Match statistics

MontpellierOlympiacos

Goals scored1
 
2
on target9
 
2
off target9
 
3
Corners8
 
4
Offsides5
 
3
Fouls committed13
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)59
 
41

Standings

Last updated: 26/12/2012 17:54 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

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.
  • 90+3
    Mitroglou (Olympiacos) is flagged for offside.
  • 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.
  • 89
    Utaka (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Holebas (Olympiacos).
    In a scrappy finish Montpellier look to be running out of gas - something their coach cautioned before the game.
  • Substitution
    88
    Lykogiannis (in) - David Fuster (out) (Olympiacos)
  • 88
    Estrada (Montpellier) delivers the free-kick wide.
    Marco Estrada blast over as the clock ticks on.
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Contreras (Olympiacos) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 87
    Contreras (Olympiacos) fouls.
  • Substitution
    85
    Marveaux (in) - Saihi (out) (Montpellier)
  • 85
    Contreras (Olympiacos) makes a save.
  • 85
    Utaka (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
    John Utaka's shot is blocked as Montpellier again threaten.
  • 83
    Bedimo (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Mitroglou (Olympiacos).
  • 81
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
    The midfielder has looked fantastic with the ball at his feet, but once again he can only find an Olympiacos defender with his corner.
  • 80
    Estrada (Montpellier) misses the target.
    Marco Estrada's searching ball is clipped wide by an Olympiacos defender.
  • 78
    Bedimo (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on David Fuster (Olympiacos).
  • 77
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) takes the corner.
  • 76
    Estrada (Montpellier) misses the target.
  • 74
    Belhanda (Montpellier) misses the target.
  • Goal
    73
    Torossidis (Olympiacos) scores!
    Captain Vassilis Torossidis comes up with a huge goal for his side - using his strength to hold off Souleymane Camara before stabbing the ball home. The speculative long ball into the box was taken down well on his knee before smashing home the equaliser.
  • 73
    Holebas (Olympiacos) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    72
    Camara (Montpellier) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 72
    Camara (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on David Fuster (Olympiacos).
  • 71
    Belhanda (Montpellier) misses the target.
    Younes Belhanda again the danger man, stepping past a sliding defender and curling the ball just round the post after the ball fell to him on the edge of the box.
  • Substitution
    70
    Mitroglou (in) - Djebbour (out) (Olympiacos)
  • 70
    Torossidis (Olympiacos) is flagged for offside.
  • Substitution
    68
    Camara (in) - Charbonnier (out) (Montpellier)
    Ian Holyman (UEFAcomIanH), La Mosson: Charbonnier gets quite an ovation as he goes off to be replaced by Camara, the hero of Montpellier's matchday two draw at FC Schalke 04.
  • 66
    Cabella (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Modesto (Olympiacos).
  • 64
    Modesto (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Estrada (Montpellier).
  • 62
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
  • 62
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    62
    Estrada (in) - Mounier (out) (Montpellier)
    Possibly a reaction to the introduction of the attacking-minded Djamel Abdoun by Leonardo Jardim - Anthony Mounier has looked threatening out wide, but now the French side look to tighten up in midfield.
  • 61
    Contreras (Olympiacos) makes a save.
    One of four Olympiacos players scrambling back to block first Anthony Mounier, cutting in off the right wing, and then Younes Belhanda taking aim from outside the box with a powerful right-foot strike.
  • 61
    Belhanda (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    60
    Abdoun (in) - Greco (out) (Olympiacos)
  • 59
    Carroll (Olympiacos) makes a save.
    Roy Carroll deals with a curling John Utaka shot from outside the box with ease, catching and looking to start a Olympiacos counter attack.
  • 59
    Utaka (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
  • 58
    Contreras (Olympiacos) makes a save.
  • 58
    Cabella (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
    Montpellier again flood forward - this time Rémy Cabella sees his shot blocked from 10 yards out.
  • 57
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
  • 57
    Maniatis (Olympiacos) makes a save.
  • 57
    Belhanda (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
    François Modesto comes up with a crucial block as Younes Belhanda looks to pull the trigger after Anthony Mounier picked out the midfielder's late run into the box.
  • 56
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) takes the corner.
    Seen away by Benjamin Stambouli at the near post as Olympiacos begin to come back into the game.
  • 55
    David Fuster (Olympiacos) misses the target.
    A golden chance for the visitors - François Modesto curled in a ball from the left-hand side of the box, picking out an unmarked Rafik Djebbour at the far post. The in-form striker was unable to hit the target with a close-range header.
  • Yellow Card
    54
    Hilton (Montpellier) is cautioned by the referee.
    Hilton mis-times his challenge as Olympiacos look to break from deep.
  • 54
    Hilton (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Paulo Machado (Olympiacos).
  • Yellow Card
    53
    Holebas (Olympiacos) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 53
    Holebas (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Belhanda (Montpellier).
  • 51
    Cabella (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Torossidis (Olympiacos).
  • Goal
    49
    Charbonnier (Montpellier) scores!
    Gaëtan Charbonnier volleys low past Roy Carroll with a sweet strike from the edge of the box in his first UEFA Champions League start. Great interplay with Gaëtan Charbonnier flicking on to John Utaka, who laid it back to the striker.
  • 47
    Torossidis (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Belhanda (Montpellier).
    Rémy Cabella gets up slowly having picked up a knock on his ankle in a heavy challenge.
  • 46
    Utaka (Montpellier) is flagged for offside.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Both sides unchanged - and both presumably looking to have a greater impact in their opposition's box in the second half.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    The home side will go in the happier but coach René Girard will hope his team do not go on to rue a half in which they controlled the game but rarely called Olympiacos keeper Roy Carroll into action.
  • 45+1
    Djebbour (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Bedimo (Montpellier).
  • 45
    Bedimo (Montpellier) misses the target.
  • 43
    Djebbour (Olympiacos) is flagged for offside.
    The high line played by Olympiacos has worked well - catching out the Montpellier forwards on several occasions and limiting them, for the most part, to long-range efforts.
  • 43
    Charbonnier (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Torossidis (Olympiacos).
  • 42
    Carroll (Olympiacos) makes a save.
    Ian Holyman (UEFAcomIanH) La Mosson: That was nicely done by Charbonnier, sending a looping volley goalwards. He's had to make do with only intermittent service so far.
  • 42
    Charbonnier (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
    Gaëtan Charbonnier produces a improvised flick with his back to goal - and under real pressure - that is parried away by Roy Carroll. Great play, but arguably the side's best chance despite controlling possession.
  • 41
    Charbonnier (Montpellier) is flagged for offside.
  • 39
    Greco (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Saihi (Montpellier).
  • 38
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) misses the target.
  • 32
    David Fuster (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Bedimo (Montpellier).
  • 31
    Hilton (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Djebbour (Olympiacos).
  • Yellow Card
    28
    David Fuster (Olympiacos) is shown a yellow card.
    David Fuster picks up a yellow card as he tries to slow down a Younes Belhanda break from deep.
  • 28
    David Fuster (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Mounier (Montpellier).
  • 27
    Utaka (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Carroll (Olympiacos).
  • 27
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
  • 24
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) misses the target.
    The Montpellier defence briefly opens up after some beautiful footwork by Leandro Greco, but the attack comes to nothing.
  • 24
    Charbonnier (Montpellier) is flagged for offside.
  • 23
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) takes the corner.
    Paulo Machado looks again for Rafik Djebbour at the near post, and again Hilton denies the physical striker.
  • 23
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) takes the corner.
    Rafik Djebbour first to the ball at the near post but Hilton does enough to deflect it out for a corner.
  • 21
    Torossidis (Olympiacos) makes a save.
  • 21
    Saihi (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
  • 21
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
  • 20
    Manolas (Olympiacos) makes a save.
  • 20
    Utaka (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
    Following team-mate Anthony Mounier's lead, John Utaka tries his luck from range - his shot blocked, but out for a corner.
  • 17
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
    Montpellier again fail to trouble the visiting side at set piece as Olympiacos clear the danger easily.
  • 17
    Belhanda (Montpellier) misses the target.
    Younes Belhanda's stinging long-range effort is deflected wide for a corner after the midfielder picked up a well-placed lay-off by his centre-forward Gaëtan Charbonnier.
  • 13
    Maniatis (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Belhanda (Montpellier).
    Montpellier are unable to make it count, although they continue to dominate the early possession, peppering the Olympiacos box with crosses.
  • 12
    Mounier (Montpellier) misses the target.
    Younes Belhanda and Anthony Mounier work a training ground move from the free-kick to get the winger open on the edge of the box, but he fires over.
  • 12
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    Contreras (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Mounier (Montpellier).
    Anthony Mounier gets free down the right wing and is brought down just outside the box after attempting to skip over the outstretched leg of Olympiacos left-back Paulo Machado.
  • 9
    Cabella (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Paulo Machado (Olympiacos).
  • 8
    Belhanda (Montpellier) misses the target.
    Younes Belhanda cuts in onto his right foot and sends a vicious drive just wide of Roy Carroll's far post in the best early chance.
  • 8
    David Fuster (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Saihi (Montpellier).
  • 7
    Cabella (Montpellier) is flagged for offside.
  • 6
    Belhanda (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Maniatis (Olympiacos).
  • 4
    Charbonnier (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Modesto (Olympiacos).
    Anthony Mounier finds himself in space on the right side of the Olympicos box with several players in the box - his cross however slices high over Roy Carroll's crossbar.
  • 3
    Charbonnier (Montpellier) is flagged for offside.
  • 2
    Greco (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Stambouli (Montpellier).
  • 2
    Belhanda (Montpellier) delivers the corner.
    The swinging ball was dealt with easily by the Olympicos defence.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Olympiacos kick off in this crucial Group B clash.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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