Highlights from yesterday evening’s “Guadiana Torneo” match, which saw Newcastle United drawing 1-1 with Greek Super League champions, Olympiacos, at the Estádio Algarve, Faro, Portugal.
It was Steven Taylor who opened the scoring for the Magpies after 25 minutes on his return from a very long injury layoff. However, Kostas Mitroglou levelled for Olympiacos in the 79th minute, even though they were down to ten men after Francois Modesto was sent off five minutes beforehand for receiving two yellow cards. This meant that the match went to penalties. I won’t tell the result of the penalties if you haven’t seen them yet, but don’t look below if you want to watch them first!
I will try to post a video of the whole game later on if there is one available.
Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Tim Krul (G), James Perch, Steven Taylor (Paul Dummett HT), Mike Williamson, Davide Santon, Gabriel Obertan (Sammy Ameobi 72), Gael Bigirimana, Romain Amalfitano, Dan Gosling, Romain Haris Vuckic, Shola Ameobi (C).
Subs: Steve Harper (G), Danny Simpson, Paul Dummett, James Tavernier, Ryan Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez, Sammy Ameobi, Cheick Tiote, Sylvain Marveaux, Mehdi Abeid, Papiss Cisse.
Olympiakos (4-4-1-1): Roy Carroll (G), Tasos Papazoglou, Fejsa, Djebbour Rafik, Giannis Fetzatzidis, Siovas Dimitris, Dielna Claude, Vlahodimos, Marinaldo da Silva, Diogo Luis Santo, Torosidis Vasileios (C Marko Pantelic 69).
Subs: Balazs Attila Megyeri, Maniatis, Francois Modesto, Marko Pantelic, Kostas Mitroglou, Jose Holebas, Andreas Tatos, Manolas Konstantinos, Likoeannis Ch, Karagounis Vasileios, Giannis Potouridis, Djamel Abdoun.
Goals: Steven Taylor (25), Kostas Mitroglou (79),
Penalties: 4-4 (Newcastle: Cisse (missed), Vuckic, Amalfitano, Perch, Abeid. Olympiacos: Maniatis, Pantelic, Holebos, Tatos (saved)) .
Yellow cards: Haris Vuckic (53), Francois Modesto (53),
Red cards: Francois Modesto (74, 2 yellows).