Olympiacos vs. Man. City: background
Olympiacos are looking forward to a second home win in Group C, welcoming the leaders of Manchester City to Piraeus.
• The Greek side are third in the standings with three points and are looking to make a difference for City, who won 3-0 in the return match in Manchester thanks to goals from Ferran Torres (12). in all three UEFA Champions League games this season - Gabriel Jesus (81) and João Canselo (90).
• This win over Olympiacos has earned City three out of three UEFA Champions League wins this season, ahead of runner-up Porto and traveling to Greece knowing that a fourth win will confirm their place in the round of 16 with two matches. regret.
• The Greek club started the game with a 1-0 success against Marseille in Piraeus, although this is their only point since subsequent losses at Porto (0-2) and City.
• Olympiacos advance to the group stage for the 20th time. In the 2019/20 season, they finished third in their section behind eventual champions Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur, four points ahead of Crvena Zvezda by one point.
• Pedro Martins' men then claimed a famous win over Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League round of 32, scoring away goals after a 2-2 draw (0-1h, 2-1 and), but were unable to face another Englishman. club in the last 16, losing to Wolves (1-1h, 0-1g).
• Olympiacos have played at least six games against their Premier League rivals in the 2019/20 season. After a 2-2 draw at home and a 4-2 away defeat - in which they led 2-0 - against Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League group stage, they claimed their famous knockout success against Arsenal before being knocked out by the wolves ...
• Olympiacos' record among English guests - W7 D5 L5. They have won one of their last five matches against Premier League clubs in Greece (D2 L2).
• Olympiacos have lost only two of their last 16 home games in Europe, winning ten.
• The Piraeus club have won four UEFA Champions League knockout victories in four games this season, beating Cypriot club Omonia (2-0, 0-0).
• These results extended Olympiacos' unbeaten streak in European qualifiers to 18 home and away matches (D14, D4) following a 1-0 defeat to Hapoel Beer-Sheva in the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.
• Greek champions for the 45th time in the 2019/20 season - their first title since 2017 - Olympiacos also lifted the Greek Cup for the 28th time, completing their 18th domestic double.
• City have scored three goals in each of their Group C wins, starting with a 3-1 defeat at home against Porto, followed by a 3-0 win at Marseille and at home to Olympiacos.
• City finished second in the 2019/20 Premier League, ending the season 18 points behind Liverpool, which won the league title in each of their previous two campaigns.
• Josep Guardiola's side have been eliminated from the UEFA Champions League in the quarter-finals for the third consecutive season, losing 3-1 to Lyon in a one-off match in Lisbon.
• City finished first in their group with 14 points (D4 D2) before beating Real Madrid in the last 16, winning 2-1 away and at home against 13 European champions.
• This is Cityzens' tenth UEFA Champions League campaign; they have competed in the group stages every season since 2011/12 and have reached the round of 16 in seven campaigns in a row.
• City have scored 44 goals in their last 16 UEFA Champions League matches; their record over the past two seasons is D16 D3 L3 with 60 goals scored and 22 goals conceded.
• Guardiola's side have won eight of their last 12 away matches in Europe (D2 L2), both with England; the last away game they lost abroad was against Shakhtar Donetsk (1-2) in the 6th round of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League.
• City's best UEFA Champions League record reached the 2015/16 semi-finals.
• City's only other games against a Greek club prior to Matchday 3 were in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League round of 32, when a 0-0 draw against Aris Thessaloniki was followed by a home win over City 3-0 Manchester Stadium, where Edin Dzeko scored twice in the first 12 minutes and Yaya Toure added a third in the second half.
Links and trivia
• Bayern Munich Guardiola beat Olympiacos twice (3-0 at Piraeus and 4-0 at home) in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage. Costas Fortunis came on as a substitute in both games.
• Pedro Martins' record as coach against English clubs is now B1 D4 D4, the only success of this win over Arsenal in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League round of 32 last season.
• Played in England:
Andreas Bushalakis (Nottingham Forest 2017/18 leased)
Hilal Sudani ((Nottingham Forest 2018/19)
Yann M & #039; Vila (credit Sunderland 2015/16)
Ruben Vinagre (Wolves 2017–2020)
Jose Holebas (Watford, 2015–2020)
• Pedro Martins coached Ederson on Rio Avenue in the 2014/15 season.
• Guardiola was Rafinha's coach at Bayern Munich from 2013 to 2016.
• Played together:
Ahmed Hasan and Ederson (Rio Avenue, 2012–15)
Pepe and Ruben Diaz (Benfica B, 2015–17)
Jose Holebas and Nathan Ake (Watford, 2015/16)
Ruben Semedo and Rodri (Villarreal, 2017/18)
Mathieu Valbuena and Benjamin Mendy (Marseille, 2013/14)
• Ruben Vinagre played for AS Monaco between 2015 and 2017, when Mendy and Bernardo Silva were also on the Ligue 1 team.
• International teammates:
Jose Sa, Ruben Semedo and Ruben Diaz, Joao Canchelo, Bernardo Silva (Portugal)
• Fernandinho and Rafinha played together for Brazil from 2011 to 2017.