Late Penalty Secures Europa League Spot for Olympiacos (Highlights)



A late penalty from Youssef El-Arabi helped Olympiacos clinch a 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade and secure Europa League football in 2020 on Wednesday.

Olympiacos roared by home fans at Giorgos Karaiskakis stadium picked up their first win in the Champions League since November 2015, ending a run of 13 games without a victory in the competition.

Youssef El-Arabi scored a dramatic late penalty to give Olympiacos a 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade that secured third place in Champions League Group B and a spot in the Europa League.

The spot-kick was emphatically converted three minutes from full-time by the Morocco forward after Brazilian defender Jander handled a cross inside the penalty area.

Red Star, who just needed to avoid defeat to finish third, had been awarded a penalty of their own in the first half but Portuguese forward Tomane blasted it against the crossbar.

The result ensured Olympiacos finished on four points – a point ahead of bottom side Red Star.