Morocco’s Carcela on target as Olympiacos qualify for Champions League play-off

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El Fardou Ben Nabouhane Partizan Olympiacos Champions League
The 28-year old’s effort helped the Legend survive a late surge from the Black-Whites in Wednesday's encounter

Morocco international Medhi Carcela was on target for Olympiacos as they settled for a 2-2 draw with Serbian Superliga side Partizan Belgrade, which was enough to qualify them on 5-3 aggregate for the playoff of the Uefa Champions league.

The winger’s left-footed shot from the centre of the box in the 21st minutes unsettled Miroslav Dukic’s men and caught Filip Kljajic napping.

Guinea international Seydouba Soumah restored parity to his side after firing a shot past Stefanos Kapino before the break.

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Konstantinos Fortounis's header from Leonardo Koutris’s cross in the 52nd minute gave Besnik Hasi’s side a deserved lead.

Five minutes before the end of the encounter, Serbia’s Uros Djurdjevic found the back of the net with a well-taken shot but it was too little too late as Thrylos qualified to the next stage of the competition on aggregate having secured a 3-0 advantage in the first leg.

Nigeria’s Emmanuel Emenike was an unused substitute in the encounter.