The zeibekiko of Alexandropoulos in Istanbul after Olympiacos knocked out Fernebahce

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The young player danced zeibekiko in Istanbul.

Olympiacos progressed to the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa Conference League after knocking out Fenerbahçe, which is undoubtedly a reason to dance.

Following the dramatic penalty shootout, in which goalkeeper Konstantinos Tzolakis immortalised himself by saving three of five penalties taken by the Turkish club, Sotiris Alexandropoulos took the opportunity to dance zeibekiko in Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.

So, to the song "Ti na peis gia mena" by Konstantinos Argiros, Alexandropoulos, who did not play in Istanbul, celebrated the victory with a dance.

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Qualifying for the Semifinals

Despite the need to defend their 3-2 victory at "Georgios Karaiskakis," Olympiacos was not intimidated by Fenerbahçe and played aggressively in Turkey. Jose Luis Mendilibar opted for a starting lineup that included Daniel Podense, Stefan Jovetic, and Youssef El-Arabi.

Despite conceding an early goal, Olympiacos played well, pressing high and creating chances. They equalised in the 90th minute through a penalty by El-Arabi, forcing extra time.

Olympiacos continued to press in extra time, but Fenerbahçe had the better chances. However, Tzolakis made several crucial saves to keep the Greek club in the game.

Penalty Shootout

The match went to a penalty shootout, where Tzolakis saved three penalties to give Olympiacos the victory.

Key Players

  • Andreas Tzolakis: The Greek goalkeeper was the hero of the match, making several key saves, including three in the penalty shootout.
  • Mohamed El-Arabi: The Moroccan forward scored the equaliser in the 90th minute and converted his penalty in the shootout
  • Bruma: The Portuguese winger constantly threatened the Fenerbahçe defence, creating several chances.

This is a historic achievement for Olympiacos and Greek football. The team showed great character and determination in overcoming Fenerbahçe and reaching the semifinals of a European competition.

They will now face Aston Villa with the aim of reaching the final and possibly winning their first European trophy in over 20 years.

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