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Olympiakos beats Xanthi 3-1 to secure record 27th Greek Cup title, 17th double

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ATHENS, Greece — Olympiakos won the Greek Cup for a record 27th time by beating Xanthi 3-1 in the final in Athens' Olympic Stadium Saturday.

It was also a record 17th double for Olympiakos, which won its 42nd league title.

PHOTO: Skoda Xanthi’s goalkeeper Dimitris Kiriakidis, second right, stretches out to save the ball during the Greek Cup Final soccer match against Olympiakos at Olympic stadium in Athens, Greece, on Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)
Skoda Xanthi’s goalkeeper Dimitris Kiriakidis, second right, stretches out to save the ball during the Greek Cup Final soccer match against Olympiakos at Olympic stadium in Athens, Greece, on Saturday, May 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Franco Jara, Alejandro Dominguez and Costas Fortounis scored for Olympiakos, while Pantelis Kapetanos netted Xanthi's consolation goal.

A defensive mistake in first-half injury time gave Olympiakos the lead when Jara intercepted a backward pass inside the area.

In the 63rd minute, Dominguez began a run inside his own half, burst through two defenders and blasted a shot into Xanthi goal's left corner.

Fortounis made it 3-0 in the 80th with a free kick from 25 meters (yards) and Kapetanos pulled one back for Xanthi in the 87th from close range.

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