Olympiakos come from behind to keep perfect record

September 17, 2006
By Barney Spender

ATHENS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus maintained their 100 percent start to the Greek Super League but they had to come from behind to beat OFI Crete 2-1 on Sunday.

Ghanaian Peter Ofori-Quaye surprised the champions by putting OFI ahead after 29 minutes and it stayed that way until fromer Brazil striker Rivaldo levelled after 66 minutes with his third goal of the campaign.

A draw appeared to be on the cards until four minutes from time when Ecuadorian international Felix Borja scored his first goal for Olympiakos since joining pre-season.

Olympiakos have 12 points from the first four rounds.

Panathinaikos, who parted company with their Swedish coach Hans Backe after their 1-1 home draw with Metalurgh Zaporizhzhya in the UEFA Cup, also needed a late goal to beat Panionios.

It came from an 87th minute penalty by Greece international striker Dimitris Papadopoulos.

The win leaves them in second place three points behind Olympiakos.

It was a bad day, however, for Greece's other European contenders as Xanthi were beaten 2-0 by bottom club Apollon Kalamaria and Atromitos, who gave Sevilla a tough night in the UEFA Cup on Thursday, went down 1-0 to Kerkyra.

Champions League hopefuls AEK Athens take on Iraklis, the only Greek team to win in European competition this week, in the one game to be played on Monday. Both teams are looking for their first league win of the season.