Goal.com - Home

thumbnail Hello,
 
Played
October 3, 2013 12:15 AM IST
Stade Constant Vanden Stock — Bruxelles (Brussel)
Referee:‬ T. Hagen‎
Attendance:‬ 15918‎
 
Top of the Match
?
To Be Announced Shortly
Konstantinos Mitroglou
Konstantinos Mitroglou
Olympiakos Piraeus
Flop of the Match
?
To Be Announced Shortly

Anderlecht 0-3 Olympiakos: Mitroglou hat-trick sees Greeks batter Belgians

The hosts were easily dispatched on Wednesday in the European clash the visitors took advantage of their weak opposition to make strides in Group G

Konstantinos Mitroglou Olympiakos Anderlecht Champions League 10022013
Getty
A hat-trick from striker Kostas Mitroglou allowed Olympiakos to hammer Anderlecht 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Greece international gave his side a first-half lead from close range before Aleksandar Mitrovic missed from the penalty spot as Anderlecht spurned a golden opportunity to draw level.

Despite the hosts creating a number of chances, Mitroglou struck again and then put the seal on a fantastic result with a stunning long-range effort that secured the Greek champions their first win in Group C.

Anderlecht handed a start to teenage midfielder Youri Tielemans, who at the age of 16 years and 148 days became the third-youngest player to feature in the Champions League.

Olympiakos striker Javier Saviola, who scored last time he visited this ground in a 3-0 win for Malaga, made his 96th Champions League appearance, while David Fuser (hamstring) and Paulo Machado (knee) failed to recover from injury.

Anderlecht came into this game having not lost to Greek opposition in seven competitive fixtures. And they made early inroads during the opening exchanges, with Mitrovic forcing Dimitris Siovas into a well-timed last-ditch tackle after an impressive run through the centre of the defence.

The hosts continued their bright start and should have been ahead after 12 minutes when Dennis Praet poked an effort wide of the post before Massimo Bruno smashed a volley into the side netting a just a couple of minutes later.

Anderlecht were soon made to pay for their wastefulness after the quarter-hour mark when Vladimir Weiss cut inside from the right before laying off to Saviola, who threaded a delicate ball into Mitroglou to finish from close range.

Mitroglou's goal failed to deter the hosts, who nearly responded straight away as Bruno forced Roberto into a smart save from long range.

And they were given the perfect opportunity to draw level after 25 minutes, when Sacha Kljestan was brought down in the box by Andreas Samaris, but Mitrovic’s tame spot-kick was kept out well by Roberto.

Anderlecht continued to probe, with Tielemans’ dipping free-kick saved comfortably before Praet fired over just after the half-hour mark.

Tielemans had another set-piece parried away by Roberto just after the break, with Guillaume Gillet failing to take advantage of the resulting rebound.

For all their pressing, the home side continued to look vulnerable to the counterattack, with Weiss looking particularly lively.

A blocked shot from the former Rangers playmaker eventually found its way to Mitroglou, who could not keep his shot down from a tight angle.

Mitrovic should have levelled with two chances in as many minutes just a few moments later before Mitroglou popped up once again to double the visitors' advantage.

The Greek international did well to get on the end of a perfectly-floated ball over the top from Delvin N'Dinga before rifling a half-volley past Thomas Kaminski.

A resolute Olympiakos defence began to frustrate the hosts and their misery was compounded 20 minutes from time when Mitroglou picked up the ball on the edge of the area to curl home.

Matias Suarez should have done better to keep his shot down late on, wasting yet another chance on what was ultimately a frustrating night for the home side.



Anderlecht

13
Thomas Kaminski
Goalkeeper
2.00
-
2.50
35
Bram Nuytinck
Defender
2.00
16
1.50
26
Dennis Praet
Midfielder
74′
3.00
19
Sacha Kljestan
Midfielder
3.00
30
2.50
-
Yoeri Tielemans
Midfielder
3.50
9
Matias Suarez
Striker
3.00
45
Massimo Bruno
Midfielder
50′
2.50
-
1.50

Olympiakos Piraeus

3.50
12
Roberto
Goalkeeper
25′
3.00
23
3.00
24
2.50
26
G. Bong
Defender
3.50
2
3.50
31
Delvin Ndinga
Midfielder
56′
2.50
-
3.50
40
Vladimir Weiss
Midfielder
2.00
-
3.00
30
4.50
18

Substitutes

33
Davy Roef
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
-
C. Mbemba
Defender
 - 
20
Demy de Zeeuw
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
-
G. Cyriac
Striker
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
42
Balasz Megyeri
Goalkeeper
 - 
20
 - 
21
3.00
19
David Fuster
Midfielder
57′ 72′
 - 
18
 - 
-
 - 
25

Coach/Manager

-
 - 

Coach/Manager

 - 
-
Míchel
Coach
 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
Group A Matchday 2
Times In IST
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
6 2