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Olympiacos take initiative in Farum

Published: Tuesday 16 September 2008, 19.46CET
FC Nordsjælland 0-2 Olympiacos CFP
Goals in the last 16 minutes from Konstantinos Mitroglou and substitute Sebastian Leto in Denmark put Olympiacos CFP firmly in the box seat.
by Peter Bruun
Olympiacos take initiative in Farum
Didier Domi of Olympiacos holds off Henrik Kildentoft of Nordsjælland ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NordsjællandOlympiacos

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
1

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Published: Tuesday 16 September 2008, 19.46CET

Olympiacos take initiative in Farum

FC Nordsjælland 0-2 Olympiacos CFP
Goals in the last 16 minutes from Konstantinos Mitroglou and substitute Sebastian Leto in Denmark put Olympiacos CFP firmly in the box seat.

Goals in the last 16 minutes from Konstantinos Mitroglou and substitute Sebastian Leto put Olympiacos CFP firmly in the box seat of their UEFA Cup first round tie against FC Nordsjælland as they took a valuable first-leg lead.

Early nerves
Time appeared to be running out for the Greek visitors when Mitroglou finally broke the deadlock on 74 minutes, ending goalkeeper Jesper Hansen's resolve with a fine left-footed effort. It was an obvious disappointment for Nordsjælland, who had recovered from some early nerves to really take the game to their more illustrious opponents. Three minutes into added time, with the hosts pressing, Leto made it 2-0 to leave Olympiacos with a healthy lead to take into the second leg on 2 October. Nordsjælland, meanwhile, will hope to rediscover the first-half spell that brought chances for Jonathan Richter and Martin Bernburg.

Last updated: 16/09/08 20.57CET

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Lineups

nordsjælland

Nordsjælland

olympiacos

Olympiacos

1
J. HansenJesper Hansen (GK)
71
NikopolidisAntonis Nikopolidis (GK) (C)
2
KibebeBenjamin Kibebe
2
PatsatzoglouChristos Patsatzoglou
4
KildentoftHenrik Kildentoft (C)
3
DomiDidier Domi
5
LundbergJohnny Lundberg
4
LeonardoLeonardo
6
KarlsenMorten Karlsen
Yellow Card63
6
StoltidisIeroklis Stoltidis
Yellow Card63
Red Card89
8
BernierPatrice Bernier
7
GallettiLuciano Galletti
Substitution61
9
BernburgMartin Bernburg
18
AntzasParaskevas Antzas
Yellow Card69
11
Nakajima-FarranIssey Nakajima-Farran
Substitution64
21
A. PapadopoulosAvraam Papadopoulos
21
RichterSimon Richter
22
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
Goal74
Substitution81
24
DahlAndreas Dahl
Substitution76
25
BelluschiFernando Belluschi
Yellow Card45+1
Substitution85
26
RichterJonathan Richter
Substitution83
35
TorosidisVasilis Torosidis

Substitutes

40
T. RasmussenTheis Rasmussen (GK)
50
KovácPavol Kovác (GK)
3
CagaraDennis Cagara
5
GalitsiosGiorgos Galitsios
12
StormBo Storm
Substitution83
8
Óscar GonzálezÓscar González
15
FetaiBajram Fetai
10
DiogoDiogo
Substitution61
17
ChristensenSøren Christensen
Substitution64
14
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
23
Daniel JensenDaniel Jensen
20
DuduDudu
Substitution85
28
PedersenNicklas Pedersen
Substitution76
23
LetoSebastian Leto
Substitution81
Goal90+3

Coach

Morten Wieghorst (DEN) Ernesto Valverde (ESP)

Referee

Stefan Messner (AUT)

Assistant referees

Klaus Strasser (AUT), Bernd Eigler (AUT)

Fourth official

Thomas Steiner (AUT)

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