OLYMPIAKOS WIN EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE

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OLYMPIAKOS WIN EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE – Olympiakos beat Fiorentina 1-0 after extra time

Olympiakos beat Fiorentina 1-0 after extra time in the Europa Conference League final when a late winner from Ayoub El Kaabi gave the Greek club their first major European trophy.

In a match high on intensity and physicality but low on quality in front of goal, neither side could find the net in the regulation 90 minutes before El Kaabi netted the winner in the 116th minute.

With the game seemingly headed to a penalty shootout, El Kaabi got in front of his marker to head home Santiago Hezze’s cross but the players and fans had a long, nervous wait for VAR to check for offside before the goal was awarded.

It was the Morocco striker’s 11th goal in the Conference League this season, all in the knockout stages, and 16th in Europe after scoring in the Europa League qualifiers and group stage.

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