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Magic Mitroglou inspires Olympiacos in Brussels

Published: Wednesday 2 October 2013, 22.59CET
RSC Anderlecht 0-3 Olympiacos FC
Kostas Mitroglou scored a superb hat-trick to punish the hosts' wayward finishing and secure the Greek champions a first Group C win.
by David Crossan
from Constant Vanden Stock Stadium

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Anderlecht
Olympiacos

0

Goals scored

3

55

Possession (%)

45

18

Total attempts

8

7

on target

5

11

off target

3

2

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

1

3

Offsides

8

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

22

22

Fouls suffered

13

533

Passes

389

380

completed

239

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anderlecht

Anderlecht

olympiacos

Olympiacos

13Kaminski (GK)16Roberto (GK)
2N'Sakala
Yellow Card45
2Maniatis (C)
Yellow Card28
9Suárez8N'Dinga
10Praet
Substitution74
9Saviola
Substitution66
14Nuytinck11Mitroglou
Goal17
Goal56
Goal72
16Kouyaté14Samaris
Yellow Card24
17Bruno
Yellow Card51
23Siovas
19Kljestan24Manolas
Yellow Card36
30Gillet (C)79Weiss
31Tielemans88Bong
45Mitrović
Penalty25
99Olaitan
Substitution57

Substitutes

33Roef (GK)42Megyeri (GK)
3Deschacht19David Fuster
Substitution57
6De Zeeuw20Holebas
Substitution77
8Milivojević21A. Papadopoulos
15Cyriac22Medjani
18Acheampong
Substitution74
35Domínguez
Substitution66
Substitution77
22Mbemba60Yatabaré

Coaches

John van den Brom (NED) Míchel (ESP)

Referee

Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)

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Last updated: 03/10/2013 09:24 CET

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Published: Wednesday 2 October 2013, 22.59CET

Magic Mitroglou inspires Olympiacos in Brussels

RSC Anderlecht 0-3 Olympiacos FC
Kostas Mitroglou scored a superb hat-trick to punish the hosts' wayward finishing and secure the Greek champions a first Group C win.

A Kostas Mitroglou hat-trick helped Olympiacos FC rack up their first UEFA Champions League Group C points at RSC Anderlecht's expense, leaving the hosts ruing a series of missed openings.

The Belgian champions created the bulk of the chances but paid for their inability to match Mitroglou's potency, the forward first displaying his goalscoring instinct on 17 minutes with a stabbed finish. Anderlecht's Aleksandar Mitrović had a penalty saved before two fine second-half Mitroglou strikes – completing the first hat-trick by a Greek player in the competition – sealed things for Míchel's men ahead of the matchday three trip to SL Benfica.

Anderlecht were quickly out of the blocks and in a fluent five-minute spell carved out three promising opportunities. Dennis Praet poked wide, Massimo Bruno went close with a volley, and Bram Nuytinck was marginally off target after visiting goalkeeper Roberto flapped at a Praet free-kick. Olympiacos, though, were clinical as they converted their first major opening. The creator was Javier Saviola, who anticipated Guillaume Gillet's clearance and stole possession to tee up Mitroglou for a calm finish under Thomas Kaminski.

Anderlecht came storming back and won a 25th-minute penalty when Andreas Samaris manhandled midfielder Sacha Kljestan. Converting from the spot has been problematic for the Brussels club for over a season now and Mitrović, the 19-year-old Serbia forward, continued the trend as his low kick was saved by Roberto to the keeper's right. Seven minutes later, Praet volleyed over on the run after a great ball from 16-year-old tournament debutant Youri Tielemans.

The second half was a case of history repeating itself as enterprising Anderlecht again enjoyed three opportunities in rapid succession before a Mitroglou goal. After home captain Gillet was unable to register from close range, Matías Suárez's 51st-minute shot across goal agonisingly eluded both the net and Mitrović's right boot. Within seconds Roberto had kept out Mitrović with a stupendous stop.

In the 56th minute, though, Mitroglou calmly notched his second. Having been played onside by Nuytinck, the Greek international latched onto Delvin N'Dinga's header and gave Kaminski no chance. The powerful attacker's assured finishing display continued in the 72nd minute as he curled a beauty into the top corner after a swift counterattack, led by substitute David Fuster, to ensure the Piraeus side got their campaign off the ground. No such luck for John van den Brom's team.

Last updated: 04/12/13 3.00CET

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