The old and good European Panathinaikos is back and proves it at every opportunity. After the important qualification over Dnipro, the Greens were just perfect and beat Marseille 1-0 at home in a particularly demanding and difficult match against an extremely quality team.

In a big European night for the club, Panathinaikos achieved a great win and took the first step towards qualifying for the Champions League play-offs. But still there is the the second half in Marseille to finish the job.

Ivan Jovanovic masterfully set up the Greens in Leoforos, who were in complete control throughout the match. With tremendous energy, non-stop running but also remarkable maturity, the players of Panathinaikos perfectly executed the coach’s plan for 97′ and now they go to Velodrome to get the ticket for the next phase. To take a step closer to the stars of the Champions League.

The winning goal in the 83rd mintute was an artwork which started from Bernard and finished by Bernard who was assisted by Ioannidis.

Panathinaikos: Brignoli, Vagiannidis, Huankar (79′ Mladenovic), Magnusson, Jedvaj, Ruben, Vilhena (79′ Cerin), Djuricic (72′ Bernard), Mancini, Verbic (58′ Kleinheisler), Sporar (72′ Ioannidis).

Marseille: Lopez, Gigot, Balerdi, Clauss, Lodi, Veretout (86′ Guedouzi), Kondogbia, Ndiaye (74′ Mughe), Sarr (74′ Harit), Ounahi (67′ Rongier), Aubameyang (86′ Mbemba).