Olympiacos Dipla...Olympiacos Qualifications
Olympiacos recorded an emphatic win on the road on Thursday against Osmanlispor in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 to qualify for the Last 16 of the competition. AGONAsport.com flashes back to all the important “dipla” from the Erythrolefki that led to their place in the next round of both the UEFA Champions and Europa League.
Olympiacos will partake in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 for the first time since the 2011/21 season thanks to their 0-3 win over Osmanlispor in Turkey on Thursday. The win marked Olympiacos 102nd in European competitions and their 11th win on the road in the last seven years in both the Champions and Europa Leagues. AGONAsport.com takes us back to important road wins that helped Olympiacos progress to the next round in UEFA’s competitions all the way from Monaco to Ankara…
UEFA CUP WINNERS CUP 1992/93 (2nd ROUND, LEG 1)
|Monaco||0 - 1||Olympiacos|
In the 86th minute, Giorgos Vaitsis stunned the home fans to give Olympiacos a 0-1 win on the road to Monaco in their first leg clash of the 1992/93 UEFA Cup Winners Cup Second Round. The goal proved to be decisive as Olympiacos and Monaco played to a goalless draw in the second leg with Olympiacos qualifying for the quarterfinals of the competition. There they fell to Atletico Madrid 4-2 on aggregate.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 1998/99 (2nd QUAL. ROUND, LEG 2)
|Anorthosis||2 - 4||Olympiacos|
|(3 - 6)
Djordjevic 60', 87'
A magical run in the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League for Olympiacos began in qualifying where they defeated Anorthosis over two legs (6-3 on aggregate). After celebrating victory in Greece 2-1 in the first leg, the Erythrolefki were also victorious in Cyprus 2-4 to qualify for the group stages of the competition. The Greek side made it out of Group A, thanks to a draw on the final matchday away to Dinamo Zagreb, and were unluckily eliminated by Juventus in the quarterfinals only coming so close from their first appearance in the semifinals of the competition.
UEFA CUP 2004/05 (ROUND OF 32, LEG 2)
|Sochaux||0 - 1||Olympiacos|
|(0 - 2)
After a heartbreaking elimination to Liverpool on the final matchday of the UEFA Champions League group stages, Olympiacos defeated Sochaux in the UEFA Cup Round of 32 in both legs. The Erythrolefki were victorious in Greece 1-0 for the first leg and Stoltidis’ 67th minute goal in the second leg gave Olympiacos the 0-1 win and a place in the Last 16 of the competition. There they were miserably eliminated by Newcastle.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2007/08 (GROUP STAGES)
|Werder Bremen||1 - 3||Olympiacos|
|Lazio||1 - 2||Olympiacos|
Olympiacos recorded their FIRST EVER away win in the Champions League during the 2007/08 group stages. The Greek club came back to defeat Werder Bremen with 3 goals in the final 18 minutes (Stoltidis, Patsatzoglou, Kovacevic) shocking the home fans. In matchday 5, Olympiacos miraculously defeated Lazio in Rome 1-2, again coming from behind with goals from Galletti and Kovacevic, as the Greeks marched on to the Last 16 of the competition where they were eliminated by Chelsea.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE 2011/12 (ROUND OF 32, LEG 1)
|Rubin Kazan||0 - 1||Olympiacos|
For yet another season, Olympiacos just missed out on the knockout stages of the Champions League and were demoted to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32, where they were paired with Rubin Kazan. It was Fuster who netted home the only goal of the game in the first leg to give Olympiacos the 0-1 victory over the Russian side on the road. Olympiacos were victorious with the same scoreline in the second leg to advance to the Last 16, with high hopes for a long run in the competition, however Metalist Kharkiv shot down the Erythrolefki’s dreams, eliminating the Greek side with two late goals in the second leg.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2013/14 (GROUP STAGES)
|Anderlecht||0 - 3||Olympiacos|
|Mitroglou 17', 56', 72'|
It was “dream” night for Olympiacos in Belgium as they blew out Anderlecht 0-3 in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League group stages. The hero on the night...Kostas Mitroglou who scored a miraculous hat-trick. The three points were key in Olympiacos’ second place finish in Group C, which gave them a spot in the knockout stages of the competition, where they were disappointingly eliminated by Manchester United, despite winning the first leg 2-0 at home.
UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE 2016/17 (ROUND OF 32, LEG 1)
|Osmanlispor||0 - 3||Olympiacos|
|(0 - 3)
|Ansarifard 47', 86'
After a roller coaster start to Olympiacos’ European season, where they were eliminated by Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Champions League qualifying and almost by Arouca in Europa League qualifying, Olympiacos progressed out of the Europa League group stages to face Osmanlispor in the knockout phase. The first leg ended goalless in Greece, but it was Olympiacos who dominated the second leg as three second half goals (two from Ansarifard and one from Elyounoussi) gave the Erythrolefki the ticket to the Last 16 of the competition for the first time since the 2011/12 season.