Tough run for the Greeks

Olympiakos haven’t won a game in the Champions League since a 2-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb in 2015.

Last season, the Greek side spent their campaign in the Europa League, following their group stage exit in 201718.

Their winless run, however, is the joint-longest in their history in the competition.

They’ll be hoping they can catch out a fired up Tottenham side tonight in Athens, but Spurs are coming off a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Last time Spurs played away to another European side… (Happy tears not sad tears)

Mauricio Pochettino has had his say

The Argentine admits doing a lot of thinking in the summer that followed their Champions League final defeat to Liverpool in June.

“It was a long period after the final in Madrid,” he said. .

“Being honest I was thinking a lot during the summer. To finish losing the final is always so painful because you can’t put out the feeling and you need to wait to start again to repair the damage.

“It’s exciting to start a new campaign and here in Greece. It’s going to be an unbelievable atmosphere as well.”

Tottenham donning their 90s-inspired third kit tonight…

Olympiacos vs Tottenham confirmed line ups…

Tottenham XI: Lloris (C), Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Ndombele, Eriksen, Dele, Lucas, Kane.

Tottenham subs: Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters, Dier, Sissoko, Wanyama, Lamela, Son

Olympiakos XI: Jose Sa; Elabdellaoui, Ruben Semedo, Meriah, Tsimikas; Guilherme, Bouchalakis; Podence, Valbuena, Masouras; Guerrero

Olympiakos subs: Allain, Camara, Benzia, El Arabi, Papadopoulos, Torosidis, Randjelovic.

Olympiakos vs Tottenham team news

Olympiakos manager Pedro Martins will have to make do without Kostas Fourtoinis, who will be out of action for several months with a knee injury.

The Greek outfit are also without centre-back Ruben Semedo, who is also missing with a knee problem.

Tottenham, on the other hand, have defenders Juan Foyth, Davinson Sanchez and Kyle Walker-Peters on the injury table.

Mauricio Pochettino also has to cope without summer signing Giovani Lo Celso, who has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a hip injury.

Hi there!

Hello and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of Olympiakos vs Tottenham from the Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens. 

Spurs’ last European encounter, you’ll remember, came in the Champions League final against Liverpool in June, which they lost 2-0. 

The Greek side, however, haven’t played in Europe’s elite competition since the 2017/18 season, when they were knocked out at the group stages. 

This evening’s encounter promises to be a tasty one, with manager Mauricio Pochettino hoping his side can get off on the right foot with victory in Greece. 

source: express.co.uk

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