PAOK has maintained the one-point gap with league leaders AEK after securing an important win against Panetolikos.

The Thessaloniki giants defeated the Agrinio outfit 3-1 away on Monday morning (AEDT) in the Greek Super League’s 24th round to remain second place and only a single point adrift from AEK.

The match started perfectly for the hosts as they somehow managed to take the lead five minutes in through a long shot by left-sided player Ilias Chatzitheodoritis.

It took until the 72nd minute for PAOK to respond as wing back Joan Sastre, whose deflected shot found its way into the goal, with winger Andrija Zivkovic giving them the lead a minute later.

Young playmaker Giannis Konstantelias put the game to bed with a 90th minute strike to bring his side to winning ways after last week’s loss to Olympiacos.

Panathinaikos has seen their title ambitions take a minor dip after drawing shockingly to Kifisia 1-1 at “Leoforos” Stadium, falling three points off of top spot as a result.

The Greens went ahead in the 37th minute via winger Sebastian Palacios and they maintained a strong position until centre back and captain Bart Schenkeveld was sent off for a high boot (64′).

Kifisia found an equaliser soon after that as a corner saw a shot deflect off Panathinaikos’ Willian Arao and hit the back of the net (68′).

This marks the third home match in a row with fans back in which the “Trifylli” has failed to win, a very concerning statistic as they slowly prepare for the play-offs.

A double from striker Ayoub El Kaabi has lifted Olympiacos to a 2-1 triumph over Asteras Tripolis at “Georgios Karaiskakis” ground.

The Arcadians finished the first half in front, thanks to a goal from midfielder Evgeni Yablonski (45′), and they stayed in front all the way until the 79th minute when El Kaabi successfully converted a penalty to bring it level.

The Moroccan marksman then found another goal shortly after to help his club to their fifth straight win in all competitions.

Aris sealed a comfortable 2-0 home success against Volos to officially confirm their place in the play-offs.

League top scorer Loren Moron gave the hosts the lead right near the end of the first half (45+1′) before his replacement, Karim Ansarifard, confirmed the three points with a strike in the 88th minute.

OFI earned a 2-2 comeback draw in their away fixture with Giannina.

The Epirutans cruised to a two-nil advantage through goals from forwards Kevin Roserio (9′) and Pedro Conde (20′), which they preserved until the 68th minute when midfielder Marko Bakic havled the deficit (68′).

Bakic then stepped up to the penalty spot to make it level, successfully scoring in the 83rd minute in what proved to be the match’s final decisive moment.

AEK beat Lamia 1-3 away on Sunday morning to ensure their position as league leaders for another round.

Enosi took the lead just 17 minutes in via a goal from centre half Domagoj Vida and they found another before half time through winger Niclas Eliasson (41′).

Forward Steven Zuber put the game beyond doubt with a strike in the 63rd minute, though the Fthiotida side did manage to grab a goal just one minute later via wing back Sidcley.

Panserraikos and Atromitos played out a 0-0 draw to keep both sides stuck on 24 points in ninth and tenth respectively.

Greek Super League Ladder

1-AEK: 55

2-PAOK: 54

3-Panathinaikos: 52

4-Olympiacos: 50

5-Aris: 41

6-Lamia: 34

7-Asteras Tripolis: 30

8-OFI: 24

9-Panserraikos: 24

10-Atromitos: 24

11-Panetolikos: 19

12-PAS Giannina: 17

13-Volos: 17

14-Kifisia: 17