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Olympiakos secures historic Europa Conference League final berth against Fiorentina

Olympiakos have etched their name in the annals of football history by securing a spot in the Europa Conference League final after a stunning 2-0 victory over Aston Villa in the semi-final second-leg clash on Thursday, May 8, 2024.

Jose Luis Mendilibar tutored Olympiakos to achieve the monumental feat for the Greek club, who have now booked their first appearance in a major European final.

Ayoub El Kaabi emerged as the hero of the night, delivering a clinical double that sealed Olympiakos’ 6-2 aggregate triumph over Villa.

The raucous atmosphere at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus bore witness to Olympiakos’ relentless pursuit of victory, with the team’s performance symbolizing their rich footballing heritage as champions of Greece a record 47 times.

This historic feat adds to the legacy of Greek football, with Olympiakos becoming only the second club from the country to reach a European final, following in the footsteps of Panathinaikos’ 1971 European Cup final appearance.

The anticipation builds as Olympiakos prepares to face Italian side Fiorentina in the final showdown on May 29 at the AEK Arena in Athens.

Under the guidance of Mendilibar, who assumed the managerial reins in February, Olympiakos has undergone a remarkable transformation, elevating the club to new heights on the European stage. Their journey to the final reflects a golden year for Olympiakos, highlighted by their Under-19 team’s UEFA Youth League triumph against AC Milan in April.

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