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November 6, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki — Pireás (Piraeus)
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Player Ratings: Olympiakos 3-1 Montpellier

Goal.com rates the performers on show as the Athenians claimed a home win over the French champions

By Stefan Coerts

  • Roy Carroll
    7
    0
    2.50

    Roy Carroll

    The former Manchester United man looked vulnerable on high balls without making any big mistakes. Made two fine saves after the interval, before he was beaten from the spot.

  • François Modesto
    3
    0
    3.00

    François Modesto

    Occasionally struggled against Belhanda as he was beaten too easily a few times, butade some important interceptions as he tried to dominate the midfield.

  • Jose Holebas
    5
    0
    3.00

    Jose Holebas

    The Germany-born defender didn't get involved too much in possession, but did a good job defensively as he kept Cabella quiet throughout the match. Provided a superb cross for Mitroglou that led to the third goal.

  • Dimitris Siovas
    4
    2
    2.00

    Dimitris Siovas

    Did a fine job against Camara overall, but almost cost his side as he caused a spot kick after a needless foul. Will have breathed a sigh of relief after his side's late two goals.

  • Konstantinos Manolas
    2
    0
    3.50

    Konstantinos Manolas

    Formed a solid defensive partnership with Siovas and hardly set a foot wrong all match. Strong in the duels and comfortable on the ball.

  • Vasilis Torosidis
    2
    0
    2.00

    Vasilis Torosidis

    Made an excellent last-ditch tackle in the ninth minute to dispossess Mounier in a dangerous position. Led by example as he always worked hard.

  • Giannis Maniatis
    4
    0
    2.50

    Giannis Maniatis

    Provided his back-four with excellent cover whenever needed. Didn't see much of the ball as he focused on his defensive duties.

  • Paulo Machado
    3
    2
    3.50

    Paulo Machado

    Did not hesitate to pounce on a rebound early in the game to gift the Greek side the lead. Almost got a second goal immediately after the equaliser.

  • Leandro Greco
    4
    0
    4.50

    Leandro Greco

    The winger played a key role in the opening goal as he dribbled past a number of opponents, before sending in a low cross that eventually led to the 1-0. Then capped a fine outing by restoring his side's lead.

  • Djamel Abdoun
    5
    0
    4.00

    Djamel Abdoun

    Abdoun had some nice touches and always looked dangerous with his intelligent movement. Was a real handful for the MHSC defence. Booked halfway through the second half.

  • Konstantinos Mitroglou
    4
    0
    4.00

    Konstantinos Mitroglou

    Mitroglou caused the Montpellier defence all kinds of trouble with his energetic style of play. Involved in the opener, before he saw a powerful shot denied by Jourdren only minutes later. Got the goal he was after late in the second half with a fine finish.

Substitutions

  • Charalampos Lykogiannis
    1
    0

    Charalampos Lykogiannis

    Had no time to exert any influence on the match after coming on in the 92nd minute.

  • Ljubomir Fejsa
    2
    0

    Ljubomir Fejsa

    Introduced with three minutes to spare.

  • David Fuster
    2
    0

    David Fuster

    Came on in the 74th minute, but didn't do anything of note.

  • Geoffrey Jourdren
    0
    0
    2.00

    Geoffrey Jourdren

    Couldn't do much about the opener, and then showed his class with a fine save to deny Mitroglou. Did well to rush off his line shortly after the break to once more shut down the Olympiakos striker. Eventually beaten two more times late in the game.

  • Garry Bocaly
    0
    0
    2.50

    Garry Bocaly

    Did not have an easy evening against Greco, and was beaten too easily in the build-up toward the opener. Booked for a foul on Abdoun in the opening 45 minutes.

  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    0
    0
    2.00

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

    The centre-back had a torrid time against Mitroglou as he lost a number of key duels. His sloppy defending in the 11th minute almost cost MHSC a goal. Improved after the interval, but poor positioning led to the 3-1.

  • Vitorino Hilton da Silva
    0
    0
    2.00

    Vitorino Hilton da Silva

    By no means impressive in defence as he and Yanga-Mbiwa looked vulnerable. Created his side's only chance in the first half with a long ball from the back, but a disappointing outing overall.

  • H. Bedimo
    0
    0
    1.50

    H. Bedimo

    Caught out of position for the opener as Machado beat him to the rebound. Always ready to charge forward and help Mounier down the left, but without much success.

  • Joris Marveaux
    0
    0
    1.50

    Joris Marveaux

    Worked hard in midfield, but was unable to really leave his mark on the game. Came close to levelling the scoring in the second half with a header from close range, though.

  • Younes Belhanda
    1
    0
    3.00

    Younes Belhanda

    The creative midfielder sent in a few dangerous crosses from set pieces and was his side's best performer. Kept his calm from the spot to level the scoring.

  • Rémy Cabella
    0
    0
    2.00

    Rémy Cabella

    Never afraid to take on his direct opponent, but his individual actions hardly ever led to something dangerous. Replaced at half-time.

  • Jamel Saihi
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jamel Saihi

    Did his job defensively, but couldn't add as much to the team in possession as he would have wanted. Saihi tried his luck from outside the area twice after the interval, but his shots lacked accuracy. Fine cross for Marveaux in the second half.

  • Anthony Mounier
    0
    0
    2.00

    Anthony Mounier

    Mounier looked lively down the left wing, but was often too predictable. Should have done better early in the game when he seemed clean through on goal, but eventually lost the ball to Torosidis.

  • Souleymane Camara
    0
    0
    2.50

    Souleymane Camara

    Camara often found himself up against two - or more - defenders and struggled to get into the game. Looked dangerous once before the break, but his shot was off target. Won a spot kick in the second half after using his body well.

Substitutions

  • Daniel Congré
    0
    0

    Daniel Congré

    Did not have any time to exert any influence.

  • Jonathan Tinhan
    0
    0

    Jonathan Tinhan

    Took Mounier's place for the final 30 minutes of the game, and immediately threatened after a good run off the ball. Unlucky to see his shot saved,

  • Gaetan Charbonnier
    0
    1
    2.50

    Gaetan Charbonnier

    Came off the bench at half-time to replace Cabella, but was not much of an improvement.

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