The Greek side were barely beaten in Turin at last however their manager feels Roberto’s injury penalty save from the Arturo Vidal could yet demonstrate vital
Olympiakos coach Michel has demanded that he was fulfilled by his team’s execution in their 3-2 defeat at Champions League against Juventus.
But, having triumphed 1-0 when there was two sides met in Piraeus a fortnight back, the Greek champion looked set to record consecutive triumphs over the Bianconeri when they went 2-1 up just after the hour mark on account of Delvin Ndinga’s header.
Then again, the guests couldn’t clutch their playing point for long, with an own goal from goalkeeper Roberto making it 2-2 after four prior minutes Paul Pogba then the winner for Juve just about instantly after the restart.
Michel asserted a second place award in stoppage time, however, when Roberto impeded Arturo Vidal from the spot to guarantee that Olympiakos clutched second place in Group B by virtue of their away goals in their head-to-head record against the Serie A side.
“I am exceptionally glad for my players. We indicated what we are fit for,” the Spanish coach said.
“Who knows, possibly that last spare of Roberto [denying Vidal’s penalty] may demonstrate significant and hand us capability to the following stage.
“It took us a while to get into the game, however then we brought about Juventus issues.
“We had an intense time sinking into a beat in the early stages of the match however in the wake of evening out we enhanced a considerable measure and I am splendidly fulfilled by my players’ deliberations.
“We made a few opportunities to get a point however we should not overlook that our adversaries were Juventus.
“We might just be a normal side at European level, however we have officially demonstrated with our two wins at home and for much of Tuesday’s match how we can stand our ground.”