The 108th match in the Champions League Olympiakos gives in a few hours at Karaiskaki wanting another victory that will bring a step closer to the qualification ensuring the presence on Europa League
In this long presence in the top club competition Olympiakos has managed to climb one by one the stairs of the lowest to the highest.
From disrepute and ridicule of the first time, to the launch of qualifying for the quarterfinals of the 1999 the "curse" of the away games, and the "metal" of the European team that has now for several years become a strong team in European football.
Olympiacos from the double in Bremen and then has managed to climb slowly but surely the 'steps' of the European scene. The 7 away wins achieved in the last eight years is surely a proof.
The element though remains as a constant since the start is the strength of Karaiskakis and in fact it becomes even stronger in recent years. And this impressive must win possesd in his "Temple". And in the early years of his presence in the Champions League, playing either in the Olympic Stadium or in Rizoupoli, Olympiacos took results at home ground. Great victories and the great results came since returned to his "home".
With the sole exception of Solid’s "black" period which was a big setback for the Olympiacos performances at Karaiskaki. The three victories in the first year in Faliro stadium with Monaco Coruna and Liverpool in game he had to win and won them.
The victory against Werder in the "final" for qualification for the 2007-08 season, the three wins the 2009-10 season with Alkmaar, Standard Liege and Arsenal leading back to '16' Champions League but the "magic" Valverde year and the successes of Dortmund and Arsenal although ultimately did not lead to the desired qualification.
Games like this coming in a few hours against Dinamo Zagreb. Whether is against Arsenal or Anderlecht, either Malmo or Montpellier. Even against powerful teams like Benfica and Juventus, when the game is a "final" Olympiacos always finds a way to win at home.