7 dribbles, 3 chances created - Arsenal's Joel Campbell stars for Olympiakos

Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell was on top form as Olympiakos sailed into the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Olympiakos have not much luck in recent seasons in the Champions League, usually drawn against Arsenal in the group stages.

This time out it was different - and the Gunners have even leant them a helping hand in the form of Costa Rican sensation Joel Campbell.

The youngster who could dent England's World Cup hopes next summer turned in a Man of the Match performance as the Greek side squeezed through into the Champions League knockout rounds.

They needed to match Benfica's 2-1 win over an already-qualified PSG - and while opponents Anderlecht managed to have three men sent off, they made hard work of it.

Without injured striker Konstantinos Mitroglou, Argentine Javier Saviola was the man who stepped up to score the goals - but Joel Campbell stole the show.

Campbell was a threat throughout, completing seven successful dribbles - Anderlecht's whole team managed just nine by contrast.

He created three goalscoring opportunities, and had three shots on goal himself, worrying the Belgian's defence with his direct running.

His performance certainly gives further credence to the rave reviews he has been picking up.

Play was suspended for 70 minutes as a helicopter landed on the pitch with three more supporters seriously injured.

Atletico Paranaense defender Luiz Alberto was pictured in tears on the pitch as he described seeing fans beaten and kicked unconscious.

23-year-old Merida, who quit Arsenal for Atletico Madrid was an unused substitute in the match which his side eventually won 5-1.

He was tracked down by Spanish newspaper Free Grunge Textures

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