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2-1
 

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Shell-shocked Míchel keeps faith in Olympiacos

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 0.15CET
Despite Paris Saint-Germain's 90th-minute winner, Olympiacos FC boss Míchel remains confident of qualifying while Laurent Blanc praised his ten-man team's character.

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Match statistics

Paris
Olympiacos

2

Goals scored

1

55

Possession (%)

45

9

Total attempts

11

6

on target

6

3

off target

5

1

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

8

2

Offsides

1

5

Yellow cards

4

1

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

13

663

Passes

491

545

completed

370

Lineups

paris

Paris

olympiacos

Olympiacos

30Sirigu (GK)16Roberto (GK)
2Thiago Silva (C)2Maniatis (C)
Yellow Card82
8Thiago Motta11Mitroglou
9Cavani
Yellow Card87
Goal90
14Samaris
10Ibrahimović
Goal7
Substitution79
19David Fuster
13Alex20Holebas
14Matuidi
Yellow Card67
Substitution86
23Siovas
17Maxwell24Manolas
Yellow Card49
Goal80
22Lavezzi
Substitution50
26Campbell
Substitution77
23Van der Wiel
Yellow Card66
30Leandro Salino
Substitution57
24Verratti
Yellow Card29
Red Card46
88Bong
Substitution46

Substitutes

1Douchez (GK)42Megyeri (GK)
5Marquinhos
Substitution79
5Paulo Machado
7Ménez8N'Dinga
21Digne9Saviola
Substitution77
25Rabiot
Substitution50
21A. Papadopoulos
27Pastore35Domínguez
Substitution57
Yellow Card67
29Lucas
Substitution86
79Weiss
Substitution46
Yellow Card71

Coaches

Laurent Blanc (FRA) Míchel (ESP)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Standings

Last updated: 28/11/2013 09:38 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 0.15CET

Shell-shocked Míchel keeps faith in Olympiacos

Despite Paris Saint-Germain's 90th-minute winner, Olympiacos FC boss Míchel remains confident of qualifying while Laurent Blanc praised his ten-man team's character.

Laurent Blanc, Paris coach
I would rather have played 11-a-side the whole game but we saw the team spirit we already demonstrated in other situations. This is a must-have, this is important. [Marco] Verratti [who was sent off], it is unfortunate but we try to change him. However, it has been a very good campaign so far and I think it is good to advance as group winners.

With the second goal, there was a feeling of joy. Even ten against 11 we created great chances. We wanted to go forward and score goals to win this game. We had an attacking mindset and to achieve what we wanted in such circumstances is great. When Marco was sent off, we still wanted to keep two forwards, two central attackers, who were Edi [Edinson Cavani] and Ibra [Zlatan Ibrahimović]. We played three in the middle and four behind. Olympiacos were more and more threatening so we changed the team and put Edi on the left.

Míchel, Olympiacos coach
We came close to securing a good result. We are left with a bittersweet feeling – sweet for our effort and bitter for the final result. Two minutes before the final whistle, we were virtually qualified for the next round. Now we need to wait until the last minute and remain positive. We have to beat Anderlecht. I believe we can do it and go through. We have progressed in terms of mentality, but we still lack the necessary experience to keep the desired result. We are disappointed with the defeat but remain confident we will qualify.

Last updated: 29/11/13 0.05CET

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