10-man PAOK hold on to claim Greek Super League title

PAOK will enter the qualifying rounds of the Champions League next season after beating fellow Thessaloniki club Aris 2-1 to win Greece's Super League for the fourth time.

PAOK held on to win on Sunday (Monday AEST) despite playing the final 20 minutes with 10 men after Giannis Michailidis was sent off.

The side finished two points ahead of defending champions AEK Athens, who beat visiting Lamia 3-0.

In a tense game at Aris's home ground, PAOK opened the scoring in the 30th minute, on their first breakaway, with Spanish forward Brandon assisted by Andrija Zivkovic.

Aris equalised in the 47th through Spanish striker Loren, who controlled Moses Odubajo's cross inside the area, swivelled and sent a fierce volley into the top left of the goal.

In the 62nd minute, veteran Brazilian Taison shot from the edge of the area for the winning goal.

After the game, tens of thousands of PAOK fans converged on the team's home ground.

Third-placed Olympiakos finished just above Panathinaikos after the bitter rivals drew 2-2. Aris finished fifth and Lamia sixth.