Victorious Panathinaikos salute former coach Puskas
ATHENS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Panathinaikos said farewell to Ferenc Puskas, the most successful coach in their history who died on Friday, with a 4-0 win over Atromitos in the Greek Super League on Sunday.
Wearing black armbands in honour of the Hungarian who led them to the 1971 European Cup final, Panathinaikos shredded Atromitos with a goal in each half from Alexandros Tziolis and two late in the game from Dimitris Salpigidis and Vangelis Mantzios.
The win takes Panathinaikos into second place on 25 points, two behind leaders Olympiakos Piraeus, who had to come from 2-0 down to beat Aris 3-2 away on Saturday. AEK Athens, who beat Kerkyra 4-1 on Saturday, are third with 24 points.
PAOK remain in touch in fourth place with 21 points after Marcin Mieciel scored twice in a 3-0 win over Ionikos.
Bottom team Iraklis notched up their first win after 11 rounds in the championship but were kept waiting until the 90th minute to secure a 1-0 win at Larissa when Albanian Indrit Fortuzi fired home the only goal.
There were wins also for Xanthi, who scored twice in last four minutes to beat Panionios, and OFI Crete while Apollon Kalamaria and Ergotelis produced the only goalless game of the weekend.