And Panathinaikos did it as he won PAS Giannina 0-3, fighting for 55 minutes with only ten footballers.

Panathinaikos was clearly better than his opponent and controlled the match from the very beginning. However, the referee with a second yellow card to our Captain Carlos Zeca, left our team with 10 players after 39’. Panathinaikos continued to play with passion, overcame this absence and finished the first half with a goal.

Andrea Stramaccioni’s changes were successful and helped the team to defend well but also to score two more goals.

Panathinaikos: Steele, Mesto, Pranic (64’ Nano) Thelander, Koutroumbis, Zeca, Lud, Abeid, Kaltsas (58′ Klonaridis) Vlachodimos P. (59’ Lagos), Berg.

PAS: Peristeridis, Strouna (69’ Iliades) Nadales, Michail, Jimopoulos, Garoufalias (64′ Ferfelis) Kozoronis (52’ Giakos) Karanikas, Acosta, Ilic, Manias