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Ahram Online provided live updates of the clash between Manchester United and Olympiakos in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League last 16

Ahram Online, Wednesday 19 Mar 2014
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Olympiakos' Leandro Salino, left, competes for the ball with Manchester United's Ryan Giggs during their Champions League last 16 second leg soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (Photo: AP)
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Full time: Manchester United 3-0 Olympiakos (3-2 agg.)

The referee blows the final whistle...Manchester United overturns a two-goal deficit fromt the first leg to advance to the Champions League quarter finals.

90+1 Five minutes of stoppage time

90+1 Fellaini comes in for man of the match Van Persie 

90' Mercano and Ferdinand are both handed a booking

87' Phill Jones makes a timely headed-clearance to intercept a dengerous cross from the left 

83' Evra wins a foul down the left...as the keeper punches away the ensuing free kick

82' Vergos replaces David Fuster

79' De Gea blocks the in-form Dominguez effort from a tight angle 

77' Antonio Valencia makes way as Ashley Young is wheeled on...A commendable performance from the Ecuador international

75' The gave have become mainly restricted to midfield after United's third as if the visitors have thrown the towel despite needing just one goal to march through!

74' Van Persie is flagged for offside as he plays the ball afterwards...the referee gives him nothing  

65' David Fuster strikes into the keeper's hands from inside the box

63' Domingues fires a half-volley high over the bar...

60' Olympiakos had to pay for their audacious approach despite being on a two-goal lead, while still struggling to trouble keeper De Gea after the break 

57' Valdez replaces Perez for Olympiakos

54' Dominguez free kick hits a defender and takes a deflection that goes just wide of the post!

52' Van Persie curls a sublime free kick into the far corner for his personal hat-trick of the night!!

52' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLL MAN UTD THREE!!!!

van Persie
Manchester United's Robin van Persie, right, celebrates scoring their third goal, and his hat-trick against Olympiakos, with team-mate Wayne Rooney, left, during the UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, second leg match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Wednesday March 19, 2014. (AP)

50' Manolas concedes a free kick following a challenge against Welbeck near the area

49' Perez's header flows wide...

The second half is underway

The referee blows the whistle...it's the end of the first half

45' The Dutch striker stabs home Rooney's low cross from the right handside of the area to make it 2-2 on aggregate

45' GOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLL VAN PESIE!!!

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Manchester United's Robin van Persie centre foreground, celebrates scoring their second goal of the game with teammate Wayne Rooney, during the Champions League, Round of 16, second leg match against Olympiakos, at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Wednesday March 19, 2014. (AP)

43' TV replays show Evra could have well been awarded a penalty...

40' WHAT A CHANCE!!! De Gea makes two magnificent saves to deny Dominguez from close range after superbly thwarting David Fuster! A sublime performance from the keeper!!

35' Evra sees a close header saved by the keeper at full stretch! 

30' An open game with both teams pushing forward leaving pockets of space at the back...

27' Rooney brilliantly clears a dangerous cross across the face of goal...the deep-lying forward is performing his defensive duties in superb fashion!

24' GOAAAAAAAAALL!!! Persie smashes home to make it a one-goal trailing... 

Robin van Persie
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, left, grabs the match ball after teammate Robin van Persie, second left, scored their first goal of the game from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg soccer match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP)

23' Penalty!!! The ref points to the spot after Van Persie goes to the ground under the challenge of Holebas

19' Campbell attempts a through pass inside the area...but well-read by the United defense 

18' WHAT A CHANCE!!! So unlucky for Rooney, whose cunning header hits the post as Holibas clears infront of an empty goal!

15' A dangerous chance!! Campbell squares for Perez inside the area as the latter misses the target from close range

15' An even start to the game, with the first 15 minutes witnessing three yellow cards! 

13' Valenica makes a rash tackle against N'Dinga, but no booking 

10' two players have been yellow carded in that minute, Dominguez from Olympiacos and Carrick from United

8' a foul against Valencia...turns into a counter attack for the Reds....

5' Manolas is booked after felling Evra to concede a free kick in a dangerous position 

3' An even start to the game, with both sides claiming free kicks near the opponents' box...

The game gets underway

Both teams enter the pitch...

Line-ups:

Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Evra, Jones, Ferdinand, Giggs, Carrick, Valencia, Rooney, Welbeck, Van Persie.

Manchester United

Olympiakos: Roberto, Maniatis, Holebas, Manolas, Marcano, Leandro Salino, N'Dinga, Peréz, David Fuster, Campbell, Dominguez

Olympiakos

20:40 Olympiakos lost all seven of their Champions League games in England, conceding at least two goals every time and never scoring more than one. 

20:10 According to Uefa.com, Olympiakos secured their 41st league title with five matches to spare on Saturday as they won 2-0 at home to a Panthrakikos FC side who played over half the game with ten men. The fixture was held behind closed doors.

19:05 According to Uefa.com, club captain Nemanja Vidić announced on 7 February that he will leave United at the end of the season. He has since signed a pre-contractual agreement with FC Internazionale Milano.

18:40 Olympiakos coach Michel said:

Olympiakos

17:45 Manchester United coach David Moyes said:

Man United coach  David Moyes


16:00 British press reports suggest that Moyes may not survive the setback of elimination at the hands of Olympiakos, who have lost on all of their 11 previous visits to England.

15:15 Wednesday's game at Old Trafford represents a last opportunity to salvage their season after Sunday's humbling 3-0 loss at home to Liverpool left United 18 points off the pace in the Premier League and 12 points below the top four, and having already exited both domestic cup competitions.

14:30 The reigning English champions trail 2-0 to their Greek counterparts following the first leg of the last 16 tie and have never previously overturned a two-goal deficit in the competition's knockout phase.

14:00 Manchester United manager David Moyes will lead his team into battle against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday potentially needing to make history in order to save his job.

 

 

Stay tuned as match starts at 19:45 GMT

 

First leg result: Olympiakos 2-0 Manchester United

 

Venue:Old Trafford, England

 

Officials:

Referee: Björn Kuipers  (NED)

Björn Kuipers

Assistant referees: Angelo Boonman  (NED) , Erwin Zeinstra  (NED)

Additional assistant referees: Pol van Boekel  (NED) , Richard Liesveld  (NED)

Fourth official: Charles Schaap  (NED)

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