Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium - Piraeus 18/09/2012 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Group stage - Group B

Olympiacos - Schalke
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Huntelaar fires Schalke to Olympiacos victory

Published: Tuesday 18 September 2012, 22.00CET
Huntelaar fires Schalke to Olympiacos victory 
Barnetta relief at Schalke opening win ©Getty Images

FC Schalke 04 got their UEFA Champions League Group B campaign off to a perfect start with victory against Olympiacos FC thanks to goals from Benedikt Höwedes and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

Höwedes headed Huub Stevens's team ahead as the first half drew to a close, before the hosts equalised after 58 minutes through Djamel Abdoun. The Olympiacos defence was caught cold moments later, though, as Huntelaar won the game with a composed finish off a post. The Dutch international then struck the same upright soon after but with less success as his penalty rebounded to safety.

Match in 5

  • Höwedes and Huntelaar fire Schalke goals
  • Defender Höwedes heads in first-half opener
  • Abdoun slots Olympiacos equaliser on 58 mins
  • Schalke regain lead a minute later through Huntelaar
  • Huntelaar hits post from penalty spot soon after

Reaction

We had a few problems in the first few minutes but then we took control and should have won by a larger margin. Overall we are really happy.

Huub Stevens, Schalke coach

Huub Stevens, Schalke coach

We have a problem defending set pieces and we conceded one of the goals this way, but you cannot put our problems down to an individual player.

Leonardo Jardim, Olympiacos coach

Leonardo Jardim, Olympiacos coach

 

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Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Olympiacos
Schalke

1

Goals scored

2

52

Possession (%)

48

13

Total attempts

15

5

Attempts on target

7

8

Attempts off target

8

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

3

Corners

8

2

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

14

14

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Graham Wood, Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium: A slow-burner of a match came to life in a breathless second 45 minutes with both teams going for victory. Ultimately it was Schalke who proved more clinical in front of goal, with Olympiacos' defenders paying the price for losing their concentration after equalising.
  • Substitution
    90+4
    Draxler (in) - Farfán (out) (Schalke)
  • Yellow Card
    90+4
    Matip (Schalke) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Höger (in) - Jones (out) (Schalke)
  • Yellow Card
    82
    Unnerstall (Schalke) is cautioned by the referee.

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