Atromitos beats Panathinaikos 2-1

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm •  Published: December 14, 2013

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Walter Iglesias' two second-half goals in the space of five minutes on assists from fellow Argentine Javier Umbides led Atromitos to a 2-1 away win over Panathinaikos in the Greek league on Saturday.

The hosts opened the scoring through Marcus Berg in the first half.

The win kept Atromitos in third place, four points ahead of fourth-placed Panathinaikos and 12 behind league leader Olympiakos, which travels to Aris on Sunday. Second-place PAOK, eight points behind the leader, travels to newcomer Kalloni.

Also, Platanias beat Xanthi 3-0 and Giannena defeated Ergotelis 2-0.

At Panathinaikos, Berg put the hosts ahead in the 39th minute. A long clearance from Panathinaikos' area by David Mendes was headed at midfield by Nikos Karelis into the path of the Swedish forward, who lobbed the ball from outside the area over the charging Atromitos goalkeeper Luigi Cennamo.

Atromitos equalized, also on the break, in the 60th, as Iglesias completed a 70-meter (75-yard) run by meeting Umbides' cross from the right to tap the ball in. Iglesias' run was helped by three Panathinaikos defenders who kept running toward their goal with no one turning to mark him.

Five minutes later, Iglesias headed the winner off Umbides' free kick.

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