FC Olympiakos – Sporting Lisbon: 12th September 2017
After the previous season was eliminated in the preliminary tours, the hosts managed to enter the UCL groups this time. The need to challenge two qualifying rounds, “Legend” passed by Partizan, respectively Rijeka, managed to achieve three victories and a draw. Thinking more about the duel on Tuesday, he managed only a draw in the last stage of the championship, score 1-1 in the move from Xanthi. Transferred from Club Brugge, Bjorn Engels has scored in his debut in the “Ros-albilor” T-shirt since the 12th minute. With 7 points accumulated after the first three stages, Olympiakos ranks second in AEK and Panionios. It was the 3rd consecutive game in which no more than two goals scored.
On the other hand, the guests have a nearly perfect run in the 7 games played this season. The only syncope came in the Champions League play-off, after a surprising 0-0 on home ground in the FCSB company. The “Lions” took their revenge in the second hand, when they scored with a definite 5-1. In fact, in five of the seven contested games they scored at least two goals. Last time they did it weekend, after a 3-2 on Feirense’s field. Although he was leading 2-0 in the 65th minute, Sporting trembled earnestly for victory, being equalized in the 80th minute. The relentless goal came in the 90th + 8th minute after Bas Dost turned a 11m throw. It was the 5th goal scored by the Dutch striker in all competitions