Champions League - Group C
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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Olympiakos 3, RSC Anderlecht 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Olympiakos 3, RSC Anderlecht 1.

Goal!

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

Dismissal

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

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

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

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

Foul by Dimitrios Siovas (Olympiakos).

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

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

Foul by Youri Tielemans (RSC Anderlecht).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Olympiakos. Delvin Ndinga replaces David Fuster.

Dismissal

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

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

Foul by Fabrice N'Sakala (RSC Anderlecht).

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

Substitution

Substitution, RSC Anderlecht. Youri Tielemans replaces Dennis Praet.

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

Foul by Dennis Praet (RSC Anderlecht).

Attempt saved. Michael Olaitan (Olympiakos) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Michael Olaitan (Olympiakos) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jose Holebas.

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

Foul by Frank Acheampong (RSC Anderlecht).

Michael Olaitan (Olympiakos) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Guillaume Gillet (RSC Anderlecht).

Offside, Olympiakos. Dimitrios Siovas tries a through ball, but Jose Holebas is caught offside.

Leandro Salino (Olympiakos) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (RSC Anderlecht).

Foul by Jose Holebas (Olympiakos).

Sacha Kljestan (RSC Anderlecht) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, RSC Anderlecht. Conceded by Jose Holebas.

Attempt blocked. Guillaume Gillet (RSC Anderlecht) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, RSC Anderlecht. Frank Acheampong replaces Anthony Vanden Borre.

Foul by Vladimir Weiss (Olympiakos).

Andy Najar (RSC Anderlecht) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Leandro Salino (Olympiakos) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joel Campbell.

Penalty saved! Vladimir Weiss (Olympiakos) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Fabrice N'Sakala (RSC Anderlecht) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

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