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Olympiacos off to a flyer

Published: Wednesday 29 July 2009, 22.45CET
ŠK Slovan Bratislava 0-2 Olympiacos CFP
The Greek champions hit the ground running as early goals from Avraam Papadopoulos and Leonardo secured victory in Slovakia.
by Miroslav Antol
Olympiacos off to a flyer
Coach Temuri Ketsbaia celebrated a winning start to life at Olympiacos ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Slovan BratislavaOlympiacos

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)0
100
Total attempts19
 
12
on target19
 
12
off target0
 
0
st_blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners9
 
5
Offsides0
3
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
16
Fouls suffered15
 
11
Passes0
 
0
completed0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 29 July 2009, 22.45CET

Olympiacos off to a flyer

ŠK Slovan Bratislava 0-2 Olympiacos CFP
The Greek champions hit the ground running as early goals from Avraam Papadopoulos and Leonardo secured victory in Slovakia.

Olympiacos CFP made the perfect start to their latest European campaign by scoring twice inside the opening quarter to earn a 2-0 victory at ŠK Slovan Bratislava. New coach Temuri Ketsbaia's side must now be considered overwhelming favourites to progress after taking control of this UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie through early goals by Avraam Papadopoulos and Leonardo.

Back of the net
It took the Greek champions just 65 seconds to open the scoring at the Tehelné Pole Stadium in Bratislava, Papadopoulos heading home from Jaouad Zairi's corner. Slovan responded with a positive passage of play but to no avail and in the 21st minute they fell further behind. When Martin Dobrotka lost the ball, Konstantinos Mitroglou played in Leonardo who found the back of the net. "Today we dominated against a very good side so I have to be satisfied," said Ketsbaia, after his first competitive match in charge.

Uhrin disappointed
Olympiacos could have extended their advantage but were foiled by a combination of David Bičík's good goalkeeping and the woodwork, which denied second-half substitute Enzo Maresca. Even when the visitors sat back they still posed a threat on the counter while limiting the Slovakian titleholders to just a couple of opportunities after the interval. Home coach Dušan Uhrin lamented his side's efforts at both ends when he said afterwards: "The first goal in the second minute was very important, we then conceded another one not long after as well. After the break I think we were better team but we can't win unless we score goals."

Last updated: 30/07/09 11.03CET

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Lineups

slovan bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

olympiacos

Olympiacos

35
BičíkDavid Bičík (GK)
71
NikopolidisAntonis Nikopolidis (GK) (C)
2
SalátaKornel Saláta
Substitution79
4
MellbergOlof Mellberg
6
DobrotkaMartin Dobrotka
Yellow Card33
11
ZairiJaouad Zairi
7
ValachovičJozef Valachovič
14
ŻewłakowMichał Żewłakow
9
HalenárJuraj Halenár
15
Raúl BravoRaúl Bravo
10
SlovákSamuel Slovák (C)
20
DuduDudu
19
P. PetrášPeter Petráš
Yellow Card49
21
A. PapadopoulosAvraam Papadopoulos
Goal2
20
MasarykPavol Masaryk
Substitution58
22
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
Substitution84
24
KozákJán Kozák
Yellow Card67
24
LeonardoLeonardo
Goal21
Substitution60
25
GauchoGaucho
Substitution74
28
LedesmaCristian Ledesma
29
DosoudilRadek Dosoudil
33
G. PapadopoulosGiannis Papadopoulos
Substitution70

Substitutes

30
PutnockýMatúš Putnocký (GK)
78
PardoUrko Pardo (GK)
8
ČerňákPeter Čerňák
Substitution79
2
K. PapadopoulosKyriakos Papadopoulos
11
BožićMario Božić
7
GallettiLuciano Galletti
Substitution60
13
IvanaMilan Ivana
Substitution74
10
DiogoDiogo
Substitution84
17
SylvestrJakub Sylvestr
Substitution58
25
MarescaEnzo Maresca
Substitution70
Yellow Card90
18
BagayokoMamadou Bagayoko
30
PantosTasos Pantos
77
SimãoSimão
31
SoiledisAris Soiledis

Coach

Dusan Uhrin (CZE) Temuri Ketsbaia (GEO)

Referee

Claudio Circhetta (SUI)

Assistant referees

Manuel Navarro (SUI), Thomas Habegger (SUI)

Fourth official

Daniel Wermelinger (SUI)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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