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16/12/2013 13:16, Report by Tim Oscroft

Video: Olympiacos '02

The last of United’s quartet of meetings with Olympiacos, this season’s Champions League last-16 opponents, took place on 23 October 2002 and ended in a fourth consecutive win for the Reds.


Wearing a blue European away kit in Athens, United looked to be heading for a comfortable win after goals from Laurent Blanc and Juan Sebastian Veron. 

The Greeks fought back to level at 2-2, but the visitors retook the lead for good when Olympiacos goalkeeper Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos could not stop a fierce shot from Paul Scholes. 

United team v Olympiacos, 23 October 2002: F Barthez, G Neville, L Blanc, J O'Shea, M Silvestre, D Beckham (L Chadwick 63), P Neville, J Veron (K Richardson 87), R Giggs (Q Fortune 63), P Scholes, D Forlan.

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