PAOK sit first in Superleague after 34 months
PAOK sit atop the Superleague standings for the first time in 34 months after their 4-0 thumping of Lamia and AEK’s 1-1 draw away to Xanthi.
On Sunday, PAOK became the Greek SuperLeague’s new leaders, taking full advantage of AEK’s 1-1 draw away to Xanthi by thumping Lamia 4-0 at an empty Toumba stadium in matchday seven action. The results saw PAOK move up into first place with 15 points while AEK trail in second with 14 points.
The last time PAOK solely sat atop the Superleague standings was back in early 2015 after matchday 16 in the 2014/15 Greek Superleague season. Then, PAOK defeated Panionios 3-2 at the Toumba stadium to move up to 37 points while Olympiacos trailed by a single point (36).
That season, Angelos Anastasiadis’ squad took over first place in October 2014 and even increased their lead to as many as five points over the defending champions, Olympiacos. PAOK looked heavy contenders for the 2015 Superleague title, especially after a memorable 1-2 win over the Erythrolefki in Piraeus in December 2014.
However, PAOK succeeded first place to Olympiacos on January 20th 2015 after a 3-0 defeat to Asteras Tripolis, and since then, the Dikefalos tou Vora did not see the Superleague’s summit. That was until today, as PAOK once again lead the Greek top flight after 34 months with 15 points from seven matches.