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Aston Villa fell short to Olympiakos! Greek team takes home a 4:2 win

Aston Villa come away from their home match against Olympiakos with a two-goal deficit after losing 2:4. Ayoub El Khaabi scored a hat-trick to turn the match in the visitors’ favour.



Aston Villa are two goals down at home to Olympiakos after losing 2:4. Ayoub El Khaabi scored a hat-trick to turn the match in the visitors’ favour.

Aston Villa managed to score in the 10th minute. Leon Bailey scored with a precise header. However, the whole situation was examined by VAR, who spotted an offensive foul and disallowed the goal. It should be noted that this was a very questionable decision.

In the 16th minute El Khaabi took the ball in the penalty area and with a shot under the crossbar gave Olsen no chance.

The Moroccan cannonballer scored his 6th goal in the European Conference League. In addition, Olympiakos was relegated to the Conference League from the Europa League group, so El Khaabi has a few games less than its opponents.

The Moroccan doubled Olympiakos’ lead in the 29th minute. Daniele Podance sent in a great through pass, El Khaabi laid off Olsen and finished with ease.

The home side Aston Villa reduced the deficit before half-time. After a pass from Mousa Diaby, Ollie Watkins got on the scoresheet with a shot into the bottom left corner of the net.

The home team entered the 2nd half quite differently. It was Diaby, who had a hand in the home side’s opening goal, who equalised in the 52nd minute.

However, the equaliser did not last long. 4 minutes later El Khaabi was given the opportunity to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot and he did not waste the opportunity.

In the 67th minute, Santiago Hezze added another goal for the visitors and Olympiakos again pulled away to a two-goal difference. A shot from outside the penalty area was deflected into his own net by one of the defenders.

In the 81st minute, Olympiakos offered a penalty to the home team. Douglas Luiz set up the ball and his shot hit only the right post, ending the match 2:4 for Olympiakos.

Source: Conference League