Olympiacos fail to hold onto 2 goal lead as Tottenham secure victory in Champions League match


Olympiacos have suffered a disastrous defeat against Premier League team Tottenham Hotspurs, failing to hold on to a two goal advantage earlier in the match.

Youssef El Arabi and Ruben Semedo scored inside 19 minutes for Olympiacos, signalling a great match to come for the Greek giants. However, that victory was short lived as Dele Alli and Harry Kane scored on either side of half-time to bring Spurs level. Serge Aurier and Harry Kane then helped Tottenham Hotspur into a 4-2 lead, crushing the Greek opposition.

Jose Mourinho, who won the tournament with Porto and Inter Milan, replaced the sacked Tottenham manage Mauricio Pochettino last week and won 3-2 at West Ham on Saturday, with this Champions League match against Olympiacos being the first of many for the new manager.

In a post-match interview, the Tottenham Hotspur manager has warned he wants no ghosts in Spurs’ next game after his watched his men start slowly in their 4-2 victory over Olympiacos.

“I expect them to start the next game without ghosts and open. We have to play better than that first half.”

With one match to go against FC Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos will have to perform strong to finish third in their Champions’ League group B in order to secure a place in the Europa League. Olympiacos are currently on one point from five games, while FC Crvena Zvezda have three.

The loss to the Premier League team adds further tension to a team already under pressure,

As Olympiacos are tied for first with PAOK in the Greek Super League. Olympiacos will hope that this disappointing result does not impact future matches in the Greek league.




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