Greece: Salpingidis give PAOK playoff lead

PAOK took the lead in the Greek football playoffs after beating

Panathinaikos 1-0 on a goal from Dimitris Salpingidis on

Thursday.

The Greece international scored against his old club in the 32nd

minute to put PAOK on seven points, midway through the six-round

playoffs that will decide Europa League places and a spot in a

Champions League qualifier.

AEK Athens follows with six points after beating Atromitos 3-2,

while Panathinaikos has five, despite starting with a four-point

advantage over the other clubs as the league runner-up to champion

Olympiakos.

Atromitos is last with two points.