1. goal
    23'Youssef El-Arabi
  2. goal
    79'Guilherme
Olympiacos
Olympiacos FC
Final
23
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:1)
  1. goal
    34'Lewandowski
  2. goal
    63'Lewandowski
  3. goal
    75'Corentin Tolisso
  1. goal
    23'Youssef El-Arabi
  2. goal
    34'Lewandowski
  3. goal
    63'Lewandowski
  4. goal
    75'Corentin Tolisso
  5. goal
    79'Guilherme
  1. yellow card
    75'Rúben Semedo
  2. yellow card
    90'+1Youssef El-Arabi
Olympiacos
Olympiacos FC
Final
23
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:1)
  1. yellow card
    51'Thiago
  2. yellow card
    72'Neuer
  1. yellow card
    51'Thiago
  2. yellow card
    72'Neuer
  3. yellow card
    75'Rúben Semedo
  4. yellow card
    90'+1Youssef El-Arabi
  1. substitution
    69'Maximiliano Lovera for Andreas Bouchalakis
  2. substitution
    78'Guerrero for Giorgos Masouras
  3. substitution
    90'Lazar Randjelovic for Mohamed Camara
Olympiacos
Olympiacos FC
Final
23
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:1)
  1. substitution
    46'Corentin Tolisso for Martínez
  2. substitution
    60'Boateng for Hernández
  3. substitution
    86'Perišić for Thomas Müller
  1. substitution
    46'Corentin Tolisso for Martínez
  2. substitution
    60'Boateng for Hernández
  3. substitution
    69'Maximiliano Lovera for Andreas Bouchalakis
  4. substitution
    78'Guerrero for Giorgos Masouras
  5. substitution
    86'Perišić for Thomas Müller
  6. substitution
    90'Lazar Randjelovic for Mohamed Camara
Olympiacos
Olympiacos FC
Final
23
FC Bayern
FC Bayern Munich
(1:1)
Stadium/AttendanceGeorgios Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus31670 viewers
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Resolute Reds down Olympiacos

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FC Bayern beat Olympiacos 3-2 on Tuesday night, taking a big step towards the Champions League knockout stages. Youssef El-Arabi put the hosts in front midway through the first half, Robert Lewandowski levelling the scores before half-time and handing Bayern the lead after the hour mark. Sub Corentin Tolisso netted a third with a quarter-hour to go, Guilherme pulling one back. Olympiacos pushed for an equaliser in the closing stages, but Bayern weathered the storm, sealing their third victory in the third match and setting a club record of eleven consecutive Champions League away matches without defeat.

The German record champions started with Manuel Neuer in goal and Joshua Kimmich, Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernández and David Alaba in a back four. Thiago and Javi Martínez featured in a twin holding role behind Serge Gnabry, Philippe Coutinho and Thomas Müller, with Lewandowski as lone striker. Tolisso took over from Martínez at half-time, Jérôme Boateng coming on for Hernández, who had to be replaced with a knock, on the hour. Müller gave way to Ivan Perišić shortly before the final whistle.

Level at half-time

The 32,115 full house in Piraeus saw the two sides feel each other out at first, with Bayern in control. Coutinho warmed the gloves of keeper José Sá before Lewandowski fired over the bar. Olympiacos took the lead out of the blue when El-Arabi connected with a cross, beating Neuer at his near post.

Bayern went looking for an equaliser but struggled against the home side's dogged defending. Hernández almost put through his own goal following an Olympiacos counter, but Neuer was on hand. Lewandowski levelled the scores when Sá parried Müller's fine volley from 18 yards, the Poland captain smashing home the rebound. Coutinho miscued from close range before match official Danny Makkelie blew for half-time.

On Tenterhooks

The first chance after the restart fell to the hosts, Yassine Meriah only just missing the ball from five yards. Lewandowski put Bayern ahead when Müller flicked on a Tolisso header, the Poland captain being quickest to react to poke past Sá.

Tolisso's fine curler found the top corner of the net, but Guilherme soon pulled one back, his effort from distance beating Neuer with the help of a deflection. The home side upped the ante in the closing stages, Neuer saving from Daniel Podence, but Bayern saw it out and sealed three points.

The result means Bayern top Group B on nine points, five clear of Tottenham. The Bavarians will be back in action on Saturday, when they entertain Union Berlin in the Bundesliga.

Live match report for fcbayern.comby Greg Salmen

Olympiacos - FC Bayern 2-3 (HT: 1-1)

Olympiacos

Sá – Elabdellaouí, Meriah, Semedo, Tsimíkas – Bouchalakis (Lovera 69), Guilherme, Camara (Randjelovic 88) – Podence, El-Arabi, Masouras (Guerrero 79)

Subs

Allain – Papadopoulos, Xenitidis, Gaspar

FC Bayern

Neuer – Kimmich, Pavard, Hernández (Boateng 59), Alaba – Thiago, Martínez (Tolisso 46) – Gnabry, Coutinho, Müller (Perišić 86) – Lewandowski

Subs

Ulreich – Goretzka, Davies, Coman

Referee

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Attendance

32,115 (capacity)

Goals

1-0 El-Arabi (23), 1-1 Lewandowski (34), 1-2 Lewandowski (62), 1-3 Tolisso (75), 2-3 Guilherme (79)

Yellow Cards

Sedemo, El-Arabi / Thiago, Neuer

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