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90+3'
Young's corner is repelled, and that's full time. Moyes is in trouble.
90+2'
Olaitan has a wee bit of treatment now, but not enough to trouble the added time count, you'd imagine. This is over. A truly appalling performance. It needs a government enquiry.
90+1'
There will be three more minutes of this. How many more can Olympiacos get? Kagawa sets up Evra to chip a cross towards Welbeck and the keeper takes it.
90'
 
Ferdinand goes in with a wild lunge to stop an Olympiacos break. He possibly could have seen red for that, given how reckless it was.
89'
Van Persie and Welbeck chase a ball rond the back of the defence, but neither can get enough on it to trouble the keeper.
88'
Kagawa is fouled in United's half, which demonstrates just how deep they're sitting.
Olympiakos Substitution
86'
 
Valdez replaces Perez.
85'
David Moyes might be thinking about having a Kevin Keegan moment and resigning in the toilet after the match.
83'
Young has a cross easily blocked.
82'
An indicative miss from Robin Van Persie. The ball is played in by Smalling to Van Persie, who shifts the ball into space and skies the ball miles over. Dearie me.
80'
Young curls in a low ball towards Van Persie, but Roberto is out smartly to punch away.
79'
Vidic boots a sarcastic one upfield for Rooney to sarcastically chase. If I didn't know better I'd assume the players simply don't respect Moyes. And why should they?
78'
Perez wins a corner off Evra. Earlier, Smalling fell over again. Young hacks away the ball in the box.
77'
Olympiacos are dropping back now, and they will be confident that United don't have it in them to break them down. They'd be more likely to just score in the wrong goal.
Olympiakos Substitution
76'
 
Dominguez is replaced by Machado.
75'
United head the ball away, but Olympiacos only lose it with an overhit cross from the left wing.
74'
Rooney fouls Olaitan in the midfield, and Olympiacos have a chance to clip the ball into the box.
73'
Ashley Young runs into some defenders and appears surprised when they don't get out of his way. Dominguez breaks forward but is tackled by Vidic.
71'
I need a thesaurus to find more ways to say 'gutless'.
69'
Evra gives away a foul, chasing Salino by the Olympiacos box.
68'
Ferdinand fouls Olaitan with a hefty challenge going for a high ball on the halfway line.
67'
 
Fuster replaces Campbell.
Olympiakos Substitution
66'
Olaitan absolutely thumps a volley just wide of the post. That would have been fantastic.
65'
Maniatis receives a dropping ball on the edge of the box, and drags it just wide. The third is there if they want it.
64'
Young's cross finds Welbeck, he stoops and misses with his header, and it might have actually come off the defender. They don't deserve luck, though.
62'
Young sends a ball past Rooney for Olaitan, but Carrick wins the ball back and finds Van Persie on the left. Evra bursts forward and finds Welbeck, but he's offside.
61'
 
The shamefully bad, and shamefully picked, Antonio Valencia is replaced by Danny Welbeck, and Shinji Kagawa replaces the execrable Tom Cleverley.
Manchester United Substitution
Manchester United Substitution
59'
Moyes needs to get Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera on as soon as possible.
58'
Shinji Kagawa is coming on soon. For every player? Because they've all been terrible.
56'
If Olympiacos want, they can make this 3-0. There's nothing to suggest United will be able to repel any concerted attacks.
55'
 
GOAL! Olympiacos 2-0 Mancheser United. What a goal from Joel Campbell. United are borked. Campbell nutmegs Michael Carrick, and curls a left-footed shot brilliantly into the goal from 25 yards. Fantastic.
54'
Maniatis clips in a ball aimed for Peres, but it's too high and De Gea claims it.
53'
Valencia collects the bal on the right, gives it to Cleverley whose cross is easily cleared. Then Rooney is tackled heavily in midfield and Olympiacos come forward.
50'
Vidic and Ferdinand almost lose the ball between them, then Cleverley makes sure of losing the ball and hoofs it to nobody.
49'
A lobbed ball is easily claimed by Roberto. This is still dire stuff from United. It won't improve unless the transfer window opens and they buy some better players.
48'
Cleverley heads a cross up to Rooney, who wins a foul under pressure, and United are then hounded off the ball. Perez aims a weak shot at De Gea.
47'
Van Persie kicks out at the Olypmpiaos right-back.
46'
Tom Cleverley delivers an awful pass, starting the second half as he finished the first.
45+1'
A high cross for Roberto from Evra, and he catches the ball, and sensibly collapses in order to waste a bit of time. Olaitan has a shot from distance, Valencia falls over, and the referee puts them out of their misery.
45'
Will United win the Champions League? It's 50-50.
44'
Van Persie is back on the pitch now. Young fouls Campbell on the halfway line.
43'
Young returns the ball for Rooney, and he cuts onto his right and has his shot from a tight angle blocked. De Gea sends a long ball out for a throw, over the head of Rooney.
42'
Van Persie is OK, coming off for a moment but he's likely to be reintroduced soon after the corner is taken.
40'
Evra is fouled by N'Dinga on the edge of the box, on the left wing. Rooney will take. He curls the ball goalward, and before Van Persie can get to it, Manolas heads over. Van Persie collides with the keeper and is down injured.
39'
This is the 16th time United have conceded the first goal this season. They've won only three of those matches.
38'
 
GOAL! Olympiacos 1-0 Manchester United. Oh dear, David. Campbell's cross is cleared, it comes out to Maniatis. He drags his shot wide, but it Dominguez flicks the ball in the opposite direction, wrong-footing De Gea and putting the home side ahead.
37'
Young breaks down the left drives towards the box, clips in a decent cross for Van Persie but it's just too close to the keeper.
36'
United have done 226 passes. Stats! pt.2
35'
Cleverley does brilliantly to evade a tackle in midfield and knock it over a midfielders head. He finds Rooney, who also does well to get away from a defender but sends a loose ball wide and Olympiacos come forward. Campbell has the ball, fires it into Perez for a one-two but the ball is cleared. Holebas has a shot from 40 yards. Yeah.
34'
Nothing happens.
33'
Vidic clears for a throw and now Olympiacos will try to effect something fun, which would be a nice change. Evra gets the ball and kicks it out again. Campbell tries to jink his way through but Evra is on hand again to tackle.
32'
Dominguez takes his chance to throw himself to the turf now, presumably because Vidic stood near him. A farce.
31'
Smalling puts the full-back under pressure and wins a throw in high up on the right wing. United are immediately dispossessed and Olympiacos come forward.
30'
Olaitan hurls himself to the ground when Rio Ferdinand breathes on him from behind. He doesn't get the foul.
29'
Campbell drives forward from the wing but Carrick does well to take the ball off him when three other United players had failed.
28'
United take a quick free kick and move the ball foeard swiftly. Young tries to find Van Persie's run but it's cut out.
26'
Perez cuts in from the left and has space to let go of a low drive that's just wide of the near post.
25'
Manchester United have had 60% of possession. Stats!
24'
United are enjoying most of the ball now, but they're back in defence with it at the moment.
23'
Roberto punches away and it's back with Young. Evra tries to flick his pass forward to Rooney, but it's out for a throw.
22'
United with calm possession on the left results in Young working some space for himself to find Evra in the same position as he won his penalty last week, but he's tackled fairly this time, and it's a corner on the left for Rooney to take.
21'
Maniatis has a shot from distance, but it loses pace as it bounces straight towards De Gea.
20'
Valencia gets to the byline, beats the full-back and slices the cross out of play on the opposite side.
19'
Valencia is dispossessed and Olympiacos come forward on the right. Campbell and Maniatis start a move, but it eventually takes in almost every outfield player, until Vidic intercepts and De Gea clears.
17'
Cleverley takes, it eventually reaches Vidic, who heads across goal, it's headed away from goal and Cleverley has made his way into the box, slicing his volley way wide of goal.
16'
Van Persie drives towards goal on the inside right channel, but Manolas is across quickly to tackle and concede a corner.
15'
Smalling whips in a cross that Young collects on the opposite wing, he comes onto his right and drives a pass forward for Van Persie to chase, but it's overhit and drifts out at the near post.
14'
United back with the ball in defence. They seem to be happy to play for a draw. Which is lucky, as they seem incapable of keeping the ball in the opposition half just now.
13'
United still keep the ball with short passes in defence. Rooney drops all the way back to the left full-back position, and now Valencia gives away a free kick, fouling his marker as he chases a Smalling long ball.
12'
United hit a long ball for Rooney but Olympiacos head away. The ball comes back to United, who are tackled when Valencia can't stand up to a challenge. United drop back into two banks of four, or TBOF as it's known in the industry.
11'
United have the ball now, playing across the defence, with Carrick dropping back for a moment. The ball goes up to Young but is switched to right now, with Smalling.
10'
Olympiacos are all over Manchester United. This is entirely predictable. Moyes could have started with an eleven that were capable of controlling the ball with calm passing, and it's bizarre he decided to choose some of the least effective players today. United break now on the left. Evra has space on the left, released by Young, but his cross is cleared at the near post.
8'
United forward now, and Smalling falls over on the right and is tackled promptly. Dominguez strolls forward without a single challenge coming his way until the very last moment, when Vidic despairingly dives across.
6'
Ferdinand with a woeful pass that Dominguez intercepts, and eventually Carrick gets back to cover. That was dangerous. Ferdinand wasn't too bad at Palace on Saturday - they don't need the brainless version back now.
5'
Still Olympiacos with the ball, but United seem organised in defence, and win a free kick with a foul on Valencia on the right wing.
4'
Free kick on the right for Olympiacos. It's swung in, but Vidic heads away. They will miss that next season. The Greek side win it back and play patiently in defence and midfield.
3'
 
Campbell knocks the ball, or tries to, over Patrice Evra on the wing. It strikes him on the arm and he's booked - I'm not sure it was deliberate.
2'
Vidic's turn to punt it clear now.
1'
Olympiacos kick off, and begin with pace initially, settling for a long ball hoofed forward that's headed back to De Gea.
19:40
Five minutes to go. How are your nerves? What is your prediction? Let me know at @lxndrnthrtn.
19:35
My prediction is 1-0 to United, but I wouldn't be surprised if the old defensive shakes come back to the away side and they end up 2-0 down in fifteen minutes, and David Moyes is seen slumed in his chair, a single tear rolling down his face, mouthing 'I just don't know what to do.' in the direction of nobody in particular.
19:30
Unfortunately Roy Carroll, ex-Manchester United, isn't the squad tonight. It would have been faintly amusing to see him score a last minute goal for the home side, or saving a ball thirty yards past the goal line and getting away with it.
19:25
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19:20
That team selection from Moyes is one of the most cowardly pieces of work since the Guardian decided to address the topic of intersectional feminism solely from the point of view of those who are entirely ignorant of it. If United go out, Moyes totally deserves it. That is inexcusable nonsense against an in-form side.
19:15
Manchester United have won their four encounters with Olympiacos, all in the Champions League - 12 goals for, two against. Olympiacos are unbeaten in their last five home games against English clubs in the Champions League (4 wins, 1 draw). The last team from England to beat the Piraeus club on their own soil are Manchester United, back in October 2002.
19:10
David Moyes: "It's a really tough game, Olympiacos have a good record here and we know, over the tie, we'll have to play well to qualify. Olympiacos did very well against PSG (Paris St Germain) and Benfica. They came through a difficult group, they have a great home record here. We know it will be a difficult night. They have a big support. It's far from an easy match."
19:05
Olympiacos coach Michel: "Their Premier League situation could be an incentive to them or it could be a burden on their shoulders, we know there's lots at stake for Manchester United in this match. United cannot afford any mistakes tomorrow given their position in the Premier League. We are delighted to be at this stage of the competition. It's a big prize for us so we won't give anything away and we have great expectations."
19:00
Olympiacos are without main forward Javier Saviola after the former Argentina man picked up a leg injury in Saturday's 4-0 Greek Super League win at OFI Crete. Saviola's absence means 21-year-old Nigerian striker Michael Olaitan, who has scored eight times in 15 appearances this season, starts up front with Argentine attacking midfielder Alejandro Dominguez playing just behind.
18:55
Tom Cleverley and Ashley Young are handed starts for United, who are without defenders Phil Jones and Jonny Evans for the clash in Piraeus. The pair - who have been sidelined since picking up injuries in the Premier League defeat at Stoke City on February 1 - have not travelled to Greece. Jones suffered concussion in a collision with Stoke's Jonathan Walters while Evans picked up a hamstring strain. Adnan Janujaz is not in the United squad this evening.
18:50
Teams: Manchester United: De Gea; Smalling, Vidić, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Young; Rooney, van Persie..subs: Lindegaard, Büttner, Fellaini, Giggs, Kagawa, Hernandez, Welbeck////Olympiacos: Roberto, Salino, Manolas, Marcano, Holebas, N’Dinga, Maniatis, Dominguez, Perez Campbell, Olaitan..subs: Megyeri, Machado, Samaris, Valdez, Fuster, Papadopoulos, Bong
18:45
Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Olympiacos against Manchester United from the Karaiskakis Stadium. A 7:45pm kick-off in this Champions League last 16, first leg tie.
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Roberto 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Holebas 0 0 0 5 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
K. Manolas 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
L. Salino 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Marcano 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. N'Dinga 0 0 0 62 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
G. Maniatis 0 1 1 48 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Hernán Pérez 0 0 1 18 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 86
Alejandro Domínguez 1 0 1 41 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 76
J. Campbell 1 0 1 22 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 67
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Olaitan 0 1 0 26 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. de Gea 0 2 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Evra 0 0 0 4 8 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
R. Ferdinand 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
C. Smalling 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
N. Vidic 0 0 0 2 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Carrick 0 0 0 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
A. Young 0 0 0 52 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 90
W. Rooney 0 0 0 60 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 90
T. Cleverley 0 0 0 42 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 61
Antonio Valencia 0 0 0 29 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 60
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. van Persie 0 0 1 13 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
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