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Olympiakos 3-1 RSC Anderlecht

Olympiakos striker Javier Saviola scores twice in the 3-1 win over Anderlecht

Olympiakos missed two penalties against eight-man Anderlecht but still won to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.

Javier Saviola scored twice before Alejandro Dominguez converted a third second-half penalty in injury time.

Defenders Cheikou Kouyate and Fabrice N'Sakala were both sent off for two bookable offences.

Goalkeeper Silvio Proto was then dismissed for bringing down Vladimir Weiss for the third penalty.

Anderlecht, who have failed to win in this season's competition, equalised through Sacha Kljestan, but then had Kouyate was sent off four minutes into the second half, having been shown a second yellow card for a handball in the area.

Saviola saw the resulting penalty saved before he added a second goal from close-range.

Weiss also missed from the spot after he was bought down by N'Sakala, who was booked for the foul.

The visitors were down to nine men with just two minutes to go when the Frenchman was shown his second yellow card before Proto followed in injury time.

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic took over in goal, but was unable to stop Dominguez adding a third goal from the penalty spot.

Olympiakos needed to match Benfica's result against Paris Saint-Germain - a 2-1 home win - to make certain of qualification and they went through with the French Group C winners.

Line-ups

Olympiakos

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16Jiménez Gago
  • 30Salino
  • 20Holebas
  • 14Samaris
  • 24Manolas
  • 23Siovas
  • 26Campbell
  • 5MachadoSubstituted forWeissat 53'minutes
  • 99Olaitan
  • 9SaviolaSubstituted forDomínguezat 61'minutes
  • 19FusterBooked at 52minsSubstituted forNdingaat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Ndinga
  • 21Papadopoulos
  • 35Domínguez
  • 42Megyeri
  • 60Yatabaré
  • 79Weiss
  • 88Bong

Anderlecht

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1ProtoBooked at 90mins
  • 39Vanden BorreSubstituted forAcheampongat 72'minutes
  • 2N'SakalaBooked at 88mins
  • 8MilivojevicBooked at 21minsSubstituted forNuytinckat 53'minutes
  • 16KouyatéBooked at 49mins
  • 22Mbemba Mangulu
  • 30Gillet
  • 19KljestanBooked at 65mins
  • 45MitrovicBooked at 65mins
  • 12Najar
  • 10PraetSubstituted forTielemansat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6de Zeeuw
  • 13Kaminski
  • 14Nuytinck
  • 15Cyriac
  • 18Acheampong
  • 31Tielemans
  • 70Vargas
Referee:
Wolfgang Stark

Match Stats

Home TeamOlympiakosAway TeamAnderlecht
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home24
Away6
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away24

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Olympiakos 3, RSC Anderlecht 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Olympiakos 3, RSC Anderlecht 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Olympiakos 3, RSC Anderlecht 1. Alejandro Domínguez (Olympiakos) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  4. Dismissal

    Silvio Proto (RSC Anderlecht) is shown the red card.

  5. Post update

    Penalty Olympiakos. Vladimir Weiss draws a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Silvio Proto (RSC Anderlecht) after a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jose Holebas (Olympiakos) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Delvin Ndinga.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dimitrios Siovas (Olympiakos).

  9. Post update

    Frank Acheampong (RSC Anderlecht) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Alejandro Domínguez (Olympiakos) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Youri Tielemans (RSC Anderlecht).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alejandro Domínguez (Olympiakos) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Olympiakos. Delvin Ndinga replaces David Fuster.

  14. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Fabrice N'Sakala (RSC Anderlecht) for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Vladimir Weiss (Olympiakos) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Fabrice N'Sakala (RSC Anderlecht).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Fuster (Olympiakos) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joel Campbell.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, RSC Anderlecht. Youri Tielemans replaces Dennis Praet.

  19. Post update

    Kostas Manolas (Olympiakos) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dennis Praet (RSC Anderlecht).