OLYMPIACOS CONFIRMED FAVOURITE STATUS AS THEY PROGRESSED TO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLAY-OFF

Greek champions Olympiacos Pireaus completed the comfortable 5-3 aggregate victory, over Partisan Belgrade, following a 2-2 result at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis. Last week’s 3-1 away victory in Belgrade virtually made sure they went into Wednesday game as the tie-favourites to win.

Carcela-González and Fortounis twice give Olympiacos the lead; for the Serbain side Soumah and Djurdjević responded, levelling the scores in Athens.

The Greek side is into the Friday’s play-off draw.

The first legs will be played on 15/16 August, with the returns taking place on 22/23 August.

Meanwhile, AEK Athens had suffered their second defeat at the hands of CSKA Moskva, with a 1-0 loss at the Moscow stadium, on Wednesday night. A Natcho ’74 minute goal confirmed the Athenian side’s exit, 3-0 aggregate loss, overall.


Article written by London Greek Radio