PAOK may have scored remarkable wins on the road in Europe in both soccer (at Borussia Dortmund) and basketball (at Besiktas) this month, but domestically it often struggles to translate its good form into the points it needs to move up the table in both professional sports.
On Monday PAOK let the opportunity for a major upset in basketball slip as it went down by a single point at Panathinaikos, while in soccer it failed to beat modest Levadiakos.
In basketball PAOK led league leader Panathinaikos by six points a couple of minutes before the end of the game in Athens (68-62) but somehow managed to let this lead slip through its collective fingers, allowing the more experienced Greens to prevail 70-69 at the very end.
A little later at Livadia the soccer team of PAOK drew 0-0 with host Levadiakos to lose more ground in the battle for the second spot, behind runaway leader Olympiakos.
At least in volleyball it managed to beat crosstown rival Iraklis 3-0, but only after it changed its coach, rehiring the man who last year led the club to its first volleyball title, Yiannis Kalmazidis.