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Lens advance after Athens shut-out

Published: Friday 23 February 2007, 0.01CET
Panathinaikos FC 0-0 RC Lens (agg: 1-3) Lens progressed to the last 16 after frustrating a Panathinaikos side reduced to ten men by Nasief Morris's red card.

Match statistics

PanathinaikosLens

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners9
 
3
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed9
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Friday 23 February 2007, 0.01CET

Lens advance after Athens shut-out

Panathinaikos FC 0-0 RC Lens (agg: 1-3) Lens progressed to the last 16 after frustrating a Panathinaikos side reduced to ten men by Nasief Morris's red card.

RC Lens progressed to the last 16 of the UEFA Cup at the expense of ten-man Panathinaikos FC as the French side's 3-1 first-leg lead proved decisive following a goalless draw in Athens.

Hosts frustrated
Francis Gillot's team held firm against their Greek hosts who, despite long spells of possession, grew increasingly frustrated and ended the night a man down after Nasief Morris's dismissal for a lunge at Daniel Cousin. Lens's reward is a Round of 16 tie against German outfit Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Limited opportunities
In a first half short on chances, the home side's Dimitrios Salpingidis wasted a golden opportunity on 25 minutes. After pouncing on a poor clearance, he beat goalkeeper Charles Itandje with his shot only to see the ball cleared off the line. Panathinaikos stepped up a gear after the break, however, impressing with their work down the flanks where 16-year-old sensation Sotirios Ninis and Austrian international Andreas Ivanschitz caught the eye.

Woodwork denies Tziolis
Ninis constantly probed and teased the Lens defence while the industrious Ivanschitz came close to making the breakthrough on 66 minutes, his free-kick being tipped around the post by Itandje. Sidi Keita then fired over from a rare Lens attack before Panathinaikos were denied by the woodwork as Alexandros Tziolis headed against the bar. With ten minutes remaining, though, the hosts' hopes finally vanished as South African Morris was sent off for bringing down Cousin as he raced through on goal.

Last updated: 23/02/07 1.45CET

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Lineups

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

lens

Lens

12
EbedePierre Ebede (GK)
Yellow Card80
30
ItandjeCharles Itandje (GK)
5
MorrisNasief Morris
Red Card80
3
HiltonHilton
Yellow Card19
8
GoumasGiannis Goumas
4
CoulibalyAdama Coulibaly
24
VyntraLoukas Vyntra
Substitution45
6
BarulPatrick Barul
6
BovioRicardo Bovio
8
KeitaSeydou Keita (C)
27
IvanschitzAndreas Ivanschitz
Yellow Card22
26
DemontYohan Demont
Substitution87
37
NinisSotiris Ninis
Substitution82
10
CarrièreÉric Carrière
Substitution85
29
NilssonMikael Nilsson
21
Sidi KeitaSidi Keita
22
TziolisAlexandros Tziolis
28
TixierDamien Tixier
11
D. PapadopoulosDimitris Papadopoulos (C)
Substitution57
9
CousinDaniel Cousin
Substitution89
14
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
22
JemaaIssam Jemaa

Substitutes

1
GalinovićMario Galinović (GK)
1
ChabbertSébastien Chabbert (GK)
3
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
2
RamosMarco Ramos
9
RomeroSebastian Romero
Substitution82
5
GilletNicolas Gillet
Substitution87
18
TheodoridisGeorgios Theodoridis
7
BoukariAbdoulrazak Boukari
20
LeontiouSotirios Leontiou
Substitution45
20
HermachAdil Hermach
Substitution89
26
MantziosVangelis Mantzios
Substitution57
23
MonterrubioOlivier Monterrubio
Substitution85
38
BoutzikosNikolaos Boutzikos
27
DindaneAruna Dindane

Coach

Víctor Múñoz Manrique (ESP) Francis Gillot (FRA)

Referee

Jaroslav Jara (CZE)

Assistant referees

Miroslav Zlamal (CZE), Antonin Kordula (CZE)

Fourth official

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

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