ATHENS, Greece — Olympiakos began the defense of its Greek league title by defeating visiting Larissa 4-1 on Saturday.

Costas Fortounis opened and closed the scoring but it was defender Diogo Figueiras who made his mark in the game with two goals in three minutes – one for each side.

Figueiras put the ball into his own net in the 71st while trying to keep it from reaching a Larissa striker and then put his team up 3-1 with a long-range shot.

Also, Giannena won at Asteras 2-1, and newcomer Lamia earned its first points ever in the top-flight with a scoreless draw at Xanthi.

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