Greece is always a difficult place to go when it comes to European competitions. I’m sorry Greek teams, but it’s not really because of you, but Greek supporters know how to put in a show in the standings. That’s what Bayern Munich experienced on Tuesday, as they had to travel to Southern Europe to face Greek side Olympiacos in the UEFA Champions League group stages.
It was harder than the Bavarians initially thought, as they had to look for a turnaround to beat Olympiacos 3-2 and to maintain their 100% Champions League campaign in Group B.
With Philippe Coutinho and Thiago Alcantara among the starters, Bayern were startled by trailing behind on Greek soil. 23 minutes into the first half, after a cross coming in from the left, Youssef El Arabi headed home from the second post and sent it in Neuer’s left corner. 1-0 Olympiacos.
Bayern went after the equalizer and it came before the break, also through an aerial ball in the area. Thomas Muller got the ball and fired a powerful shot, but it was saved by the Greek keeper. However, Bayern’s main man was there in the right place to tap the rebound into the nets. Robert Lewandowski! 1-1.
In the second half, the Polish goal-machine scored once again with 62 on the clock. On 75 mins, Corentin Tolisso practically secured the Bavarian triumph with another one. 1-3 Bayern.
However, four minutes later, Brazilian midfielder Guilherme scored the second goal of the Greek team. The Greeks even sought an equalizer, but they could not avoid the Olympiacos’ second defeat in this group stage.
Following the 3-2 away win, Bayern is perfect so far, with three wins in three games, and count on nine points, remaining in the lead of the Group. Olympiacos has only a point.