View the full match replay and highlights of the thrilling encounter between Olympiacos Piraeus and West Ham. This enthralling clash is part of the UEFA Europa League 2023/2024 in Group A, taking place on Matchday 3. The excitement kicks off at 16:45 GMT on Thursday, October 26, 2023, making it a must-watch event.
The match is under the keen supervision of referee Andris Treimanis from Latvia. It all unfolds at the renowned Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus, promising a spectacular showdown between these two teams. Don’t miss the action, goals, and drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the match.
Olympiacos Piraeus vs West Ham United Full Match Reports
Olympiacos put an end to West Ham United’s impressive unbeaten European streak as they secured a 2-1 victory at the Karaiskakis Stadium on UEFA Europa League (UEL) matchday three.
Before tonight, West Ham had maintained an unbeaten record for 17 games in European competition, setting an English record. However, that record was in serious jeopardy by the end of the first half. Olympiacos’ captain, Kostas Fortounis, posed a constant threat, consistently taking control of the ball and looking to create opportunities. He propelled his team into the lead with a thunderous strike from the edge of the box, finding the bottom corner. This marked his 11th goal in European club football. The hosts increased their advantage in added time at the end of the half when Rodinei’s cross was inadvertently sliced into the net by Angelo Ogbonna.
West Ham struggled throughout the match in Greece but were presented with a lifeline 10 minutes into the second half. Danny Ings received a pass from Emerson Palmieri in the box but blasted his shot over the bar, a clear sign of his dwindling confidence as he extended his goal drought to 20 games, the longest such streak in his career. Olympiacos had opportunities to further expand their lead, with Sotoris Alexandropoulos particularly active. The Sporting CP loanee fired a long-range effort just over the crossbar and saw another attempt saved by Alphonse Areola.
David Moyes introduced Lucas Paquetá in the second half to bolster West Ham’s attack, and while the Brazilian briefly gave the Hammers hope with a magnificent volley from the edge of the area a few minutes before stoppage time, they could not find the equalizer. Despite having eight minutes of added time, they failed to extend their unbeaten run. The victory provides Olympiacos, under the leadership of Diego Martínez, with renewed hope for advancing from the group, which also includes SC Freiburg. The German side defeated Backa Topola in the other Group A clash and is now level with West Ham on six points at the top.
Man of the Match: Kostas Fortounis (Olympiacos).