OLYMPIAKOS

  • Atletico undone by inability to take chances Simeone September 17, 2014

    Madrid: Failure to take their chances in the first half scuppered Atletico Madrid in their 32 reverse at Olympiakos Piraeus in Tuesday's Champions League Group A opener, according to Atletico coach Diego Simeone. Last year's runnersup to Manchester city rivals Real Madrid, Atletico were unable to recover after conceding two firsthalf...
  • Olympiakos stun Atletico 32, Juventus beat Malmo in Champions League September 17, 2014

    Carlos Tevez broke his Champions League duck as he scored twice to lead Juventus to a hardfought 20 victory at home to Malmo in their opening Group A fixture on Tuesday. Juventus struggled at times before Tevez broke the deadlock in the 59th, following good interplay with Kwadwo Asamoah. It was...
  • Champions League test for Juventus, Atletico Madrid September 16, 2014

    Milan: Juventus are back in the Champions League after an early exit in last year's competition, and Atletico Madrid are back after nearly winning it all. Juventus will face Swedish club Malmo in Group A on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to Real Madrid in extra time in last year's final but...
  • Barcelona agree to loan midfielder Ibrahim Afellay to Olympiakos August 10, 2014

    Barcelona have agreed to loan Dutch attacking midfielder Ibrahim Afellay to Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus for the 201415 season, the La Liga club said on Sunday. Afellay, 28, joined Barca from PSV Eindhoven in December 2010 but injury wrecked his chances of establishing himself in the first team and he has...
  • Manchester United beat Real Madrid, Manchester City lose to Olympiakos August 3, 2014

    Two firsthalf goals by Ashley Young proved enough to help United beat the European champions 31 on Saturday in a friendly. United's win means they advance to Monday's final in Miami, where they will meet traditional English rivals Liverpool. The appeal of two of the world's most iconic sports teams attracted...
  • Olympiakos beat Manchester City on penlaty shootout August 3, 2014

    Minneapolis: Dimitrios Diamantakos scored twice in regulation and Roberto Jimenez Gago made two saves in a shootout to help Olympiakos beat Manchester City 54 on penalty kicks on Saturday after a 22 tie in the International Challenge Cup game. Aleksander Kolarov put the Premier League champions 21 up in the 53rd...
  • West Ham won't repeat Olympiakos mistakes, says Sam Allardyce March 20, 2014

    Olympiakos Piraeus were too open in the Champions League defeat by Manchester United and West Ham United will be more cautious when the teams meet at Upton Park on Saturday, said manager Sam Allardyce. Manchester United beat Olympiakos 3-2 on aggregate to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, overturning a 2-0 first-leg...
  • Moyes refuses to get carried away by one bright moment March 20, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United kept their season alive by reaching the Champions League quarter-finals with a memorable victory over Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday, but under-pressure manager David Moyes was not getting too carried away. United have endured a miserable first season under the Scot who was hand-picked by his predecessor Alex Ferguson...
  • Robin van Persie's hat-trick takes Manchester United to CL quarters March 20, 2014

    Manchester: Robin van Persie's hat-trick lifted the gloom surrounding Manchester United and manager David Moyes as the English side beat Olympiakos Piraeus 3-0 to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit and reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday. United, mounting a dismal defence of their Premier League title in Moyes's first campaign...
  • Champions League: Olympiakos eager to heap more misery on Man United March 19, 2014

    Manchester: Olympiakos have no intention of sitting back to defend their two-goal advantage but plan to heap more misery on Manchester United in the second leg of their Champions League tie, coach Michel said on Tuesday. Victory for the Greek side, who come to Old Trafford with a 2-0 lead from...
  • David Moyes defiant ahead of Olympiakos game March 18, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United manager David Moyes was in defiant mood on the eve of his side's Champions League round of 16 second leg against Olympiakos on Wednesday. The struggling Premier League champions must overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first game in Greece to keep alive their last remaining hope of...
  • Humiliated, clueless United come back to face the music February 26, 2014

    Manchester United returned to England on Wednesday to be greeted by the type of headlines not associated with the club since they were relegated from the old First Division almost 40 years ago. Their woeful display in a 2-0 defeat by Olympiakos Piraeus in the first leg of their Champions League...
  • Olympiakos bask in glory of 'epic display' February 26, 2014

    The Greek media lavished praise on Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday after the Athens side made history with a first-ever victory over Manchester United in the Champions League as David Moyes's troubled first season in charge continues to unravel. United's dwindling hopes of winning silverware this season are dangling by a thread...
  • David Moyes sees red after limp United show in Athens February 26, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United's dwindling hopes of lifting a trophy this season are dangling by a thread after they produced an abject display to lose 2-0 at Olympiakos Piraeus in a Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday. Alejandro Dominguez opened the scoring with a clever first-half flick and Arsenal loanee Joel...
  • Manchester United's dip in quality exposed by Olympiakos, says Keane February 26, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United were exposed as mediocre on the European stage with manager David Moyes shocked at the evidence on display in a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Olympiakos Piraeus in the Champions League on Tuesday. The defeat in the first leg of their last 16, first leg tie had former United...
  • Manchester United lose 2-0 to Olympiakos in Champions League February 26, 2014

    Greece: Manchester United's terrible season got even worse Tuesday night when the English power lost 2-0 at Olympiakos in their second-round Champions League opener. Alejandro Dominguez deflected Yiannis Maniatis's shot past David de Gea in the 38th minute, and Joel Campbell caught the goalkeeper off guard with a well-placed strike in...
  • Olympiakos seek to end Manchester United hoodoo in Champions League February 25, 2014

    Olympiakos Piraeus may never have a better chance to overcome their Manchester United hoodoo than in Tuesday's first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie. Yet a rejuvenated United served the runaway Greek league leaders a warning of improving form in their 2-0 win at Crystal Palace in the Premier...
  • Olympiakos, Leverkusen reach last 16 of Champions League December 11, 2013

    Madrid: Olympiakos and Bayer Leverkusen reached the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday, with either Juventus or Galatasaray set to join them after their match in Istanbul was abandoned because of a snowstorm. Match officials stopped play after 31 minutes, ruling the field was too dangerous to play on....
  • Arsenal lose to Olympiakos 21 December 5, 2012

    Piraeus: Substitute Costas Mitroglou fired Olympiakos to a 21 victory over Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday, as the Greek champions came from behind with two goals in nine minutes. The London side took the lead against the flow of play in the 38th minute with Tomas Rosicky, set...
  • Olympiakos beat Montpellier in Champions League October 25, 2012

    Montpellier: Greece striker Kostas Mitroglou scored in injury time as Olympiakos came from behind to beat struggling French champion Montpellier 21 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Gaetan Charbonnier's first Champions League goal was not enough for the hosts, with Greece defender Vassilis Torosidis equalizing in the 73rd with his...
  • Champions League: Schalke test awaits Arsenal October 23, 2012

    London: After one of its worst displays in years, Arsenal will be hoping to get back on track against Schalke in the Champions League on Wednesday to ensure the earlyseason optimism at the club doesn't disappear. Saturday's lackluster 10 loss to Norwich dropped Arsenal to ninth in the English standings,...
  • Arsenal beat Olympiakos 31 in Champions League October 4, 2012

    London: Arsenal maintained its perfect start to the Champions League on Wednesday, with Gervinho, Lukas Podolski and Aaron Ramsey scoring in a 31 victory over Olympiakos. Gervinho's 43rd minuteopener was quickly canceled out as Kostas Mitroglou headed the Greek champions level before halftime, but Arsenal was back in control after the...
  • Schalke beat Olympiakos, Malaga overcome Zenit September 19, 2012

    Piraeus, Greece: Benedikt Hoewedes and KlaasJan Huntelaar scored on Tuesday to give Schalke a 21 win against Olympiakos in the group stage opener of the Champions League. Hoewedes headed in a corner from Jefferson Farfan in the 41st minute. That came only moments after Schalke's Greek defender, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, had a...
  • Arsenal break Olympiakos resistance, win 20 September 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Goals from Robin van Persie and Andrei Arshavin earned Arsenal all three points at home to Olympiakos, though van Persie can count himself lucky that the assistant referee had not noticed that he was in an offside position as he poked home from just five yards. The Gunners left...
  • Arsenal boss Wenger wary of Olympiakos threat September 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is not underestimating the threat posed by Olympiakos in Tuesday night's Champions League match. The Frenchman believes the Greek champions will be a tough test for his Gunners, and cited the squad's European pedigree as evidence of their strength. "Olympiakos are a team that have to...