The reports from the German newspaper "TZ" mention that "Only one Greek team is not affected by economic crisis. Olympiacos Piraeus that Bayern face in the Champions League opener. The reason for this prosperity has a name: Vagelis Marinakis. The Greek tycoon is the leader of the club, has great force and knows how to handle money".
The reference to Olympiacos coninues with the title: "Olympiacos president is released on bail". "The question remains. Why did UEFA allow Olympiacos to compete in the Champions League despite the accusasions and the decision of the Referee Court on August 24? Their rivals, Panathinaikos and AEK requested Olympiacos exclusion. Two years ago Fenerbahce was excluded from European Cups. Neither the Greek Football Association nor the Αuthorities have decided against the club that was supported by CAS and UEFA. This may have to do with Thodoros Theodoridis. He is the son of Olympiacos Board of Directors and Deputy General Secretary of UEFA. If Marinakis is convicted of manipulating games, then the consequences will be severe. UEFA will have to exclude them from the European competitions and this means that all their result will not count. Bayern could lose at Karaiskakis but gain the three points".