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El Kaabi wins the match for Olympiakos in opposition to Fiorentina

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El Kaabi wins the match for Olympiakos in opposition to Fiorentina

(Olympiakos-Fiorentina 1–0 eeo) Olympiakos turned the primary Greek winner of a European last.

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Wednesday 29 May at 23:46

Striker Ayoub El Kaabi scored the successful objective within the second additional time of the Conference League last in opposition to Fiorentina.

In the center, he managed to get the ball previous the Fiorentina goalkeeper.

But the drama was not over, as a result of VAR needed to verify the objective. And it took 4 and a half minutes earlier than they concluded that the objective ought to stand.

Many anticipated to see Aston Villa within the last, however Olympiakos and Ayoub El Kaabi had different plans. In the ultimate in opposition to Fiorentina, he must decide once more.

Fiorentina misplaced their second Conference League last in two years. Last yr it was West Ham who have been very sturdy.

The environment was nice, however the end result was not passable because it ended 0-0 after regular time. Goalkeepers Pietro Terracciano (Fiorentina) and Konstantinos Tzolakis (Olympiakos) additionally deserve credit score for scoring.

Olympiakos took the sport into first-time additional time and substitute Stevan Jovetic was in search of a penalty when his cross hit Fiorentina’s arm. But the sport continued, and after 105 minutes it was nonetheless 0-0.

But within the one hundred and fifteenth minute there was a objective that determined the ultimate sport.

Jose Luis Mendilibar has been the supervisor of Olympiakos since February. This is the second season in a row that he has taken the staff after Christmas to the European finals. Last yr he was the coach of Sevilla and gained the Europa League.

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He is the fifth coach to succeed in the European finals two years in a row – with totally different groups after Sven-Göran Eriksson (IFK Göteborg, Benfica), Hector Cuper (Mallorca, Valencia), Rafael Benitez (Valencia, Liverpool) and Thomas Tuchel (PSG, Chelsea). Benitez is the one one in every of them to have gained each finals.

Norwegians Tarik Elyounoussi and Omar Elabdellaoui have been current on the sport based on one other Instagram-story from Elyounoussi. Both have a previous at Olympiakos.

This was Fiorentina’s sixth European last. Five of them ended up dropping.

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