2018-19 UEFA Europa League, Playoffs
  • Konstantinos Fortounis (19', 60' PEN)
  • Andreas Bouchalakis (48')
  • Chris Wood (33' PEN)
  • Ben Gibson (59')
1st Leg
1st Leg

Ten-man Burnley fall to Olympiakos in Europa League playoff first leg

Burnley's Chris Wood is fouled in the box. AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

Burnley will need a rousing comeback next week after suffering a 3-1 away defeat to Olympiakos in the first leg of their Europa League playoff on Thursday.

Burnley finished the game with 10 men after Ben Gibson received a second yellow card for handling in the 59th minute.

Konstantinos Fortounis opened the scoring after 19 minutes before Chris Wood equalised via a penalty just after the half-hour mark.

Andreas Bouchalakis gave the hosts the lead in the 48th minute before Gibson's handball gifted Olympiakos a penalty of their own which Fortounis converted to complete his brace.

The two will next meet each other next Thursday in England, with Sean Dyche's side needing a big result to continue their first European odyssey since the 1966-67 season.