Robin Van Persie scored a hat-trick as Manchester united secured a spot in the Champions League quarterfinals with an impressive 3-0 victory over Olympiacos Piraeus at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester on Wednesday.
Manchester United is one of the two English Premier League team, other than Chelsea, that advanced to the quarterfinals of 2014 Champions League after overturning a two-goal deficit against Olympiacos.
Van Persie, who left the pitch on a stretcher late on, converted a first-half penalty and scored on the brink of half-time before he struck the final goal of the 3-0 win with a free-kick just after the restart.
1st LEG FT: Olympiacos 2 – 0 Manchester United
Olympiacos: Dominguez 38′, Campbell 55′
2nd LEG FT: Manchester United 3 – 0 Olympiacos
Manchester United: Robin Van Persie 25′ Pen, 45+1′, 51′
Aggregate Score: Manchester United 3 – 2 Olympiacos