A second successive away win, secured by Ideye Brown’s late goal at GNK Dinamo Zagreb, has put Olympiacos FC firmly in the frame for one of the qualifying places in Group F.
The Greek champions are level with FC Bayern München on six points, three more than Arsenal FC and Dinamo.
Previous meetings
• The sides had met on four occasions before this season – Dinamo are the only Croatian team Olympiacos have faced. The only one of those encounters not to have been won by the home team was the last of the four, a 1-1 draw in Zagreb in the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League group stage.
• It confirmed Olympiacos’ first – and only – qualification for the European Cup’s quarter-finals while Dinamo finished three points behind them in second place.
• Earlier in the group, Alexios Alexandris and Siniša Gogić scored as Dušan Bajević’s Olympiacos won 2-0 against Zlatko Kranjčar’s visitors.
• In the 1977/78 UEFA Cup first round, Dinamo won 5-1 at home and lost 3-1 away.
• The Greek side, in the group stage for the 17th time, lost 3-0 at home to Bayern on matchday one but two weeks later recorded a 3-2 win at Arsenal – their first victory in England at the 13th attempt and their first away win in European competition after six straight defeats.
• Last season Olympiacos finished third in Group A, completing a clean sweep of home wins in the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time since 2009/10. Having transferred to the UEFA Europa League they were defeated in the round of 32, losing 2-0 away to FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk ahead of a 2-2 home draw.
• They began last season with a 3-2 win against 2013/14 finalists Club Atlético de Madrid in Piraeus and also beat Juventus and Malmö FF at Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis.
• The Zagreb club, back in the UEFA Champions League group phase after an absence of two seasons, began with a 2-1 home victory over Arsenal.
• Their victory over Arsenal was their first in 16 UEFA Champions League group stage fixtures (L13 D2) since a 3-0 win at home to SK Sturm Graz on matchday three in 1999/2000.

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