds extended their perfect record to 13 wins in as many games – albeit without having to kick a ball against Panathinaikos – winning 4-3 at Panthrakikos. They actually led 4-1 up to the 87th minute via Jimmy Durmaz, Costas Fortounis, Alfred Finnbogason and Seba, two of the goals coming from the penalty spot. Nicolas Diguiny (twice) and Stelios Iliadis were on target for the hosts at Komotini.

AEK is 13 points off the pace, in second, downing visiting Kalloni Lesvou 3-0 on Sunday. Christos Aravidis scored a brace after Rafik Djebbour had opened the score.

Panathinaikos returned to winning ways as Nikos Karelis scored on his name day the game’s only goal at Veria for a much-needed 1-0 win on Sunday, the first in the league for Italian coach Andrea Stramaccioni on the Greens’ bench.

Panathinaikos is joined third on 22 point with PAOK and Panionios who faced each other on Sunday with PAOK winning 2-1 in Thessaloniki courtesy of a 79th-minute winner by Giorgos Tzavellas.

Iraklis produced the upset of the weekend as it followed up its win over Panathinaikos with an away victory at Asteras Tripolis on Saturday. The Thessaloniki club won 2-1 despite trailing 1-0 at half-time.

There were also significant away wins for Platanias (2-0 at Xanthi) and Levadiakos (1-0 at PAS Giannina).

On Monday Panetolikos hosts Atromitos.