Lineups

Olympiakos Piraeus

( 4-3-3 )

  • 1. José Sá

  • 14. O. Elabdellaoui

  • 21. K. Tsimikas

  • 3. Rúben Semedo

  • 80. Y. Meriah

  • 5. A. Bouchalakis

  • 28. M. Valbuena Penalty

    69'
  • 8. Guilherme Yellow Card

  • 10. Daniel Podence Goal

  • 19. G. Masouras

    78'
  • 9. Guerrero

    89'

Substitutes

  • 16. B. Allain

  • 34. A. Papadopoulos

  • 35. V. Torosidis

  • 4. M. Camara

  • 97. L. Ranđelović

    78'
  • 11. Y. El-Arabi

    89'
  • 10. Y. Benzia

    69'

International - UEFA Champions League Group B

14' Guilherme 14' Yellow Card 14'  Guilherme 88' H. Winks 88' Yellow Card 88'  H. Winks 26' H. Kane 26' Penalty 26'   Kane H. Kane 30' Lucas Moura 30' Goal 30'   Moura Lucas Moura 44' Daniel Podence 44' Goal 44'   Castelo Podence Daniel Podence 54' M. Valbuena 54' Penalty 54'   Valbuena M. Valbuena
Olympiakos Piraeus

Olympiakos Piraeus

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Tottenham

Tottenham

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  • Date: 18/09/2019
  • Time: 17:55
  • Venue: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis
  • Referee: Gianluca Rocchi
Olympiakos v Tottenham Hotspur

Date published: 9/17/2019 2:55:14 PM

Tottenham's opening match of this season's Champions League will see them travel to Greece to take on Olympiakos on Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino's side made it all the way through to the final last season before losing 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid. They head into Wednesday's contest on the back of Saturday's 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League - by far and away their most convincing win of the season to date.
In a group that also contains Bayern Munich and Red Star Belgrade, it may be imperative that Spurs secure a positive result at the Karaiskakis Stadium, but that will be easier said than done as Olympiakos are unbeaten in their last five home meetings with English opposition.
Pedro Martins side, who finished second in the Greek Super League last season, had to come through qualifying to reach the group stage, overcoming Viktoria Plzen, Istanbul Basaksehir and Krasnodar, while they have actually won eight matches on the spin across all competitions.
With a busy fixture schedule to come, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino indicated after the victory over Palace that he would rotate his side, with the likes of Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Tanguy Ndombele all pushing for recalls, while teenage forward Troy Parrott could also feature.
Former France international Mathieu Valbuena is expected to play for Olympiakos following his summer move from Fenerbahce, while captain Kostas Fortounis is also likely to be a key figure.
This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides since 1972, with Spurs claiming a 4-1 aggregate success in the UEFA Cup back then.
Olympiakos - Spurs

Date published: 9/18/2019 4:31:48 PM

Last season's runners-up get their Champions League campaign underway in Greece, facing Olympiakos

888Sport Pre-Match Odds: Olympiakos 3/1, Draw 13/5, Spurs 19/20

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Olympiakos haven't played Tottenham since the 1972-73 season, when Spurs won the home first-leg of their UEFA Cup tie 4-0, before losing 1-0 away. So this is a new test for Mauricio Pochettino's men.

The North London side are playing the full campaign in their new stadium for the first time, having moved in time for the memorable wins over Manchester City and Ajax en route to the Madrid final. They'll be looking to emulate the winners of that final, Liverpool, who bounced back from losing it the year before. 

It's been an indifferent start to the season for Tottenham, with a 1-0 defeat to Newcastle painting a concerning picture. They've also managed a pair of draws away to local rivals Arsenal and the champions Manchester City, which aren't poor results on paper but the performances left something to be desired as they were dominant largely in both.

However, Saturday's win hinted that they might have turned a corner to put the slow start to the season and get back to their best: they raced into a 4-0 victory at home to Crystal Palace before half-time and cruised from there, with brace-scoring Son Heung-min in particularly resplendent form. 

This will be a difficult test, though. The hosts failed to lift the Greek title for a shock second year running, having won 12 of the previous 13. But they look a good bet to return to the summit this year, with three wins out of three so far and a 5-0 win over Volos at the weekend, taking their winning run to eight games in all competitions, including breezing through the three rounds of Champions League qualifier.

In six games in European competition, they've conceded just one goal and scored 12. 

We recommend backing a narrow win for the visitors. Spurs showed their pedigree by reaching last season's final and looked to find that form at the weekend gone by. But this won't be an easy game, and the Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki is an imposing place to visit.

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  • UEFA Champions League Group B
  • Round 1
  • Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis
  • Gianluca Rocchi
  • 31,001
  • 18 Sep, 17:55

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League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Bayern Munich 6 6 0 0 24 5 19 18
2 Tottenham 6 3 1 2 18 14 4 10
3 Olympiakos Piraeus 6 1 1 4 8 14 -6 4
4 Crvena Zvezda 6 1 0 5 3 20 -17 3
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Lineups

Olympiakos Piraeus
(4-3-3)
Tottenham
(4-2-3-1)
  • 1. José Sá

  • 14. O. Elabdellaoui

  • 21. K. Tsimikas

  • 3. Rúben Semedo

  • 80. Y. Meriah

  • 5. A. Bouchalakis

  • 28. M. Valbuena Penalty

    69'
  • 8. Guilherme Yellow Card

  • 10. Daniel Podence Goal

  • 19. G. Masouras

    78'
  • 9. Guerrero

    89'

Substitutes

  • 16. B. Allain

  • 34. A. Papadopoulos

  • 35. V. Torosidis

  • 4. M. Camara

  • 97. L. Ranđelović

    78'
  • 11. Y. El-Arabi

    89'
  • 10. Y. Benzia

    69'
  • 1. H. Lloris

  • 5. J. Vertonghen

  • 6. D. Sánchez

  • 33. B. Davies

  • 4. T. Alderweireld

  • 24. C. Eriksen

  • 8. H. Winks Yellow Card

  • 27. Lucas Moura Goal

    76'
  • 28. T. Ndombèlé

    62'
  • 20. D. Alli

    73'
  • 10. H. Kane Penalty

Substitutes

  • 22. P. Gazzaniga

  • 24. K. Walker-Peters

  • 15. E. Dier

  • 11. E. Lamela

    76'
  • 2. V. Wanyama

  • 17. M. Sissoko

    62'
  • 7. Son Heung-Min

    73'
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    Olympiakos 2-2 Tottenham

    Date published: 9/19/2019 4:08:03 PM

    Tottenham threw away a two-goal lead on in their Champions League as Olympiakos battled back to earn a draw in Greece.

    Mauricio Pochettino’s men made a slow start in Athens, with the home side spurred on by their passionate fans.

    Winger Daniel Podence had the first chance of the game, but the midfielder was too greedy when in at goal inside the eighth minute. The 23-year-old went on a lung-busting run, but he lost his balance on the edge of the box before producing a tame shot.

    Striker Miguel Guerrero then had a great chance to score, but the striker was denied by the post. Podence played him in via a chest pass, but the upright saved Spurs on that occasion.

    After being handed a lifeline, Spurs eventually found their rhythm, and they opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

    Centre-back Yassine Meriah tried to bring Harry Kane down on two occasions, eventually upending him before the England captain fired the ball down the middle of the goal in the 26th minute.

    Spurs then found themselves in dreamland as they doubled their advantage just four minutes later. Olympiakos allowed Ben Davies too much space, and he teed up Lucas Moura. The Brazilian took one touch, before smashing the ball past a helpless Jose Sa in the opposition goal.

    The action did not stop there though, with Georgios Masouras wasting a golden opportunity as he volleyed over the bar with 10 minutes remaining in the first half.

    Olympiakos eventually did find a goal through Podence, as he worked a perfect one-two with Mathieu Valbuena before firing into the bottom corner.

    More drama was expected in the second half, and the two teams did not disappoint with Dele Alli seeing his goal ruled out for offside. That came after a matter of minutes, and Olympiakos soon found themselves level after Jan Vertonghen fouled Valbuena.

    Former France forward Valbuena beat his former team-mate Lloris from the spot as the home crowd went wild in Athens.

    Olympiakos soon tired as the half wore on, but Spurs had further chances through Alli and substitute Erik Lamela.

    Spurs would have taken a point before kick-off, but Pochettino’s men will need to learn from their mistakes if they want to reach the final once again.

    Lineups

    Tottenham

    ( 4-3-3 )

    • 1. H. Lloris

    • 5. J. Vertonghen

    • 6. D. Sánchez

    • 33. B. Davies

    • 4. T. Alderweireld

    • 24. C. Eriksen

    • 8. H. Winks Yellow Card

    • 27. Lucas Moura Goal

      76'
    • 28. T. Ndombèlé

      62'
    • 20. D. Alli

      73'
    • 10. H. Kane Penalty

    Substitutes

    • 22. P. Gazzaniga

    • 24. K. Walker-Peters

    • 15. E. Dier

    • 11. E. Lamela

      76'
    • 2. V. Wanyama

    • 17. M. Sissoko

      62'
    • 7. Son Heung-Min

      73'