Panthinaikos have gone top of the Super League thanks to a feeble home draw against Larissa, taking advantage of the abandonment of Olympiakos’s game at Ergotelis at half-time due to a waterlogged pitch.
PAOK, meanwhile, leapfrogged AEK in third place thanks to an injury time goal that gave them a 2-1 win over the Athenian side.
The Greens put in another unconvincing display on Saturday, only managing to hold lowly Larissa to a draw.
Daniel Cousin had given the visitors the lead after just 7 minutes but the ever-dependable Djibril Cisse equalised on 22 minutes.
After the game, Nikos Nioplias refused to answer questions about his future at PAO, as rumours persist about him being replaced.
Olympiakos were unable to capitalise on the Greens’ slip-up as their game in Crete was halted at half-time as the referee deemed the pitch to be unplayable due to heavy rain. The score was 0-0.
Reds coach Ernesto Valverde was reportedly furious that match official Thanassis Yiahos had given the game the go-ahead in the first place.
The game is likely to be played on November 24.
Panathinaikos and Olympiakos are now tied in first place on 21 points but the Greens have completed 10 games.
PAOK were the big winners on Saturday thanks to their dramatic victory over AEK.
Giorgos Fotakis had given the home side the lead with a sliding finish in first-half injury time before Leonardo equalised for AEK with a penalty in the 69th minute.
But the drama came in the closing stages after the sending off of AEK centre back Costas Manolas in the 78th minute with a straight red.
AEK questioned referee Tassos Kakos’s decision as Manolas had done nothing worse than make a sliding challenge that was slightly late.
In the third minute of injury time, Adelino Vierinha produced a wonderful curling finish from the edge of the area to win the game from the home side.
The visitors also had substitute Traianos Dellas sent off for throwing a bottle back into the crowd.
The result means that the Thessaloniki side moves up to third on 17 points. AEK slip to fourth on 16.
In Saturday’s other games, Panionios’s season went from bad to worse as they slipped to a home defeat to Atromitos.
Andreas Tatos got the only goal of the game in the 36th minute. Both teams hit the post during the match.
Panionios remain bottom on 7 points, Atromitos move up to 10 points.
Kerkyra were held to a 1-1 home draw by struggling Xanthi. Both goals came in injury time. With two minutes over the 90 played, Theodoros Vassilakakis gave the visitors the lead. But two minutes later, Ivica Majstorovic equalised.
Xanthi remain second from bottom with 8 points, Kerkyra are mid-table with 13.
Round ten continues with three matches tonight (Monday).
Asteras Tripoli play Kavala, Iraklis play Aris and Panserraikos play Olympiakos Volou.