The official website for European football

Levante forge on past Olympiacos

Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 22.50CET
Olympiacos FC 0-1 Levante UD (agg: 0-4)
The simplest of headers from Obafemi Martins in Piraeus confirmed the European debutants' date with FC Rubin Kazan in the round of 16.
by Vassiliki Papantonopoulou
from Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium
Levante forge on past Olympiacos
Obafemi Martins and Míchel celebrate Levante's winner at Olympiacos ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

OlympiacosLevante

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target8
 
3
Corners4
 
4
Offsides1
 
1
Fouls committed15
 
7
Yellow cards6
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 21 February 2013, 22.50CET

Levante forge on past Olympiacos

Olympiacos FC 0-1 Levante UD (agg: 0-4)
The simplest of headers from Obafemi Martins in Piraeus confirmed the European debutants' date with FC Rubin Kazan in the round of 16.

Levante UD provided just enough sparkle on a rainy evening in Piraeus, with Obafemi Martins's header rounding off a 4-0 aggregate success against Olympiacos FC to set up a UEFA Europa League round of 16 meeting with FC Rubin Kazan.

With Juan Ignacio Martínez's tournament debutants showing no sign of their inexperience in European competition, Olympiacos were put off their stride early on when José Barkero's long-range shot clattered the top of the crossbar. Before Olympiacos had a chance to regroup, they went behind on nine minutes, with the unmarked Martins given room in the box to nod Barkero's corner past Roy Carroll.

Left with a vertiginously steep hill to climb, Olympiacos seemed to lack conviction, with their attacks characterised by hurried crosses from the flanks and a lack of creative ideas in midfield. Their best opportunity to equalise came on 18 minutes when Kostas Mitroglou was teed up by Leandro Greco but his left-footed volley flew just wide.

Levante were in control thereafter, switching to a counterattacking strategy that brought them close to a second goal five minutes before the interval, Martins breaking free only to be denied by Carroll.

Olympiacos coach Míchel brought on starlet Giannis Fetfatzidis to provide more imagination in the second half, and the home side squandered two good chances to get on the scoreboard through Rafik Djebbour and José Holebas with 60 minutes on the clock. However, they were rarely given reason to relax, with Levante's Míchel and Martins eager to exploit any open spaces.

Dimitris Siovas's header drew an excellent save from Keylor Navas with time running out, but there was to be no consolation for the Greek champions.

Last updated: 04/04/14 13.35CET

Related information

Player profiles
  • SSI Err
Member associations
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Team profiles
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Related match
  • SSI Err

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2013/matches/round=2000357/match=2010053/postmatch/report/index.html#levante+forge

Lineups

olympiacos

Olympiacos

levante

Levante

1
CarrollRoy Carroll (GK)
Yellow Card43
13
NavasKeylor Navas (GK)
2
ManiatisGiannis Maniatis (C)
Yellow Card43
4
D. NavarroDavid Navarro
5
Paulo MachadoPaulo Machado
5
RodasHéctor Rodas
8
FejsaLjubomir Fejsa
7
BarkeroJosé Barkero
10
DjebbourRafik Djebbour
10
IborraVicente Iborra
11
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
Substitution75
12
JuanfranJuanfran
15
ContrerasPablo Contreras
16
RíosPedro Ríos
Substitution66
17
VlachodimosPanagiotis Vlachodimos
Yellow Card54
18
BallesterosSergio Ballesteros (C)
Yellow Card43
23
SiovasDimitris Siovas
21
MíchelMíchel
Substitution84
25
LykogiannisCharalambos Lykogiannis
Substitution46
24
MartinsObafemi Martins
Goal9
Yellow Card45
Substitution82
27
GrecoLeandro Greco
Yellow Card13
Substitution46
29
Rubén GarcíaRubén García

Substitutes

42
MegyeriBalázs Megyeri (GK)
1
MunúaGustavo Munúa (GK)
7
IbagazaAriel Ibagaza
Substitution75
Yellow Card79
14
DudkaDariusz Dudka
Substitution84
18
FetfatzidisGiannis Fetfatzidis
Substitution46
15
KarabelasNikos Karabelas
20
HolebasJosé Holebas
Substitution46
Yellow Card52
19
Pedro LópezPedro López
24
ManolasKostas Manolas
20
Juanlu GómezJuanlu Gómez
26
DiakitéDrissa Diakité
52
ValdoValdo
Substitution66
99
PinoJuan Pablo Pino
87
AcquafrescaRobert Acquafresca
Substitution82

Coach

Míchel (ESP) Juan Ignacio Martínez (ESP)

Referee

Matej Jug (SVN)

Assistant referees

Primož Arhar (SVN), Andrej Kokolj (SVN)

Fourth official

Jure Praprotnik (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Dragoslav Perič (SVN), Dejan Balažič (SVN)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.