The story as the game was starting was the complaints from Manchester City as to the quality of the turf that was shipped in special for the soccer game.
Manchester City and Olympiakos played to a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes of play. The 34,000 and change in attendance were treated to a penalty kick shootout as the rules called for penalty shootouts after regulation.
The first couple rounds of penalty kicks went to the kickers. The goalies started guessing correctly and saved the next few.
The penalty kicks took a turn in favor of Olympiakos when Manchester City’s Micah Richards airmailed a shot over the crossbar giving the opening to Olympiakos. Athanasios Papazoglou proved to be the closer as he buried his penalty kick, winning the game for Olympiakos 5-4.