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Game #5723

Aston Villa

Thursday, 9 May 2024

Lost

Semi Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Europa Conference League

Olympiacos Piraeus

Attendance: 33,000

Karaiskakis Stadium

Olympiacos Piraeus

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s): None

MATCH SUMMARY

It just didn't happen, strong shades of Villa's very first outing in Europe back in the 1975-76 season. For Kodat, read El Kaabi. Nothing much else to say other than Villa, clearly shot, were still far superior, and this great season won't be defined by the final 6 games.

KEY MAN

You've got to hand it to Ayoub El Kaabi. He'll never do it again but he did it and it cost Villa dearly.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 9 May 2024

๐Ÿฅ… | 10โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Olympiacos Piraeus), Ayoub El Kaabi
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™+5 Booking, Douglas Luiz for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | 45โ€™+6 HT Olympiacos Piraeus 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Moussa Diaby, Sub on, Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Diego Carlos, Sub on, Tim Iroegbunam
๐ŸŸจ | 73โ€™ Booking, Tim Iroegbunam for a bad foul
๐Ÿฅ… | 78โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Olympiacos Piraeus), Ayoub El Kaabi
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Matty Cash, Sub on, Kaine Kesler Hayden
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Lucas Digne, Sub on, Finley Munroe ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Leon Bailey, Sub on, Omari Kellyman
๐ŸŸจ | 89โ€™ Booking, Jhon Durรกn
๐Ÿ•’ | 90โ€™+5 FT Olympiacos Piraeus 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

19 year old full back Finley Munroe makes his Villa debut as a second half substitute.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Olympiacos Piraeus

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
Super League Greece Champions: 47: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Greek Cup Winners: 28: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2021-22

FIXTURE HISTORY

Olympiacos Piraeus

Previous 5 vs. Olympiacos: ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2023-24 |
Matchday | #54 |
European Game | #14 |
Manager Game | #81 |
Thursday, 9 May 2024
Attendance: 33,000

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hondarribia, 2022-
Referee:ย Referee:ย Felix Zwayer | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Berlin, 2012- ๐Ÿ†˜
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 81 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 44 ๐ŸŸจ | 14 ๐ŸŸฅ 23 | 1.80

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Felix Zwayer | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Berlin, 2012- ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ At best an inept performance from a referee in Europe once again. Villa had no chance against this guy. How he remains a referee is incredible. Convicted of match fixing, banned in secret, only to be resurrected before more controversy hit and another โ€˜temporary retirementโ€™ happened. As Englandโ€™s Jude Bellingham then of Dortmund said: โ€œYou give a referee that has match fixed before the biggest game in Germany, what do you expect?โ€.
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Stefan Lupp | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | Marco Achmรผller | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
Fourth official: Glenn Nyberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
VAR: Bastian Dankert | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
Assistant VAR: Tiago Martins | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Olympiacos Piraeus

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

TEAM STATS

Squad Average Age: 25.45
Starting XI Average Age: 28.18
Subs Average Age: 20.21
Bench Average Age: 22.45

Oldest Starter: GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | 31.70 |
Youngest Starter: W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 24.86 |

Oldest Squad Player: GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.79 |
Youngest Squad Player: F Kadan Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.32 |

Oldest Substitute: CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 21.76 |
Youngest Substitute: F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 18.63 |

MANAGER

Unai Emery | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Aston Villa

GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Josรฉ Luis Mendilibar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | for W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 86โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | FB Finley Munroe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 86โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 86โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
GK Joe Gauci | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Kadan Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Travis Patterson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI Cost: ยฃ250.28m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 4/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11

Subs Cost: ยฃ14.28m
Team Cost: ยฃ164.56m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/16
Homegrown: 4/16

Matchday Squad Cost: ยฃ269.44m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/21
Homegrown: 6/21

Total Squad Cost: ยฃ377.46m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 20/39
Homegrown: 13/39

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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GK Emiliano Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.66m |
GK Robin Olsen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.00m |
GK Joe Gauci | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ1.28m |

CB Pau Torres | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ28.60m |
CB Diego Carlos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.90m |
CB Ezri Konsa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ11.97m |
CB Clรฉment Lenglet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Loan |

LB Lucas Digne | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ27.00m |
RB Matty Cash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ14.18m |
RB Kaine Kesler Hayden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
FB Finley Munroe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

M Douglas Luiz | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ15.12m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Tim Iroegbunam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

W Moussa Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ47.66m |
W Leon Bailey | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ยฃ28.80m |

CF Ollie Watkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ30.60m |
CF Jhon Durรกn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ยฃ14.28m |
F Omari Kellyman | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Youth |
F Kadan Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |
F Travis Patterson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 8 |
W Emiliano Buendรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ACL
M Boubacar Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ACL
M Jacob Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Foot
M Youri Tielemans | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Groin
M Nicolรฒ Zaniolo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | Muscular
M Morgan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Thigh
LB รlex Moreno | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Calf

Out On Loan | 7 |
CF Louie Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stockport
GK Viljami Sinisalo | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | Exeter
M Morgan Sanson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Nice
M Philippe Coutinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | Al-Duhail
M Leander Dendoncker | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Napoli
CB Josh Feeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Real Uniรณn
M Tommi O'Reilly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Real Uniรณn

UNAVAILABLE

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Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข FB Finley Munroe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 74%โ€จ
Possession A | 26%โ€จ

Shots F | 15
Shots A | 9

Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 5

Corners F | 9
Corners A | 0

Fouls F | 7
Fouls A | 10

MATCH QUOTES

"I am the main taker and I know it is my responsibility.โ€ The one who takes is the only one who can miss. "If we have another penalty, I will take it. I am mentally strong for that. "We are confident and believe we can win this game. โ€œThis is a huge game for Aston Villa as a club. "This season has been great for us and we have played really good football. I am really grateful for everything Villa has done for me and I want to try my best to bring them to the final." Douglas Luiz, pre-match. "Believe it or not we actually started the game very well. The first half was a really good performance by us, but over the two legs [it is] very, very disappointing obviously. "We went into this competition as favourites and we handle that throughout the competition. I think it has been a big learning curve for us. It's not been a smooth journey, we got to the semi-final and were down to the bare bones a wee bit. However, those of us that were out there across the two legs lost to the better team and the scoreline shows that. โ€œThe manager drills into us that it is a no excuse environment. Listen, you want everyone available, you want your best players there. When you are in the trenches, someone you can turn to in order to change the game or do something different. "Tonight I think the game plan was perfect in the first half. We've got to be really proud of how we played. The goal was extremely disappointing. The tie was unfortunately lost in the first leg - we didn't control the game or manage it well enough, the performance was poor. "For us going into more European competition next season we need to learn how to manage moments a lot better. Of course we wanted to do better this year and get to a European final but we will do everything we can to get ourselves back into this position and get to a final." John McGinn, post match. "We got to be in Europe at the end of last season and this year we enjoyed it, but to win is very difficult and we are in the process [of developing]. "They [Olympiakos] deserve to be in the final. We lost it in the first 90 minutes at home and we were not competitive. We started this first half well, they scored but we controlled the game, but we were not clinical. "This is an experience for us at Aston Villa after a long time [of not being in Europe] and again we are going to compete in Europe next year. "Of course we are a little bit disappointed, a little bit frustrated but we have to move on quick. We started the first leg and maybe we were favourites but after the first leg we weren't. "We have to try to finish the season and for it to be very amazing [by qualifying for the Champions League]. โ€œFirstly, get back to Birmingham. Then tomorrow rest and Saturday we focus on the match on Sunday against Liverpool. "We are motivated and excited for it. Yes, today we are disappointed but only one team can win, so for us to continue with the frustration doesn't make sense. "My message is clear. Move on and we have to try and finish the season doing an amazing season, particularly if we manage to achieve the last objective. Even without it [Champions League] we are in Europe in the Europa League. "We will go over what we have done in the last two legs against Olympiakos and try to learn and take positives from it, take the information from it. Take the experience. Recover, reset and move on." Unai Emery, post match. "It won't take it away, but tonight our instant reaction is to be gutted. We all wanted to be back here [in Greece] playing the final but Olympiakos gave it everything, played out of their skin in both legs and overall the scoreline proves that they were the better team. "We'll reflect, there's a lot of things we could have done better, but over the course of the season there's a lot of things to be proud of. "We need to apologise to the supporters who travelled. We so badly wanted to win a trophy for them, we all wanted it so badly. We need a big push in the final two games to get us over the line for the Champions League which would be an astronomical achievement. "Tonight the feeling is that it's an opportunity missed but congratulations to Olympiakos and we wish them all the best in the final." John McGinn, post match.

MATCH REPORT