Soccer-Greek misery for United as Olympiakos win 2-0
By Graham Wood ATHENS, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus made it fifth time lucky on Tuesday, beating an abject Manchester United team 2-0 in their Champions League last-16 first leg. Alejandro Dominguez opened the scoring with a clever first-half flick and Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell added a sublime second to leave United facing a huge task to overturn the deficit in the return match at ...
Ben Lyttleton: Olympiakos stuns hapless Man Utd, Dortmund eases past Zenit in UCL
At last the cycle is broken. Olympiakos became the first side that finished second in its group to take a lead in its Champions League round of 16 first leg tie, with an impressive 2-0 win over Manchester United. In the other tie, last year's runner-up Borussia Dortmund beat Zenit St. Petersburg 4-2.
Soccer-Olympiakos seek to end losing habit against United
By Graham Wood ATHENS, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus may never have a better chance to overcome their Manchester United hoodoo than in Tuesday's first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie. Yet a rejuvenated United served the runaway Greek league leaders a warning of improving form in their 2-0 win at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday. The Greek champions, who have ...
Olympiakos beats Platanias 4-2
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With senior Olympiakos players rested for the Champions League round of 16, it took a 37-year-old who seldom leaves the bench to wake up his team and ensure a 4-2 victory over visiting Platanias in the Greek league on Saturday.
Third loss in a row for Olympiakos in Euroleague
Olympiakos has all but abandoned its hopes for a home advantage in the Euroleague play-offs, after succumbing to visiting Armani Milano 88-86 in Piraeus this week. The European champion missed its captain, Vassilis Spanoulis once again - he suffers from a ...
PAOK’s Juan Insaurralde Shown YELLOW Card For Punching Olympiakos’ Delvin Ndinga Square In The Face! (Video)
Granted, there are some fairly serious footballing rivalries around the world but PAOK and Olympiakos share one of the most intense inter-city hatreds in the known universe, with derby games between the two clubs regularly peppered with fierce hostility.
Holders Olympiakos struggle as Barcelona march on
By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Euroleague holders Olympiakos Piraeus face an uphill battle to reach the knockout stages following a 78-74 defeat at Fenerbahce while Barcelona stretched their winning Top 16 streak to eight matches. CSKA Moscow won a rip-roaring Russian classic against Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 94-93 and former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom made a cameo ...
Olympiakos player Olaitan's condition not serious: agent
By Graham Wood ATHENS (Reuters) - Michael Olaitan's agent said Olympiakos Piraeus striker Michael Olaitan, who collapsed during Sunday's Athens derby against Panathinaikos, is not suffering from any serious medical condition. The 21-year-old Nigerian was rushed to hospital for tests after briefly losing consciousness midway through the first half of runaway Super League leaders Olympiakos's 3-0 ...
Panathinaikos beats Olympiakos 3-0
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Panathinaikos ended Olympiakos' 27-match unbeaten league run on Sunday with a stormy 3-0 away victory that was interrupted for long stretches by home fans who threw flares and other objects onto the pitch.
PAOK beats Olympiakos 2-1
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Giorgos Tzavellas scored the winning goal and created the other as PAOK secured a 2-1 victory over defending champion Olympiakos in the Greek league Sunday. Olympiakos, which had stayed undefeated for a record 26 games, has ...
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