The team eliminates Litex Lovech in extra time, after a difficult game, defeat Fenerbahce in Leoforos ground and wins Slovan Liberec. After a tough “revenge”, the “Greens” prevailed over Anderlecht. In the quarterfinals they had to confront Porto, the team of Jose Mourinho. Panathinaikos wins 1-0 in Oporto, dreaming its qualification to the semifinals. At home match in Leoforos, though, Porto takes the match into extra time and wins 2-0 being qualified for the next round.