Hammers’ record Euro run ended by Olympiacos

Brian Jeeves

Olympiacos CFP v West Ham United – UEFA Europa Conference League – Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki – Report 

Olympiacos CFP 2-1 West Ham United

West Ham United’s seventeen-match unbeaten run in competitive European football is over after they slipped to a xx UEFA Europa Conference Group A defeat against Olympiacos CFP at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskáki.

The Hammers trailed 2-0 at the break. Their Greek hosts took the lead shortly after the half-hour mark when Kostas Fortounis lashed beyond Alphonse Areola from outside the box. Then in first-half stoppage time, Angelo Ogbonna’s disastrous clearance was sliced into his own goal after Rodinei had centrered, leaving the East Londoners with a mountain to climb.

Lucas Paquetá reduced the arrears with four minutes remaining, firing home for twenty yards. However, despite dominating the latter stages, an equalising goal was not forthcoming. 

Despite the defeat, West Ham remain top of Group A. They now turn their attention to the Premier League where they face Everton at the London Stadium on Sunday, October 29 (1pm).

Olympiacos: Paschalakis, Rodinei (Quini 75′), Porozo, Retsos, Ortega, Alexandropoulous (Masouras 85′), Camara, Hezze, Podence (Solbakken 85′), El Kaabi (Scarpa 90+5), Fortounis (Capt) (Jovetić 90+5′)

Subs not used: Tzolakis (GK), Papadoudis (GK), El-Arabi, Vrousas, João Carvalho, Pep Biel

West Ham United: Areola, Kehrer, Mavropanos, Ogbonna (Capt), Emerson, Ward-Prowse (Álvarez 72′), Souček, Kudus (Cornet 72′), Fornals (Paquetá 57′), Benrahma (Bowen 57′), Ings (Antonio 57′) Subs not used: Anang (GK), Cresswell, Johnson, Aguerd, Zouma, Mubama

Referee: Andris Treimanis (Latvia)

Assistants: Haralds Gudermanis (Latvia) and Aleksejs Spasennikovs (Latvia)

Fourth Official: Aleksandrs Golubevs (Latvia)

VAR: Dennis Higler (Netherlands)

Assistant VAR: Kristaps Ratnieks (Latvia)


Brian Jeeves

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