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Four-goal OB put paid to Panathinaikos

Published: Tuesday 2 August 2011, 23.30CET
Panathinaikos FC 3-4 Odense BK (agg: 4-5)
The Danish Superliga runners-up are on course for a first UEFA Champions League group stage appearance after winning in Athens.
by Vassiliki Papantonopoulou
from OACA Spiros Louis Stadium
Four-goal OB put paid to Panathinaikos
Andreas Johansson sets OB on their way to a memorable victory against Panathinaikos ©InTime

Match statistics

PanathinaikosOB

Goals scored3
 
4
Attempts on target9
 
7
Attempts off target5
 
2
Corners6
 
5
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed12
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
5
Red cards0
1
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 2 August 2011, 23.30CET

Four-goal OB put paid to Panathinaikos

Panathinaikos FC 3-4 Odense BK (agg: 4-5)
The Danish Superliga runners-up are on course for a first UEFA Champions League group stage appearance after winning in Athens.

Odense BK are two matches away from reaching the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time after sealing a 4-3 defeat of Panathinaikos FC with a stunning second-half display in Athens.

In an eventful match, there was little to choose between two sides who were level on aggregate at half-time after Jean-Alain Boumsong had cancelled out Andreas Johansson's 12th-minute opener. But if Toché believed his strike five minutes after the interval had turned the tide in Panathinaikos's favour, goals from Espen Ruud, Bashkim Kadrii and Hans Henrik Andreasen put paid to any such notion. Neither Bernard Mendy's added-time dismissal nor Antonis Petropoulos's even later effort could prevent a memorable OB victory.

Though it was not until the second half that the visitors truly hit their stride, OB began the match confidently and took the lead when Johansson took advantage of an error by Boumsong, who mistakenly headed Chris Sørensen's free-kick towards his own goal. Though Alexandros Tzorvas got his fists to the ball, it only went as far as Johansson, who scored with his right foot.

Panathinaikos reacted well to the setback and pushed forward in numbers, with Sebastian Leto, who forced a fine reaction save out of Stefan Wessels, and Sotiris Ninis, whose corner Boumsong headed in ten minutes before half-time, impressing on the left and right respectively. The hosts restored their lead when Wessels could only clear Leto's centre as far as Toché, who rippled the net with a spectacular long-range volley.

The Greens might have extended their advantage two minutes later when Cleyton provided a perfect pass to Ninis, who hit the post from close range. It would prove a costly miss as, within seven minutes, Henrik Clausen's men were level again, Peter Utaka breaking free down the right before crossing for Ruud. OB now had the advantage of the additional away goal, and that edge was sharpened further with ten minutes left when Andreasen, with a pinpoint pass from the left, picked out Kadrii.

Two minutes from time the match was essentially over as Andreasen unleashed a powerful drive from distance to make it 4-2. There was still time for late drama as substitute Petropoulos stroked in from close range after Mendy had been given his marching orders.

Last updated: 03/08/11 0.57CET

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Lineups

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

ob

OB

1
TzorvasAlexandros Tzorvas (GK)
33
WesselsStefan Wessels (GK)
Yellow Card76
3
SarriegiJosu Sarriegi (C)
2
RuudEspen Ruud
Yellow Card21
Goal58
4
BoumsongJean-Alain Boumsong
Goal35
4
H. AndreasenHans Henrik Andreasen
Goal88
7
NinisSotiris Ninis
5
Møller ChristensenAnders Møller Christensen
11
LetoSebastian Leto
7
UtakaPeter Utaka
Substitution87
22
MarinosStergos Marinos
Substitution20
8
ReginiussenTore Reginiussen
23
SimãoSimão
10
JohanssonAndreas Johansson
Goal12
24
VyntraLoukas Vyntra
15
SørensenChris Sørensen (C)
29
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis
Yellow Card54
Substitution74
19
Djemba-DjembaEric Djemba-Djemba
31
SpyropoulosNikos Spyropoulos
22
MendyBernard Mendy
Yellow Card24
Red Card90+3
38
CleytonCleyton
Substitution67
24
KadriiBashkim Kadrii
Goal80
Yellow Card81
Substitution89

Substitutes

25
KotsolisStefanos Kotsolis (GK)
17
ToppelMads Toppel (GK)
2
SeitaridisGiourkas Seitaridis
16
SchoopJacob Schoop
5
KantéCédric Kanté
18
TraoréKalilou Traoré
Substitution87
9
TochéToché
Substitution20
Goal50
20
JohansenTimmi Johansen
18
BjärsmyrMattias Bjärsmyr
23
LarsenOliver Larsen
26
KaragounisGiorgos Karagounis
Substitution74
25
Christian SørensenChristian Sørensen
28
PetropoulosAntonis Petropoulos
Substitution67
Goal90+5
26
HøeghDaniel Høegh
Substitution89

Coach

Jesualdo Ferreira (POR) Henrik Clausen (DEN)

Referee

Andre Marriner (ENG)

Assistant referees

Simon Long (ENG), Darren Cann (ENG)

Fourth official

Jonathan Moss (ENG)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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