Lamia inflicted a shocking loss on Olympiakos at the start of the new year in the Super League, while the other three title rivals scored comfortable home wins.
An early goal by Lithuanian striker Vykintas Slivka gave Lamia its first ever win over Olympiakos on Wednesday with a 1-0 score, keeping the hosts on the seventh spot and leaving the Reds six points off the pace. Olympiakos’ Kostas Fortounis missed a penalty as he struck the cross bar.
PAOK remained at the top of the table with 38 points with an emphatic performance against OFI and a 4-0 result. Kiril Despodov, Abdul Baba Rahman, Marcos Antonio and Brandon Thomas were on target for PAOK, that also had two first-half penalties saved by OFI keeper Noam Baumann.
In its last five league games PAOK has had five wins, scoring 22 goals and conceding just one.
Panathinaikos is one point behind, as in the first game after the departure of manager Ivan Jovanovic and the hiring of Fatih Terim it overcame bottom team PAS Giannina 2-0 in Athens on Wednesday, goals coming from Fotis Ioannids and Tonny Vilhena.
AEK is a further two points behind, after defeating visiting Volos 3-0. Levi Garcia scored a brace, followed by a Nordin Amrabat goal.
Asteras Tripolis came back from 2-0 down at home to beat visiting Aris on Wednesday. Then on Thursday Atromitos saw off Kifissia 3-0 and Panetolikos overcame Panserraikos 3-2.