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Greece round-up: Superb Olympiakos storm to top

Published: Sunday 24 November 2002, 21.15CET
Olympiakos Piraeus FC hit top form as they claimed first place with a 6-0 win at Ionokis FC.

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Published: Sunday 24 November 2002, 21.15CET

Greece round-up: Superb Olympiakos storm to top

Olympiakos Piraeus FC hit top form as they claimed first place with a 6-0 win at Ionokis FC.

Olympiakos Piraeus FC signalled their intent of claiming a seventh straight Hellenic National League title after taking first place with a 6-0 win at Ionokis FC.

Three in each half
Unbeaten Olympiakos, who secured their first victory under Srecko Katanec, were three ahead on 24 minutes through Predrag Djordjevic's penalty and further goals from Giovanni Da Silva and Stelios Giannakopoulos. It was 4-0 in the 51st minute with another Giannakopoulos goal, and Djordjevic converted his second spot kick on 54 minutes - as Ionokis defender Christos Mikes was sent off for his second bookable offence. Christos Patsatzoglou completed the scoring 22 minutes from the end.

Akratitos shock AEK
AEK Athens FC could have gone top themselves but lost 3-2 at Akratitos FC, who claimed their second win of the season. Panagiotis Ziakkas scored on 32 and 38 minutes to give Akratitos a welcome half-time lead, and although Vassilis Tsartas pulled one back with a free-kick, Tomas Razanauskas's goal eight minutes from the end ensured the home victory, although Tsartas did score again soon after.

Behind closed doors
FC PAOK Thessaloniki went second with a 4-1 home win against Proodeftiki FC, despite having to play the match behind closed doors due to crowd trouble in their recent match against Olympiakos. Giorgos Georgiadis's 40th-minute penalty opened the scoring, and Giasemakis Giasemi was on target twice after the break to extend the lead. Vangelis Moras's own goal made it 4-0 ten minutes from the end, although Tasos Pantos had time for a consolation penalty.

Goalless draws
Iraklis FC moved from first to third as they were held 0-0 at PAS Giannina FC, who missed a 78th-minute penalty in an incident which saw Regilio Vrejde sent off, though the home side had Thomas Kiparissis dismissed near the end. Meanwhile, Panathinaikos FC's run of four consecurive wins ended as they drew 0-0 at Egaleo FC.

No joy for Panahaiki
Elsewhere, Panahaiki FC remain bottom and without a win after losing 2-1 at home to  Kallithea GS, coached by Vangelis Vlahos for the first time, while Xanthi FC were victorious at Panionios FC and OFI Crete FC were beaten 2-1 by visitors Aris Thessaloniki FC, who are fifth but just two points behind Olympiakos.

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