Olympiakos set club record with 17th successive league win

Published 01/11/2016, 8:25 AM EST


ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Super League leaders Olympiakos Piraeus set a club record 17 successive league wins by beating Levadiakos 3-1 at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium on Sunday.

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Goals from Ideye Brown, Felipe Pardo, and Alejandro Dominquez helped the side, who have dominated Greek football for the past two decades, surpass the 16 consecutive wins during the 2005-06 season.

Olympiakos have won the last five Greek titles, and astonishingly 17 of the last 19 — with bitter rivals Panathinaikos the only other side to have won the league since 1994-95.

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“I’m extremely happy, I cannot hide it,” said Portuguese coach Marco Silva.

“We’ve achieved yet another victory; a historic one for this team, and the best thing was the way we did it, by playing some great football — the kind which the fans deserve and makes them enjoy coming here to watch their team.”

Olympiakos, with a perfect record, are 18 points clear of AEK Athens.

The Red and Whites still have some way to go if they are to break Europe’s longest top-flight winning run of 29 games which is held by the Benfica side of 1971-73.

(Reporting by Graham Wood; editing by Justin Palmer)

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