Panathinaikos was marvelous after coming back to “Apostolos Nicolaides” stadium. Following two consecutive defeats from PAS and Aris in the two away games the team was looking to react and did it in the most impressive way prevailing over Volos – a team that had only wins till that day – by 5-1. Τhe Shamrock, that won by 4-0 the team of Apollon in Leoforos stadium in the debut of Super League’s Interwetten championship, scored now five goals (four of them during the first half!). The scorers were Carlitos (2), Ioannides, Chatziyiovannis and Vital. The team showed that the negative results in Ioannina and Thessaloniki were just a bad start, as the team is obviously progressing and develops in all sectors.

The Greens entered the match looking to “choke” their rival succeeding from the very beginning. Just in the 3rd minute Carlitos was on the play, pressed and “suffocated” Kleiman, gained the ball and shot achieving the first goal before an empty goalpost. Few seconds later in the 4th minute, while the fans were still celebrating the first goal, Chatzigiovannis carried the ball during some meters and from the right side he crossed in the heart of Volos’ defense. Ioannidis took the ball dribbled his rival Romero and shot scoring Shamrock’s second goal.

The paraphernalia continued for Panathinaikos as Ioannidis and Carlitos were very close to score several times. The third goal, though, came in the 33rd minute as Carlitos did a splendid cross, the ball spanned and “arrived” to the feet of Chatzigiovannis who penetrated the rival defense and changed the score into 3-0. The Greens had one more goal in their arsenal which was due to come before the end of the first half. In the 44th minute Carlitos entered the rival box dribbled but was overthrown by Ferrari. The referee allowed a penalty which was executed by Vital who transformed it into a goal. The first half ended by an impressive 4-0 for Panathinaikos.

The second half started; the Shamrock was playing slowly and controlled the game. Volos did two replacements and tried to react by scoring a goal in the 58th minute by a head from Gulen. The Greens did not tell their last word, though. Velez gave the ball by head to Carlitos, the latter being in a good position pushed easily the ball to the rival post for a second time, achieving a fifth goal. The score board of the stadium showed an impressive 5-1 which was to be the final result of the match.

Παναθηναϊκός: Dioudis, Κotsiras, Juankar, Velez (76′ Sarlija), Pouggouras, Ruben, Αlexandropoulos (76′ Μauricio), Chatzigiovannis (63′ Palacios), Vital, Carlitos (70′ Lundqvist), Ιoannidis (70′ Μacheda).

Volos: Κleiman, Τsokanis, Purita, Van Veert (74′ Τereziou), Fernandez (74′ Voitkovski), Regaten (74′ Soares), Ferrari, Romero (46′ Gulen), Grilo, Rosero (46′ Barientos), Bartolo.