UEFA Champions League: Olympiacos Hold Barcelona To Goalless Draw In Athens
Although the Catalan visitors dominated possession from the start of the game, strong defense from Olympiacos withstood the pressure and did not allow Lionel Messi and his teammates to celebrate their fourth consecutive victory in the qualifiers.
Olympiacos had lost 3-1 in the first encounter between the two squads at the Camp Nou.
Following Tuesday’s match at Piraeus, Barcelona still leads Group D after four rounds, followed by Juventus and Sporting Clube de Portugal. Olympiacos remains winless at the bottom of the ranking in the group.
Greek fans gave a warm welcome to Barcelona’s head coach Ernesto Valverde at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium on Tuesday evening. Valverde, still very popular in Greece, had coached Olympiacos for two seasons in the past.