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UEFA Champions League: Olympiacos Hold Barcelona To Goalless Draw In Athens

Greek hosts Olympiacos drew to nil at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium at Piraeus port near Athens on Tuesday evening in the fourth Group D qualifier match for the .

Although the Catalan visitors dominated possession from the start of the game, strong defense from Olympiacos withstood the pressure and did not allow 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 .

Tuesday’s goalless draw, in combination with the outcome of the parallel match between and Sporting Clube de , leaves Olympiacos with slim hopes of advancing in the next round of 16.

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.

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