The Uruguayan striker pounced late to break Greek hearts and ensure the French side finishes top of Group C
UEFA Champions League
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Los Blancos netted for the 30th consecutive game in Europe's premier club cup competition thanks to a sensational free kick from their Welsh winger.
The Swede's strike against Olympiakos was his eighth in five games this season, moving him level with Ruud van Nistelrooy, Hernan Crespo, Filippo Inzaghi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Around 45,000 supporters inside Santiago Bernabeu opted for an unusual way to show their backing for the injured Portugal star, who is hoping to land the prestigious accolade.
Goal took in the early kickoff action in Russia, where the Bavarian giant maintained its perfect record in this season's competition and wrapped up top spot in the group.
The Bavarians' 3-1 victory against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday was their 10th in a row in Europe's top competition, beating the Blaugrana's long-standing best tally of nine.
Julian Green, an 18-year-old eligible to represent the USA or Germany in international play, made his first-team debut Wednesday in Bayern Munich's Champions League win.
The German scored a Lionel Messi-esque effort, as well as strikes from Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller, for the club's 10th consecutive European triumph.
Napoli needs to beat Arsenal by three goals to ensure it qualifies for the knockout stages, and the 22-year-old Italy international says his side will never give up.
The 26-year-old bemoaned his club's 2-1 defeat to Ajax on Tuesday but thinks its first defeat of the season is far from a disaster.
The 30-year-old says wants to make it 10 European wins on the trot, while Pep Guardiola and Arjen Robben want to build on their emphatic Dortmund win.
The Rossoneri legend was delighted with the 3-0 victory over Celtic on Tuesday and hopes it will act as a catalyst after a poor start to the season.
The Brazilian feels his side can take heart from its 3-0 win in Glasgow and is optimistic about his team's chances of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League.
Even though he is considered a Blancos legend, the former Spain international came close to crossing the Clasico divide in 2002.
The striker has experienced a great start to life in Italy, but he remains without a goal in European competition since April 2009.
A man fell from the south end of the Amsterdam ArenA 39 minutes into the game between the Dutch champion and the Blaugrana and was immediately rushed to the hospital.
The Barca captain was unhappy with his side's display against Ajax and says there needs to be an immediate improvement if the team is to succeed in the Champions League.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The Dutchman is a doubt for the game at the Santiago Bernabeu with a niggling thigh problem and his Italian coach is considering saving him for next month's clash with Juventus.
The Scot praised the Rossoneri for being clinical in front of goal and admitted his own side's failure to find the net summed up its frustrating Champions League campaign.
Plenty of visual feasting was to be had as the top teams in Europe fought on Tuesday, with giants such as Chelsea and Napoli falling across the continent