Match statistics

OlympiacosMontpellier

Goals scored3
 
1
on target5
 
5
off target5
 
5
Corners5
 
6
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed20
 
13
Yellow cards5
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)43
 
57

Standings

Last updated: 26/12/2012 17:13 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 

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.
  • 90+4
    Camara (Montpellier) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Holebas (Olympiacos).
    A frustrated Souleymane Camara kicks out, as he knows this is the end of the road for his side's UEFA Champions League campaign.
  • 90+3
    Camara (Montpellier) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Lykogiannis (in) - Mitroglou (out) (Olympiacos)
    The striker makes way after an impressive shift, and a well-taken goal.
  • 90+2
    Saihi (Montpellier) misses the target.
    Younes Belhanda lays the ball off to Jamel Saihi who drags his left-foot shot just wide of the near post. It feels like that might have been Montpellier's best chance of a late comeback.
  • 89
    Maniatis (Olympiacos) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Belhanda (Montpellier).
  • 88
    Abdoun (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Camara (Montpellier).
  • 88
    Marveaux (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Greco (Olympiacos).
  • 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.
  • 84
    Holebas (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Camara (Montpellier).
  • 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.
  • Goal
    82
    Mitroglou (Olympiacos) scores!
    Kostas Mitroglou volleys home from close range, having worked some space of the back of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, and pouncing on a perfect curling delivery by José Holebas.
  • 82
    Torossidis (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Tinhan (Montpellier).
  • Goal
    80
    Greco (Olympiacos) scores!
    Greco calmly slots the ball into the far corner after Montpellier were unable to deal with a simple corner to the near post. The ball fell perfectly to the Olympiacos midfielder, standing on the penalty spot, and Montpellier may rue not placing a player on the far post.
  • 80
    Holebas (Olympiacos) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    79
    Congré (in) - Hilton (out) (Montpellier)
    The Brazilian defender was struggling with an injury for the last five minutes.
  • 77
    Abdoun (Olympiacos) takes the corner.
  • 77
    Jourdren (Montpellier) makes a save.
    The keeper turns a Djamel Abdoun rocket round his left post. The long-range drive was heading for the top corner.
  • 77
    Abdoun (Olympiacos) has an effort on goal.
  • Yellow Card
    77
    Tinhan (Montpellier) is cautioned by the referee.
    The substitute has added real energy since coming on, but has been reckless in his challenges.
  • 76
    Tinhan (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Manolas (Olympiacos).
  • 76
    Charbonnier (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Torossidis (Olympiacos).
    The striker shoves his defender in the back as he scraps to win the ball inside the Olympiacos box.
  • 75
    Maniatis (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Belhanda (Montpellier).
  • Substitution
    72
    David Fuster (in) - Modesto (out) (Olympiacos)
    The home side look to bring some life back into their midfield as the away side begin to dominate possession.
  • 72
    Holebas (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Charbonnier (Montpellier).
    José Holebas gives away a needless free-kick and the French side take it short, knocking the ball comfortably around the midfield with no real penetration.
  • 71
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) takes the corner.
  • 69
    Marveaux (Montpellier) fouls.
  • 68
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) misses the target.
    Kostas Mitroglou has a short-range shot deflected after Djamel Abdoun once again gets in behind the Montpellier defence and pulls the ball back for his striker.
  • Goal
    66
    Belhanda (Montpellier) scores from the penalty spot.
  • Yellow Card
    66
    Abdoun (Olympiacos) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    66
    Modesto (Olympiacos) is shown a yellow card.
  • 65
    Camara (Montpellier) was fouled in the penalty area by Siovas (Olympiacos)
    Souleymane Camara fights for a bouncing ball in the area - the striker stays strong but is pushed by Dimitris Siovas and the referee points to the spot.
  • 64
    Carroll (Olympiacos) makes a save.
  • 64
    Marveaux (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
    The French side's best chance of the day an early cross finds Joris Marveaux rising unmarked in the box but the midfielder is unable to direct his header past Roy Carroll, and it falls straight into the keepers arms.
  • 64
    Tinhan (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
  • 64
    Carroll (Olympiacos) makes a save.
    Jonathan Tinhan with immediate impact, showing lighting speed to get on the end of a Younes Belhanda through ball. Roy Carroll had to be out quick to make the save.
  • Substitution
    62
    Tinhan (in) - Mounier (out) (Montpellier)
  • 61
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
    Looking for a diving Souleymane Camara at the near post, the ball is shepherded out for a goal-kick.
  • 61
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
    A better cross by Younes Belhanda, the ball is initially headed clear but fired back in by Jamel Saihi and deflecting out for a corner.
  • 58
    Mounier (Montpellier) misses the target.
  • 57
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Camara (Montpellier).
  • 55
    Abdoun (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Bocaly (Montpellier).
  • 53
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Bedimo (Montpellier).
    The right-back again finds himself in the final third, but is drawn into a foul as he chases down a free ball after Kostas Mitroglou is unable to get a shot off after a perfect Leandro Greco cross.
  • 52
    Abdoun (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier).
    Djamel Abdoun again breaking into the box, loses possession and is whistled as he fights to get it back.
  • 51
    Modesto (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Charbonnier (Montpellier).
  • 50
    Holebas (Olympiacos) is penalised for a foul on Camara (Montpellier).
  • 49
    Modesto (Olympiacos) makes a save.
  • 49
    Belhanda (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
    Souleymane Camara - moved to a wider position on the right side - almost gets on the end of Younes Belhanda's through ball, after Modesto blocks a long-range effort.
  • 48
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    46
    Charbonnier (in) - Cabella (out) (Montpellier)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    It is still all to play for in this Group B clash with UEFA Europa League as well as qualification to the knockout stages, the prize.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Paulo Machado's early goal remains the difference as there is little between the two sides at the break. Both have had their moments on the break, but with the exception of the goal neither have created quality chances.
  • 45+1
    Cabella (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Abdoun (Olympiacos).
  • 45
    Belhanda (Montpellier) takes the corner.
    Younes Belhanda again looks to Anthony Mounier with a short ball, but Olympiacos react well and block the winger's cross.
  • Yellow Card
    44
    Greco (Olympiacos) is cautioned by the referee.
    The midfielder is booked as he tries to fight through two Montpellier midfielder - the third booking in five minutes.
  • Yellow Card
    43
    Camara (Montpellier) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 43
    Camara (Montpellier) fouls.
  • 42
    Mitroglou (Olympiacos) is flagged for offside.
  • 41
    Bocaly (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Abdoun (Olympiacos).
    Garry Bocaly picks up the first booking of the day, bringing down Djamel Abdoun as he drives towards the Olympiacos box.
  • Yellow Card
    40
    Bocaly (Montpellier) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 39
    Siovas (Olympiacos) misses the target.
  • 39
    Holebas (Olympiacos) takes the corner.
    Paulo Machado - not shy to attack - finds space down the right wing and fizzes a low ball into the box, forcing a corner. The cross goes through to the back post but Kostas Mitroglou heads wide.
  • 37
    Mitroglou (Olympiacos) misses the target.
  • 35
    Siovas (Olympiacos) misses the target.
    Paulo Machado looks to curl a free-kick into the box but the angle is too straight and the ball is headed well wide.
  • 35
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) takes the free-kick.
  • 35
    Hilton (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Mitroglou (Olympiacos).
    The two players continue their battle - this time the Brazilian going through the back of Kostas Mitroglou.
  • 34
    Mounier (Montpellier) is penalised for a foul on Maniatis (Olympiacos).
  • 33
    Camara (Montpellier) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 32
    Belhanda (Montpellier) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Modesto (Olympiacos).
  • 31
    Marveaux (Montpellier) has an effort on goal.
  • 31
    Modesto (Olympiacos) makes a save.
    Kostas Mitroglou makes a good run off the back of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and José Holebas finds him with a through ball that just runs away from the striker, and he sends his off-balance strike wide of the near post.
  • 31
    Camara (Montpellier) misses the target.
    Hilton goes route one, hitting a long ball straight down the middle – nevertheless, it undoes the Olympiacos centre-backs. Their blushes are spared, though, as Souleymane Camara is unable to direct his over-the-shoulder volley on target.
  • 29
    Belhanda (Montpellier) delivers the corner.
  • 28
    Torossidis (Olympiacos) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mounier (Montpellier).
    There are two players down after a series of players slide in on a loose ball. Anthony Mounier is back on his feet after a hard challenge catches him on the ankle.
  • 26
    Mitroglou (Olympiacos) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bocaly (Montpellier).
  • 24
    Bedimo (Montpellier) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 22
    Belhanda (Montpellier) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Paulo Machado (Olympiacos).
  • 22
    Belhanda (Montpellier) delivers the corner.
    Younes Belhanda goes short to Anthony Mounier, and the winger curls one in but as the ball comes back out Belhanda concedes a free-kick competing for a header.
  • 19
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bedimo (Montpellier).
    The goalscorer gets called for a mistimed challenge, wide to the right of his box. Younes Belhanda whips in another dangerous ball which Roy Carroll flaps at, but clears.
  • 18
    Camara (Montpellier) misses the target.
    A headed effort goes just over - appearing to catch Roy Carroll by surprise - as the away side begin to dominate possession, and apply real pressure on the home side.
  • 16
    Abdoun (Olympiacos) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Marveaux (Montpellier).
    The winger is whistled for pulling back the midfielder as he fought to get in behind the Olympiacos backline.
  • 16
    Modesto (Olympiacos) makes a save.
  • 16
    Marveaux (Montpellier) misses the target.
  • 14
    Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mitroglou (Olympiacos).
    The Montpellier captain shows his frustration, going into the back of Kostas Mitroglou, minutes after the striker robbed him of possession in his own box.
  • 13
    Modesto (Olympiacos) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Belhanda (Montpellier).
  • 12
    Mitroglou (Olympiacos) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 11
    Jourdren (Montpellier) makes a save.
    Great reaction save from the Montpellier keeper, who was put under real pressure by his own defender - Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa getting out-muscled by Kostas Mitroglou who fired off an effort from ten metres out.
  • 11
    Mitroglou (Olympiacos) has an effort on goal.
  • 10
    Belhanda (Montpellier) delivers the corner.
    Vassilis Torossidis comes up with a crucial challenge running down Anthony Mounier as the winger bears down on goal - the ball goes out for a corner. Olympiacos head the danger clear.
  • 7
    Modesto (Olympiacos) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Camara (Montpellier).
    Vassilis Torossidis comes up with a crucial challenge running down Anthony Mounier as the winger bears down on goal - the ball goes out for a corner.
  • Goal
    4
    Paulo Machado (Olympiacos) scores!
    Leandro Greco drives into the box, beating his man and squaring the ball to Kostas Mitroglou who stabs the ball inside Geoffrey Jourdren's near post. The ball falls perfectly to an unmarked Paulo Machado to tap in from close range.
  • 4
    Mitroglou (Olympiacos) misses the target.
  • 2
    Mounier (Montpellier) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 1
    Greco (Olympiacos) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Hilton (Montpellier).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Olympiacos get the Group B clash under way at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium.

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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