Olympiacos youth team make history at UEFA Youth League


The Olympiacos youth team made history on Tuesday, qualifying for the semi-finals of the UEFA Youth League after defeating Bayern Munich 1 – 3 in the quarter-finals.

Olympiacos, already the first Greek quarter-finalists, went a step further thanks to a burst of three goals in nine first-half minutes.

Bayern had much of the early play but Olympiacos went ahead just past the half-hour when home goalkeeper Max Schmitt was caught in possession and his intercepted clearance was turned in by Christos Mouzakitis for his fifth goal of the campaign.

Five minutes later it was 2-0 as Antonios Papakanellos cut in from the left on the byline and beat Schmitt from a tight angle.

It was 3-0 almost immediately, Charalampos Kostoulas pouncing on a loose ball just outside the box and lashing in a half-volley to join Mouzakitis on five Youth League goals.

In the 63rd minute, Robert Ramsak pounced on the rebound from a parried Lovro Zvonarek shot to pull one back. Zvonarek then headed against the post but Olympiacos held on to become the first team from their club to reach any UEFA competition semi-final.

Olympiacos will face Nantes in the semi-final on Friday, April 19 in Nyon, Switzerland.

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