Tough schedule awaits Olympiacos in February
Olympiacos will have a touch schedule ahead in February as they balance out key fixtures in the UEFA Europa League and Greek SuperLeague.
Olympiacos will be Greece’s only representative in Europe after the new year after the Erythrolefki qualified for the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League last week. The Piraeus side will matchup with Ukraine’s Dynamo Kyiv in the first knockout round in what is expected to be a well-balanced two-legged clash between the two sides. The first leg will be played on Thursday, February 14th (19:55 GR) at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium before the second leg one week later on February 21st (22:00 GR) in Kiev.
Amidst the two fixtures in Europe, Olympiacos will play two derbies in the Greek SuperLeague with last year’s champions, AEK, and this year’s current league leaders, PAOK. A few days before hosting Dynamo Kyiv, the Erythrolefki will travel to Thessaloniki to face PAOK on Sunday, February 10th in what looks to be a must-win match if the Erythrolefki want to make up lost ground in the SuperLeague standings.
Things will not get easier for the Reds as one week later, and just a few days after playing Dynamo Kyiv, AEK will travel to the Georgios Karaiskakis in another difficult match for the Piraeus side (Feb 17 or 18th).
In a span of 14 days, Olympiacos will give four key and difficult matches in Greece and Europe with the results set to determine the club’s fate for the 2018/19 season.