Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis - Piraeus 25/02/2014 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Round of 16, First leg

Olympiacos - Man. United
2-0

Olympiacos - Man. United 2-0 - 25/02/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Clinical Olympiacos take command of United tie

Published: Tuesday 25 February 2014, 22.00CET
Clinical Olympiacos take command of United tie 
Domínguez: We made history ©AFP/Getty Images

Olympiacos FC are within touching distance of a UEFA Champions League quarter-final place for the first time in 15 years after sailing to a comfortable 2-0 victory against Manchester United FC in Piraeus.

Alejandro Domínguez gave the hosts a deserved lead seven minutes before half-time with a clever flick to divert Giannis Maniatis's shot past the wrong-footed David de Gea. Joel Campbell, on loan from Arsenal FC, doubled the advantage ten minutes after the restart and United never looked like getting back into it. The English champions will need to improve drastically to turn this tie around on 19 March at Old Trafford.

Match in 5

  • Olympiacos take two-goal lead into second leg
  • Domínguez and Campbell strike either side of half-time
  • United lose for first time in this season's competition
  • Campbell opens UEFA Champions League account
  • Second leg at Old Trafford on 19 March 

Reaction

We did what we had to do to win. We attacked well and were strong at the back. We gave everything we had and got what we deserved.

Joel Campbell, Olympiacos midfielder

Joel Campbell, Olympiacos midfielder

There is undoubtedly talent at Manchester United but we didn't show it tonight. We are determined to put it right and we have the opportunity to do that.

David Moyes, Manchester United manager

David Moyes, Manchester United manager

 

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Match statistics

Olympiacos
Man. United

2

Goals scored

0

45

Possession (%)

55

12

Total attempts

7

8

on target

4

4

off target

3

3

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

4

0

Offsides

3

0

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

11

9

Fouls suffered

9

501

Passes

709

346

completed

540

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Manchester United taste defeat for the first time in the UEFA Champions League this season. Goals from the excellent Alejandro Domínguez and a superb strike from Joel Campbell have handed Míchel's side a 2-0 win to take into the second leg at Old Trafford.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    Ferdinand (Man. United) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    86
    Valdez (in) - Peréz (out) (Olympiacos)
  • Substitution
    76
    Paulo Machado (in) - Domínguez (out) (Olympiacos)
    A huge roar for Alejandro Domínguez as the home fans show their appreciation for his efforts tonight. United will be glad to see the back of him.
  • Substitution
    67
    David Fuster (in) - Campbell (out) (Olympiacos)
    A very warm ovation for Joel Campbell as the scorer of the second goal leaves the field. He has worked tirelessly down that right-hand side and scored a fantastic goal in the 55th minute.

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