Olympiacos beat Burnley 3-1 in Europa League play-off

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Athens, Aug 24 (IANS) Olympiacos beat Burnley 3-1 at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium here to move closer to the UEFA Europa League group stage.

Kostas Fortounis opened the score for Olympiacos in the 19th minute but the English team equalised in the 33rd minute with a penalty shot by Chris Wood on Thursday, reports Xinhua news agency.

In the second half, Olympiacos managed to please their fans with two goals by Andreas Bouhalalakis in the 49th minute and Kostas Fortounis, again, in the 60th minute.

Next Thursday, the two teams will meet again in England with Olympiacos having an advantage in qualifying for the UEFA Europa League groups.

–IANS

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