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Olympiakos release coach Lemonis after fourth spell

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Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) – Greek champions Olympiakos released interim coach Takis Lemonis on Thursday with media reports expected to announce the hiring of Spanish coach Oscar Garcia.

“Takis Lemonis took over the team in special circumstances and we thank him for his services,” said Olympiakos who added that he will be offered another post at the club.

Iran defender Hajsafi signs for Greece’s Olympiakos

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Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) – Iran defender Ehsan Hajsafi, who helped his country reach this year’s World Cup finals, formally signed for Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday.

Hajsafi, 27, has made 89 appearances for Iran and scored six goals for his country.

At club level he played the first half of the current season with another Greek side, Panionios, and has previously played for Iranian clubs Sepahan and Tractor Sazi as well as German lower-leaue club FSV Frankfurt.

Iran defender Hajsafi signs for Greece’s Olympiakos

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Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) – Iran defender Ehsan Hajsafi, who helped his country reach this year’s World Cup finals, formally signed for Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday.

Hajsafi, 27, has made 89 appearances for Iran and scored six goals for his country.

At club level he played the first half of the current season with another Greek side, Panionios, and has previously played for Iranian clubs Sepahan and Tractor Sazi as well as German lower-leaue club FSV Frankfurt.

Olympiakos owner to stand trial for corruption: reports

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Athens (AFP) – Greek media reported Tuesday that Olympiakos owner Vangelis Marinakis is among 28 people who are to be brought to trial for corruption in Greek football.

The Athens News Agency, quoting reliable sources, said the Athens Court of Appeals will officially announce a referral order on Wednesday, ending an ongoing investigation into match-fixing in top Greek leagues.

Juventus battle past Sporting in Champions League

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus rallied from a bizarre Alex Sandro own goal to battle past Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on Wednesday and move second behind Barcelona in Champions League Group D.

The Portuguese visitors surged ahead after 12 minutes in the Allianz Stadium when the ball accidentally bounced off the Brazilian left-back and into his own net after Gianluigi Buffon had saved from Gelson Martins.

Juventus battle past Sporting in Champions League

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – Juventus rallied from a bizarre Alex Sandro own goal to battle past Sporting Lisbon 2-1 on Wednesday and move second behind Barcelona in Champions League Group D.

The Portuguese visitors surged ahead after 12 minutes in the Allianz Stadium when the ball accidentally bounced off the Brazilian left-back and into his own net after Gianluigi Buffon had saved from Gelson Martins.

Forest bought by controversial Greek Marinakis

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London (AFP) – Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis who is accused of match-fixing in Greece where he is the owner of giants Olympiakos bought two-time European Cup winners Nottingham Forest on Thursday.

The 49-year-old - who heads up a consortium with compatriot Socrates Kominakis - has also been accused in the past of being involved in the bombing of a bakery owned by a referee although no action was taken.

Forest bought by controversial Greek Marinakis

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London (AFP) – Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis who is accused of match-fixing in Greece where he is the owner of giants Olympiakos bought two-time European Cup winners Nottingham Forest on Thursday.

The 49-year-old - who heads up a consortium with compatriot Socrates Kominakis - has also been accused in the past of being involved in the bombing of a bakery owned by a referee although no action was taken.

Olympiakos charged over ‘tunnel bust-up’

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Athens (AFP) – Greek champions Olympiakos are in the dock over an alleged tunnel bust-up at half-time in a Super league match last month against Platanias.

Olympiakos are charged by the Greek football federation’s prosecutor of “violating a number of articles of the disciplinary code of the federation.

Olympiakos charged over ‘tunnel bust-up’

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Athens (AFP) – Greek champions Olympiakos are in the dock over an alleged tunnel bust-up at half-time in a Super league match last month against Platanias.

Olympiakos are charged by the Greek football federation’s prosecutor of “violating a number of articles of the disciplinary code of the federation.

Olympiakos confirmed as Greek league winners

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Athens (AFP) – Olympiakos were confirmed Greek champions on Monday after the Super League overwhelmingly voted in favour of them keeping the title.

It came hours after the Greek football federation rejected an appeal by second-place PAOK, who wanted the Piraeus club to be docked six points for fan violence during last month’s Greek Cup semi-final first leg against AEK Athens.

Olympiakos confirmed as Greek league winners

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Athens (AFP) – Olympiakos were confirmed Greek champions on Monday after the Super League overwhelmingly voted in favour of them keeping the title.

It came hours after the Greek football federation rejected an appeal by second-place PAOK, who wanted the Piraeus club to be docked six points for fan violence during last month’s Greek Cup semi-final first leg against AEK Athens.

Olympiakos say ‘no wrongdoing’ after UEFA investigation

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Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) Greek champions Olympiakos on Thursday said that an investigation into the club by European football's governing body UEFA has found no wrongdoing.

Olympiakos responded with a statement after a report by Britain's Press Association revealed that the club's owner, shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis, was being investigated in relation to match-fixing allegations.

AEK upset Olympiakos in Greek Cup final

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Athens (AFP) AEK Athens surprised Olympiakos 2-1 to win the Greek Cup final on Tuesday at an empty Athens Olympic Stadium.

Goals by captain Petros Mantalos in the 38th minute and by Algerian forward Rafik Djebbour in the 51st minute lifted AEK to their 15th Greek Cup.

Argentine midfielder Alejandro Dominguez pulled one back for Olympiakos six minutes from time.

AEK upset Olympiakos in Greek Cup final

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Athens (AFP) AEK Athens surprised Olympiakos 2-1 to win the Greek Cup final on Tuesday at an empty Athens Olympic Stadium.

Goals by captain Petros Mantalos in the 38th minute and by Algerian forward Rafik Djebbour in the 51st minute lifted AEK to their 15th Greek Cup.

Argentine midfielder Alejandro Dominguez pulled one back for Olympiakos six minutes from time.

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AEK 3-1 Kerkyra

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After another weekend of wins for Oly, PAOK, and Atromitos, the pressure was on AEK again today to get a win. Sure enough, they delivered yet again and for another week remain on top. Its still a fragile lead, with only one point separating us and Oly, but as long as we keep getting results I can't complain.

Another Catching Up Post

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So I've been away from my computer for the past couple of weeks which accounts for the lack of posts recently. Having said that, its been a busy two weeks for the team, so I'll go over whats happened on the pitch (and off it) in the time between now and my last post.

I'll start with our derby against PAO two weekends ago.

Panionios 0-1 AEK

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Well that was a little too close for comfort. It wasn't until 80 minutes in to the game that we got the winning goal by Araujo but the 3 points are what matter most as far as I'm concerned.

This game was a crucial one for a few reasons. First of all we desperately needed a win seeing as its been weeks since we've won a match in the league and my confidence in the team was starting to take a hit.

Xanthi 1-1 AEK

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After our first loss of the season to Tripolis a couple weeks ago, its safe to say we were all hoping for a bounce back win to get our title push back on track. Well, all we got instead was a rather disappointing 1-1 draw. The point helps keep us within reach of PAOK as we only sit one point behind them in 2nd, but a win would have been just enough to keep us in 1st.

AEK 2-0 Lamia

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After facing Lamia for the second time in less than a week, we managed to come away with yet another win with a slightly more convincing scoreline.

I'm just watching the game now and while it might not have been the best game we've played this season, it wasn't an awful performance. More importantly, it gets us an important first win in the Cup against a team that is the toughest opponent in our group (with the other two being Kallithea and Apollon Larissa).

AEK Alone in First

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Lamia 0-1 AEK

A late (and somewhat fortunate) penalty turned out to be the difference for AEK after a game which saw many chances but few goals thanks to some great goalkeeping by Lamia's Papadopoulos.

It wasn't a great game but it did provide some entertainment as both sides had their chances to score.

AEK 0-1 Olympiakos

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The other day, Fourtounis made a comment claiming that on Wednesday (today), Olympiakos would "show which team is the best". Now I'm kind of confused about this because surely, "the best" team would be the team that made it to the Cup Final? But in this case, Olympiakos didn't in fact make it to the Final, so how can they be the best?

Olympiakos 1-2 AEK

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On AEK's 93rd birthday, we were treated to an incredibly important win, one which sees us put a foot into the Cup Finals. As Jimenez said today, the future of this team is bright and what we've seen up to and including our victory in Karaiskaki, I see no reason at all for us not to go ahead and win the Cup for a second straight season.

Iraklis 2-2 AEK

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Important points dropped in Thessaloniki

Well, the good news is that we remain unbeaten under Jimenez. Bad news, though, is that we desperately needed all three points from yesterday's game. Unfortunately, we only came away with one which keeps us three points away from a playoff spot.

Possibly the worst part about the result yesterday would have to be the fact that we could have come away with a win had our goaltending been tighter.

Olympiakos 3-0 AEK

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So, that was painful. Not really able to write out a longer post at the moment, but if you would like to see some of the painful highlights, you can see them at the link below (scroll through the videos to see the different goals. I'll try to post a full highlight video when I find one afterwards.

AEK 0-0 Iraklis

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A massive opportunity for AEK to make a statement was wasted earlier today when we failed to even sneak a win past Iraklis. Why was one game such an opportunity? Well if you haven't seen the other results from the league yet, something pretty spectacular happened this weekend. It started when PAOK's home game with Xanthi ending in a 0-0 draw before PAO saw a similar fate after their game against Panaitolikos also ended 0-0.

Catching Up…

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There was a mix up with our new internet provider here at home and so I had no connection to the web from about Friday morning until now. I am happy to report though that everything is up and running very smoothly, but this now means I have some catching up to do on the AEK news. For starters, heres a brief summary:

-We won our game against Panionios, 1-0 courtesy of Mantalos

-We also won our second game against Aris for third place in the basketball league by a score of 89-84

-Reports are suggesting that we're very close to singing Olympiakos target Tasos Bakasetas (would be a great signing if this is true)

So, I didn't get to watch the game against Panionios since I was working (though I should get to watch our game tomorrow), but it seems like we played pretty well from what I saw during the highlights.

The Cup Is Ours!

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I try to look at things rationally most of the time. I like to take things for what they are and not take from them something that simply isn't there since doing so usually just leads to disappointment. Tonight though, I have to make an exception.

I'll have to start off by saying that I didn't get the chance to watch the match live since I had things booked from a while back that I couldn't change at all.

Cup Is Canceled… Again

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So it looks like the Cup has been canceled for the second time this season. Really never expected something like this to happen, to have a Cup final canceled twice in season, but I guess its not that surprising at all given the way things are run in Greece at the moment.

The official reason for the cancellation was that the police were concerned about safety, even though the only people in the stadium would have been the players and the 300 or so friends and family members of the players.

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Tuesday UCL Rewind: Man United edges Benfica, Roma defeats Chelsea, and more

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Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League saw 16 clubs in action on Halloween, looking to avoid any scares. Manchester United knew a victory paired with other results would see them book a place into the last 16, while Chelsea looked to do the same in Italy.

Elsewhere, Celtic welcomed Bayern Munich to Glasgow, while PSG hosted Anderlecht at the Parc Des Princes.

From Mauro Icardi to Chelsea’s loan flop: Grading our #JF60 10 Best Serie A Young Players of 2015/16

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The #JF60 is our annual special feature on Just Football bringing you the best young footballers in Europe across six major leagues. Before we release our Class of 2017 later this week the 10...

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Olympiacos FC 2017/18 adidas Home, Away and Third Kits

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Record forty four-time Superleague Greece champions Olympiacos FC take the international spotlight on Wednesday when they travel to Spain to face FC Barcelona in UEFA Champions League group stage action. An adidas sponsored club for the two years, Olympiacos are wearing a three match kit collection from the brand with three stripes for their ongoing [.

Olympiacos FC 2016/17 adidas Home Kit

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Greek Superleague Greece champions for the last six seasons in a row, Olympiacos FC unveiled [...]

Alan Pulido

Mexican athlete’s heroic escape sparks awe, doubts

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Mexico City (AFP) Mexican football star Alan Pulido emerged as a hero after beating a kidnapper and taking his phone to escape a nightmare of captivity in barely 24 hours.

But in a nation where the population has grown to deeply distrust the words and actions of the authorities, many are now asking if the miraculous details are indeed too good to be true.

Mexican football player’s relative ordered kidnapping: official

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Mexico City (AFP) Mexican authorities arrested on Tuesday a man married to a cousin of football star Alan Pulido, accusing the suspect of ordering the player's high-profile kidnapping last weekend.

Osvaldo Velazquez Garcia, 29, was wounded and detained in a house in the northeastern city of Ciudad Victoria after a shootout with federal police, said Tamaulipas state prosecutor Ismael Quintanilla.

Mexican football player’s relative ordered kidnapping: official

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Mexico City (AFP) Mexican authorities arrested on Tuesday a man married to a cousin of football star Alan Pulido, accusing the suspect of ordering the player's high-profile kidnapping last weekend.

Osvaldo Velazquez Garcia, 29, was wounded and detained in a house in the northeastern city of Ciudad Victoria after a shootout with federal police, said Tamaulipas state prosecutor Ismael Quintanilla.

Mexico rescues kidnapped footballer Alan Pulido

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Mexico City (AFP) Mexican authorities have rescued football star Alan Pulido following his kidnapping in his crime-plagued home state of Tamaulipas, with the player declaring early Monday he was "very well" despite the ordeal.

Pulido, a former national team forward who plays for Greek club Olympiakos, had a bandage on his right hand as he appeared alongside Governor Egidio Torre Cantu at a brief news conference, several hours after his abduction following a party.

Olympiakos striker kidnapped in Mexico

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A really disturbing news has shocked every football fans across the world. Olympiakos and Mexico striker Alan Pulido has been kidnapped and hasn’t been seen since Saturday night.

The news has been confirmed by the player’s brother, Armando. He said in an interview with Media Tiempo:
“Yes, it is true.

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Champions League: Lionel Messi Scores 100th European Goal For Barcelona With Help From Mystery Tablet Pulled From Sock (Photo & Video)

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Lionel Messi passed yet another career milestone on Wednesday evening when he scored his 100th goal in European competition, thus becoming the first ever player to do so for one single club.

The goal came in Barcelona's 3-1 win over Olympiakos, in which Messi netted the second goal with a set-piece on the hour mark.

Olympiakos sells Pulido to Guadalajara

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Piraeus (Greece) (AFP) Mexican striker Alan Pulido has been sold to Guadalajara by Olympiakos, the Greek champions announced Tuesday.

No details of the transfer were revealed by the Super League club but Greek media reported that Olympiakos will receive 6.5 million euros for the deal.

Pulido, 25, played in eight matches scoring five goals for Olympiakos last season and also played for Greek side Levadiakos and Mexico's Tigres UANL.