Olympiakos beats Panetolikos 4-1, climbs atop Greek league

ATHENS, Greece (AP) A dominant second half allowed defending champion Olympiakos to break a halftime tie and beat host Panetolikos 4-1 in the Greek league on Saturday.

Olympiakos is two points ahead of AEK, which hosts lowly Kerkyra on Monday.

Costas Fortounis scored twice from close range, opening the scoring early and putting Olympiakos ahead for good in the 62nd.

Teammate Bjorn Engels scored an own goal in the first half.

Karim Ansarifard, who assisted in Fortounis’ second goal, scored minutes later after a defensive mistake left him alone with the goalkeeper.

Uros Durdevic made it 4-1 in injury time with a diving header, off a cross by Omar Elabdellaoui.

Also, Panionios defeated 10-man Platanias 2-1, and Larissa beat Xanthi 1-0.