Panathinaikos eliminate Marseille from the Champions League


Panathinaikos stunned Marseille on penalties to reach the Champions League play-off round on Tuesday.

The game did not start well for Panathinaikos, as they conceded a goal in just the 2nd minute. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wiped out Panathinaikos’ 1-0 first-leg lead in the third qualifying round with his first Marseille goal at the Stade Velodrome.

The former Arsenal and Barcelona striker completed the turnaround in first-half added time by turning home his second goal from Jonathan Clauss’ low cross.

Panathinaikos versed Marseille in the Champions League.

But there was a late twist, as just seconds after Matteo Guendouzi had seen a strong penalty appeal waved away, the Marseille midfielder was penalised for handball by VAR and Fotis Ioannidis dispatched the resulting 99th-minute spot-kick to force extra time.

Vitinha had a goal ruled out by VAR for an offside against Ismaila Sarr in the build-up as the Greeks held on for penalties.

Filip Mladenovic stroked home the winning penalty as Panathinaikos won the shoot-out 5-3, with goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli’s earlier save from Guendouzi proving crucial.

Panathinaikos will next face Braga, with the winners to secure their first group-stage appearance in over a decade.

Marseille – Panathinaikos 2-1

Goals: 2′ Aubameyang (Marseille), 45’+1 Aubameyang (Marseille), 90’+9 pen. Ioannidis (Panathinaikos)

The penalty shootout:

0-1 goal by Ioannidis (Panathinaikos)

0-1 Brignoli took Geduzzi’s penalty

0-2 goals Bernard (Panathinaikos)

1-2 goals for Veretou (Marseille)

1-3 goals by Kleinheisler (Panathinaikos)

Sarr 2-3 goals (Marseille)

2-4 goals Palasios (Panathinaikos)

Bithynia (Marseille) 3-4 goals

Mladenovic (Panathinaikos) 3-5 goals

Yellow cards: Aubameyang, Veretou – Gedvai, Brignoli, Vaiannidis, Mancini, Ruben, Cerin

Red Cards: –

Marseille (Marthelino): Pau Lopez (120’+3 Blanco), Clos, Zigo, Beba, Lodi, Ronzier, Verretou, Char, Ediage (68′ Guedouzi), Unahi (59′ Arit), Aubameyang (80′ Vitinia).

Panathinaikos (Ivan Jovanovic): Brignoli, Vagiannidis, Gedvai, Magnusson, Huancar (70′ Mladenovic), Ruben, Vilena (70′ Cerin), Djuricic (63′ Bernard), Mancini (106′ Kleinheisler), Verbic (46′ Palacios). , Sporar (63′ Ioannidis).




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