Olympiakos draws 1-1 with PAOK, keeps 8-point lead


ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Olympiakos maintained its 8-point lead in the Greek league despite conceding an 88th-minute equalizer by Klaus Athanassiadis in a 1-1 draw with PAOK on Sunday

Rafik Djebbour opened the scoring for visiting Olympiakos with his league-leading ninth goal in the 27th minute with a drive from the edge of the area.

Olympiakos was barely threatened until Dimitris Salpingidis crossed from the right and Athanassiadis just beat Vassilis Torossidis' tackle at the far post to score his eighth goal of the season.

Also Sunday, last season's runner-up Panathinaikos lost 2-1 at newcomer Platanias to slide to seventh place, Asteras beat Panionios 2-1, displacing it in 3rd place, and Kerkyra and Veria drew 1-1.