Europa League: Nantes grabs a 2-1 win against Olympiakos Piraeus 2-1

NANTES. Nantes conquered Olympiakos Piraeus to win 2-1. A goal from E. Guessand was decisive in the 90min.


NANTES. Nantes defeated Olympiakos Piraeus to win 2-1. A goal from E. Guessand was decisive in the 90min. It was Nantes to strike first with a goal of Mostafa Mohamed at the 32′. Then it was an own goal in the 50′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, E. Guessand gave the win to Nantes in the 90′ minute with a goal.

The match was played at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau stadium in Nantes on Thursday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Harald Lechner with the assistance of Andreas Heidenreich and Maximilian Kolbitsch. The 4th official was Markus Hameter. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17 degrees Celsius or 62.65 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Nantes was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. Olympiakos Piraeus that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.

Nantes was more aggressive with 68 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Nantes won the match.

Nantes shot 15 times, 5 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Olympiakos Piraeus shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target.


Nantes received 2 yellow cards (M. Sissoko and N. Pallois). On the other side, Olympiakos Piraeus received 1 yellow card (P. Retsos).

After this match, Nantes has 0 points to occupy the 1st place in the standings. while Olympiakos Piraeus stays with 0 points (2nd).

Match Events

  • 32'

    Mostafa Mohamed

    L. Blas

  • 50'

    S. Moutoussamy (OG)

  • 56'

    P. Retsos

  • 59'

    J. Bowler

    G. Masouras

  • 69'

    M. Simon

    I. Ganago

  • 70'

    M. Sissoko

    S. Moutoussamy

  • 72'

    M. Sissoko

  • 77'

    A. Kamara

    Hwang Ui-Jo

  • 82'

    E. Guessand (Goal Disallowed)

  • 85'

    N. Pallois

  • 86'

    Y. El Arabi

    P. Biel

  • 90'

    L. Blas

  • 90'

    O. Reabciuk

  • 90'

    E. Guessand

    L. Blas

Next match

In the upcoming Europa League match, Nantes will play away against Qarabağ on the 15th of September with a 0-0 head to head statistic.

Olympiakos Piraeus will host SC Freiburg on the 15th of September with a 0-0 head to head.

Nantes: Formation and Lineups

Nantes started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Antoine Kombouare chose to play with the following team: Alban Lafont (6.8), Dennis Appiah (7.2), Andrei Girotto (6.8), Nicolas Pallois (6.9), Quentin Merlin (7.7), Samuel Moutoussamy (6.5), Pedro Chirivella (7.0), Evann Guessand (6.4), Ludovic Blas (7.4), Ignatius Ganago (6.8) and Mostafa Mohamed (7.4).


Nantes made 2 changes: I. Ganago for M. Simon (69′) and S. Moutoussamy for M. Sissoko (70′).

Top player: Quentin Merlin

Probably the most impressive player in Nantes was Quentin Merlin even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.7) with 60 passes (93% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 16 crosses.

Olympiakos Piraeus: Formation and Lineups

Olympiakos Piraeus started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the opposite side, Carlos Corberán Vallet played with: Tomáš Vaclík (6.8), Panagiotis Retsos (6.5), Kōnstantinos Manōlas (6.8), Pape Abou Cissé (7.1), Pipa (6.6), Pierre Kunde (6.4), Andreas Bouchalakis (6.4), Oleg Reabciuk (7.2), Pep Biel (7.3), Ui-Jo Hwang (6.9) and Giorgos Masouras (6.7).


Olympiakos Piraeus made 3 changes: G. Masouras for J. Bowler (59′), Hwang Ui-Jo for A. Kamara (77′) and P. Biel for Y. El Arabi (86′).

Top player: Pep Biel

The player who no doubt impressed Olympiakos Piraeus the most was Pep Biel.

His rating is (7.3) with 31 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 9. He performed 2 crosses.

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