Olympiakos beats Kavala; Arrests made in AEK-Atromitos game - The Best from Greece


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Posted on: 04/Apr/2011

 David Fuster, Rafik Djebbour and Kevin Mirallas scored within ten second-half minutes to lead new Greek champion Olympiakos to a 3-1 victory over Kavala on Sunday.

Olympiakos has already clinched its 38th championship and increased its lead to 13 points over 2010 winner Panathinaikos, which lost 1-0 at last-place Panserraikos.

Fuster gave Olympiakos the lead in the 58th minute after being the first to the rebound when Iosif Holebas struck the post from Mirallas' through pass.

Five minutes later, however, Marius Niculae drew Kavala level with a header from a corner.

Djebbour's header from Yiannis Maniatis' cross restored Olympiakos' lead in the 65th, and Mirallas sealed the victory two minutes later after receiving Fuster's through pass and rounding goalkeeper Mario Galinovic.

It was Mirallas' 13th goal of the season, second in the league to Panathinaikos striker Djibril Cisse's 19.

Greek police have made four arrests after five officers were injured from projectiles thrown by fans of AEK Athens during its 1-0 win over Atromitos at Athens' Olympic stadium.

Police say the attack was unprovoked. Violence and attacks against police are widespread in the Greek league.

Fans, already grumpy over the team's poor form this season, were incensed by AEK's 6-0 loss at Olympiakos two weeks ago and booed its players on Sunday.

With two rounds left, AEK is 24 points behind champion Olympiakos in third place and 11 back from Panathinaikos.

AEK has also had trouble balancing its books. Last week, the club scrambled to find enough resources to receive a permit to play in the league next season.

Also Sunday, PAOK beat Larissa 1-0, Aris won 2-1 at Asteras, Panionios beat host Kerkyra 2-1, Volos defeated Xanthi 3-0 and Ergotelis downed visiting Iraklis 1-0.


source: http://www.athensnews.gr/portal/24/39864

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