Champions League Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd | Zenit 2-4 Dortmund
Olympiakos 2-0 Man Utd
David Moyes saw his Manchester United side slump to a 2-0 defeat to Olympiakos at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens, threatening to leave his side trophyless in his first season in charge. Having made it to the last-16, United will now have their work cut out in the return leg at Old Trafford. Alejandro Dominguez put the home side one up in the 38th minute. Giannis Maniatis' shot from 25 yards out hit a wall of players in the area, and Dominguez had the quickest reactions to flick the ball past David de Gea. Joel Campbell, on loan from Arsenal, doubled their lead nine minutes after the restart. He came into possession ten yards outside United's area, dodged a challenge from Michael Carrick and hit a splendid left-footed shot that beat De Gea. Moyes sent on Kagawa and Welbeck on the hour mark, but they still had no answer to the pressure from the Greek team. Michael Olaitan nearly made it 3-0, but he saw his shot go just over the bar. Moyes and his team need to have a major rethink about tactics and their game if they want to overcome the two goal deficit.Champions League tickets
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FC Zenit 2-4 Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund look likely to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals, after a commanding 4-2 victory over Zenit St. Petersburg. Dortmund took control of the game early, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan putting the visitors on the scoreboard in the fourth minute. A minute later Dortmund doubled their lead when Marco Reus found the back of the net. Zenit had only one chance in the first half hour, a rather lame effort from Hulk that was easily collected by Roman Weidenfeller. The second half started rather slowly but the home side managed to pull one back just before the hour, Oleg Shatov collecting a rebound off the post to make it 2-1. Robert Lewandowski grabbed another one for Dortmund just three minutes later though, crushing Zenit's new found energy. Lukasz Piszczek conceded a penalty in the 70th minute, which Hulk duly and viciously converted to make it 3-2. Ninety seconds later the game was put beyond reach when Lewandowski got his second and Dortmund's fourth away goal, which leaves the return leg on the 19th March looking like a mere formality.
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