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Knowing a win would put them into the knockout stages of the Champions League, Olympiakos duly clinched that result in an ill-tempered game against Anderlecht.
The Belgian side, crumbling out of Europe entirely, had three players—including goalkeeper Silvio Proto, who had saved two penalties—sent off during the course of the match.
Javier Saviola opened the scoring with a smart finish in the first half before Anderlecht struck back on the counter-attack through Sacha Kljestan to quiet the home crowd.
Prior to that, Saviola missed one penalty and, subsequently, Vladimir Weiss before Alejandro Dominguez finally showed his team-mates how it was done in injury time (after Proto had been dismissed) to spark delirious celebrations.
Anderlecht's Cheikhou Kouyate and Fabrice N'Sakala were also sent off, and three more players picked up yellow cards—a display of poor discipline that is likely to see UEFA action.
On target: 10-3
Pass completion: 85 percent to 74 percent
Possession: 63 percent to 37 percent