Hwang Ui-jo, tracked by FC Nantes this summer, will discover Beaujoire… with Olympiakos. The South Korean, on loan from Nottingham Forrest, is established for this Europa League match.
🔴 The compositions have fallen: first tenure for Ganago
Nantes: Lafont – Pallois, Girotto, Appiah – Merlin, Chirivella, Moutoussamy, Blas, Guessand – Ganago, Mostafa Mohamed.
Olympiacos: Vaclik – Manolas, Retsos, Cissé – Avila, Kunde, Bouchalakis, Reabciuk – Pep Biel, Hwang, Masouras.
Olympiakos’ record against French clubs in the European Cup: 11 wins, 3 draws and 16 losses. The Greek club has lost five of its last seven matches played in France, including the most recent in Marseille in the 2020/2021 Champions League (1-2).
Two former French internationals play at Olympiakos: Yann M’Vila (22 caps), trained at Stade Rennais and passed through Saint-Étienne, and Mathieu Valbuena (52 caps), who played for OM and OL.
Last season, Olympiacos was crowned champion for the 47th time in its history. The Greek club was taken out by Maccabi Haifa in the second qualifying round of the Champions League (first leg: 1-1, return: 0-4). He finally managed to climb into the group stage of the Europa League, successively eliminating Slovan Bratislava and Apollon Limassol, each time on penalties.
In just under two hours, FC Nantes and Beaujoire will return to the European Cup, after eighteen years of scarcity. Opposite, a big piece, Olympiakos, experienced on the European scene.