PAOK regains lead in Greek playoffs

PAOK has regained the lead in the Greek playoffs, coming from

behind to beat AEK Athens 2-1 on goals from Pablo Garcia and

Vitolo.

AEK gave up its playoff lead on Wednesday despite going ahead in

Thessaloniki in the 14th minute when Nacho Scocco caught PAOK

goalkeeper Costas Chalkias off guard with a shot from distance.

But PAOK fought back to seal the win before the break, thanks to

a free kick from Garcia in the 29th and a penalty taken by Vitolo

seven minutes later.

Panathinaikos remained in contention for a Champions League

spot, beating Volos 3-0, with the goals provided by Luis Garcia,

Djibril Cisse, and Costas Katsouranis.