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Toché denies Spurs as Panathinaikos get off mark

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 21.16CET
Panathinaikos FC 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur FC
Tottenham were forced to settle for their second Group J draw by Toché's equaliser 13 minutes from time in the Greek capital.
by Graham Wood
from OAKA Spiros Louis

Match statistics

PanathinaikosTottenham

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners4
 
6
Offsides3
 
5
Fouls committed12
 
19
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 24/10/2012 13:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 21.16CET

Toché denies Spurs as Panathinaikos get off mark

Panathinaikos FC 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur FC
Tottenham were forced to settle for their second Group J draw by Toché's equaliser 13 minutes from time in the Greek capital.

Toché grabbed a late equaliser for Panathinaikos FC as the Greek club earned their first point in UEFA Europa League Group J against Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Michael Dawson headed the English team ahead in a first half characterised by a slow tempo. The visitors – who also drew on matchday one, against S.S. Lazio – paid for a lapse of concentration as Toché levelled with 13 minutes remaining.

The unhurried pace of the opening half suited the hosts, who were missing key defenders Jean-Alain Boumsong and Nikos Spyropoulos, and it took Spurs 20 minutes to spark to life through Clint Dempsey's 25-metre free-kick, which curled narrowly wide.

Jermain Defoe's penetrating run and cross then drew a smart block from Orestis Karnezis before Tottenham registered the first shot on target moments later, but Aaron Lennon's tame effort was comfortably gathered by the Panathinaikos goalkeeper.

Just when the hosts began to find their passing game, André Villas-Boas's side made the breakthrough in the 35th minute after Bale won a free-kick for a foul by Lazaros Christodoulopoulos. Dawson rose above the home defenders to glance in Tom Huddlestone's precise delivery. It could have been 2-0 four minutes later but Karnezis made a sprawling save from Huddlestone's snapshot.

Ibrahim Sissoko replaced Stergos Marinos for the hosts at half-time and Spurs survived a penalty appeal when the midfielder went down under a challenge from Kyle Walker as he surged into the box. Bale, whose influence faded after half-time, went close with a speculative shot from distance just beyond the hour mark.

Toché also tried his luck with a long-range free-kick, which sailed over, but made no mistake in the 77th minute when he latched on to a perfect through ball from right-back Giourkas Seitaridis to slide a low finish past Hugo Lloris and give some cheer to the vociferous home supporters.

Last updated: 25/09/14 4.28CET

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Lineups

panathinaikos

Panathinaikos

tottenham

Tottenham

27
KarnezisOrestis Karnezis (GK)
25
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK)
5
André PintoAndré Pinto
2
DempseyClint Dempsey
Substitution67
6
VitoloVitolo
5
VertonghenJan Vertonghen
9
TochéToché
Goal77
6
HuddlestoneTom Huddlestone
Substitution80
10
ChristodoulopoulosLazaros Christodoulopoulos
Substitution85
7
LennonAaron Lennon
Substitution76
16
SeitaridisGiourkas Seitaridis
11
BaleGareth Bale
Yellow Card40
17
ZecaZeca
18
DefoeJermain Defoe
22
MarinosStergos Marinos
Substitution46
19
DembéléMousa Dembélé
24
VyntraLoukas Vyntra (C)
Yellow Card76
20
DawsonMichael Dawson (C)
Goal35
45
TriantafyllopoulosKostas Triantafyllopoulos
28
WalkerKyle Walker
61
Owusu-AbeyieQuincy Owusu-Abeyie
Substitution90+3
33
CaulkerSteven Caulker

Substitutes

25
KotsolisStefanos Kotsolis (GK)
23
CudiciniCarlo Cudicini (GK)
3
SissokoIbrahim Sissoko
Substitution46
13
GallasWilliam Gallas
7
MavriasCharis Mavrias
Substitution85
22
G. SigurdssonGylfi Sigurdsson
Substitution67
14
Fornaroli Bruno Fornaroli
27
FalquéIago Falqué
21
BarbarousesKosta Barbarouses
30
SandroSandro
Substitution80
23
LagosTassos Lagos
31
TownsendAndros Townsend
Substitution76
Yellow Card90
41
ChouchoumisDiamantis Chouchoumis
Substitution90+3
38
MasonRyan Mason

Coach

Jesualdo Ferreira (POR) André Villas-Boas (POR)

Referee

Florian Meyer (GER)

Assistant referees

Holger Henschel (GER), Christoph Bornhorst (GER)

Fourth official

Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Christian Dingert (GER), Tobias Welz (GER)

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