Date: 10th September 2019 at 6:15pm
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Hillal Soudani joined Olympiacos on a two-year deal over the summer, ending a year of misfortune at Nottingham Forest. The 31-year-old joined the Reds from Dinamo Zagreb in July 2018 and made eight appearances in all competitions. He suffered a knee injury in September and underwent surgery in November which ended his debut season prematurely.

Martin O’Neill deemed Soudani surplus to requirements and moved him on this summer. Olympiacos signed the Algerian forward and have handed him his first senior appearances since October 30 – 66 minutes against Asteras Tripoli (Super League) on August 24 and 17 minutes Krasnodar (Champions League qualifiers) on August 27. Soudani was an unused substitute against AE Larisa (Super League) on September 1.

The centre-forward scored and created 140 goals in 196 games for Dinamo before his move to Forest and has 22 goals in 49 for Algeria. He’s a prolific goalscorer but didn’t have the chance to prove his worth in the East Midlands. It’s still early days at Olympiacos, but time will tell if Forest were right to axe Soudani.

The Greek outfit are currently fourth in the Super League with two wins from two and next face NFC Volos on September 14.

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