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Panathinaikos forward…

Panathinaikos forward Dimitris Salpiggidis (left), whose transfer from PAOK was the big story of the soccer off-season, made a splash yesterday by scoring a hat-trick in his team’s 4-1 away triumph over Aegaleo in the opening round of the Greek soccer league yesterday. On Saturday, Brazilian star Rivaldo’s two goals helped defending champion Olympiakos beat Xanthi 2-1.