Champions League: Olympiakos v Man Utd, Zenit v Dortmund

Live text and radio commentary as Olympiakos defeat Manchester United after Borussia Dortmund win at Zenit St Petersburg.

25 February 2014 Last updated at 16:57

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  1. 22:29: 
    FULL-TIME- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    A scoreline which will be discussed for a good few days. A huge win for Olympiakos, a massive defeat for Manchester United.

    Where do they go from here? Will a Premier League side manage a solitary goal in Europe?

    Join us tomorrow for Galatasaray v Chelsea and we shall find out.


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    Bob Mayat: We lack a real leader in team. A Roy Keane who can rally the players in tough situations like united are going through

    Jon Hooper-Nash: David Moyes will prove to be a great appointment, give the guy time! #easyfolks #bbcfootball #cleverleyOUT

    Salihu Shehu: Surely to god Fergie could do a better job than Moyes, and by that I mean Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas. #MoyesOut

  3. 22:22:  
    Ian Dennis, BBC Radio 5 live senior football reporterUnited's England chances- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    "Would Tom Cleverley feature in the England squad? At the moment you would say no. Michael Carrick will go I think as he holds the ball.

    "Ashley Young has got no chance."

  4. 22:20: 
    Player reaction- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United manager David Moyes:

    "We didn't offer enough on the night to create a goal. They have a very good home record so it wasn't unexpected.

    "I take responsibility, it's my team and we have to play better. We can do, and the one thing is there's still a second game to come. "There is a second game and we will do all we can to turn it around.

    "There is undoubtedly talent at Manchester United but we didn't show it tonight. We are determined to put it right and we have the opportunity to do that.

    "The players are hurt, Old Trafford's seen some great nights in the past and we hope to see another one."

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    Vin, via text: Moyes has turned us from Champions to chumps!! It took Fergie 25 years to build the empire which Moyes has dismantled in 25 weeks.

    Tim, via text: Embarrassing and appalling. Having backed Moyes up to now, it's now time to face the fact that he is too small a manager with no experience of managing high profile players. Whoever we sign will make no difference as no one will respect a man who has never won a thing. Too many players are average, with Cleverley, Rafael and Smalling not even good enough to play in League Two.

    Waasif Razzaq, via text: To those United fans who say Moyes should be sacked. I quote Sir Alex Ferguson from last May "your job now is to stand by your new manager. That is important."

    Karthik from Hounslow, via text: Don't blame Moyes, blame the players as a manager you can lay out a plan but that needs to be executed by players on the pitch give him time and and better players from a Chelsea fan

  6. 22:11: 
    Manager reaction- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd
    Wayne Rooney

    Manchester United manager David Moyes:

    ''That's the worst we've played in Europe, we didn't deserve to get anything.'

    ''I'm surprised, I didn't see that level of performance coming. I take responsibility, we have to play better.

    'The players are hurting."

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    "United didn't really have any dynamic movement outside of possession. They didn't show any intention of pressing Olympiakos or put them under any pressure and they were really, really poor.

    "On paper United should have played their own game and dominated against Olympiakos but that just didn't happen."

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    From Ollie, via text: I have been a united fan 36 years, and this is the worst I have seen. Sad to say, I wanted them to lose, just so Moyes might be sacked. If players have confidence and faith in a manager then they will play to the best of their ability, they have neither. Sad times.

    Francesco from London, via text: To be honest Moyes' appointment was the worst in united history. I'm a United fan and can't bother to watch any game this season I have lost faith in this guy

    MB in Leicester, via text: Yes Moyes needs time to mould the team in his image but his defeatist attitude is costing the current squad and it's only going to make the job harder. No drive or desire from the man who is supposed to lead and it's projected onto the squad. Time to go #MoyesOut

  9. 22:08: 
    League Two

    Plenty of goals were netted in an entertaining League Two programme as leaders Chesterfield ran riot at Cheltenham to open up a two-point gap on nearest rivals Scunthorpe. The Spireites netted four times in a lethal seven-minute spell in the first half before running out 4-1 winners. Scunthorpe dropped two vital points after conceding a late equaliser at home to Bristol Rovers.

    At the bottom, Northampton earned a priceless 2-1 home win against Southend to lift themselves off the foot of the table for the first time since early December. The Cobblers move above Torquay, who drew 1-1 against visitors Burton. Plymouth and Bury both scored four in thumping away wins at Fleetwood and Mansfield.

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    "When I was playing you knew that when you played against Manchester United they would keep hold of the ball and create a lot of openings, and you would be hanging on against them. But that wasn't the case tonight. Olympiakos were comfortable, they were certainly not hanging on."

  11. 22:01: 
    League One

    A thrilling match between League One play-off hopefuls Preston North End and Rotherham United ended in a fitting manner at Deepdale - with a dramatic last-gasp equaliser for the visitors. Rotherham led 2-0 after just 11 minutes before Preston turned around the deficit to lead 3-2 in the second half, only for Lee Frecklington to grab a draw for the Millers.

    Another South Yorkshire side, Sheffield United, also scored a late goal as they earned a crucial 1-0 win at Colchester to move six points clear of the drop zone. Bottom club Stevenage breathed life into their survival bid with a 1-0 home win against Crewe, MK Dons won at Oldham, while Swindon and Crawley shared a 1-1 draw.

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    Ronaldo Burgandy: United's season continues to go downhill faster than Vanessa Mae. Perhaps they should consider paying their players more...Oh..

    Faseeh Warind: The only positive thing to say about David Moyes is that he is not managing my team

    DSS Brooks: I have some positive words for David Moyes: he's almost a year into a 6-year contract, the compensation at least will be good.

    Matthew Ryan: David Moyes has adopted a 26 year old son that was perfectly moulded by Sir Alex. Surely people can see it's going to take time.

  13. 21:56: 

    No goals in Europe for Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, Swansea or Tottenham then...

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    Opta Joe: 1984 - Man Utd last overturned a two goal deficit from a first leg in 1984, versus Barcelona in the Cup Winners' Cup. Mountain.

  15. 21:54: 
    Player reaction- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick: "It's a disappointing night. We feel like we are still in with a chance going back to Old Trafford.

    "We've lost a game. We came here hoping to win but we are not out of the tie. It's not ideal. We had good possession in the first half without penetrating through their lines but at the same time they didn't cause us any problems.

    "We didn't start the second half well and that put us on the back foot. We are not getting results and as players we have to take that on the chin.

    "You're looking for me to blame someone but everyone at the club is judged by results."

  16. 21:50: 

    Is there anyone out there with some positive words for David Moyes?

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    Andy in Lancs, via text: Like many I have lost faith that Moyes is up to the challenge, his teams look out of their depth.

    JMA, via text: Absolutely awful performance. Lets face it united are looking like a pub football team at the moment. There no desire or willingness to want to win the game. The players aren't responding to Moyes methods and his tactics are rubbish. Cleverley should never put on a united shirt again and play in league one. We won't make top 4 and Liverpool will score for fun when we play them!! #MoyesOut Disgruntled united fan.

    Kuq from London, via text: I don't care what anyone says. David Moyes is ruining our beautiful, amazing club. Well played Olympiakos, our dire manager with dire tactics who cant even motivate our players to put in a half decent shift gifted you the game. This rubbish about needing time is nonsense, this team walked the league last year. MOYES OUT.

  18. 21:47: 
    Scottish Premiership latest

    Big result north of the border too as Celtic have lost a Scottish Premiership match for the first time this season after Aberdeen run out 2-1 winners at Pittodrie. Fraser Forster's 13-match clean sheet record is also over.

    Elsewhere, there were comfortable 3-0 wins for St Johnstone over Motherwell and Inverness over Highland rivals Ross County.

    In Scottish League One, Rangers have returned to winning ways against Stranraer.

  19. 21:47: 
    Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd
    Wayne Rooney

    Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane on ITV: "Nobody predicted that. It's been a tough night for the club, the players and the fans. Criticise United all you want buy Olympiakos were good. They were on the front foot and technically better than United tonight.

    "There is a lack of confidence and there are some players who just don't have the quality. We've been brainwashed that the Premier League is the best in the world - nonsense.

    "It's the best brand in the world but they have fallen behind, United more than most. They need six or seven players to rebuild the club.

    "Privately David Moyes will be shocked at the quality he is working with."

  20. 21:43: 
    FULL-TIME- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd
    Full-time analysis

    A Greek tragedy? Manchester United have had a bleak night in Athens but they could still turn it round at Old Trafford.

    Could they?

  21. 21:42: 
    (Not so much Rockin') Robin- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd
    Robin van Persie

    It's hardly worth singling out any players after that display but Robin van Persie had just 24 touches all night and attempted just 13 passes.

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    "It's a huge win from Olympiakos and they thoroughly deserved it. United have been wasteful in possession and haven't created anything."

    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport Chief Football WriterOlympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    "Man Utd got exactly what they deserved losing 2-0. Long time since I've seen them play so badly with such a lack of desire & threat. Awful."

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    David Moyes

    David in Belfast: David Moyes is out of ideas and will soon be out of time. Manchester United are a global business and the money men running the club simply won't tolerate this for much longer. David Moyes' appointment was a mistake.

    Mike in Manchester: Moyes has killed United. No ideas, no plan A, no plan B. They are now boring, lethargic and simply awful. The players should take some heat but ultimately he's broken them and he's shown nothing to make anyone believe he can fix them.

    Sunny, London: It may be for the best that United do not get through. They would be further embarrassed by better opposition in the next round.

  25. 21:36: 
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    Wow! Not many people saw that one coming.

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    Olympic gold medal winner Greg Rutherford: This has to be the worst performance of the year. Disgraceful football from United. The players just look like they don't care.

  27. 21:35: 
    FULL-TIME- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    Party time in Greece...

  28. 21:33: 
    INJURY TIME- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    THREE MINUTES added on...

  29. 21:31: 
    YELLOW CARD- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    Rio Ferdinand chops his man down on the halfway line - booking.

  30. 21:30: 
    Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    At this rate the Premier League will be down to one team in the Champions League soon.

    Into the last two minutes...

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    Infostrada Sports: In Europe #MUFC qualified for the next round after losing the 1st leg by a 2-goals margin only once: in 1963 against Spurs (4-3 on aggr.).

  32. 21:28: 
    FINAL FIVE- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    LAST FIVE MINUTES in Athens. Olympiakos on the verge of a famous win...

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    "That was a huge chance for Robin van Persie. It was a great run and cross by Smalling and Van Persie should be on target, with all the talent he has he really should be scoring from there.

    "That could have been the tie changer because if United were going back to Old Trafford with just the one-goal deficit you would fancy them to go through."

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  34. 21:25: 
    Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    Six minutes remain, still United haven't had a shot on target. This is listless stuff in the extreme...

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    Tony in Cheshire, via text: This season Manchester United are, to borrow a quote, a side "Best watched on Teletext". If only we still had Teletext.

    Adam in Edinburgh, via text: United always end the game with a ridiculous amount of attackers on the pitch these days because Moyes poor tactics and team selections ALWAYS leave them chasing a game! The man has no clue.

    Ryan in Suffolk, via text: United seem to have lost their heart and soul. Just shows that every club, no matter how big or successful, takes time to adjust to new management. Olympiacos thoroughly deserving of their lead.

  36. 21:23: 
    CLOSE!- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    Into the last 10 minutes and at last a chance! Chris Smaling beats the offside trap, crosses for Robin van Persie, who turns his man and fires over the top with his right foot!

    Can United salvage anything after all? They may well nick a goal before the full-time whistle...

  37. 21:21: 
    CLOSE!- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    Probably the best moment for Manchester United in the second half as Ashley Young beats his man and puts in a decent cross, goalkeeper Roberto coming out strong to punch the ball clear of Danny Welbeck. Robin van Persie then has a very rare shot which hits Welbeck on the back.

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    Wayne Rooney

    Tom, via text: The way Utd are playing I don't think they are bothered about relieving the pressure off Moyes. Looks like 7 on the pitch should go in a summer clear out - but who'd want to join!?

    Jon in Stockport, via text: Some advice for David Moyes. Instead of having to take Cleverley off and waste a substitution, how about you just don't play him in the first place. Complete waste of space!

    Ricky from Bristol, via text: Never seen a Man U performance so lethargic and poor...does Moyes know how to inject any confidence into his team? So so poor!

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    "They just can't concede a third goal or the tie will be over, at 2-0 they still have a chance but it's just not been good enough by Manchester United."

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  40. 21:17: 
    Football League latest

    A remarkable comeback at Deepdale as Preston turn around a 2-0 deficit to lead 3-2 against League One play-off rivals Rotherham. Paul Gallagher and Joe Garner score in the space of five minutes to put North End ahead.

    League Two basement boys Northampton retake the lead against Southend, which will move them off the bottom if scores stay the same. Second-bottom Torquay are drawing 1-1 at home to Burton. Leaders Chesterfield have conceded at Cheltenham but still lead 4-1, while second-placed Scunthorpe are still 1-0 ahead against Bristol Rovers.

  41. 21:16: 
    A hero comes along- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    "In Greece your life is all in the press but if you keep your head down and work hard everybody loves you. You can become a hero quickly.

    "There are some lads in our dressing room who could do that this week. The media have been on our side for reaching the last 16 and, if we can get a good result in the first leg, then the build-up to coming to Manchester will be even more intense. We want to go further."

    That's what Roy Carroll told me last week. Safe to say that Joel Campbell, Alejandro Domniguez and co may be closing in on 'hero' status...

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    "To put it simply United need a goal to make life easier for them. They don't want to be going into the second leg needing two goals because they will be under enough pressure as it is.

    "This is a crucial time for them and realistically they need 10-15 games unbeaten to relieve the pressure on the manager."

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  43. 21:11: 
    Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United - with Rooney, Van Persie, Young, Kagawa, Valencia and Cleverley - have had three attempts on goal, none of which have been on target.

    Olympiakos have had 12. There are 20 minutes to go in this latest chapter in United's roller-coaster season.

  44. 21:08: 
    CLOSE!- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    This lad may well be back at Arsenal next year! Lovely strike from Joel Campbell as he crashes in a shot from the edge of the box, fizzing into the side-netting. Campbell is then replaced, with David Fuster on in his place.

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    "Wow, has this United team not learnt to close the ball down on the edge of the box?!!!! 2-0

    "6th in Premier League, lost to Swansea and Sunderland in cups, possibly going out to Olympiakos in the Champion League, a team that won league by a mile last year."

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    "Manchester United have lacked energy tonight. They have not closed Olympiakos down, they have not pressed and put Olympiakos under any pressure."

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  47. 21:06: 
    CLOSE!- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    Twenty-five minutes to go. Manchester United are pushing men on in attack now but a third goal would be borderline fatal for their chances. If it stays like this you could still see them turning it round at Old Trafford.

    Giannis Maniatis has a shot from 25 yards for the Greeks but drags it wide...c

    Gary Lineker, BBC SportJoin the debate at #bbcfootball

    "Manchester United have defensive problems, but their midfield remains the primary area of concern. Straight lines, poor and predictable.

    "Manchester United's season could be closing down faster than their defenders."

  49. 21:02: 
    Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd
    Olympiakos's Michael Olaitan (right) eludes Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic

    Wayne Rooney has dropped into midfield with Shinji Kagawa playing off Robin van Persie. The home crowd are understandably loving this...

  50. 21:01: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    An hour in and Danny Welbeck is on from the bench, replacing Antonio Valencia. Shinji Kagawa is on as well in place of Tom Cleverley.

    Manchester United haven't had an effort on target yet...

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    "It's a brilliant goal from Joel Campbell, but Michael Carrick should have made the tackle, he seemed to be pulling out of the challenge but it should have been an easy tackle for the midfielder to make.

    "David de Gea had no chance, it was a superb strike from 25-yards out. Manchester United have got to take a chance and go for it now."

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  52. 20:57: 
    Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd

    Wow. A penny for your thoughts Mr Moyes. An away goal would change the mood somewhat though.

  53. 20:55: 
    GOAL- Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd - Joel Campbell (54 mins)

    "GGGGGOOOOOOAAALLLLLL!!!!" belts out from the stadium announcer as Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell scores a fine second goal to put Manchester United in real, real trouble. Campbell nutmegs Michael Carrick and then curls a beauty around the body of Rio Ferdinand and into the far corner from 25 yards.

    A cracker. Arsene Wenger may well be watching on with interest.

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    Mike in Manchester: I would love to know what percentage of United's passing has gone backwards, bet it doesn't make for good viewing for Moyes

    Andrew via text: Manchester United playing poorly and falling behind in matches is nothing new, and it's certainly not something solely linked to David Moyes' time at the club. Remember the amount of times United fell behind under Sir Alex Ferguson, the difference then was that he always seemed get a response from the players. David Moyes needs to figure out how to get the same response, and quickly.

    Kev in Oakham, via text: Can one of the reporters ask Mr Moyes how he has managed to take a championship winning squad and taken them to 7th (exactly same record as Everton last year........), and a team unlucky to be knocked out by Real Madrid to a team lucky to get past Olympiakos - we are awful and its been same all season, we are not getting better at all.

  55. 20:55: 
    Olympiakos 1-0 Man Utd

    It's wall-to-wall jeers as United enjoy a decent spell of pressure. However, there's not much danger on the cards. Referee Gianluca Rocchi is perhaps in the most danger as he doesn't give Wayne Rooney a free-kick in midfield and Rooney is livid, thumping the ground in fury.

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    Mike in Leeds, via text: Taxi for Moyes? I'll pay, even from Greece!

    Rob in London, via text: A defeat tonight would see Moyes sacked if he was at any other club.

    Anwar a fed up United fan, via text: The most disappointing aspect of tonight's performance, and the rest of the season for that matter, is not the result(s) but the lack of any coherent identify or plan to Man United's play. Impossible to tell what exactly Moyes' blueprint for this team is.

  57. 20:50: 
    Olympiakos 1-0 Man Utd

    Hernan Perez jinks past a man before putting in a dangerous cross which Tom Cleverley heads away. Cleverley then loses the ball cheaply in a dangerous area.

    Roy Keane - working for a rival broadcaster on the touchlines - was fuming at half-time. He'll be lacing his boots up and tearing into the United midfield from close range if this continues.

  58. 20:47: 
    Scottish Premier latest

    Aberdeen are two up against 10-man Celtic, whose 13-match clean-sheet record in the league has come to an end. Uphill task for Neil Lennon's side. St Johnstone and Inverness are also two up in their respective matches against Motherwell and Ross County.

    Read the Scottish live text for more.

  59. 20:45: 
    KICK-OFF- Olympiakos 1-0 Man Utd

    No changes in personnel at the break. United fans will hope that there is a change in attitude at least.

  60. 20:44: 
    Manager reaction- Zenit 2-4 Borussia Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp:

    "We were incredibly active and aggressive. It's not easy to do that. The team put in a fantastic performance.

    "This was close to an optimal performance. We pressed to great effect against a dangerous team."

  61. 20:40: 
    HALF-TIME- Olympiakos 1-0 Man Utd
    Half-time analysis

    Still no goals in Europe for a Premier League side. Chelsea - it may be up to you at this rate...

  62. 20:38: 
    Olympiakos 1-0 Man Utd

    The half-time replays have cleared up any thoughts that the Olympiakos opener was a fluke - Alejandro Dominguez definitely meant that flick into the far corner. Quality touch from the 32-year-old.

  63. 20:38: 
    Football League latest

    League One promotion hopefuls Preston North End give themselves a lifeline in a cracking game against play-off rivals Rotherham. The Millers led 2-0 after just 11 minutes, but Preston halve the deficit through Bolton loanee Craig Davies's strike just before half-time. MK Dons, another side with Championship ambitions, are 2-0 ahead at Oldham, while bottom club Stevenage are halfway to a priceless win against fellow strugglers Crewe.

    Twelve goals have been netted in League Two's nine matches, with a third of those scored by leaders Chesterfield. The Spireites are 4-0 to the good at Cheltenham, while nearest rivals Scunthorpe lead visitors Bristol Rovers. Bottom two Torquay and Northampton are both drawing 1-1 in their home matches against Burton and Southend respectively.

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    Mike in Leeds: This is a dire Man United team. Seriously lacking inspiration.


    Adam in Edinburgh: 'Luck' gone against United again? No Moyes, this is what happens when your midfield have no bite and your back four can't defend. Their players should have never been that deep into our box! There's a difference between luck and just being so awful players just hit and hope and usually get away with it!

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 1-0 Man Utd

    "It is a deserved lead for Olympiakos. From a United point of view you would say that David de Gea has had nothing to do except pick the ball out of the net but United have offered no threat, they have been lax in possession and they need to do more to get back in the game."

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  66. 20:32: 
    Olympiakos 1-0 Man Utd

    Well then. When Roy Carroll told me last week that Olympiakos rally fancied a win tonight I wasn't sure I really believed him, but the Greek champions have a deserved lead at the break.

    Can David Moyes turn it around?

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    Yorkshire cricket captain Andrew Gale: Used to love watching United play, find them pretty boring these days.

    Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba; Everything seems to be going against United at the moment. #MUFC

  68. 20:31: 
    HALF-TIME- Olympiakos 1-0 Man Utd
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    "You get deflections like that if you don't close down with vigour. Not that I ever did it, but good defenders have told me it's so."

    Olympiakos 1-0 Man Utd

    BBC World Service Sport's Steve Crossman: "I mentioned Alejandro Dominguez's goal against Inter earlier, he did get sent off later in that game so he's definitely capable of ruining his big night.

    "United were warned - nothing lucky about the finish either, world class."

  71. 20:28: 
    Olympiakos 1-0 Man Utd

    Robin van Persie is back on after some treatment, the Dutchman looking rather groggy. We are almost at half-time.

  72. 20:27: 
    Football League latest

    After a quiet opening 20 minutes, goals start to fly in across League Two. Eight players put their names on the scoresheet within a matter of moments, with leaders Chesterfield grabbing half of those goals in a devastating burst at Cheltenham.

    The Spireites, who topped the table ahead of Scunthorpe on goal difference before kick-off, net four times in less than seven minutes to hold a commanding 4-0 lead at Whaddon Road. Scunthorpe lead 1-0 against Bristol Rovers, while Plymouth, Bury, Wycombe and Burton all enjoy away advantages by the same scoreline.

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 1-0 Man Utd

    "United didn't get back into shape quick enough there, it was a weak shot but it was a great backheel by Dominguez, and he meant it too. United just haven't done enough. We said there would be a storm early on which didn't really happen but United weathered what was thrown at them but then didn't push on and take control.

    "It was just poor from United. They didn't close down quickly enough and there has been no real intent from them so far."

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  74. 20:24: 
    Olympiakos 1-0 Man Utd

    This is the first time Manchester United have trailed in the Champions League all season. They win a free-kick which Wayne Rooney delivers, Kostas Manolas heads it over his own crossbar and Robin van Persie is clattered by the goalkeeper Roberto. Ouch indeed.

  75. 20:22: 
    GOAL- Olympiakos 1-0 Man Utd - Alejandro Dominguez (38 mins)

    Manchester United's season takes another turn off course! The hosts lead! Patrice Evra's clearance is half-hearted and lands at the feet of captain Giannis Maniatis 25 yards out. His low and in truth weak shot deflects in off Alejandro Dominguez, with the best player on the park so far turning it in with a clever flick!

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    Jonathan Guckian: Those defending Young & Cleverley have seriously lowered their standards as to what it takes to be a Manchester United player.

    Mike: United have no game plan. No power, no energy, no love for football. What else do they have?

    David Robinson: Man U seem more settled now but the cutting edge of old just does not seem to there, Young doesn't do it for me.

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    "Half an hour in to the game you want to see United moving the ball a little bit quicker than they have done so far. There doesn't seem to be too much interplay between Cleverley and Carrick which I would like to see so they can push forward and maybe play Wayne Rooney in."

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  78. 20:16: 
    Olympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    The Olympiakos fans appear to be singing the song Aston Villa fans sing about Gabby Agbonlahor's pace - but I'm sure they aren't. That would be surreal.

    United are up to 60% possession as we reach the half-hour mark but there's not been any danger to quieten the home crowd down.

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    Olympiakos v Man Utd

    Michael Pope, via text: Football fans are so fickle. I bet the same ones who are calling for Kagawa to be selected are the same ones who were calling for his head under SAF.

    David in Leyland, via text: A very average team, playing very average football, under a very average manager. Moyes is so out of his depth and always belies that by saying he "hopes" they will do well. Great leadership - not!

    Adam in Edinburgh, via text: Pass, pass, pass, pass backwards. Pass, pass, pass, give the ball away. United games nowadays are just incredibly boring too watch.

  80. 20:11: 
    Olympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    We're still waiting for a goal in Europe from a Premier League side.

    Arsenal, Manchester City, Spurs and Swansea all drew blanks last week. Will United end the wait?

  81. 20:10: 
    CLOSE!- Olympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    The home fans on their feet again - if they ever sit down that is. Again it's Alejandro Dominguez pulling the strings in midfield, this time picking out Hernan Perez on the left wing, he drives inside and hits a low shot which David de Gea watches all the way into the side-netting. Good hit.

  82. 20:09: 
    Football League latest

    Undoubtedly the game of the night takes place at Deepdale, where fourth-placed Preston entertain a Rotherham side just one place below them in League One. But it has been a nightmare start for the Lancashire hosts. They have conceded twice inside the opening 11 minutes to trail 2-0. Elsewhere, bottom club Stevenage lead 1-0 against Crewe, while MK Dons are ahead by the same scoreline at Oldham.

    Only two goals have been bagged so far in a packed League Two programme, both in a game which has impact at each end of the table. Bottom-club Northampton, who were starting to be cut adrift at one stage, led 1-0 against Southend before the play-off chasing visitors equalise.

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    "United are having a good spell of possession, I think that is what they needed to do to get into the game. I know it is simple passing and there are lot of sideways balls across the midfield but they need to keep hold of the ball."

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  84. 20:05: 
    Olympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    My reference to Rio Ferdinand as a former Leeds player has nothing to do with his current form, let's just clear that one up.

    United are having more of the ball now though, with Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young growing into the game, Patrice Evra almost buys a silly tackle inside the penalty area from Leandro Salino - but it's a corner and not a penalty.

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    Matt Donnelly: Rio is having a mare so far, expecting better from such a senior figure with a lot of European experience #bbcfootball

    Justin T: Now Ferdinand is looking creaky at the back he's a "former Leeds man"? Not the only MU defender looking creaky I might add. #bbcfootball

    Matt Bennett: Come the summer I really hope we see, Cleverley, Young & Valencia lave the club, absolutely awful performances so far, again! #bbcfootball

  86. 20:03: 
    Olympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    The Greek champions have been very tidy on the ball so far, moving it around nicely as they probe for a weakness in the Manchester United back four. I would suggest running at Rio Ferdinand.

  87. 20:02: 
    Scottish Premiership latest

    St Johnstone are in front against Motherwell courtesy of Steven MacLean while Inverness defender David Raven has opened the scoring in the Highland derby against Ross County. Still no goals between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie but Virgil van Dijk has just been sent off for the visitors for a professional foul on Peter Pawlett.

    You can follow all the action on our Scottish live text commentary.

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    Riyaz Mangia: A cagey start by Man Utd. Brilliant challenge by Vidic earlier.

    Gwalch Mon: If the whole Man Utd squad was up for sale tomorrow, would top clubs want Young & Valencia or Kagawa & Januzaj?!!

    Clayton Hodges: Valencia and Young looking very average so far, then again they have done most of the season.

  89. 20:01: 
    Olympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    BBC World Service Sport's Steve Crossman: "You can't give Alejandro Dominguez that kind of space.

    "He has been a thorn in the side of many top teams in the Champions League and he once scored a brilliant goal for Rubin Kazan against Inter simply by running in a straight line past several players and slamming the ball into the top corner.

    "He plays a bit deeper these days but that run was vintage Dominguez and if any player in the Olympiacos side can grasp the mantle abandoned by Kostas Mitroglou, it's him."

  90. 19:57: 
    Olympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    United had a ropey opening 10 minutes but will look to build on it now. Wayne Rooney is on the ball but he's at left-back. Beyond deep. Robin van Persie has had two touches.


    Opta Joe: 5 - Olympiakos are unbeaten in their last five home games against English clubs in the Champions League (4 wins, 1 draw). Fortress.


    4 - @ManUtd have won their four encounters with Olympiakos, all in the Champions League (12 goals for, 2 against). Titans.

  92. 19:53: 
    CLOSE!- Olympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    Great opening for the hosts! Alejandro Dominguez picks it up from deep, spots a gap and goes for it. Nemanja Vidic backs off and Rio Ferdinand really shows his age as he tries to close the gap, he just can't get there. So, so slow from the former Leeds man and Vidic just about blocks the shot from Dominguez.

    Creaking at the back? Just a bit.

  93. 19:51: 
    Olympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United have to defend strongly to clear away a couple of searching crosses. Nemanja Vidic makes two towering headers as the intense home crowd continue to make a right old din.

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    "This is United's last chance to win a trophy this season so they have to go out with the intent of progressing. They can't afford to concede an early goal and if they can win here then you would be confident of them progressing. It is a vital game for them."

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  95. 19:47: 
    YELLOW CARD- Olympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    Pantomime jeers greet Nemanja Vidic as he has a long spell on the ball. And there's a very early booking for Patrice Evra as he handles a cross. A long time to sit on a booking...

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    "Tom Cleverley is very much a confidence players and it seems the criticism he has had recently has affected him. He is very well liked by David Moyes and Steve Round and they have a plan in place to get the best out of him but I think he has really been affected by the pressure and he has to get through that.

    "Hopefully he will because you want him to move forward and get playing at his best."

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  97. 19:45: 
    KICK-OFF- Olympiakos 0-0 Man Utd

    The hosts get us under way...

  98. 19:43: 
    Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Manchester United manager David Moyes speaking to ITV Sport: "It is a knockout competition, so we have to be compact, hard to play against, but it is really important to get a goal away from home as well.

    "It will be tough because they have a good record here. Their front four are dangerous and we need to deal with that, but hopefully we are ready for it.

    "The atmosphere should not be an issue, there are plenty of players who have played lots of big games in our squad - Champions League finals for some of them - but it is a strong atmosphere."

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    "It's very important Vidic and Ferdinand can keep calm early on, because they are going to be under pressure.

    "When you look at the Olympiakos side to try to see where they can cause United problems there is not an abundance of talent. I cannot see where their chances are going to come from or how they are going to breach the United midfield, especially with Carrick in there."

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  100. 19:39: 
    Conference Preview

    After a series of postponements, Braintree Town have not played a match at home since December. The long wait ends tonight though when they take on second-placed Cambridge. Top-of-the-table Luton, 11 points clear, take on Wrexham.

  101. 19:39: 
    Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)
    Olympiakos fans before their team's match against Manchester United

    Fans are cranked. Players are ready. Game is on. That Champions League anthem is moments away...

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    Matt from Skegness via text: Lots of criticism of the look of the United team lining up but I'm not seeing Olympiakos side full of household name superstars either...

    Andrew from Richhill, via text: Reasonably happy with Manchester United's starting line-up tonight. There's plenty of Champions League experience in the team, which on a night like this is invaluable. The know-how of Evra, Vidic and Ferdinand at the back is a big plus, and with Rooney and Van Persie up front an away goal is likely. The worry as always is with the midfield, and it's a midfield without Juan Mata. A score draw tonight would be a good result.

    Alex in Bradford, via text: You need work rate away in the champions league, Valenica and Cleverley give united that, know who doesn't? Shinji Kagawa.

  103. 19:32: 
    League Two Preview

    The top two are both in action with Chesterfield, top on goal difference, at Cheltenham and nearest pursuers Scunthorpe welcoming Bristol Rovers. At the bottom Torquay and Northampton, four points adrift of safety, have home matches against Burton and Southend respectively.

  104. 19:31: 
    Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)
    Manchester United's players warm up before their game

    The atmosphere in Athens is not disappointing. Ear-splitting stuff with 15 minutes to go until kick-off, with the visiting fans from Manchester adding plenty to the mix.

  105. 19:28: 
    Scottish Premiership latest

    Aberdeen host Celtic in a top of the table Scottish Premiership clash. There's a Highland derby between Ross County and Inverness while the battle for European places continues as Motherwell travel to face St Johnstone.

    There are six other Scottish league fixtures, including Rangers' trip to Stranraer.

    You can follow all the action on our Scottish live text commentary.

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    Isaac in Cambridge, via text: Jokes aside, I think this United lineup is actually a good fit for Olympiakos whose wingers are poor defensively. It is right to use two direct wingers in Young and Valencia to attack this weak spot and I think United fans can be optimistic.

  107. 19:25: 
    League One Preview

    Preston and Rotherham, wedged together in the midst of the play-off positions, go up against each other at Deepdale in the game of the night. A win for either would shore up their place in the top six. At the other end of the table, FA Cup giantkillers Sheffield United travel to Colchester with both just three points from the relegation zone.

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    "It will be hostile and tough for Manchester United in the opening 20 minutes but if they can ride that out I think it will be easy for United."

    Listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

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    David Moyes

    James Alex Prieto: Olympiakos to win. United haven't won a game under pressure all year.

    Adnan Shaheer Ahmed: Moyes has gone insane again leaving Kagawa and Fellaini and opting for Cleverley, Moyes keeps joking with us.

    Phil Kefford: we want to like Moyes, we really do. But he keeps making crazy selection decisions. #shinjitimetomoveonsorry

    Fernando Cavid: United's bench is looking poor. If we go 1-0 down I can't see much to come on.

  110. 19:19: 
    Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    We'll have to go some to match the excitement of tonight's early game.

    Two goals in the opening five minutes, six goals in all, it had the lot in St Petersburg.

    I'm sure David Moyes would swap all that drama and tension for a routine 2-0 away win tonight. Looking at the teams on paper you would have to make his side heavy favourites.

    Kevin Kilbane in Greece, BBC Radio 5 liveOlympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    On Wayne Rooney signing his new long term contract: "I think this will be the making of him over the next few years, they are already talking about him having an ambassadorial role. He knows there is a an expectation on him now as a senior player, starting tonight.

    "This is one of those grounds and experiences where you need players like Rooney and Robin van Persie to step up."

    Listen to full 90 minute commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

  112. 19:10: 
    Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    There's no Adnan Januzaj in the United squad this evening but Ryan Giggs is on the bench.

    The veteran (139 games) is only three games short of equalling Raul's record of 142 appearances in the Champions League. He may well be one step closer to yet another record by 10pm tonight.

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    Phil Johnson: Is Kagawa still on the United squad? If he is, someone should let Moyes know that.

    Jon: Chance of Olympiakos being only home team to win 1st leg tie in last 16? Probably quite high, given the Utd XI. Hope I'm wrong!

    Adnan Riaz: Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Tom Cleverley starting... Champions League material in the United starting line-up I see.

    Shinji Kagawa is on the bench tonight Phil...

  114. 19:00: 
    Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Not one of Manchester United's squad tonight is carrying a booking, squeaky clean stuff from David Moyes's side.

    United are one of only three teams still unbeaten in the Champions League this season, alongside Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. They are the only side however yet to have trailed in the competition this season.

  115. 18:57: 
    LINE-UPS- Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Olympiakos: Roberto, Leandro Salino, Manolas, Marcano, Holebas, Maniatis, Ndinga, Campbell, Dominguez, Perez, Olaitan. Subs: Megyeri, Paulo Machado, Samaris, Haedo Valdez, David Fuster, Papadopoulos, Bong Songo.

    Man Utd: De Gea, Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Cleverley, Carrick, Valencia, Rooney, Young, van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Giggs, Hernandez, Welbeck, Kagawa, Buttner, Fellaini.

    Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)

  116. 18:55: 
    Team News- Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker Javier Saviola misses out for Olympiakos with injury - that's a major dent to their hopes. Instead it's 21-year-old Nigerian Michael Olaitan up front on his own, with Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell supporting from out wide.

    As expected, Roy Carroll misses out.

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    Joe Dowley: Have a funny feeling Chelsea will make the final...It's Mourinho's fate to come back and win the one he didn't.

    Saqiul Hoque: Is anyone going to win their home game for this seasons Champions League Last 16?

    Lewis Wilson: Drogba to score the winner against Chelsea and Mourinho to bring him back in the summer to replace Eto'o 32 or 35 or something.

  118. 18:52: 
    FULL-TIME- Zenit 2-4 Borussia Dortmund

    Opta Joe: 7 - Robert Lewandowski has been involved in seven goals in his last six Champions League appearances (5 goals, 2 assists). Constant.

    BREAKING TEAM NEWS- Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Manchester United have made three changes which I can already sense will not be popular among their fans on Twitter. Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young and Tom Cleverley all start.

    Man Utd XI: De Gea; Smalling, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Young; Rooney, van Persie.

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    Robert Lewandowski

    Ben Bradley: Only squads with significant UCL winning experience are Chelsea, Barca, Bayern and a weakened Man U, and experience is key.

    Mitesh Chavda: Seeing Dortmund playing tonight makes you wonder which is easier, Bundesliga or Uefa CL.

    Chris Sopp: It'd be good to see an El Clasico final, or Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich. Could be high scoring games.

    Angus Forfar: Zenit vs Dortmund is proving to be one of the most exciting games of the knockout stages so far! Lewandowski clinical as ever.

  122. 18:44: 
    FINAL FIVE- Zenit 2-4 Borussia Dortmund

    Into the last five minutes in St Petersburg then. Dortmund looking very, very slick.

  123. 18:37: 
    Zenit 2-4 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund's ability to fashion 13 attempts on goal from just 40% of possession tonight is a lesson to the likes of Swansea. Making the most of what you've got is the Dortmund way.

    Hulk has a dig at the other end but Roman Weidenfeller is able to keep this one out.

  124. 18:35: 
    Carry on Carroll- Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)
    Roy Carroll

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll has enjoyed a fine few years in Athens, winning the league title twice with Olympiakos since joining, but he will not be playing tonight.

    He has lost his place in the team this season and may be leaving the club in the summer, but he was in fine voice when I caught up with him last week and believes the Greeks have a real chance tonight.

    "Manchester United are having a bad time of it at the moment and our players have belief in themselves. We believe we can do well in these two games, and we feel we can get at them," Carroll said.

    "The fans here are mad, especially on Champions League nights.

    "It's fantastic. The stadium holds 32,000 but I've played on nights where it sounds like 60-70,000 fans here. The Manchester United players will have played in Turkey, places like that, but they are in for a big surprise.

    "There's a whole generation of fans who have been waiting to see United in action up close and they will get right behind us."

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    Charlie from Yelverton, via text: I'm going for an El Classico derby, can't write Barcelona off and Real Madrid have been out of this world all season.

    Mike from the Wirral, via text: This season's CL has a Real Madrid v Bayern Munich final written all over it!

    George from Edinburgh, via text: Put 5 quid on all 8 away teams to win in the Last 16 First Leg Ties. So far its looking like a tasty 5 out of 8 are up. 3 more and I'll make the better part of 2800!! Spend it on my wedding....or tickets to the final?!?!

  126. 18:32: 
    Zenit 2-4 Borussia Dortmund

    What a game this has been. A cult classic if you will. Donnie Darko.

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    Ryan Whitlock: I'm going with a PSG vs Real Madrid Champions League final - Ibrahimovic vs Ronaldo!

    Jay: If United can host their home matches someplace other than Old Trafford, I'd fancy their chances in the Champions League.

    Anirudh Chaudhary: Very difficult to predict the winner this year. Bayern are favourites though.

  128. 18:29: 
    GOAL- Zenit 2-4 Borussia Dortmund - Robert Lewandowski (71 mins)
    Robert Lewandowski in action for Borussia Dortmund

    An early-evening classic in Russia. Dortmund are absolutely clinical as they win the ball in midfield, Marco Reus finds Robert Lewandowski overlapping on his shoulder and the Pole is deadly, driving in low and hard.

  129. 18:27: 
    GOAL- Zenit 2-3 Borussia Dortmund - Hulk (Pen 70 mins)

    Get out of the way of that one! Bruce Banner would be proud of that penalty, absolutely unsaveable! Incredible, if you like.

    Hulk had missed his last three penalties but smashes this one in off the underside of the crossbar, millimetres away from the top corner. You could not plot a more accurate spot-kick on some graph paper.

  130. 18:26: 
    PENALTY TO ZENIT- Zenit 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

    Maybe this isn't all over! Lukasz Piszczek brings down Viktor Fayzulin and a soft penalty is given.

  131. 18:25: 
    Wayne's wins- Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Fresh from his wallet-expanding new contract, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been reflecting on the one Champions League winners' medal he has in his cabinet in the spare room; a haul he claims is not "enough".

    The 28-year-old's sole success in the tournament came with victory against Chelsea in 2008, but he has lost in finals on two other occasions.

    "One is never enough, especially at this club," said Rooney. "We need to keep trying to get into finals."

    Can United go all the way this year? It may be the only way they secure a place in the Champions League for next season.

    We should have team news soon from Athens.

  132. 18:24: 
    Zenit 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

    The Zenit fans' bubble has been well and truly burst by that third Dortmund goal. Jurgen Klopp's side look dangerous every time they attack. Pace, pace and more pace in that side - and with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the bench to come too.

    Twenty-five minutes remain.

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    Andy in Belfast via text: Chelsea are English football's best chance of Champions League glory. Mourinho will always have the team setup in a structured and drilled way. However, they are still behind the likes of Bayern, PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid who are all superior. Manchester United should breeze past Olympiakos over two legs, but they'll find it tough against the European heavyweights as they have much stronger midfield.

    Matty from Sunderland, via text: If anyone can beat Bayern it's going be Chelsea or Real Madrid, two top managers and two quality sides.

  134. 18:19: 
    GOAL- Zenit 1-3 Borussia Dortmund - Robert Lewandowski (61 mins)

    He doesn't miss those!

    Bayern Munich's latest acquisition keeps up his superb goalscoring touch in the Champions League as Robert Lewandowski combines with Lukasz Piszczek before slamming the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Yuri Lodygin from 12 yards.

    Three away goals? Dortmund looking good.

  135. 18:18: 
    Zenit 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

    That's the first goal scored by a home team in the last 16 of this season's Champions League, and it could prove pivotal for the Russians, who are lifted now.

    Dortmund do have those two tasty away goals in the bank though. They're safe.

  136. 18:15: 
    GOAL- Zenit 1-2 Borussia Dortmund - Oleg Shatov (58 mins)

    Scramble in St Petersburg!

    Zenit cut through as Hulk cleverly lifts the ball over Roman Weidenfeller, Marcel Schmelzer heads off the line, Jose Rondon lashes the loose ball against the base of the post and Oleg Shatov is on hand to convert at the third attempt.

    Do the Russians believe?

  137. 18:13: 
    YELLOW CARD- Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Crunch. A Zenit sandwich from Aleksandr Anyukov and Nicolas Lombaerts, as they slice Henrikh Mkhitaryan in two. Reducer.

    Anyukov goes into the book.

  138. 18:09: 
    Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Ahead of the meeting in Athens, the two sides could hardly be in more different touch.

    United have had a tough start to life under David Moyes, but Olympiakos are unbeaten in the Greek league, holding a 20-point cushion over nearest challengers PAOK, and boss Michel says United could buckle because of their domestic form.

    United are 11 points adrift of the top four in the Premier League and the Spaniard thinks the pressure could affect them at the Karaiskakis Stadium.

    "This kind of situation may weigh too much on their players' shoulders," said 50-year-old Michel.

    "We know United are not allowed to make any mistakes due to their position."

    Mind games? Bold.

  139. 18:05: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund are the kings of the flying start, almost smashing in a third in the opening minute of the second period! Robert Lewandowski barges into the area before drilling in a strike which Yuri Lodygin palms away at his near post.

  140. 18:03: 
    KICK-OFF- Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Back under way in St Petersburg then. Can Zenit mastermind a mammoth comeback?

  141. 18:03: 
    Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)
    Lauren Blanc

    It's 12 years since Manchester United last ventured to Athens to take on Olympiakos, with Laurent Blanc on the scoresheet as Sir Alex Ferguson's side picked up a 3-2 win which secured their passage into that ill-fated, frankly rubbish 'second group phase.'

    Uefa saw sense to iron that one out, only to then bring us the joys of the Europa League...

    Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville: "In a hotel in Istanbul - 100 million channels and no Dortmund game on!! Disappointing! Going to have to go out and watch United!!"

  143. 18:01: 
    Olympiakos v Man Utd (19:45 GMT)

    Cheers JJ.

    Just under two hours to kick-off in Greece then, as David Moyes eyes a route into the last eight of the Champions League.

    On paper, it was a very kind draw for Manchester United. They will get a warm welcome from the Olympiakos fans no doubt, but can they return with a first-leg lead?

  144. 18:00: 

    While Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller was a bystander in the first half, now it is my turn to sit back and watch the action from afar. Tom Rostance is taking control as we switch focus to Premier League champions Manchester United's trip to Greek counterparts Olympiakos, with the odd update from St Petersburg.

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    Mark Lovell: Away teams winning 11-0 so far in #ucl ties. 0 home goals. @ManUtd to continue trend or Greek tragedy for Moyes?

    Ijaz: Good to see Dortmund doing well in CL as it's the only competition they can still win. I hope chelsea gets them or RM next time

  146. 17:56: 
    HALF-TIME- Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
    Zenit v Dortmund

    Not taking my word that Zenit have been battered by Dortmund in that opening 45 minutes? Here's the statistical proof.

  147. 17:52: 
    HALF-TIME- Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    But it is all smiles for Borussia Dortmund, who appear to have already wrapped up this last-16 tie. Dortmund lead through two early goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus, with the pair netting in the space of just 77 seconds. The German side threatened to run riot after that, only for the hapless Russians to hold out until the break.

  148. 17:49: 
    HALF-TIME- Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Unsurprisingly, the answer is no. Zenit have hardly had a sniff as Scottish referee William Collum blows time on a miserable first half for the Russian side. The home players look worried as they trudge off the field - and so they should. I bet they are going to get one heck of a rollicking by coach Luciano Spalletti. Expect flying tea cups.

    Zenit head coach Luciano Spaletti
  149. 17:47: 
    INJURY TIME- Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Zenit have showed little attacking threat in a poor first-half display and another venture into the Dortmund half quickly ends in the surrendering of possession. Easy street for the Dortmund defence. Can the home side give themselves an unlikely lifeline before the break? They better hurry up - they have got one minute of added time to do so.

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    Kartikey, Cheltenham: Dortmund are class. Any team would struggle if they had the same rotten luck with injuries as BVB have had this season.

    Sam: City and Arsenal out in the Last 16. Can't see either of them overturning their respective ties. United out in the last 8. Olympiakos is one thing but against the better sides they'll come unstuck unfortunately. Chelsea is a hard one to predict. Simply because of Mourinho.

    Ben, Sheffield: Real Madrid for me this year. Unbeaten in 26 games in all competitions and beat Atletico Madrid 5-0 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey, who are a fellow Champions League contender.

  151. 17:43: 
    Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    A 'heart in mouth' moment for Zenit keeper Yuri Lodygin, who chips the onrushing Robert Lewandowski inside his own area. That could have ended worse than a Chuckle Brothers sketch. But he just clears the Poland striker much to his - and the vast majority inside the Stadion Petrovskiy's - relief.

  152. 17:41: 
    Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Zenit really aren't helping themselves here. Not sure if it is lack of match fitness, or sheer incompetence, but the Russian side give away another feeble free-kick in a dangerous position when Anatoliy Tymoshchuk ploughs into Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. Marco Reus wraps his right peg around the set-piece, forcing home keeper Yuri Lodygin into a flying save to his left.

  153. 17:39: 
    Arshavin a laugh?- Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    One of the great touch maps of our time. Andrey Arshavin managed eight touches before being hauled off inside 15 minutes for Zenit tonight. He may have picked up a slight injury but his work-rate has never been the best...

    Andrey Arshavin
  154. 17:36: 
    Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Brief break in play, after a knock to Zenit player Viktor Fayzulin, which allows us to get a glimpse of Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp on the sidelines. Klopp looks more than content as he flashes a trademark toothy grin. It almost gets even better for the Germans as Henrik Mkhitaryan stings the palms of home stopper Yuri Lodygin with a shot from distance.

  155. 17:32: 
    CLOSE!- Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Free-kick in a promising position for Dortmund after Robert Lewandowski is stamped on the toes by a Zenit defender about 30 yards out from goal. Marco Reus swings in a delicious curling set-piece which Lewandowski meets, only to send wide and be flagged offside. Double whammy. Seconds later, Germany midfielder Reus fires wide as the Dortmund dominance continues.

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    Roly, Holborn: Dortmund have absolutely Reus-ed into the lead!

    Mike, Wirral: This season's CL has a Real Madrid v Bayern Munich final written all over it!

  157. 17:28: 
    Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    It is worth noting that Zenit have not played competitively since 6 December, which goes some way to explaining their dozy start against Dortmund. Hulk is the most likely to haul Zenit back into this tie and picks up the ball on the edge of the Dortmund area, only to shoot tamely at away keeper Roman Weidenfeller.

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    Ben Goodwin: Can't see any of the English teams making it past last 8. Dortmund and PSG dark horses for the CL this year

  159. 17:24: 
    Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    While Dortmund's travelling 1,500 or so supporters stretch their vocal chords inside the Stadion Petrovskiy, the stunned home supporters are unsurprisingly quiet. They almost have something to cling on to as Brazil striker Hulk flings himself at a right-wing cross. But the portly Zenit man is a couple of inches short of connecting and the half-chance goes begging.

  160. 17:20: 
    Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, a doubt before the game with illness, out paces home skipper Nicolas Lombaerts before neatly turning inside as he shapes to shoot from a narrow angle. But Zenit stopper Yuri Lodygin comes to the rescue to prevent a Dortmund third.

  161. 17:18: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Imagine the embarrassment of being hooked after 15 minutes of a Champions League tie. Well, that has just happened to ex-Arsenal midfielder Andrey Arshavin. In what we can only presume is a tactical switch, he is replaced by Ukraine skipper Anatoliy Tymoshchuk. Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti is hoping Tymoshcuk, that ex-Bayern Munich midfield street wolf who has plenty of European experience, can provide the bite in a toothless home display. Boy, do they need it.

  162. 17:14: 
    Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Dortmund were wounded by a shock 3-0 defeat at Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg at the weekend. Now they are making Zenit pay after those two early goals, which were separated by just 77 seconds. That's quicker than it takes to make a brew. They are still dominating as Zenit centre-half Nicolas Lombaerts comes across to snuff out another threatening break by Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

  163. 17:12: 
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    What a start for Dortmund then! Wow. That is how to come out of the blocks. I wonder what Jurgen Klopp's pre-match team talk was like.

    I imagine it was based heavily on Russell Crowe's speech in Gladiator. Stirring stuff.

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  164. 17:09: 
    Zenit 0-2 Borussia Dortmund

    Well that has blown apart Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti's pre-match teamtalk. Where do the Russians go from here? Spalletti looks like a bulldog chewing a wasp on the sidelines. His players are in for an absolute rocket at half-time, unless they can blast in a few goals before the break.

  165. 17:06: 
    GOAL- Zenit St Petersburg 0-2 Borussia Dortmund - Marco Reus (5 mins)

    What a start! Absolutely remarkable as Dortmund take a huge step toward the last eight already!

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan is again involved, down the right this time, as he crosses in, Kevin Grosskreutz cushions it back into the path of Marco Reus, and he crunches home left-footed from 15 yards.


  166. 17:05: 
    GOAL- Zenit St Petersburg 0-1 Borussia Dortmund - Henrikh Mkhitaryan (4 mins)

    What a perfect start for Dortmund! Marco Reus is the provider as he manages to stay on his feet, despite some clumsy Zenit challenges inside their own area, before feeding Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who sweeps in a vital away goal.

  167. 17:04: 
    LINE-UPS- Zenit St Petersburg 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Zenit St Petersburg: Lodigin, Aniukov, Luis Neto, Lombaerts, Criscito, Witsel, Faitzulin, Hulk, Shatov, Arshavin, Rondon. Subs: Malafeev, Kerzhakov, Hubocan, Zyryanov, Smolnikov, Lukovic, Tymoschuk.

    Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Friedrich, Schmelzer, Papastathopoulos, Piszczek, Kehl, Sahin, Grosskreutz, Mkhitaryan, Reus, Lewandowski. Subs: Langerak, Hofmann, Jojic, Aubameyang, Schieber, Sarr, Durm.

  168. 17:03: 
    KICK-OFF- Zenit St Petersburg 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

    Rather conventionally, Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski prods the ball towards team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan inside the centre circle and that means one thing - it is game on.

  169. 17:02: 

    While Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has maintained his alluring charm, his team have lost that ruthless edge which saw them emerge as Champions League finalists last May. Die Schwarzgelben have been blown out of the water by arch rivals Bayern Munich, who are already a whopping 20 points ahead in the Bundesliga title race.

    Now they are hoping the Champions League can salvage a disappointing campaign. Can Klopp and his troops forget their domestic woes with Champions League success against Russian leaders Zenit St Petersburg? You're in the right place to find out. We are giving you updates from their last-16 first-leg match, which has just kicked off in Russia, before turning our attention to Premier League champions Manchester United's crunch trip to Greek side Olympiakos in about an hour's time.

  170. 17:00: 
    The difficult second season- Zenit v Borussia Dortmund (17:00 GMT)
    Jurgen Klopp

    Twelve months ago, Borussia Dortmund were the football hipster's European team of choice. The German side played with an intensity and swagger which endeared them to the Briton with a penchant for continental football, while their liberalist approach of cheap ticket prices and atmospheric vocal support only further boosted their street-cred.

    But, like the cool indie band who drop quickly off the 'scene' as soon as they start entering mainstream consciousness, Dortmund appear to have become last year's fashion fad.

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