Olympiacos beat Cukaricki 3-1 at Europa League playoffs

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Olympiacos took a crucial step in the first match for the Europa League playoffs. The Red and Whites prevailed 3-1 against Cukaricki at G. Karaiskakis Stadium. They now have a significant lead for the group stage qualifications of the second tier European competition.

Two goals by El Kaabi (3′, 40′) and one by Fortounis (15′), who also had an assist. 

El Kaabi opened the scoring in the 3rd minute, scoring his first goal with Olympiacos. At 15′ Fortounis doubled the goals of the Red and Whites, while at 40′ the captain of Piraeus fed the Moroccan striker for 3-0, with the Red and Whites storming through the first half. 

The rematch of Olympiacos is on Thursday, August 31, in Serbia, with the Red and Whites wanting to stamp their presence in the Europa League groups.

Source: Sport 24

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