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  • Olimpiacos 3-1 Arsenal: Benayoun great-finish

    Olympiakos managed to beat Arsenal 3-1 in Champions League Matchday 6. However, these results do not make them qualified for the round of 16 because at the same time Olympique Marseille victory.

    In a match that took place at Karaiskaki Stadium, Tuesday  (06/12/2011) , Johan Djorou errors and Sebastien Squillaci in reading a breakthrough bait making Arsenal conceded.

    The ball was received by Djebbour on the left side. He then outwit Lukasz Fabianski before finally struck the ball into the Arsenal goalkeeper.

    Arsenal then lost Fabianski  to injury. Polish goalkeeper was stretchered leave the field and was replaced by Vitor Mannone.

    Olympiakos back breaking goal Arsenal in the 36th minute. This time it was David Fuster who listed themselves in this game scoring list.

    These goals came from the ball at the feet of Emmanuel Frimpong are then captured by Kevin Mirallas. Mirallas then to lob the ball toward the penalty box, where Mannone forward to block the ball with a header.

    Seeing the empty goal left Mannone, Fuster grabbed the ball and kick off a lob past the goalkeeper. Arsenal goalkeeper breaking again and the position changed to 2-0 for the host.

    Towards the end of the first half, Thomas Vermaelen get a chance to cut the gap with Arsenal. However, his header from inside the penalty box still soaring over the crossbar Olympiakos.

    The Gunners can only minimize the position when the game entered 57 minutes. Released a cross from the left side Ignasi Miquel has been removed by Vassilis Torossidis, but the ball immediately struck by the volley kick by Yossi Benayoun. Balazs Megyeri goalkeeper was unable to reach the kick and the score changed to 2-1.

    At minute 72, Giannis Maniatis get the opportunity to increase the benefits of Olympiakos. However, his shot from a distance of about 38 meters was wide on the side Arsenal.

    New in minute 89, Francois Modesto Olympiakos managed to change the score to 3-1. Olof Mellberg's header, who welcomed Mirallas free kick, hit the pole. Modesto was struck by a ball gag and make closer Olympiakos to qualify from the group phase.

    Unfortunately for Olympiakos, Olympique Marseille in the other match successfully beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2. Results in the game makes Olympiakos still eliminated from the Champions League and continue their adventure into the Europa League.

    Thanks to this victory of Olympiacos collected nine points. While winning Marseille one ahead of them, which is 10.

    Teams Line-up:

    Olympiakos: 42-Balazs Megyeri, 35-Vassilis Torossidis, 4-Olof Mellberg, 21-Avraam Papadopoulos, 23-Ivan Marcano, 2-Giannis Maniatis, 3-Francois Modesto, 19-David Fuster (93-Djamel Abdoun '64); 14-Kevin Mirallas, 10-Rafik Djebbour (6-Anastasios Papazoglou '90), 20-Jose Holebas (31-Pablo Orbaiz '37).

    Arsenal: 21-Lukasz Fabianski (24-Vitor Mannone '25), 20-Johan Djourou, 18-Sebastien Squillaci, 5-Thomas Vermaelen, 11-Andre Santos (49-Ignasi Miquel '51); 30-Yossi Benayoun, 26 - Emmanuel Frimpong, 39-Francis Coquelin (7-Tomas Rosicky '67), 15-Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain; 23-Andrei Arshavin, 29-Marouane Chamakh.


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