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Martin Odegaard: Player Rating and performance v Olympiacos

The Norwegian was in outstanding form as he helped to mastermind Arsenal's 3-1 victory over Olympiacos in the Europa League.

 
10:53pm on Thursday 11th March 2021
By
Robin Bairner

Arsenal hold what looks like a decisive 3-1 led over Olympiacos in the Europa League after the first leg largely because of the contribution of Martin Odegaard.

The on-loan Real Madrid ace opened the scoring with a fierce first-half shot then played his part in winning the corner from which Gabriel headed the winner.

It was a strong display from the Norway international man, and here’s how it panned out…

Olympiacos 1-3 Arsenal: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

📷 Martin Odegaard: Match Snapshot

Although Arsenal enjoyed a good deal of pressure in the first half, their play was often in front of the Olympiacos defence.

⏱️ 34’ Odegaard gathers possession around 30 yards from goal, advances with a couple of touches before sending a thunderbolt of a shot goalwards. The ball swerves in the air, deceiving goalkeeper Jose Sa, whose flailing arm was insufficient to keep it out.

Before being replaced with eight minutes left, Odegaard helped to construct the move down the right which won the corner that Gabriel headed home. This goal was the catalyst of the Gunners’ success and should mean they have an easy time at the Emirates next week.

〽️ Martin Odegaard: Rating Week-on-Week

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Odegaard has blown hot and cold since arriving at Arsenal in January. He had his best game in Greece, scoring an 8 FC Rating. It is the first time he has had higher than a 7 at club level this season.

🗝️ Key Stats

Odegaard match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating8.0Man of the Match
Mins Played82
Goals1
Assists0
Shots4Rank #1
Shots on target1
Final third passes 36Rank #1
Touches in the box6
Tackles/Won2/2
Aerial duels/Won2/2
Duels/Won7/6

Odegaard: What Next?

The North London derby looms on Sunday, with Arsenal playing fellow midweek Europa League winners Tottenham. Odegaard will hope that his early withdrawal on Thursday is a sign that he is going to get minutes in that game.

Martin Odegaard: Career statistics, appearances and goals

Olympiacos 1-3 Arsenal: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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