The team went to the semifinals eliminating consecutively Feyenoord from Holland and its rising star Ruud Gullit (0-0 and 2-1), Linfield from Ireland (2-1 and 3-3) and the Swedes of Goteborg (1-0 in Sweden and 2-2). The team played against Liverpool and was disqualified; confronting the awful refereeing of the Dutch referee Kaizer, who disallowed a normal goal of Panathinaikos, scored by Rocha at the first game, while the result was still 0-0. Finally Panathinaikos lost 4-0 in England and 1-0 in ΟΑΚΑ Stadium.