Arsenal vs Olympiacos Europa League Live Football Score 11 Mar 2021
How to Watch on TV
When Is Kick Off? Thursday 11 March
What Time Is Kick Off? 20:00 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport (UK) fuboTV (USA)
Referee? Daniel Siebert
Arsenal will be praying that lightning does not strike twice against Olympiacos when they kick off their Europa League last-16 tie against the Greek giants on Thursday at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium. The hosts overcame PSV 5-4 on aggregate to advance to the next stage, while Arsenal staged a dramatic comeback to dump Benfica out in the last 32. It has been a little over a year since that fateful evening at the Emirates Stadium in last season’s Europa League, but Olympiacos forward Youssef El Arabi probably still appears in the nightmares of Gooners up and down the country.
With the tie delicately poised at 1-1 after Arsenal had taken a 1-0 victory home from the first leg, El Arabi struck in the 119th minute before Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a gilt-edged chance to send the Gunners through, and Olympiacos progressed to the last 16 in the 2019-20 tournament to leave an Emirates crowd shell-shocked. Mikel Arteta has been forced to endure some tough watches during his short stint in the Emirates dugout, and that night against the Greek powerhouses definitely ranks high on that list, so the Gunners boss will pay Olympiacos and Pedro Martins the respect that they deserve, especially considering their stellar home form of late.
This week’s hosts did not make life easy for themselves against PSV, and the Dutch side were minutes away from going through after an Eran Zahavi double put them 2-0 up in the second leg after a 4-2 first-leg defeat, but substitute Ahmed Hassan struck in the 88th minute as they reached the last 16 for the second year running. Martins’s men eased to a 3-0 victory over Lamia in the league at the weekend and they are unbeaten in 10 matches at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium – winning nine of them – and having notched up 28 goals in that run, an Arsenal team who are becoming incredibly difficult to predict must have their wits about them if they are to gain the upper hand this week.
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Aubameyang’s sixth minute goal set the tone for what should have been a comfortable three points, only for Arsenal to resort to old ways – which is unfair terminology as ‘old’ indicates shooting themselves in the foot hasn’t happened multiple times in recent weeks – with a dreadful error gifting Burnley an undeserved point.