Olympiacos' mad comeback story proved that the Europa Conference League has been a huge success – after West Ham United's famous triumph last year

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In early March, Olympiacos lost 4-1 at home to Robbie Keane’s Maccabi Tel Aviv, in the last 16 of the Europa Conference League. Defeated, humiliated, their continental dream looked over for yet another year.

Four months previously, they’d been unceremoniously booted out of the Europa League, with one group game to spare, after a 5-0 loss to Freiburg. This European campaign had not gone well.

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Chris Flanagan
Senior Staff Writer

Chris joined FourFourTwo in 2015 and has reported from more than 20 countries, in places as varied as Ivory Coast and the Arctic Circle. He's interviewed Pele, Zlatan and Santa Claus (it's a long story), as well as covering the World Cup, AFCON and the Clasico. He previously spent 10 years as a newspaper journalist, and completed the 92 in 2017.