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Panthrakikos sinks Panathinaikos further

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After last week’s nine goals in seven weekend games in the Super League, this weekend fared marginally better with 10 goals in seven matches, although half of them came from the penalty spot as the league teams are doing little to earn the fans’ attention ahead of Christmas, at the halfway point of the championship.

Two of the converted penalties helped Olympiakos beat 10-man Kalloni Lesvou at the bottom side’s home turf on Mytilini on Saturday. The league’s top scorer Costas Fortounis scored both goals to take his tally to 12 this season. This was the 15th win for the Reds in as many games so far.

Second-placed AEK hosts Levadiakos on Monday, while PAOK leapt to third after Stefanos Athanasiadis scored from the spot to lead the Theesaloniki club to a 1-0 win over visiting Platanias. However the Black-and-Whites had such a poor performance on Sunday afternoon that their own fans jeered them at the final whistle.

Panathinaikos slumped to fourth after going down 1-0 at Panthrakikos to a Rogerio Martins goal on Sunday. “Obviously some players had the holidays in their minds,” commented an upset Andrea Stramaccioni, the Italian coach of Panathinaikos, after the game.

Fifth Panionios will feel hard done by the referee as it went down 1-0 at struggling Atromitos through a goal that television replays showed it should not have counted due to an offside.

In other games PAS Giannina drew 1-1 with Xanthi, Veria downed Asteras Tripolis 1-0 and Panetolikos defeated 10-man Iraklis 2-0.