Olympiakos Routs Host Panthrakikos 4-1

Olympiakos' fans hold flares before the Greek League soccer match against PAOK in the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Andreas Samaris scored a goal and dished two assists to help defending champion Olympiakos beat host Panthrakikos 4-1 in the Greek league on Nov. 23.

Costas Manolas scored in the 21st minute with a header off Samaris’ free kick and Igor equalized in the 42nd. Joel Campbell gave Olympiakos its lead back with a looping header in the 53rd, before Samaris scored with a free kick in the 58th and assisted Javier Saviola on his seventh goal of the season two minutes before time.

Olympiakos rested several starters, including top scorer Costas Mitroglou, ahead of the Nov. 27 Champions League clash at Paris Saint-Germain. Victory took Olympiakos nine points clear of second-place PAOK, which hosts Aris on Nov. 24.  Αlso, OFI won 1-0 at Apollon and Atromitos beat Veria by the same score.