AEK hits top spot with win

AEK joined Xanthi at the top of the Super League after two rounds of play with a 1-0 away win yesterday over Veria. New arrival Ismael Blanco, the top scorer last season in his native Argentina’s second division, headed in the winning goal on 34 minutes, just days after scoring both goals in AEK’s 2-0 win over Atromitos Peristeri last weekend. AEK’s visit to Veria had originally been set for several weeks ago but was postponed twice, initially as a result of the deadly wildfires in many parts of the country, and then because of AEK’s unsuccessful Champions League qualifier against Sevilla for a group spot in the competition.