PAOK deducted three points after violence against Olympiakos

A Greek sports court has deducted three points from title contenders PAOK for match violence and ordered the northern club to play their next two home matches without fans.

A Feb. 25 match between PAOK and Olympiakos was cancelled after Olympiakos coach Oscar Garcia was hit in the face by a roll of paper thrown from the stands.

The court on Monday awarded the match to Olympiakos. The ruling was not immediately implemented because PAOK has the right to appeal.

PAOK and AEK Athens are fighting to break the dominance of Olympiakos, who have failed to win only two championships in the last 21 years.

Before the changes come into affect, AEK lead the table with 54 points, followed by PAOK on 52 and Olympiakos on 47.