- Associated Press - Saturday, March 22, 2014

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Marcus Berg scored twice to lead Panathinaikos to a 3-1 victory over Apollon in the Greek league Saturday.

The Swedish forward opened the scoring in the 33rd minute and added his league-leading 15th in the 86th to make it 2-1. Thanasis Panteliadis netted an own-goal for Panathinaikos’ third in the 90th.

Darren Ambrose had equalized in the 80th for Apollon.

The win lifted Panathinaikos to a three-way tie for second place with PAOK and Atromitos, 18 points behind already-crowned champion Olympiakos. The other three teams play Sunday.

Apollon remains in 15th place, one point above the relegation zone.

“We deserved a point … we just haven’t had any luck lately,” said Apollon coach Lawrie Sanchez.

Also, fifth-place Asteras won 1-0 at Panetolikos and Panthrakikos beat last-place Aris 2-1.

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