Olympiakos Piraeus v PSV 4-2: Home Victory for Olympiakos Piraeus in first leg of openers

Olympiakos Piraeus vs. PSV

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Technical card:
Olympiakos Piraeus: Jose Sa, Kenny Lala (Thanasis Androutsos, min.80), Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Ousseynou Ba, Oleg Reabciuk, Yann M`Vila (Marios Vrousai, min.80), Andreas Bouchalakis, Mady Camara, Mathieu Valbuena (Giorgos Masouras, min.69), El Arabi (Kostas Fortounis, min.75) and Bruma (Ahmed Hassan, min.80)
PSV: Yvon Mvogo, Denzel Dumfries, Olivier Boscagli (Timo Baumgartl, min.38), Jordan Teze, Philipp Max, Ryan Thomas (Marco Van Ginkel, min.86), Ibrahim Sangare (Yorbe Vertessen, min.71), Pablo Rosario, Mario Gotze (Mauro Junior, min.70), Donyell Malen and Eran Zahavi (Erick Gutierrez, min.85)
Stadium: the Karaiskakis Stadium
Goals: Andreas Bouchalakis (1-0, min. 9), Eran Zahavi (1-1, min. 14), Yann M`Vila (2-1, min. 37), Eran Zahavi (2-2, min. 39), El Arabi (3-2, min. 45) and Giorgos Masouras (4-2, min. 83)

Olympiakos takes the lead in the knockout after beat this Thursday at the Karaiskakis Stadium against PSV by a score of 4-2. The visitors finished in 1st place in the group E with 12 points. With this result, Olympiakos Piraeus gets an important advantage in the play-off for the final match, which will be held at the stadium PSV.

Olympiakos Piraeus found the net, beginning with a goal from Andreas Bouchalakis in minute 9. However, their lead didn’t last for long, as an equalizer from a goal from Eran Zahavi in minute 14 brought PSV level. However, Olympiakos Piraeus reestablished their lead 2-1 thanks to a goal from Yann M`Vila, 37 minutes in. However, their lead was short lived, as an equalizer from another goal from Eran Zahavi, scoring his second goal, 39 minutes in brought PSV level. Olympiakos Piraeus took the lead thanks to a goal from El Arabi in the 45th minute just before half-time to establish the 3-2, which saw the first half end 3-2.

Olympiakos Piraeus continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, following a goal from Giorgos Masouras in minute 83. The game ended with a 4-2 victory for Olympiakos Piraeus.

For Olympiakos, Giorgos Masouras, Kostas Fortounis, Ahmed Hassan, Marios Vrousai and Thanasis Androutsos came on for Olivier Boscagli, Mario Gotze, Ibrahim Sangare, Eran Zahavi and Ryan Thomas, while PSV brought on Timo Baumgartl, Mauro Junior, Yorbe Vertessen, Erick Gutierrez and Marco Van Ginkel to replace Olivier Boscagli, Mario Gotze, Ibrahim Sangare, Eran Zahavi and Ryan Thomas.

There were bookings for Oleg Reabciuk, Ousseynou Ba and Bruma from Olympiakos and Ibrahim Sangare and Pablo Rosario for PSV.

Despite the advantage Olympiakos Piraeus on the way, you will have to wait for the return match that will take place in the stadium PSV to meet the winner.

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