The first successful opportunity was won in just six minutes. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got his hands on the ball, but Jose Sa saved his shot from eleven meters.
The hosts’ goalkeeper had nothing else to say in the 34th minute. Martin Odegaard received the ball, stepped inside, and scored with a long-range shot that went under the crossbar.
Only six minutes later, Olympiakos should have equalized. Georgios Masouras took advantage of a defender’s error and scored a goal. The shot, however, flew past the goalpost. At the end of the game, the Greeks were down 0:1 at halftime.
Thirteen minutes after the switch of sides, an Arsenal defender committed a vital error by allowing the ball to fall after a pass from the goalkeeper.
Youssef El Arabi intercepted the ball, deduced where Leno was standing and scored the equalizer with a long-range shot.
El Arabi burst into the penalty area in the 68th minute and came close to scoring a second goal, but his shot was stopped. Arsenal had a corner kick in the 80th minute.
Gabriel rushed to the ball as it was centered into the penalty area and put the visitors ahead with a headshot. The VAR system was still used by the referee, but he finally understood the goal.
Five minutes later, the Canaries were celebrating yet another goal. Mohamed Elneny, who had just recently been added to the team, had the ball in front of the penalty area.
The Arsenal player hit a long-range shot that bounced off the post and into the net. In the end, the score remained the same: Olympiakos lost 1:3 to Arsenal, putting them one step closer to the quarter-finals.
The rematch is scheduled for March 18th.