Olympiakos took on defending Premier League champions Manchester United in a Champions League last-16 first leg tie last night, with the Greek side emerging as impressive and surprisingly comfortable winners.

The Red Devils fell 2-0 to Alejandro Dominguez's and Joel Campbell's goals. Olympiakos, having not conceded any goals at home, are now in a pole position to take the tie and march on to the quarter-finals.

Manchester United have been very shaky at home this season, however anything can happen in football as the tie moves on to Old Trafford in three weeks' time.

United did have more of the possession in Athens, however they failed to create many chances. Even when they did have a clear-cut opportunities, they failed to capitalise.

Robin van Persie mustered their only shot on target a minute from time, while also spurning by far their best chance of the night in the closing stages.

As for Olympiakos, Dominiguez managed to dictate the game in the final third, and it was fitting that the Argentine scored Olympiakos' first goal.

The second goal for the Greek champions came ten minutes into the second half and was much more majestic than the first.

Campbell scored on that occasion with a fantastic curling effort and from there United failed to put any sort of pressure on Michel's side. 

Olympiakos may well earn a right to play in the last eight without a dramatic turnaround in the second leg.

The Champions League still has many surprises in store for us, and David Moyes' side may well score three or more to advance into the quarter-finals.

Let us know your predictions for the next Champions league games. Will United salvage their UCL hopes and score enough goals at Old Trafford?

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