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Olympiacos secure sixth successive title

Published: Sunday 28 February 2016, 17.25CET
"We were the best team by far. Our next objective is the Greek Cup," said Olympiacos coach Marco Silva after his side became the first team to win the Greek title in February.
by Vassiliki Papantonopoulou
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Olympiacos secure sixth successive title
Olympiacos coach Marco Silva took over in the summer ©AFP/Getty Images

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Published: Sunday 28 February 2016, 17.25CET

Olympiacos secure sixth successive title

"We were the best team by far. Our next objective is the Greek Cup," said Olympiacos coach Marco Silva after his side became the first team to win the Greek title in February.

Olympiacos have won their sixth successive Greek Super League title and the 43rd in their history after posting a 3-0 victory at home against Veria on Sunday.

The win took Marco Silva's men beyond the clutches of nearest challengers AEK Athens with six games still to play, setting a new record for the earliest title win in Greece. Olympiacos surpassed their own benchmark, set when Ernesto Valverde took the club over the finish line on 10 March 2013.

Wearing the captain's armband, David Fuster was the key man for the Erythrolefki against Veria, scoring twice to claim his first league goals of an injury-hit season. It was from his blocked shot as well that Alan Pulido rounded off the scoring late on.

With 24 games played, Olympiacos have dropped just five points all season, and exploded out of the blocks with an imperious 17 consecutive victories at the start of the campaign. Due to meet PAOK in the Greek Cup in the first leg of the semi-finals on Wednesday, they are now focused on claiming a second straight double.

"We are a very strong side and it's very important to win the league this early," said goalkeeper Roberto, who has conceded just 12 times. "It's not as easy as it looks. I'm very happy and proud. Our season is not over, as we are aiming to win the Greek Cup again."

"I am very satisfied with this title," added Silva, the 38-year-old having taken over in the summer. "I want to thank my players, the club and the fans for their support. We were the best team by far. Our next objective is the Greek Cup."

Last updated: 28/02/16 18.50CET

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