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Thrylos learn fate as UEL groups drawn

The Europa League draw has just taken place with Olympiakos drawn as the top seed in Group B.


The Reds face trips to Cyprus, Switzerland and Kasakhstan this autumn. APOEL, Young Boys and Astana provide the opposition for the 2016/17 Europa League group stage.

The top two from the group will progress to the knockout stage in the new year, where they will be joined by the eight third placed Champions League sides.

Group B

OLYMPIAKOS

APOEL

Young Boys

Astana

-More to follow-

Europa League squad submitted to UEFA

Olympiakos submitted a 22-man squad to UEFA for the Europa League playoff round. 

André Martins, who only signed for the club today, has been included in the squad. Diogo Figueras has also made the cut following rumours he was on his way out of the club, having only arrived this summer.

A single replacement or addition to the squad is able to be made up until the eve before the first leg (18th Aug).

The squad in full:

Kapino, Leali, Choutesiotis.

Botia, Da Costa, De La Bella, Figueiras, Siovas, Vouros.

Bouchalakis, Cambiasso, Dominguez, Durmaz, Maniatis, Milivojevic, Fortounis, Martins, Zdjelar.

Seba, Ideye, Pardo, Pulido.

Reserve list: Manthatis, Retsos, Tsimikas.

The Reds head to Portugal in search of Europa League qualification.

The Europa League Playoff round draw was made yesterday. Olympiakos will head to Portugal to face FC Arouca as they look to put Wednesday’s disappointment behind them and secure qualification for the Europa League.

FC Arouca are a small club located 60km south east of Porto. The Arouquenses play their games at their humble 5,000 capacity Estádio Municipal. 
Arouca are currently enjoying making history. Spending much of their existence playing in Portugal’s regional leagues, the past decade has seen them rise from a regional side to Portugese reprasentatives in continental competition. The fairytale began with Arouquenses experiencing back-to-back title success, claiming the Aveiro Regional League title in 2007 and the Third Division title in 2008. They were only in the Second Division for two years, before gaining promotion to the Primeira Liga after claiming the second tier title in 2010.

Finishing 5th in the 2015/16 Primeira Liga, this is FC Arouca’s first season of European football. The Portugese side faced Heracles of the Netherlands in the third qualifying round. Arouca came through that round with an aggregate score of 1-1, profitting from the away goal ruling after their second leg finished a score draw in Holland.

Thrylos will travel to Portugal for the first leg on 18 August. FC Arouca will then be welcomed to the Karaiskakis the following week (25th). The tie’s winner will be entered into the group stage draw the following day, with the draw taking place in Monaco on the 26th August.

Elsewhere in the draw PAOK will take on Dinamo Tbilisi of Georgia. While Panathinaikos have been draw against Danish side Brøndby, in what promises to be a tough test for PAO after the Danes disposed of Germany’s Hertha BSC in impressive style.

The Europa League Playoff Round draw in full:

  1. Astana (KAZ) v BATE Borisov (BLR)
  2. AEK Larnaca (CYP) v Slovan Liberec (CZE)
  3. Arouca (POR) v Olympiacos (GRE) 
  4. Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) v PAOK (GRE)
  5. Midtjylland (DEN) v Osmanlıspor (TUR)
  6. Austria Wien (AUT) v Rosenborg (NOR) 
  7. Trenčín (SVK) v Rapid Wien (AUT) 
  8. Beitar Jerusalem (ISR) v Saint-Étienne (FRA) 
  9. Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO) v Genk (BEL) 
  10. Vojvodina (SRB) v AZ Alkmaar (NED)
  11. Maribor (SVN) v Qäbälä (AZE) 
  12. Gent (BEL) v Shkëndija (MKD) 
  13. Slavia Praha (CZE) v Anderlecht (BEL) 
  14. Istanbul Başakşehir (TUR) v Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) 
  15. Astra Giurgiu (ROU) v West Ham (ENG)
  16. Sønderjyske (DEN) v Sparta Praha (CZE)
  17. Fenerbahçe (TUR) v Grasshoppers (SUI) 
  18. Sassuolo (ITA) v Crvena Zvezda (SRB) 
  19. Brøndby (DEN) v Panathinaikos (GRE) 
  20. IFK Göteborg (SWE) v Qarabağ (AZE) 
  21. Krasnodar (RUS) v Partizani Tirana (ALB)
  22. Maccabi Tel-Aviv (ISR) v Hajduk Split (CRO)

UCL 3rd Qualifying Round Draw Made in Nyon

The Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round draw was made this lunchtime in Nyon, switzerland.The exact opponents are not yet know with the 2nd leg of the 2nd Qualifying Round yet to play. Dependant on next week’s result, Thrylos will be heading to either Moldova or Israel in search of group stage qualification.

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Who is Victor Sanchez?

In shock developments today Marco Silva stepped down as the coach of Olympiakos, with the club quickly announcing Victor Sanchez as his replacement. But just who is the 40 year old new Head Coach at the port?

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Jimmy flying the Thrylos flag in France

The deadline for all teams taking part in this summer’s Euro 2016 passed at midnight. It was a day of heartache and joy for many players across the continent. Jimmy Durmaz was selected in Sweden’s 23-man squad.

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André Martins set to be next player to sign for Thrylos

Marko Silva looks to continue wasting no time in rebuilding his squad for the upcoming season. Just days after the arrival of Figueiras, a second player looks set to be arriving at the port.

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Verbal agreement reported to have been met.

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Greece squad named to travel Down Under

With no European Championship place to look forward to next month, Greece are heading down under to take on Australia in a two-game international series. Four Thrylos stars in total feature in Michael Skibbe’s 24-man squad.
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Piraeus Expects

Sunday saw Olympiakos re-find their scoring touch with a 4-0 thumping of Atromitos. A fine result this may well have been, but it has done nothing to appease the fans. The hurt and disappointment is still raw from Thursday’s Brussels encounter. The Superleague is almost an irrelevance at the moment; the Reds’ season hinges on tonight’s second leg.

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