Olympiakos wins 2-1 at Veria to start Greek season


ATHENS, Greece (AP) -Rafik Djebbour and Francois Modesto scored first-half goals as defending champion Olympiakos won 2-1 at newcomer Veria in the opening round of the Greek league on Sunday

Djebbour struck in the 19th minute, but Ilias Ioannou equalized 11 minutes later for Veria. Modesto made sure of the win in the 42nd.

Ioannou also had a goal disallowed for offside in the ninth minute, although TV replays appeared to show he was onside.

Olympiakos hit the goal-frame twice, a feat achieved once by Veria in a lively game with many chances.

Also Sunday, PAOK beat newcomer Panthrakikos 1-0 at home, Atromitos won 2-0 at Kerkyra and OFI vs. Xanthi ended in a scoreless draw.

Panionios hosts Aris on Monday.

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