Olympiacos Advance to Champions League Group Stage

Olympiacos players celebrate . Credit: Olympiacos FC/Twitter

Olympiacos secured a place in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday by knocking out Omonia Nicosia with a goalless draw in Cyprus and a 2-0 aggregate score.

This is the 20th time in Olympiacos’ history that the team progresses to the lucrative group stage of the top European club competition.

The two-goal cushion from the first leg in Piraeus six days earlier allowed the Greek champion to ease into the game at the GSP Stadium.

Olympiacos absorbed some pressure in the first half but also had a penalty claim denied.

In the second half the Reds were far superior to their host and would have scored against Omonia away too, had it not been for the Cypriots’ goalkeeper Fabiano who denied the Greeks time and again.