An Olympiacos home game in the Champions League is the kind of moment you may never get to replicate. As you wake up on the morning of the match, you realise your life is based around your team’s schedule. You can’t do a thing. Can’t get up from bed before the game. You wish time would pass – but it doesn’t.
It’s pure torture until early evening, when the time to prepare finally comes. Scarf, lucky clothes, and naturally the shirt of your favourite player, often from many years ago. Grab a coffee from the store opposite your house and then go! Kick-off is at 10pm and at 8pm you arrive at the Karaiskakis, otherwise known as ‘The Temple of the Legend’.
There’s an ecstatic atmosphere among the people around you, who share the same passion, madness and love as you. Quickly eat a souvlaki and then you’re ready for the anthem and to shout for your team from the warm-up until the lights go off. Whatever the result, Olympiacos are here – they belong with the stars, in the galaxy of stars of the Champions League, and so do you.
Your presence mattered, and that is why the players came and applauded all of you who were there from the beginning to the end of the game. All of you, all of us who will be there for Olympiacos until the end of our life stories. The life stories that we choose to share with our biggest love, Olympiacos Piraeus. A feeling that cannot be expressed, a truly, madly, deeply felt passion and affection for the biggest team in Greece.