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Olympiakos defeat Xanthi in Greek Cup final

Olympiakos celebrate after winning their 27th Greek Cup trophy on Saturday.

ATHENS, Greece -- Olympiakos won the Greek Cup for a record 27th time by beating Xanthi 3-1 in the final in Athens' Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

It was also a record 17th double for Olympiakos, who won their 42nd league title.

Franco Jara, Alejandro Dominguez and Costas Fortounis scored for Olympiakos, while Pantelis Kapetanos netted Xanthi's consolation goal.

A defensive mistake in first-half stoppage time gave Olympiakos the lead when Jara intercepted a backward pass inside the area.

In the 63rd...

Greek federation upholds league suspension

ATHENS, Greece -- The Greek football association has upheld its decision to suspend the country's league matches after failing to reach an agreement with clubs on measures to protect referees from potential attacks.

A statement on Thursday from the governing body says matches in the first, second and amateur third division remain suspended indefinitely following the street assault last week on senior refereeing official Christoforos Zagrafos.


By ESPN Staff

Linfield's Euro adventure ends

Linfield bowed out of the Europa League as 10-man FC Xanthi battled for an away-goals win in extra time at Windsor Park.

The Irish side held a 1-0 lead from the first leg but could not defend their advantage, despite seeing the visitors reduced to 10 men just before half-time when Konstantinos Fliskas was sent off.

By then the Greek side were level on aggregate thanks to Pereira Marcelinho's 27th-minute effort, but Linfield could not make their man advantage tell in normal time.

The hosts did take the...

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Blues are in the pink

Aaron Burns' strike secured Linfield a famous 1-0 Europa League win against Xanthi in Greece.

Blues manager David Jeffrey had admitted concerns over the heat's impact on his players in the build-up to the second qualifying round first leg.

However, the Northern Irish side faced similar energy-sapping conditions against AEL Limassol in last season's Champions League and had clearly learned from that experience.

Burns grabbed the winner in just the 25th minute, firing past Christian Gimenez after good...