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Greek cup quarterfinal between Olympiakos and AEK abandoned after late goal triggers violence

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ATHENS, Greece — A Greek cup quarterfinal between league leaders Olympiakos and second division AEK has been abandoned after a last-minute Olympiakos goal sparked crowd violence.

PHOTO: AEK's supporters release flares and wave flags during the start of a Greek Cup quarter final, second leg soccer match, at the Olympic stadium in Athens, between Greek league leader Olympiakos and second division AEK on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The two teams drew 1-1 in the first leg game. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
AEK's supporters release flares and wave flags during the start of a Greek Cup quarter final, second leg soccer match, at the Olympic stadium in Athens, between Greek league leader Olympiakos and second division AEK on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The two teams drew 1-1 in the first leg game. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Argentinian attacker Franco Daniel Jara scored the only goal of the game in the 89th minute, bouncing a pass off his chest to give Olympiakos a 2-1 win on aggregate.

A few home AEK supporters then invaded the pitch at the Athens Olympic Stadium, and one threw a flare at celebrating Olympiakos players.

Wednesday's violence came two weeks after Greek authorities suspended top league games for a week following crowd violence. League games were held again over the weekend, but without spectators.

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