The Karaiskakis Stadium hosts Olympiacos and Ferencvaros in the Europa Conference League Knockout Play-offs on Thursday. Olympiacos crashed out of the Europa League and face Ferencvaros after they failed to win their group.
Olympiacos finished third in Group A in the Europa League. In six games, Olympiacos had two wins, one draw and three losses, leaving them on seven points, five points from Freiburg in second and eight points from winners West Ham.
In their last five games, Olympiacos have three wins and two losses.
In the Round of 16 of the Greek Cup, Olympiacos took on Panathinaikos. The previous leg ended in a 1 - 1 draw, and after a goalless 90 minutes, the tie headed to a penalty shootout. Joao Carvalho and Filip Mladenovic both missed their penalties which gave Panathinaikos the 6 - 7 win. Back in the Greek Super League, Olympiacos faced Aris. Fran Navarro opened the scoring for Olympiacos and a penalty from Rodinei gave Olympiacos the 2 - 0 lead at halftime. An own goal from Quini in the 90th minute did get Aris on the scoresheet, but Olympiacos held on for the 2 - 1 win.
Andreas Ndoj and Navarro gave Olympiacos a 2 - 0 lead heading into the last 20 minutes against Giannina. A penalty from Pedro Conde brought Giannina into the game but a goal from Stevan Jovetic secured the 3 - 1 win for Olympiacos. Another clash against Panathinaikos saw another loss for Olympiacos. Bernard and Alexander Jeremejeff both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Panathinaikos.
The last time out for Olympiacos was against OFI. Giorgos Masouras, Ayoub El Kaabi, Daniel Podence and Kostas Fortounis all scored in the 4 - 0 win for Olympiacos.
Ferencvaros, on the other hand, finished second in Group F in the Europa Conference League. In six games, Ferencvaros had two wins and four draws which left them on ten points, only two points from Fiorentina, the winners of the group.
In their last five games in all competitions, Ferencvaros have four wins and one draw.
The final matchday of the Europa Conference League saw Ferencvaros take on Fiorentina. Kristoffer Zachariassen opened the scoring for Ferencvaros just minutes after halftime, but a goal from Luca Ranieri rescued a 1 - 1 draw for Fiorentina. Back in the NB I, Ferencvaros hosted Zalaegerszegi. Krisztian Lisztes, Ismail Aaneba and Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane all scored in the 3 - 0 win for Ferencvaros.
Mohammad Abu Fani, Stjepan Loncar and Aleksandar Pesic all scored in the 3 - 1 win over Kisvarda, who had Jasmin Mesanovic on the scoresheet. Barnabas Varga opened the scoring for Ferencvaros but Istvan Bognar equalised within ten minutes for MTK Budapest. However, Varga grabbed four goals that game and was joined on the scoresheet by Loncar in the 5 - 1 win for Ferencvaros.
The most recent outing for Ferencvaros was against Debrecen. Christian Manrique opened the scoring for Debrecen in the first minute but goals from Varga and Zachariassen gave Ferencvaros the 2 - 1 win.
Olympiacos and Ferencvaros have met just twice in their histories, with these meetings coming back in the 1996/97 Europa League First Round. Ferencvaros won the first leg 3 - 1 and after a 2 - 2 draw in the second leg, Ferencvaros winning 5 - 3 on aggregate.