Match-fixing scandal rocks Euro giants

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Greek Super League giants Olympiacos are in the verge of being relegated for the first time in the club's history over an alleged match-fixing scandal.

The club founded in 1925 and ranked as the ninth most successful in world football with 75 national trophies are being investigated for a league fixture against Atromitos in February 2015.

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The latest probe could see owner Evangelos Marinakis hit with a €2-million fine and a lifetime ban from football if the allegations are proven true.

Previous investigations to the incident were closed, despite 15 people and the two clubs being accused of fixing the game for betting purposes.

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Olympiacos won the match 2-1 and went on to win the title, while Atromitos qualified for the SuperLeague Greece playoffs.

Greek outlet SDNA has confirmed that the investigation has been reopened while other matches are also now being analysed.

The 39-time league champions recently knocked Arsenal out of the Europa League after scoring a late goal in a 2-1 win at the Emirates but could find themselves in the second-tier next season.

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