Olympiakos took a step toward the Europa League's round of 16 by beating Rubin Kazan 1-0 away Tuesday, after substitute goalkeeper Roy Carroll came on to save a penalty.

David Fuster put the visitors ahead in the 71st minute with a rising shot after the Rubin defense failed to clear a corner.

The Russians looked set to equalize two minutes later, however, when goalkeeper Balazs Megyeri was sent off for a foul on Gokdeniz Karadeniz.

But the 34-year-old Carroll, who joined Olympiakos last month, came on to save Bebras Natcho's penalty, and the 10-man Greek side held on to take a big advantage into the return leg at home on Feb. 23.