Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium - Piraeus 06/11/2012 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Group stage - Group B

Olympiacos - Montpellier
3-1
 

Olympiacos - Montpellier 3-1 - 06/11/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Olympiacos beat Montpellier to close on top two

Published: Tuesday 6 November 2012, 22.00CET
Olympiacos beat Montpellier to close on top two 
Olympiacos-Montpellier reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

Olympiacos FC kept alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League after defeating Group B rivals Montpellier Hérault SC for the second time in successive matchdays.

Goals from Leandro Greco and Kostas Mitroglou in the final ten minutes sealed victory for Leonardo Jardim's side after Montpellier had cancelled out Paulo Machado's early effort through a Younes Belhanda penalty. Having also beaten Montpellier 2-1 at La Mosson on matchday three, the Greek club now have six points, and while they remain third in the group, they are just one point behind second-placed Arsenal FC and two adrift of leaders FC Schalke 04.

Match in 5

  • Two late goals earn Olympiacos second Group B win
  • Greco and Mitroglou on target after Belhanda equalises
  • Player Rater winner Machado opens scoring on four minutes
  • Olympiacos two points behind group leaders Schalke
  • Mitroglou takes goal tally to three from four games

Reaction

Our goal is to make it to the next phase and there are still six points to win. We are a new team compared to last year and we are improving steadily.

Leonardo Jardim, Olympiacos coach

Leonardo Jardim, Olympiacos coach

I cannot explain why we lost our rhythm in the last ten minutes. Olympiacos were the better side because they beat us, it is as simple as that. We did not live up to the demands of this group.

René Girard, Montpellier coach

René Girard, Montpellier coach

 

Player rater

Paulo Machado

Top Player

Olympiacos 

Standings

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

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Olympiacos
Montpellier

3

Goals scored

1

43

Possession (%)

57

10

Total attempts

10

5

Attempts on target

5

5

Attempts off target

5

0

Attempts blocked

0

1

Attempts against woodwork

0

5

Corners

6

2

Offsides

4

5

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

20

Fouls committed

13

11

Fouls suffered

19

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Olympiacos run out the deserved winners. They were the more clinical team after the break, with the driving runs of Djamel Abdoun a constant threat.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Lykogiannis (in) - Mitroglou (out) (Olympiacos)
    The striker makes way after an impressive shift, and a well-taken goal.
  • Substitution
    87
    Fejsa (in) - Paulo Machado (out) (Olympiacos)
  • Yellow Card
    86
    Holebas (Olympiacos) is cautioned by the referee.
    An off the ball incident gives Younes Belhanda the chance to whip in a free-kick from the right corner. His ball misses everyone and sails through the box.
  • Yellow Card
    82
    Mitroglou (Olympiacos) is cautioned by the referee.
    Cautioned for his celebrations, Kostas Mitroglou has now scored more goals in the UEFA Champions League than in the domestic competition.

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