Freak own goal sees PAOK win in Piraeus

An own goal sufficed for PAOK to record a precious 1-0 result at Olympiakos on Sunday, to go joint top of the Super League table with 13 points along with Atromitos. The Thessaloniki team extended its perfect record to five wins, but had started the season on minus two.

PAOK scored early in the second half through a freak own goal. Adelino Vieirinha stormed into the box unchallenged from the left, his shot was fumbled by Olympiakos keeper Andreas Gianniotis, the ball went through his legs and moved across the goal line, with Jagos Vukovic sending it into his own net in his vain effort to kick it to safety.

Olympiakos then threw everything at the PAOK goal but could do no better than hitting the woodwork eight minutes from the end. "In such cases you need luck, and we had it," admitted PAOK manager Razvan Lucescu after the final whistle.

Atromitos produced another...

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