Moyes watches as Olympiakos stays unbeaten

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Manchester United manager David Moyes watched as Champions League opponent Olympiakos remained unbeaten in 23 games in the Greek league this season, defeating Panionios 2-0 on Wednesday.

Andreas Samaris scored from a free kick in the 11th minute and Marko Scepovic headed in the second goal seven minutes later.

Second-place PAOK hammered OFI 5-0 at home but remained 14 points adrift of the leaders, who have dropped points only twice.

Moyes was at Karaiskaki Stadium near Athens before his team faces the Greek side in the Champions League last 16 on Feb. 25 and March 19.

“I wasn’t trying to hide anything from the Manchester manager because the two games are totally different, in terms of quality and motivation,” Olympiakos coach Michel Gonzalez said.

“There are some things that Moyes will have missed tonight like the crowd atmosphere. But he’ll just have to wait till the night of the game, so I’m sorry to disappoint our guest,” he added, laughing.

Panathinaikos slipped to fifth after losing 1-0 to Asteras in Tripoli.

Also, it was Ergotelis 2, Veria 0; Xanthi 0, PAS Giannina 3; Atromitos 2, Kalloni 0; Levadiakos 1, Apollon Smyrni 1; and Panthrakikos 1, Platanias 0.

Xanthi’s German coach, Reiner Maurer, quit after the game, and will be replaced by Nikos Kehaias, the club said.

Panetolikos hosts Aris on Thursday.

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