The official website for European football

Match facts: Olympiacos v Schalke

Published: Saturday 15 September 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Olympiacos v Schalke
Leonardo Jardim replaced Ernesto Valverde as Olympiacos coach in the summer ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 15 September 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Olympiacos v Schalke


UEFA Champions League statistics
• Olympiacos have scored 96 UEFA Champions League goals, group stage to final.

International duty
• Nine Olympiacos players were on senior duty at the start of September: Vassilis Torossidis, Giannis Maniatis, Kostas Mitroglou, José Holebas, Dimitris Siovas (Greece), Rafik Djebbour (Algeria), Balázs Megyeri (Hungary), Ljubomir Fejsa (Serbia) and Roy Carroll (Northern Ireland).

• Mitroglou came off the bench to score Greece's second goal in their 2-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying defeat of Lithuania.

• Carroll made his first competitive appearance for Northern Ireland in six years when he started the 2-0 qualifying defeat in Russia on 7 September, retaining his place for the 1-1 draw with Luxembourg four days later.

• Siovas made his Greece debut on 15 August in a friendly against Norway, when Mitroglou's first international goal proved decisive in a 3-2 win.

Summer transfers
Pablo Contreras (CSD Colo-Colo)
Drissa Diakité (OGC Nice)
Paulo Machado (Toulouse FC)
Leandro Greco (AS Roma)
Dimitris Siovas (Panionios GSS)
Kostas Manolas (AEK Athens FC)
Andreas Gianniotis (Ethnikos Gazoros FC)*
Panagiotis Vlachodimos (Xanthi FC)*
Vassilis Karagounis (Udinese Calcio)*

*not in UEFA Champions League squad

Kevin Mirallas (Everton FC)
Nikos Papadopoulos (Fortuna Düsseldorf 1895)
Vicente Monje (Orduspor)
Sifis Daskalakis (Veria FC)
Giorgos Niklitsiotis (PAS Giannina FC)
Olof Mellberg (Villarreal CF)
Javito (released)
Petar Grbić (FC Karpaty Lviv, loan)
Giannis Potouridis (Platanias, loan)
Andreas Vassilogiannis (Kerkyra FC, loan)
Chumbinho (Atromitos FC, loan)

• Avraam Papadopoulos will miss the group stage as he recovers from the left knee injury he suffered in action for Greece against Poland in the opening match of UEFA EURO 2012.


UEFA Champions League statistics
• Schalke have scored 49 UEFA Champions League goals, group stage to final.

• This is the German club's 150th game in UEFA competition.

International duty
• Eleven Schalke players were on senior duty during the international break: Benedikt Höwedes, Julian Draxler (Germany), Christian Fuchs (Austria), Tranquillo Barnetta (Switzerland), Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Greece), Teemu Pukki (Finland), Ciprian Marica (Romania), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands), Jefferson Farfán (Peru), Jermaine Jones (United States) and Joel Matip (Cameroon).

• Farfán scored both goals as Peru won 2-1 at home to Venezuela in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on 7 September.

• Marica was on target in Romania's 2-0 qualifying triumph over Estonia the same night.

• Barnetta was sent off 15 minutes from time as Switzerland started their qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win in Slovenia on 7 September.

• On 11 September Huntelaar completed the scoring in the Netherlands' 4-1 qualifying defeat of Hungary.

• Pukki's third international goal earned Finland a 1-0 friendly win against the Czech Republic on the same night.

Summer transfers
Ibrahim Afellay (FC Barcelona, loan)
Tranquillo Barnetta (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Roman Neustädter (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach)
Chinedu Obasi (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)

Raúl González (Al-Sadd SC)
Alexander Baumjohann (1. KC Kaiserslautern)
Ciprian Deac (CFR 1907 Cluj)
Mario Gavranović (FC Zürich)
Peer Kluge (Hertha BSC Berlin)
Levan Kenia (FC Karpaty Lviv)
Andreas Wiegel (FC Erzgebirge Aue)
Jan Morávek (FC Augsburg)
Carlos Zambrano (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Tim Hoogland (VfB Stuttgart, loan)
Philipp Hofmann (SC Paderborn 07, loan)
Edu (SpVgg Greuther Fürth, loan)
José Manuel Jurado (FC Spartak Moskva, loan)
Anthony Annan (CA Osasuna, loan)
Mathias Schober (retired)
Hans Sarpei (released)

• Schalke host second-tier SV Sandhausen 1916 in the German Cup second round on 30 October.

• Atsuto Uchida, Lars Unnerstall and Sead Kolasinac extended their contracts until 2015 during the summer. Timo Hildebrand committed to the club until 2014.

Last updated: 16/09/12 17.25CET

Related information

Team profiles
Related match
  • SSI Err