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Olympiakos beats Xanthi 2-0, keeps 11-point gap lead over PAOK in Greek league

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ATHENS, Greece - Michael Olaitan and Ariel Ibagaza scored a goal in each half to guide defending champion Olympiakos to a 2-0 win at Xanthi in the Greek league on Sunday.

It was the 19th win in 21 games for undefeated Olympiakos, which has an 11-point lead over PAOK, a 4-1 winner over Veria.

Both sides had a man sent off with the score at 1-0. Xanthi's Julian de Guzman collected a second yellow card for rough play in the 49th and Olympiakos' Jose Holebas was shown a straight red for hitting an opponent in the 73rd.

Also Sunday, fifth-place Asteras was held to a 0-0 draw by OFI, Panthrakikos beat Panionios 4-1 and Levadiakos stormed back from being 3-1 down with six minutes to go to beat 10-man Aris 4-3.

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