Europe Champions League – Qual
(16 Aug 2017)
Olympiakos Piraeus (Gre) – Rijeka (Cro)
Olympiakos Piraeus meets Rijeka, in the qualification match for the UEFA Champions League. Olympiakos is now in the league offseason, so they can lay down their attention to preparing for the Champions League playoff game. Furthermore, they had a warm-up match with Atromitos a week ago. However, the team is not going through a great form at this moment, having won just one of the last five games, considering all the competitions they have played and including friendly matches. On the other side, Rijeka comes with scars after suffering two straight defeats in the Croatian league. In this case, they were beaten by their rival Dinamo Zagreb which hugely reduced their morale. Previously, the Croatian Championship has been monopolized by Dinamo Zagreb, Rijeka’s title has broken its dominance after 11 years, but still, they are newcomers in Champions League Qualification. However, more experienced players and home field advantage should bring a positive result to Olympiakos.
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These teams haven’t met before.