Panathinaikos suffered a 5-1 defeat from Barcelona at Camp Nou, on the opening night of the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League Group Stage. Sidney Govou opened the score for the “Greens” in the 20th minute, but soon after that Barcelona striked back and managed to turn the score around and make it 3-1 before the end of the 1st half (Messi 22’, 45+ and Villa 33’). Pedro scored one more for the Catalans in the 78th minute and Daniel Alves produced the final score during extra time.

FC Barcelona: Valdes, Pique (75’ Milito), Puyol, Alves, Abidal, Xavi (79’ Mascherano), Busquets, Iniesta, Messi, Pedro, Villa (79’ Bojan).

Panathinaikos FC: Tzorvas, Marinos, Boumsong, Kante, Vintra, Simao, Katsouranis (64′ Karagounis), Gilberto, Leto (80′ Ninis), Govou (70′ Garcia), Cisse.