Olympiakos beat PAOK but Panathinaikos stay top

ATHENS - Kevin Mirallas scored twice as Olympiakos Piraeus moved level on points with Greek league leaders Panathinaikos on Sunday after a 3-0 home victory over 10-man PAOK Salonika.

The hosts took the lead in the 38th minute when Mirallas slotted past Dario Kresic. PAOK rallied after half-time but any hopes of a comeback were extinguished when midfielder Vladan Ivic was dismissed after a second booking in the 58th minute.

Belgian forward Mirallas then smashed home a second from Dennis Rommedahl's lay-off and Rommedahl added a third with four minutes left.

The win moved Olympiakos, who have a game in hand, level on 24 points with Panathinaikos, but the Greens stay top thanks to their superior head-to-head record.

Panathinaikos had moved three points clear following their 4-2 home win over Iraklis on Saturday.

With new coach Jesualdo Ferreira watching from the stands, Panathinaikos fell 2-0 behind after just 21 minutes but roared back to clinch victory helped by two goals from Djibril Cisse.