SPORTS

Home defeats for AEK, Reds

On a day of many away wins, OFI and Panserraikos learned they will be relegated to the second division of Greek soccer while PAOK moved up to the second spot of the Super League yesterday. Champion Olympiakos suffered its first home loss of the season to Larissa, due to a second-half Maciej Zurawski goal. AEK lost at home to Aris by the same scoreline (0-1) at the Olympic Stadium with Sergio Koke scoring to keep the Thessaloniki side in the running for the fifth spot in the table. Panathinaikos dropped two more points away from home, as it drew 0-0 with Panserraikos after missing at least five glorious chances to win the game, including hitting the woodwork twice. PAOK took advantage of the draw at Serres to move up into second spot with its late 2-1 win at Xanthi thanks to an injury-time penalty kick by Vladan Ivic, also the scorer of PAOK’s first goal. Levadiakos defeated Panthrakikos 3-1 away to ensure it will maintain its Super League status, as OFI shared a goalless draw with Ergotelis in the last local Iraklion derby of the decade. OFI will now be relegated for the first time after 33 years in the top flight. In the other games played yesterday, Iraklis saw off visiting Asteras Tripolis 2-1 in Thessaloniki and Panionios put four past already relegated Thrasyvoulos Fylis (4-1). Olympiakos leads the table with 68 points, ahead of PAOK (60), Panathinaikos (58), AEK (54), Larissa (46) and Aris (44).