Kept at arm’s length for the majority of the first half, Olympiacos began to pose an attacking threat just minutes before the break and Wojciech Szczesny – making his first Champions League appearance for Juventus – did brilliantly to block Uros Djurdjevic’s header from point-blank range.
The Greek champions brought on former Germany international, Marko Marin, for the start of the second half and the substitution seemed to breathe new life into the hosts’ cause.
The winger was at the heart of Olympiacos’ best chance of the match so far on 58 minutes, when he broke forwards into the box and forced Szczesny into an excellent reflex save.
Felipe Pardo had been enjoying a certain degree of freedom down Olympiacos’ right side and the Colombian fired an effort from the most acute of angles into Szczesny’s embrace.
The hosts came closest to equalising in the 81st minute, when El Fardou Ben Nabouhane headed against the crossbar, but this was the Bianconeri’s night.