Fran Sol’s goal ended Olympiakos’ Europa League hopes as Dynamo Kiev progressed to the round of 16.
With the Piraeus-based side nine points behind PAOK in the Greek league, the Greek Cup is the only realistic chance of silverware Olympiakos have this season.
In the first leg, Gil Dias scored arguably the goal of the tournament so far with a stunning half-volley from way out. However, Benjamin Verbic equalized late on to give Dynamo Kiev the upper hand going into this game.
The Ukrainians were happy to keep it tight for the first 20 minutes but turned up the pressure just after the hour mark. A lengthy spell of pressure ended in Vitaliy Mykolenko finding Fran Sol with a low cross who got in between two defenders to open the scoring.
There was no out ball for Olympiakos, at no point in the first 45 were the front three of Kostas Fortounis, Ahmed Hassan or Daniel Podence on the shoulder of the last Dynamo Kiev defender.
Just before the break, it was so nearly two. A corner was flicked through to Sol at the back post but Jose Sa did excellently to foil the Spaniard from close range.
Pedro Martins threw on Giorgos Masouras at the break and he nearly made an instant impact, heading Vasilis Torosidis’ cross wide. Then the winger took down Fortounis raking ball before forcing Denys Boyko into a one-handed save.
Olympiakos were creating a lot more chances, but there were still too misplaced passes when opportunities arose to build from midfield.
Hassan had little to feed off all game, but the Egyptian latched onto Masouris’ dribbling cross by poking it toward goal after 73 minutes. Unfortunately for the Greeks, Boyko was in the way again.
Soon after Boyko was called into action to deny Miguel Guerrero a one-on-one finish with his right leg.
Time ticked away, and Dynamo dealt with Olympiakos’ crossing expertly to see the tie through on aggregate. The Ukrainians will now face Chelsea in the last 16.