Maccabi Tel Aviv crushes Olympiacos 4-1 in Conference League Round of 16 play

Mar 7, 2024 | Football

Maccabi Tel Aviv overwhelmed Olympiacos 4-1 as Eran Zahavi scored a brace in the yellow-and-blue’s 1st leg UEFA Conference League Round of 16 victory. Eran Zahavi found the goal early as he put away a Milson ball in the 4th minute while five minutes later Ido Shachar scored off a rebound to give Maccabi a quick 2-0 lead.

Photo Credit: Maccabi Tel Aviv

Ayoub El Kaabi cut the lead in the 13th minute but less than twenty minutes later Milson and Zahavi teamed up yet again with the Israeli striker scoring his second of the match to send the yellow-and-blue into halftime spotting a 3-1 advantage. As the second half wore down, Dor Peretz headed home a Gaby Kanichowsky cross in the 74th minute to close out the first leg win.

“I don’t know of this was our best game, but it was a great result,” Maccabi Tel Aviv Head Coach Robbie Keane said. “We played terrific football but we have to stay focused ahead of the next match. All in all we are just at halftime.”

Eran Zahavi – Photo Credit: Maccabi Tel Aviv

Eran Zahavi spoke about the game that was, “This was good result and you can even say its as excellent one for an away match, but nothing is over. We want to enjoy the moment ahead of the second leg in Serbia. This was a tough game but the atmosphere was great against a terrific team and we recored a wonderful result.”

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