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Panathinaikos beats Levadiakos 3-0, stretches lead

ATHENS, Greece - Panathinaikos stretched its lead to five points in the Greek League on Wednesday by beating Levadiakos 3-0 thanks to goals from Spaniards Josu Sarriegi and Toche.

ATHENS, Greece - Panathinaikos stretched its lead to five points in the Greek League on Wednesday by beating Levadiakos 3-0 thanks to goals from Spaniards Josu Sarriegi and Toche.

Sarriegi headed in Sebastian Leto's corner in the 33rd minute to beat keeper Dimitris Kyriakidis, and Toche struck twice within four minutes in the second half.

Panathinaikos has 45 points from 18 games, five clear of main rival Olympiakos.

Panathinaikos coach Jesualdo Ferreira said his players' hard work had paid off.

We're getting better every game and we're finding our stride," the Portuguese said. "We got three goals tonight — that's a good sign. We were in control thoughout the game, so credit to the players."

In Wednesday's other game, Drama beat Asteras 1-0 at home for its first win of the season.