Post-Match Report

Youth League: Arsenal 3-2 Olympiacos

U19s: Arsenal v Olympiacos

Olympiakos CFP -

Boreham Wood FC
UEFA Youth League
UEFA Youth League
  Arsenal U19
      
                  Julio Pleguezuelo (14
                   62)
                   Ben Sheaf (48 pen)
            
   crest
Arsenal U19
Julio Pleguezuelo (14
62)
Ben Sheaf (48 pen)
3 2
  Olympiakos CFP
      
              0 (7
               50)
          
   crest
Olympiakos CFP
0 (7 50)

By Lloyd Webb at Meadow Park

Summary

Arsenal Under-19s beat Olympiacos 3-2 in the Uefa Youth League to maintain their unbeaten start to this season's competition.

Georgios Manthatis gave the visitors an early lead but Julio Pleguezuelo levelled the scores immediately as the sides went into the interval deadlocked.

Ben Sheaf put the hosts in front but were soon pegged back by Georgios Androutsos’ powerful drive.

Plegueuzelo scored his second with a fantastic volley to secure three points for Andries Jonker's side.

Setting the Scene

Jonker made one change to the side that won their opening group game at Dinamo Zagreb, with Savvas Mourgos replacing Reiss Nelson.

Alex Iwobi, Kaylen Hinds, Chris Willock and Stephy Mavididi were all named in a dangerous forward line.

First Half

Olympiacos took an early lead when Manthatis dribbled into the box and fired low past the outstretched Hugo Keto in the seventh minute.

Arsenal hit back straight away as the visitors failed to deal with a corner and Pleguezuelo equalised with a fierce drive.

Iwobi attempted a spectacular 30-yard drive five minutes from the break but it went over the bar.

Second Half

Sheaf put Arsenal ahead for the first time in the match with a calm penalty in the 48th minute after Hinds was hauled down in the box.

Androutsos levelled the scores when he fired into the bottom corner from outside the box.

Pleguezuelo then registered his second goal of the game with an acrobatic volley just after the hour mark to secure three points for the Gunners.