After a very bad appearance, one of the worst in the season, Panathinaikos being inferior to Panionios lost, for the first time after almost one year in a local competition home game, in a match held at “Ap. Nikolaidis” stadium for the 13th match day for the Super League Greece championship.

The raw of negative results, combined with appearances below the average, continued for the “Greens” that haven’t achieved a victory since the 9th match day, after winning the team of Olympiakos in “Leoforos”. A defeat in Tripolis, draws againstΑΕΚ(home) and Atromitos (away) and this Sundays loss against Panionios put an end to the long raw of undefeated matches in the “Shamrock’s” home stadium.

The beginning of the match showed exactly the total image this game would have for Panathinaikos. The “Greens” had no rhythm committing many errors in a usually easy passing and then letting many attacks from their opponents, who despite a rather defensive orientation, were able to come close to Dioudis’ box. Panathinaikos showed its “aggressiveness” after the first 20 minutes, although its total image was rather poor; a shoot by Molins and another one by Chatziyiovannis, from the penalty area, which was halted by Vlachos and a nice free kick by Lod, in a foul, which Kotnik sent to the corner, were not enough for a team that strives for victory.

Marinos Ouzounidis tried to “shuffle” the cards in the second half realizing two substitutions in the 46th minute, though neither Hiljemark, who substituted Chatziyiovannis, nor Reis who entered instead of Sylla, who was injured, were able to change dramatically the image of the team to something better. Panathinaikos was entering Panionios’ box with difficultly and seemed to be able to create chances only by set pieces shot by the Swede who was the last to enter the pitch. Panionios wasn’t very threatening either, though its players remained much more calm in their game and seemed to be much more stable understanding the weakness of the “Greens” in their passing game and the control of the duel. This way, when Durmishaj got the chance, having entered the pitch just 12 minutes before, took advantage of an error committed by Reis and after a confrontation scored the victorious goal for the team of Nea Smyrni, in the 73rd minute.

Immediately after, Altman missed to score by a header. This was the best chance Panathinaikos had in the game, which showed the exact image of a team that after the 75th minute was unable to create even one noteworthy chance, in a home game during which they were back in the score.

The lineups:

Panathinaikos: Dioudis, Johansson, Koutroumbis, Kolovetsios, Hult, Sylla (46′ Reis), Lod, Cabezas (70′ Emmanouilidis), Chatziyiovannis (46′ Hiljemark), Altman, Molins.

Panionios: Kotnik, Vlachos, Gioata, Banana, Chaji Safi, Korbos, Savidis (84′ Papageorgiou), Siopis, Lambrou, Spiridonovic (70′ Masouras), Yecil (61΄Durmishaj).