Olympiakos salvages 1-1 draw against Asteras in injury time

Uros Durdevic's penalty kick four minutes into second-half stoppage time was enough to keep Olympiakos at the top of the standings.

Published: 17th September 2017 09:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2017 09:34 AM   |  A+A-

Sporting's Sebastian Coates, centre, kicks the ball in front of Olympiakos's Bjoern Engels during the Group B Champions League soccer match between Olympiakos and Sporting CP. | AP

By Associated Press

ATHENS: Defending champion Olympiakos barely avoided a surprise home defeat at the hands of Asteras in the Greek league on Saturday, snatching a 1-1 draw.

Uros Durdevic's penalty kick four minutes into second-half stoppage time was enough to keep Olympiakos at the top of the standings, a position it shares with PAOK, a 1-0 winner over Panetolikos.

Michalis Manias opened the scoring for Asteras in the 55th, also with a penalty kick.

Also, Levadiakos beat Xanthi 1-0 with its own penalty kick.

AEK and Panionios, playing at Lamia on Sunday and Giannena on Monday, respectively, have a chance to vault over Olympiakos and PAOK.

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