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Panathinaikos Fan Riot Leads To Punishment By Greek Soccer League

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Riot police, top, come to the rescue of two of their colleagues severely beaten by fans during a Greek Super League soccer game at the Olympic stadium in Athens on Sunday March 18, 2012. The Greek league game between leader Olympiakos and Panathinaikos has been abandoned with eight minutes to go because of escalating clashes between fans and the police. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
Riot police, top, come to the rescue of two of their colleagues severely beaten by fans during a Greek Super League soccer game at the Olympic stadium in Athens on Sunday March 18, 2012. The Greek league game between leader Olympiakos and Panathinaikos has been abandoned with eight minutes to go because of escalating clashes between fans and the police. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)

ATHENS, Greece -- The Greek soccer club Panathinaikos has been docked points and fined for fan violence last weekend that left 20 policemen injured and stopped a game against rival Olympiakos.

The Greek league said Friday it fined Panathinaikos $334,360 and deducted three points. The club will also play four home games without spectators and will start next season two points down. Panathinaikos remains second in the standings, 10 points behind Olympiakos.

Last weekend's game was abandoned in the 82nd minute with Panathinaikos trailing 1-0. Olympiakos was awarded the victory.

Panathinaikos fans attacked officers with gasoline bombs and lit fires, damaging the scoreboard. Police made 20 arrests. Visiting fans had been banned from the game in a bid to prevent trouble.

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