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Panathinaikos power past Dinamo

Published: Wednesday 30 July 2008, 23.44CET
Panathinaikos FC 3-0 FC Dinamo Tbilisi
Henk ten Cate began his reign as coach in earnest as the Greens had too much for the Georgian opponents.
by Vassiliki Papantonopoulou
from Athens
Panathinaikos power past Dinamo
Dimitris Salpingidis scored two and created another for the Greens ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PanathinaikosDinamo Tbilisi

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 30 July 2008, 23.44CET

Panathinaikos power past Dinamo

Panathinaikos FC 3-0 FC Dinamo Tbilisi
Henk ten Cate began his reign as coach in earnest as the Greens had too much for the Georgian opponents.

Henk ten Cate began his reign as coach in earnest as Panathinaikos FC eased to a 3-0 UEFA Champions League qualifying win against FC Dinamo Tbilisi in front of a sizeable crowd in Athens.

Ninis sets tone
Teenage prodigy Sotiris Ninis set the tone with barely 20 seconds played, forcing visiting goalkeeper Didier Ovono into a save with a fierce drive from distance. The Dinamo Tbilisi No1 was finally beaten with 23 minutes played when Andreas Ivanschitz tucked in a pass from Dimitris Salpingidis. Provider would turn scorer a minute before the break, before Salpingidis also completed the victory in the 74th minute with another neat finish to cap a decent night's work for Ten Cate's men.

Perfect timing
Austrian international Ivanschitz had already signalled his intent with a fifth-minute free-kick saved by Ovono before opening the scoring with his left foot. Having played a major role in that goal, Salpingidis drilled an effort against the crossbar on 40 minutes. The Greek international was not to be denied, though, and he was soon arriving near the penalty spot to convert Ivanschitz's cross from the left.

Wasted chances
The Georgian champions refused to buckle, and would perhaps still be in contention going into next week's second leg on home soil had substitute Ilija Spasojevic not passed up two straightforward opportunities to halve the deficit on 51 and 71 minutes. Instead, it was the Greens who would strike again as Salpingidis collected the ball from an Ovono save and promptly dispatched it beyond the keeper.

Last updated: 31/07/08 11.54CET

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Lineups

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

dinamo tbilisi

Dinamo Tbilisi

27
IvanschitzAndreas Ivanschitz
Goal17
49
OdikadzeDavid Odikadze
4
MattosMarcelo Mattos
Substitution45
12
Ovono EbangDidier Janvier Ovono Ebang (GK)
26
MantziosVangelis Mantzios
Substitution79
16
KrškoMiloš Krško
7
NinisSotiris Ninis
7
KashiaGuram Kashia
23
SimãoSimão
8
KhmaladzeLevan Khmaladze
Yellow Card37
29
NilssonMikael Nilsson
Substitution45
22
KashiaShota Kashia
Yellow Card44
1
GalinovićMario Galinović (GK) (C)
18
DigmelashviliDavid Digmelashvili (C)
Substitution66
14
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Goal45
Goal74
21
GvelesianiOleg Gvelesiani
Yellow Card13
24
VyntraLoukas Vyntra
4
IntskirveliAleksandr Intskirveli
Yellow Card12
Substitution25
31
SpyropoulosNikos Spyropoulos
15
DjousséDonald Djoussé
Substitution45
3
SarriegiJosu Sarriegi
23
PirtskhalavaNikoloz Pirtskhalava

Substitutes

21
KaragounisGiorgos Karagounis
9
SpasojevicIlija Spasojevic
Substitution45
8
GoumasGiannis Goumas
3
TomashviliGulverd Tomashvili
Substitution25
33
KarnezisOrestis Karnezis (GK)
20
NergadzeGiorgi Nergadze
Substitution66
17
ChristodoulopoulosLazaros Christodoulopoulos
Substitution45
14
KantariaZviad Kantaria
19
GabrielGabriel
Substitution45
1
LoriaGiorgi Loria (GK)
16
SiontisStefanos Siontis
5
JishkarianiNikoloz Jishkariani
5
RukavinaAnte Rukavina
Substitution79
11
VatsadzeMate Vatsadze

Coach

Henk ten Cate (NED) Rainer Zobel (GER)

Referee

Bruno Paixão (POR)

Assistant referees

Jose Cardinal (POR), Sérgio Serrão (POR)

Fourth official

Paulo Batista (POR)

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