Olympiacos Pick Big Win overDudelange to Boost Qualification Hopes
Olympiacos were able to come up with a dominant performance to beat Dudelange 5-1 in the latest game of the Europa League. The Luxembourg outfit are at the bottom of the pile in terms of expectations to reach as the knockouts. Dudelange have now suffered defeats in all four group matches. This game was expected to be a walkover for Olympiacos and it was indeed the case after the home team opened the scoring in the sixth minute through Vasilios Torosidis. It took the home team only a couple of minutes in order to double the advantage after Konstantinos Fortounis came up with the second goal of the evening.
Landry Bonnefei was expected to endure a tough time in front of goal and it was appearing more of the case whenLazarosChristodoulopoulos scored in the 26th minute to make it 3-0 for the hosts. This time around, it wasFortounis’ turn to help one of his teammates score a goal.Fortounis was having a great time on the pitch and he cemented the reputation as the best player on the pitch by coming up with the second goal just before half-time.Fortounis would not last through the 90 minutes as he was replaced just before the hour byKouka, but that did not stop the goals from coming in.
“Even though Luxembourg were able to get one going back just a few minutes after this substitution throughDanelSinani“, it was only a consolation. Olympiacos were back in the hunt for goals when the Greek outfit were able to add a fifth goal just a minute later. This “helped the Greek outfit“ to a convincing victory and puts them level on points with AC Milan, who trail leaders Real Betis by just one point. Hence, it is proving to be a three horse race for qualification from this group.