Olympiakos does a lot of things right

[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Tuesday] Making it back to the UEFA Champions League final after coming tantalizingly close to winning in 2014 will be tough for Atletico Madrid. How tough was evident as it dropped a 3-2 decision to Olympiakos on Tuesday in the opening of the group stage.

UEFA Champions League, Results:
GROUP A
Tuesday, September 16
Juventus (Italy) 2 Malmo (Sweden) 0
Olympiakos (Greece) 3 Atletico Madrid (Spain) 2
GROUP B
Tuesday, September 16
Liverpool (England) 2 Ludogorets (Bulgaria) 1
Real Madrid (Spain) 5 FC Basel (Switzerland) 1
GROUP C
Tuesday, September 16
Monaco (France) 1 Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) 0
Benfica (Portugal) 0 Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia) 2
GROUP D
Tuesday, September 16
Bor. Dortmund (Germany) 2 Arsenal (England) 0
Galatasaray (Turkey) 1 Anderlecht (Belgium) 1

Atletico was behind 2-0 after a half an hour and trailed 3-1 after 73 minutes before Frenchman Antoine Griezmann pulled a goal back in the 86th minute. The hero for Olympiakos was  goalkeeper Roberto, who had moved to Greece last season on loan from Atletico Madrid. Roberto made two saves on shots by Griezmann.

Olympiakos-Atletico Madrid: Highlights

Four players who started for financially strapped Atletico in the 2014 final against Real Madrid have moved on. Thibaut Courtois, Filipe Luis and Diego Costa are now at Chelsea, while David Villa will play for New York City FC in 2015.

"To beat a team like Atletico, you have to do a lot of things right," said Olympiakos manager Michel, the former Real Madrid star. "We are a team like [Atletico] and do well against teams that appear to be of higher quality. Now we have an advantage, to be sure," he said. "All I can say is that we are very happy -- much happier than we were two hours ago."

Olympiakos, the Greek champion, and Atletico, the Spanish champion, are in a group that also includes Italian champion Juventus, who beat Malmo, 2-0, in the other Group A match.

AMERICAN WATCH. Sacha Kljestan came off the bench in Anderlecht's 1-1 tie at Galatasaray in their Group D opener.

UEFA Champions League, Schedule:
GROUP E
Wednesday, September 17
Roma (Italy) vs. CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Manchester City (England)
GROUP F
Wednesday, September 17
Ajax (Netherlands) v Paris SG (France)
Barcelona (Spain) vs. APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus)
GROUP G
Wednesday, September 17
Chelsea (England) vs. Schalke 04 (Germany)
Maribor (Slovenia) vs. Sporting (Portugal)
GROUP H
Wednesday, September 17
Athletic Bilbao (Spain) vs. Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine)
Porto (Portugal) vs. BATE Borisov (Belarus)
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