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Olympiacos too strong for Slovan

Published: Thursday 6 August 2009, 0.30CET
Olympiacos CFP 2-0 ŠK Slovan Bratislava (agg: 4-0)
The Greek champions matched their victory in the away leg to cruise into the next stage of the UEFA Champions League.
Olympiacos too strong for Slovan
Olympiacos have made it safely through to the play-off round ©Getty Images

Match statistics

OlympiacosSlovan Bratislava

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
11
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners6
 
7
Offsides7
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
13
Yellow cards0
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 6 August 2009, 0.30CET

Olympiacos too strong for Slovan

Olympiacos CFP 2-0 ŠK Slovan Bratislava (agg: 4-0)
The Greek champions matched their victory in the away leg to cruise into the next stage of the UEFA Champions League.

Olympiacos CFP overcame a spirited performance from ŠK Slovan Bratislava to record a second 2-0 victory against their visitors.

Passage secured
Goals in either half from Enzo Maresca and Diogo were enough to help the Greek champions banish memories of last season's defeat by Anorthosis Famagusta FC at this same stage of the competition. Slovan had their moments, notably in the first half, but will have to be content with a UEFA Europa League play-off round berth.

Maresca maiden effort

Trailing 2-0 from the first leg, Slovan took the game to their hosts in the opening stages and had a great chance to reduce the deficit when Juraj Halenár met captain Samuel Slovák's cross, but his header flew just the wrong side of the post. Olympiacos gradually gained a foothold in the match and started to threaten down the flanks through Jaouad Zairi and Luciano Galletti. It was from one of these moves that the opening goal came, Maresca nodding in Zairi's centre in the 35th minute for his first competitive goal in an Olympiacos shirt.

Diogo header
Slovan continued to push forward and Antonis Nikopolidis was forced into a fine save on the stroke of half-time when Mario Božić let fly from distance. Brazilian striker Diogo was introduced after the break and he struck the second in the 56th minute. In a carbon copy of the Marseca's opener, the hosts counterattacked before Galletti crossed from the left and Diogo found the net with a diving header. Slovan did not let their heads drop, though, and came close to a consolation goal midway through the second period, but Ján Kozák's shot flew just wide.

Last updated: 06/08/09 0.18CET

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Lineups

olympiacos

Olympiacos

slovan bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

71
NikopolidisAntonis Nikopolidis (GK) (C)
35
BičíkDavid Bičík (GK)
4
MellbergOlof Mellberg
2
SalátaKornel Saláta
7
GallettiLuciano Galletti
Substitution69
7
ValachovičJozef Valachovič
11
ZairiJaouad Zairi
9
HalenárJuraj Halenár
Yellow Card82
Substitution85
14
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
10
SlovákSamuel Slovák (C)
Yellow Card12
15
Raúl BravoRaúl Bravo
11
BožićMario Božić
20
DuduDudu
20
MasarykPavol Masaryk
Substitution61
21
A. PapadopoulosAvraam Papadopoulos
24
KozákJán Kozák
22
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
Substitution46
25
GauchoGaucho
Substitution53
25
MarescaEnzo Maresca
Goal35
Substitution79
29
DosoudilRadek Dosoudil
Yellow Card16
28
LedesmaCristian Ledesma
77
SimãoSimão

Substitutes

78
PardoUrko Pardo (GK)
30
PutnockýMatúš Putnocký (GK)
2
K. PapadopoulosKyriakos Papadopoulos
Substitution79
8
ČerňákPeter Čerňák
Substitution85
10
DiogoDiogo
Substitution46
Goal56
12
ObžeraBranislav Obžera
Substitution61
Yellow Card73
24
LeonardoLeonardo
Substitution69
13
IvanaMilan Ivana
30
PantosTasos Pantos
17
SylvestrJakub Sylvestr
Substitution53
31
SoiledisAris Soiledis
18
BagayokoMamadou Bagayoko
33
G. PapadopoulosGiannis Papadopoulos
21
ŠtepanovskýPeter Štepanovský

Coach

Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO) Dusan Uhrin (CZE)

Referee

Konrad Plautz (AUT)

Assistant referees

Roland Heim (AUT), Andreas Heiss (AUT)

Fourth official

Louis Hofmann (AUT)

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