Burnley wish to rating a minimum of two objectives within the go back leg at Turf Moor subsequent Thursday to stay their Europa League desires alive
Ben Gibson’s second-half dismissal compounded a foul night time for Burnley in Europe when they went right down to a 3-1 defeat at Olympiakos of their Europa League play-off first leg.
Chris Wooden’s first-half penalty to start with cancelled out Kostas Fortounis’ free-kick however the hosts grew to become the screw when Andreas Bouchalakis regained the Greek facet’s lead.
And Fortounis then transformed a penalty of his personal at the hour mark to increase the Olympiakos’ benefit.
That spot-kick have been given for a handball via Gibson, who was once proven a moment yellow card – having additionally been booked for freely giving the free-kick that resulted in Bouchalakis’ objective.
Burnley – dressed in black armbands as a mark of recognize for membership nice Jimmy McIlroy, who died on Monday elderly 86 – had a beginning line-up that includes six adjustments from Sunday’s 3-1 Premier League house loss to Watford.
Goalkeeper Tom Heaton was once amongst the ones entering the primary XI, making his first look in slightly below a yr, as Joe Hart dropped to the bench.
The Clarets have been enjoying on a deficient floor that that they had no longer had a coaching consultation on forward of the sport, the usage of Panionios’ flooring as an alternative after Olympiakos have been granted particular dispensation via UEFA.
And so they additionally encountered a gorgeous adverse setting on the 32,000-capacity Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, which had round 1,000 in their enthusiasts in attendance.
Sean Dyche’s males seemed comfy sufficient within the early phases as they made a full of life get started, successful a few corners.
However they fell at the back of within the 19th minute when play was once allowed to proceed after a collision between Jeff Hendrick and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos and Phil Bardsley introduced down Daniel Podence simply outdoor the guests’ field, with Fortounis curling the ensuing fee-kick previous Heaton in tremendous taste.
Gibson and Wooden then despatched efforts off course, sooner than Slovenian referee Slavko Vincic waved away Olympiakos penalty appeals after Podence went down within the field beneath the eye of Kevin Lengthy.
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Moments later, Vincic did level to the spot, within the different field, with Wooden having long past to flooring when challenged via Mohamed Camara. The previous Leeds striker saved his cool to transform from 12 yards and Burnley have been degree.
There have been extra calls from the hosts for a penalty simply sooner than the period as Fortounis’ move struck Stephen Ward’s arm, however it was once no longer given and Christodoulopoulos was once booked for his protests to Vincic’s assistant.
Vincic produced every other yellow card in a while after the period after Gibson gave away a free-kick with a bad on Fortounis, whose next supply was once headed in via former Nottingham Woodland midfielder Bouchalakis.
And a nightmare short time for Gibson then persevered as Vincic judged he was once to blame of a handball within the field and booked him once more. Gibson trudged off and Fortounis slotted the penalty previous Heaton.
Dyche spoke back to the dismissal via bringing on James Tarkowski for Wooden, sooner than Miguel Angel Guerrero shot simply extensive of Heaton’s objective.
Sam Vokes, who had come on for Johnann Berg Gudmudsson, idea he had netted every other away objective within the remaining phases however after he bundled the ball over the road the flag was once raised for offside.
The second one leg at Turf Moor is subsequent Thursday.