Panathinaikos snatches 1-1 home draw against Asteras


Robin Lod’s 87th-minute equalizer allowed once mighty and now financially troubled Panathinaikos to escape against Asteras with a 1-1 home draw in the Greek league on Saturday.

Panathinaikos was level with Xanthi in seventh place. Xanthi hosts Panetolikos on Sunday.

Asteras, just a point above Panathinaikos, was level with Panionios, which surrendered a two goal advantage to draw with visiting Atromitos 2-2.

Atromitos was joint third with Olympiakos, which plays at last-place Platanias on Sunday.

League leader AEK travels to second-place PAOK on Sunday.

Michalis Manias opened the scoring for Asteras in the 69th with a header off Costas Giannoulis’ cross.

Lod, despite being closely covered by three defenders, unleashed a shot into the top right corner.

Also, Larissa and Kerkyra ended 0-0. [AP]