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Michel bemoans wasteful Olympiacos

20 March 2014 00:04

Olympiacos coach Michel has bemoaned his players' profligacy after crashing out of the UEFA Champions League at Manchester United.

The Greek champions held a two-goal lead heading into Wednesday's last-16 second-leg clash, but saw that advantage dissipate thanks to a Robin van Persie hat-trick.

Jose Holebas bundled the Dutchman over in the box to give him his first from the penalty spot, before the former Arsenal striker netted a further two either side of the break.

Michel's men saw numerous opportunities to find the net at Old Trafford come and go, leaving the Spaniard to rue a string of missed chances and wondering what might have been.

"I would like to congratulate my players on their effort," he said. "Looking at the result, one might think that it was a one-way match but that wasn't the case.

"We had our chances but failed to convert them."

Olympiacos have now lost on all 12 of their trips to England, conceding an average of three goals.

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
19 March 2014
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
3 - 0
On aggregate
3 - 2
Venue
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Attendance
74662

Goals

R. van Persie (PG) 25'  
1 - 0
R. van Persie 45'+1
(assist by W. Rooney) 
2 - 0
3 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
5 90+1'
3 61'
2
4
16 10'
25
11
20 25' 45+1' 52'
10
19
Coach: D. Moyes
# Player Bookings
16
20
25 90+1'
24 6'
19
17
8
2
30 62'
35 10'
26
Coach: Míchel

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
18
24
31
13
14
26
44
# Player Bookings
18
5
28
14
21
42
88

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