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Group stage - Group B

Montpellier - Olympiacos
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Mitroglou caps Olympiacos' Montpellier revival

Published: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 22.00CET
Mitroglou caps Olympiacos' Montpellier revival 
Montpellier-Olympiacos: Reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

Substitute Kostas Mitroglou broke Montpellier Hérault SC hearts by scoring in added time as Olympiacos FC registered a 2-1 come-from-behind win in Group B.

Olympiacos had lost on three of their last four visits to France, and appeared likely to suffer another reverse after UEFA Champions League debutant Gaëtan Charbonnier gave the hosts a 49th-minute lead. However, the French champions were pegged back by visiting captain Vassilis Torossidis sweeping home with 17 minutes remaining before Mitroglou capped a swift counterattack with seconds left to give the Greek Super League leaders a first victory of the group stage.

Match in 5

  • Substitute Mitroglou seals comeback in added time.
  • Charbonnier gives hosts the lead just after the break.
  • Olympiacos captain Torossidis levels from close range.
  • Belhanda stars for Montpellier but in vain.
  • French champions bottom of Group B.

Reaction

We had the chances and scored before they started the comeback from a set piece. We played well apart from the scoreline, but that is what counts.

Hilton, Montpellier defender

Hilton, Montpellier defender

These three points are like gold, they will serve as a huge confidence boost. They also revive our European campaign and we are back on track.

Giannis Maniatis, Olympiacos midfielder

Giannis Maniatis, Olympiacos midfielder

 

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Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Montpellier
Olympiacos

1

Goals scored

2

59

Possession (%)

41

18

Total attempts

5

9

Attempts on target

2

9

Attempts off target

3

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

8

Corners

4

5

Offsides

3

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    An unbelievable end to the game which saw Olympiacos score with perhaps their only forays into the Montpellier box since half-time and pick up only their 4th win in 12 games on French soil.
  • Goal
    90+1
    Mitroglou (Olympiacos) scores!
    The two substitutes combine to steal three points on the road. Winning the ball midfield the Greek side moved the ball wide to the ride where Djamel Abdoun beat Henri Bedimo and picked out Kostas Mitroglou with a perfect ball into the six-yard box, allowing the substitute striker to slot the ball easily past Laurent Pionnier and give his side the win.
  • Substitution
    88
    Lykogiannis (in) - David Fuster (out) (Olympiacos)
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Contreras (Olympiacos) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    85
    Marveaux (in) - Saihi (out) (Montpellier)

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