Champions League

Olympiakos stun Juventus

2014-10-22 23:16
Pajtim Kasami (AFP)

Piraeus - Swiss midfielder Pajtim Kasami has scored in the first half to lead Olympiakos to a 1-0 Group A Champions League victory over Juventus on Wednesday.

Olympiakos held off fierce pressure by Juventus in the second half to clinch their fifth straight Champions League home win.

Kasami's goal came in the 36th minute after continued pressure from the home team which chalked up their second victory in the group.

Argentine midfielder Alejandro Dominguez set up the goal for a charging Kasimi whose left-footed shot beat Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Dominguez sparked Olympiakos in the first half with his speed and accurate passes and nearly scored in the seventh minute with a free kick that was tipped away at the last moment by Buffon and 20 minutes later with a shot that just missed the target.

Juventus had the best opportunity to score in the first half at the 12th minute when after a corner by Andrea Pirlo, striker Carlos Tevez tapped the ball towards the Olympiakos goalkeepr from up close only for defender Omar Elabdellaoui clear the ball from the goal line.

Seven minutes later Tevez headed the ball into the Olympiakos net after a corner by Pirlo and confusion from the home team's defence, but the Argentine player was ruled offside.

In the second half Juventus applied more pressure and had three golden opportunities to score in the 65th, 75th and 80th minutes but Olympiakos goalkeeper Roberto kept them out.

The Spanish goalie stopped one-on-one attempts first by countryman Alvaro Morata and then by Tevez.

Then in the 80th minute a shot by Morata was again saved by Roberto with the ball smacking the right post and going out of play.

Kasimi had an opportunity to add to his first half tally when in the 60th minute his left footed shot from up close just missed the right post after another fantastic pass from Dominguez.

Read more on:    olympiakos  |  juventus  |  champions league  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Basel v Manchester City, TBA 21:45
Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur, TBA 21:45
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Real Madrid v PSG, TBA 21:45
Porto v Liverpool, TBA 21:45
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Chelsea v Barcelona, TBA 21:45
Bayern Munchen v Besiktas, TBA 21:45
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma, TBA 21:45
Sevilla v Manchester United, TBA 21:45
Tuesday, 06 March 2018
PSG v Real Madrid, TBA 21:45
Liverpool v Porto, TBA 21:45
Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Manchester City v Basel, TBA 21:45
Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus, TBA 21:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Which English Premier League club will progress furthest in this season's Champions League?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.