Greek league: Panathinaikos down to 4th place after draw against AEK

Panathinaikos fought crosstown rival AEK Athens to a scoreless draw in Sunday’s capital derby, allowing Xanthi and Panionios to go above it in the Greek league.

Xanthi beat Giannena 2-0 and Panionios won 2-1 at Atromitos, with both teams now on 28 points — 10 points behind leader Olympiakos, which drew 2-2 at Platanias on Saturday.Olympiakos led 2-0 after the first 16 minutes with a brace by Brown Ideye, but Platanias responded before half-time with Giorgos Giakoumakis and a penalty kick by Giorgos Manousos. The final 2-2 score put an end to the five-game winning streak of Olympiakos, as well as to the three-game one of Platanias, that lies seventh.

Fourth-placed Panathinaikos is two points behind Xanthi and Panionios. AEK and Giannena share fifth.

Also Sunday, Asteras recovered from an early goal down to beat Panetolikos 4-1.

The Larissa-PAOK match was postponed due to the bad pitch condition after a recent snowstorm.