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Lemonis lauds 'supreme team effort'

"A supreme team effort" was Olympiacos CFP coach Panagiotis Lemonis's take on the win at Werder Bremen which ended a run of 31 away games without success.

Action from the game in Bremen
Action from the game in Bremen ©Getty Images

"A supreme team effort" was Olympiacos CFP coach Panagiotis Lemonis's take on the 3-1 win at Werder Bremen which ended a run of 31 away games without success in the UEFA Champions League. While the Greek side now top Group C ahead of their double-header against Real Madrid CF, Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf admitted "it doesn't look good" for his point-less team.

Thomas Schaaf, Bremen coach
In the second half, when we still had the lead, we missed out on scoring a second or even a third goal. Then we starting playing deeper instead of attacking, didn't make the challenges in midfield and gave Olympiacos room to play their game. It doesn't look good for us now, we have no points after the opening two matches. It will be very difficult for us. We simply cannot afford results and performances like today in the Champions League.

Panagiotis Lemonis, Olympiacos coach
Our win today at Werder Bremen was a supreme team effort. In the first half we did not concentrate or act quickly enough when in possession, but in the second we did much better and put in a great performance. We were effective as a team and my team has written history today thanks to a very strong performance in the second half. We need to repeat this level of performance against Real Madrid when we meet them next.