AEK, Olympiacos Cancel Each Other Out As PAOK Moves 3 Points Clear



Tasos Bakasetas scored a thumping header late on to rescue a point for AEK as Sunday’s Athens derby showdown with Olympiacos ended in a 1-1 draw at the Olympic Stadium.

AEK had fallen behind to a superb Kostas Fortounis strike just before the hour mark after a goalless first half in which both teams hit the woodwork.

AEK left it late to respond, but managed to even the score on the 90th through the first goal Greek international Bakasetas has scored in his career against Olympiakos. Still, the Reds could have nicked it had Yiannis Fetfatzidis not sent the ball over the bar with the goal at his mercy in the last minute of injury time.

As a result of the draw, PAOK and Atromitos remain out in front at the top of the table with 16 points apiece, while AEK and Olympiacos are three points behind.

PAOK extended its perfect record to six wins in six games beating bottom team Apollon Smyrnis 2-0 at home, goals coming from Mauricio and Jose Crespo.

Atromitos avenged its Cup loss to PAS Giannina 10 days earlier with a 1-0 league win over the Epirus team on Sunday.

On other games played over the weekend:

Panionios-Aris 1-0
Panaitolikos-Levadeiakos 2-1
Asteras Tripolis- Panathinaikos 1-1
Lamis- OFI 1-1

The table: