The Athens outfit bagged the full three points, but will have to settle for a spot in the Europa League round of 32 nonetheless.Olympiakos vs Malmo highlights.
Olympiakos have recorded a 4-2 win over Malmo in Tuesday’s Champions League Group A encounter at the Karaiskakis Stadium.Olympiakos vs Malmo 4-2 all goals video.
David Fuster gifted the Greek champions a 1-0 lead before the interval, but Simon Kroon levelled the scoring around the hour mark. Alejandro Dominguez then restored Olympiakos’ lead, only for Markus Rosenberg to make it 2-2 before Kostas Mitroglou and Ibrahim Afellay decided the game.
Tuesday’s result sees the home side qualify for the Europa League round of 32, while Malmo end last in their group.
Malmo showed excellent fighting spirit to twice come from behind, but it was Olympiakos who ultimately exhibited the most quality in a frenetic second period, condeming their Swedish opponents to fourth place in Group A.
The referee blows his whistle and Olympiakos can celebrate a hard-fought victory. Their Champions League campaign is over for another year, but they have bowed out on a high.
90′Goal Ibrahim Afellay
GOOOALLLLL!!! OLYMPIAKOS WRAP THINGS UP WITH A FOURTH! A counter-attack is rounded off by substitute Afellay, who makes no mistake after being picked out by Kasami’s pass.
87′Goal Konstantinos Mitroglou
GOOOOOAAALLLLLLL!!!! MITROGLOU PUTS OLYMPIAKOS AHEAD AGAIN!! A corner from the left is flicked on at the near post and Mitroglou is on hand to finish from barely a yard. Attention again turns to events in Turin, with Olympiakos needing an Atletico goal!!
81′Goal Markus Rosenberg
63′Goal Alejandro Domínguez
GOOOOAAALLLLLL!!!!! DOMINGUEZ RESTORES OLYMPIAKOS’ LEAD! The Argentinian had been relatively quiet since half-time, but makes his mark with a dipping half-volley from the edge of the area. He showed great technique there.
59′Goal Simon Kroon
MALMO DRAW LEVEL FROM A STUNNING COUNTER-ATTACK!! A teasing ball from Fuster is superbly cleared by Markus Halsti with Kasami waiting to pounce. Forsberg then leads a swift break and his superb low cross is calmly converted by Kroon, the man who has just come on. What an inspired substitution!!
22′Goal David Fuster
AND THERE IT IS!!! OLYMPIAKOS LEAD!! A long throw causes chaos and Fuster is on hand to nod home at the far post following Kasami’s flick-on. The goalscorer receives a kick to the face for his troubles, but he is unlikely to mind too much.