PAOK has gone alone on top of the Super League table after its victory over Panathinaikos in Thessaloniki. There were also wins for Olympiakos and Xanthi, on a busy Monday night for Greek soccer.

Host PAOK extended its perfect record at the start of the league season with eight wins in as many games beating Panathinaikos 2-0 at Toumba, with second-half goals from Aleksandar Prijovic and Dimitris Limnios.

The Black-and-Whites are now two points ahead of second-placed Atromitos, having beaten AEK, Olympiakos and Panathinaikos within one month for the best ever start in their league history.

Earlier in the evening Olympiakos needed an 90th minute goal by Dimitris Manos to break the resistance of bottom team Apollon Smyrnis in Piraeus. The 1-0 result has taken Olympiakos up to joint third, along with AEK, six points off the pace.

In Monday’s other game Xanthi came from behind to beat visiting PAS Giannina 2-1 and climb to the fifth place, leaving Panathinaikos in sixth place.

Atromitos has temporarily climbed alone on top of the Super League table for the weekend till PAOK tookover and after snatching a point from Panionios right at the end, while AEK thrashed Aris at home.

Panionios led twice, but Atromitos managed to snatch an equalizer at Nea Smyrni for a 2-2 result on Sunday that has taken the Peristeri team to 20 points from eight games, one more than PAOK that has played seven games.

Panayiotis Korbos and Giorgos Masouras scored for Panionios, but the league’s top scorer Efthymis Koulouris and Panionios’s Yaya Banana – through an own goal – ensured Atromitos extended its unbeaten run.

AEK lies third, four points behind Atromitos, after its 4-0 triumph over Aris at the empty Olympic Stadium of Athens due to AEK fans’ action at the derby against Olympiakos. A brace by Ezequiel Ponce and goals by Lucas Boye and Marko LIvaja gave AEK all three points.

Lamia scored its second win of the season beating 10-man Levadiakos 3-2 at home, on the debut of Italian manager Giuseppe Sannino on the Levadiakos bench.

In other weekend games Nikos Kaltsas scored an injury-time equalizer to grant Asteras Tripolis a point at Panetolikos (1-1), and Larissa shared a goalless draw with OFI Crete.

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