Panathinaikos drew 1-1 with Slavia Prague at a packed Leoforo and were eliminated from this year’s Europa Conference League play-offs, but earned a standing ovation from their home crowd.
He fought until he didn’t get it, pushed Slavia Prague to its limits, lost unrepeatable countries (post in the 2nd minute), took the lead in the 58th minute, but didn’t find the second goal that Panathinaikos was looking for and in the fourth minute of stoppage time saw the Czechs equalize . from the disastrous mistake of Kampetsis and for them to qualify for the play offs of the Europa Conference League with the final 1-1 at “Apostolos Nikolaidis”. A great effort by the “greens” who, however, were not enough and are now staying outside Europe…
Panathinaikos started the match in “red” and only in the 2nd minute “touched” the goal with a crossbar with Sporar. From Magnusson’s excellent vertical pass into the area to Huancar, the Spanish full-back turned the ball low at the far post to Sporar, who made the display but it hit the left-hand post and out.
In the 10th minute, Slavia approached the Panathinaikos area for the first time, but Traore’s direct free-kick went just short of Brignoli’s right post.
Panathinaikos continued to suffocate Slavia and in the 20th minute, Aitor made a very good individual effort and set-piece, with Mandus getting away with difficulty and Usu chasing away from the Czech defense.
In the 30th minute, the Czechs missed a great opportunity, when from a pass by Traore that immobilized the “green” defense, Dutierra scored from a good position over Brignoli’s posts.
Two minutes later (32′) thanks to an amazing effort and assist from Vagiannidis, Sporar was in a shooting position, but was “defeated” in his place by Mantous, while he was being pulled by Oussos’ right hand.
In the 42′ there was a phase for which the Panathinaikos players became furious with the English referee Peter Bankis, asking for a penalty and the dismissal of the goalkeeper of Slavia, who already had a yellow card. In the execution of a foul by Aitor, the goalkeeper of Slavia Mandus “knocked down” Senkefeld in the area, but the referee showed continuity in the game.
In the second half, Panathinaikos “lost” Senkefeld from the 55th minute, who had been injured in the middle since the 42nd minute phase where the “greens” requested, with Dimitris Kourbelis taking the place of the Dutchman at the back.
In the 58th minute, Panathinaikos found the long-awaited goal they were looking for, after an amazing one-two of Huancar with Cerin and a goal by the Spanish full-back towards Sporar, who this time did not miss and with a close projection made it 1-0 for the . “green”.
In 68′, Sevcik’s shot went just wide of Brignoli’s right post, while in 85′, Sporar’s header from Aitor’s foul was saved by Mandus with overpowering effort in the corner.
As the minutes passed and the game approached the final, Panathinaikos pressed with all its “weapons”, but in the 4th minute of stoppage time it was “hurt” by an incredible mistake by Campetsis, who wrongly turned the ball towards Brignoli without . sees, Yuretska stole the ball and equalized for Slavia at 1-1, “sealing” their qualification.
PANATHINAICOS (Ivan Jovanovic): Brignoli, Kotsiras, Senkefeld (55′ l.tr. Kourbelis), Magnuson, Huancar, Ruben, Alexandropoulos (77′ Kampetsis), Tserin, Vagiannidis (77′ Ioannidis), Aitor (88′ Carlitos), Sporos.
SLAVIA PRAGUE (Gydrich Trpisovsky): Madus, Dutierra (82′ Mazopust), Usu, Katsaraba, Dorley, Tiehi (82′ Yuretska), Sranz (90’+7 Tesl), Traore (61′ Sevcik), Holes, Olaginka, Lingr (61′ Usor).