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Olympiakos overcomes depleted OFI at Iraklio

Easy though it may seem, Olympiakos’s 3-0 win at depleted OFI Crete was rather difficult on Saturday, but was enough to keep the Reds on top on Saturday, as they have maintained their two-point lead over second-placed PAOK. Most of the games of this 20th round of the Super League took place on Saturday, due to Sunday’s general election.

Facing a cash-strapped and demoralized OFI, Olympiakos scored through Chori Dominguez, Costas Fortounis and Costas Mitroglou at Iraklio.

OFI had just 15 men in its squad, and had only finished its Cup game at Panthrakikos 48 hours before kick-off. Yet it took a Dominguez penalty for the Reds to break the deadllock, before Fortounis and Mitroglou made it look comfortable for the champion.

PAOK was not in action as it had been scheduled to face bankrupt Niki Volou, so it has stayed six points ahead of third-placed Panathinaikos that had to sweat before it beat visiting Kalloni Lesvou 1-0. Marcus Berg came to the Greens’s rescue once again, 12 minutes from time.

The day’s most impressive result came from Corfu, where local Kerkyra routed Veria 4-0 to banish any relegation fears for good.

Asteras Tripolis returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory at home over Panionios. Struggling Panthrakikos scored a much-needed win over Levadiakos (1-0) at Komotini, a few kilometers away from Xanthi, where the local team drew 1-1 with PAS Giannina.

On Monday Panetolikos greets Atromitos and Platanias faces Ergotelis in a Cretan derby.