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Standard sail past Panathinaikos

Published: Thursday 18 March 2010, 20.45CET
R. Standard de Liège 1-0 Panathinaikos FC (agg: 4-1)
Dieudonné Mbokani's goal confirmed the worst for the Greens, condemning the visitors to a second defeat.
Standard sail past Panathinaikos
Deiudonne Mbokani scores past Panathinaikos goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas ©Getty Images

Match statistics

StandardPanathinaikos

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target13
 
20
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners8
 
6
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed18
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 18 March 2010, 20.45CET

Standard sail past Panathinaikos

R. Standard de Liège 1-0 Panathinaikos FC (agg: 4-1)
Dieudonné Mbokani's goal confirmed the worst for the Greens, condemning the visitors to a second defeat.

Dieudonné Mbokani ensured there would be no way back for Panathinaikos FC, his strike just before half-time adding to R. Standard de Liege's 3-1 lead from the first leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie.

The Greens had Standard on the back foot for much of the game. Sinan Bolat made a decent save to keep out a Kostas Katsouranis header on 11 minutes and then a brilliant one to thwart the same player two minutes from the break. The midfielder pounced on a rebound when Giorgios Karagounis's free-kick was allowed to skid against a post, but the goalkeeper pushed his drive over the bar.

It was a lucky break for Standard, and one they exploited to the full deep into first-half added time. With the Panathinaikos defence mesmerised by a long punt forward, Mbokani toe-poked over the last man, controlled with his thigh and lanced a low shot past Alexandros Tzorvas to leave Nikos Nioplias's side needing three goals to force extra time

To their credit they never stopped trying; a scrambling Bolat managed to fend away Dimitris Salpingidis's goal-bound effort moments after Mbokani had an offside goal disallowed, and Sebastian Leto found the goalkeeper similarly alert from a long shot. Substitute Ante Rukavina caught Standard napping, but headed over as the Belgian side eased through to Friday's draw in Nyon.

Last updated: 20/03/10 0.04CET

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Lineups

standard liège

Standard Liège

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

38
Sinan BolatSinan Bolat (GK)
30
TzorvasAlexandros Tzorvas (GK)
3
Victor RamosVictor Ramos
3
SarriegiJosu Sarriegi
Yellow Card73
7
DalmatWilfried Dalmat
Substitution72
8
KantéCédric Kanté
9
MbokaniDieumerci Mbokani
Goal45+2
Substitution90
9
CisséDjibril Cissé
10
De CamargoIgor De Camargo (C)
11
LetoSebastian Leto
Yellow Card27
Substitution82
17
CamozzatoMarcos Camozzato
14
SalpingidisDimitris Salpingidis
Substitution69
19
SarrMohamed Sarr
Yellow Card59
15
Gilberto SilvaGilberto Silva
Yellow Card65
23
JovanovićMilan Jovanović
Substitution82
18
BjärsmyrMattias Bjärsmyr
Substitution56
28
WitselAxel Witsel
24
VyntraLoukas Vyntra
33
Carcela-GonzálezMehdi Carcela-González
26
KaragounisGiorgos Karagounis (C)
55
PocognoliSébastien Pocognoli
Yellow Card24
29
KatsouranisKostas Katsouranis

Substitutes

1
Van HoutKristof Van Hout (GK)
27
KarnezisOrestis Karnezis (GK)
2
GoreuxRéginal Goreux
Substitution72
5
RukavinaAnte Rukavina
Substitution69
5
FelipeFelipe
7
NinisSotiris Ninis
Substitution56
11
DuferGrégory Dufer
17
ChristodoulopoulosLazaros Christodoulopoulos
Substitution82
Yellow Card88
20
TraoreMoussa Traore
Substitution90
19
GabrielGabriel
22
MangalaEliaquim Mangala
Substitution82
28
PetropoulosAntonis Petropoulos
25
GershonRami Gershon
38
CleytonCleyton

Coach

Domenico D'Onofrio (ITA) Nikos Nioplias (GRE)

Referee

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Assistant referees

Nicola Nicoletti (ITA), Luca Maggiani (ITA)

Fourth official

Christian Brighi (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA), Emidio Morganti (ITA)

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