Greek League Resumes after 3 Weeks; PAOK wins at Atromitos

PAOK beat Atromitos in Peristeri, Athens, March 31, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Takis Sagias)

ATHENS (AP) — After a government-ordered three-week suspension of the Greek league, PAOK beat Atromitos 2-0 and returned to first place on Saturday.

Also, defending champion Olympiakos came from behind to draw at Levadiakos 1-1.

AEK, a point behind PAOK, hosts Panathinaikos on Sunday.

The league was suspended after a violent end to the PAOK-AEK derby in which PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis stormed the pitch carrying a holstered pistol.

With disciplinary cases pending and appeals to be heard, the final league standings could yet be very different. For example, PAOK is appealing a decision that docked the team three points for incidents in the AEK game.

Savvidis has received a three-year ban.

Elsewhere, Panetolikos beat Giannena 1-0.

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  1. This was not in Cyprus. PAOK (Panhellenic Athletic Federation Konstantinople) and AEK (Athletic United Konstantinople) Athens are football teams in Greece. Both football clubs were formed by refugees from Constantinople, one in Thesaloniki (PAOK) and one in Athens (AEK).

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