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61% Ball Possession JUVENTUS and 39% Ball Possession OLYMPIACOS
Juventus 3 – 2 Olympiacos
21′ Andrea Pirlo 23′ Alberto Botia
65’Roberto Gago (own goal) 61′ Delvin Ndinga
66′ Paul Pogba
Juventus making a comeback defeating Olympiacos to claim the full 3 points. The victory puts Juventus in the second position of Group A with 6 points and Olympiacos down to the 3rd position. A historical game for Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo playing his 100th game in Champions League.
Stats AFTER the game. Juventus 2nd position with 6 points and a positive goal difference of +1 while Olympiacos are in the 3rd position with 6 points. and a negative goal difference of -1
|UEFA Champions League Group Stage
Group A Standing
After Matchday 4, Tuesday 4 November 2014
|Club Atlético de Madrid||4||3||0||1||10||3||7||9|
What a way to celebrate his 100th appearance in Champions League! In the 21st minute, Midfielder Andrea Pirlo with his trademark, scoring from a direct free kick, opens the score by defeating Olympiacos goalkeeper with right footed shot in the top left corner. Party time for Pirlo! The free kick giving by Referee Martin Atkinson conceded by Olympiacos defender Alberto Botia after a foul on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.
Click the video to watch Andrea Pirlo’s goal…. amazing!
No, what a luck! Olympiacos equalizing in the 23rd minute, a goal following a corner conceded by Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon. It is midfielder Alejandro Dominguez to provide the assist to defender Alberto Botia defeating Buffon with a headed shot in the bottom left corner.
Referee Atkinson giving the first yellow card of the match in the 49th minute to Juventus forward Carlos Tevez after a foul on Olympiacos midfielder Delvin Ndinga.
Juventus coach Massimiliano making the first substitution in the 58th minute by replacing forward Alvaro Morata with forward Fernando Llorentes.
No, this cannot be!!!!!! Olympiacos taking the lead and I am just about to collapse!!!! Why, why, why, why! Oh no! In the 61st minute, it is Olympiacos midfielder Delvin Ndinga defeating goalkeeper Buffon with a headed shot.
Yes! GOOALLLLL Juventus equalizing the score in the 65th minute with Fernando Llorente indirectly contributing to the own goal by Olympiacos goalkeeper Roberto Gago !!!! Love it!! I am just jumping !!!! Llorente running to celebrate!!!
GOALLLLLLLLL come on Juventus!!!! It is midfielder Paul Pogba to give the lead to Juventus in the 66th minute!!!! Party time at the Juventus Stadium while the fans increase their support for Pogba by chanting his name! Oh come, on, allow me to jump in too to shout FORZA JUVENTUSSSSSS
Juventus making the second substitution in the 71st minute replacing midfielder Claudio Marchisio with midfielder Simone Padoin.
Olympiacos making a substitution in the 72nd minute replacing forward Alejandro Dominguez with midfielder David Fuster.
Time running by. In the 77th minute, Olympiacos feeling the pressure and substitute midfielder Delvin Ndinga with the ex Palermo midfielder Patjim Kazami.
Juventus and Olympiacos making their last substitutions in the 83rd minute. Juventus replacing midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah with midfielder Roberto Pereyra. Olympiacos replacing Ioannis Maniatis with forward Dimitrios Diamantakos.
Referee Atkinson giving a yellow card to Olympiacos defender Alberto Botia in the 85th minute after a foul on Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.
Last attempt to score in the 94th minute. Referee Atkinson giving a penalty to Juventus conceded by Olympiacos midfielder Luka Milivojevic after a foul on Juventus forward Carlos Tevez. No way, are you kidding? Mamma mia, midfielder Arturo Vidal takes the penalty spot and he failed to converted hitting the bar!!!!!!
Game over… a much needed victory for Juventus.
Juventus losing the away game against Olympiacos in Greece the Champions League Matchday 3. Olympiacos 0 – 1 Juventus, Wed, 22 October 2014
- Here is JUVENTUS official starting lineup by coach Massimiliano Allegri:
Juventus (4-3-1-2): Gigi Buffon; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Asamoah; Arturo Vidal, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba; Claudio Claudio Marchisio; Carlos Tévez, Alvaro Morata
- Here is OLYMPIACOS official starting lineup by coach
Olympiacos (4-3-2-1): Roberto; Elabdellaoui, Botia, Abidal, Masuaku; N’Dinga, Maniatis, Milivojevic; Domínguez, Afellay; Mitroglu
- Weekend results in their respective leagues
Serie A: Empoli 0 – 2 Juventus, (61′ Andrea Pirlo, 72′ Alvaro Morata)
Super League, Greece: Asteras Tripolis FC 0-0 Olympiacos
- Juventus went down from the second to the third position now with only 3 points while Olimpiacos jumped to the second position with 6 points same as Atletico de Madrid with a better goal difference having +5. Not an easy situation for Juventus forced now to win the next game to keep the race for the qualification.
|UEFA Champions League
Group A Standing after Matchday 3
Wednesday 22 October 2014
|Club Atlético de Madrid||3||2||0||1||8||3||5||6|
2014 – 2015 UEFA Champions League
Group Stage – Group A, Matchday 4
Juventus 1 – 1 Olympiacos
Tuesday 4 November 2014
20:45 local time
|Referee||Martin Atkinson (ENG)|
|Assistant referee||Michael Mullarkey (ENG) , Darren Cann (ENG)|
|Additional assistant referee||Anthony Taylor (ENG) , Kevin Friend (ENG)|
|Fourth official||Stephen Child (ENG)|
|UEFA Delegate||René Eberle (SUI)|
|UEFA Referee observer||Ilkka Koho (FIN)|
Goals: 21′ Andrea Pirlo (J), 23′ Alberto Botia (O)
Official formations – lineups:
Juventus (4-3-1-2): Gigi Buffon; Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Asamoah; Arturo Vidal, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba; Claudio Claudio Marchisio; Carlos Tévez, Alvaro Morata.
Subs.: Storari, Ogbonna, Padoin, Pereyra, Coman, Giovinco, Llorente.
Coach. Massimiliano Allegri.
Olympiacos (4-3-2-1): Roberto; Elabdellaoui, Botia, Abidal, Masuaku; N’Dinga, Maniatis, Milivojevic; Domínguez, Afellay; Mitroglu.
Subs.: Megyeri, Avlonitis, Leandro Salino, Kasami, Bouchalakis, Fuster, Diamantakos.