Panathinaikos are back on top of the Super League and Olympiakos are still in hot pursuit after both sides beat Athenian opposition 2-0 on Sunday.
The Greens had potentially the toughest tie, playing inconsistent Panionios away from home.
The home crowd certainly appeared up for the game, as play was held up for a few minutes when Sotiris Ninis was bombarded with toilet rolls, lighters and odd firecracker or two when he was fouled close to the corner flag.
But having survived the wrath of the Roma fans in midweek, PAO continued on their charge to the title unperturbed. Who else but the white hot Djibril Cisse would open the scoring?
The Frenchman tucked away a 22nd minute penalty to set Nikos Nioplias’s men on their way.
Panionios had a couple of chances before Cisse struck again, this time with a low shot in the 56th minute.
It was his 25th goal for Panathinaikos this season.
The win helps the Greens back onto the top rung of the Super League ladder, with 55 points.
PAOK – after their win on Saturday – are back in joint-second with Olympiakos who beat Atromitos at home.
The Reds moved onto 53 points thanks to an early goal by Matt Derbyshire, who appears to be finding his form again after a lengthy injury lay-off, and Costas Mitroglou in the fourth minute of second-half injury time.
Olympiakos also hit the post twice in what was a fairly straightforward victory.
The top three all face teams in the bottom six next week, so it’s possible we will see a repeat of this weekend with Panathinaikos, Olympiakos and PAOK all scoring comfortable victories.
Aris beat struggling Larissa 2-0 to close the gap on four-placed AEK to four points again.
The visitors had midfielder Aleksander Radosavljevic sent off on 16 minutes after he picked up two yellow cards.
Mehdi Nafti and Javier Campora struck just after the half-hour mark to end Larissa’s hopes of taking home any points.
The defeat leaves Larissa in the relegation zone for the first time as Levadiakos produced an impressive display to fellow basement boys PAS Yiannina 4-1.
The ever-reliable Giorgos Barkoglou opened the scoring for the home side on 13 minutes. Victor Agali struck five minutes before half-time to make it 2-0.
Nacho Gonzalez scored the third on the hour-mark and Agali completed the rout on 71 minutes. Ibrahima Bakayoko grabbed a consolation goal for the visitors shortly before the final whistle.
PAS Yiannina remain second from bottom on 21 points while Larissa are one place above them with 24 points, which is also Levadiakos’s tally.
Panthrakikos remain adrift at the bottom on 12 points after they were beaten 3-1 at home by the buoyant Kavala, who are sixth on 36 points.
All the goals came in a frantic first-half. Ebi Smolarek grabbed the opener on 6 minutes. Just five minutes later Benjamin Onwuachi made it 2-0.
Steve Belek reduced the deficit after 27 minutes only for Diogo Rincon to restore the two-goal difference on the stroke of half-time.