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.
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
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
|42||Megyeri (GK)||36||Unnerstall (GK)|
|1||Carroll (GK)||1||Fährmann (GK)|
|Leonardo Jardim (POR)||Huub Stevens (NED)|
|David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)|
|D||Real Madrid||Man. City|