Mar 19, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Old Trafford
Man UtdManchester United
3-0
Olympiacos
van Persie (25' pen., 45', 52')
Carrick (10'), Evra (61'), Ferdinand (90')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Manolas (5'), Dominguez (9'), Salino (62'), Marcano (90')

Michel bemoans missed opportunties

Olympiakos manager Michel Gonzalez gestures on the touchline against Manchester United during their Champions League match on February 25, 2014
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Olympiacos head coach Michel admits that missed chances cost his side a spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Olympiacos head coach Michel has claimed that a lack of composure in front of goal cost his side a spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Despite leading Manchester United 2-0 from the first leg of their last-16 tie, Olympiacos were left disappointed on Wednesday night as Robin van Persie struck a hat-trick to send the hosts through to the next round.

However, Michel believes that the 3-0 scoreline did not tell the full story on a dramatic night at Old Trafford.

"We had our chances but failed to convert them and teams who do not make the most of their scoring opportunities at this level end up paying for it," the Spaniard told UEFA's official website.

"I would like to congratulate my players on their effort. Looking at the result, one might think that it was a one-way match but that was not the case."

Olympiacos have not reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League since 1999.

Robin van Persie of Manchester United celebrates scoring the second goal with his team-mates during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second round match against Olympiacos on March 19, 2014
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