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Panathinaikos peg back PSV

PSV Eindhoven 1-1 Panathinaikos FC
Nikos Karelis scored with just three minutes remaining to secure the Greek visitors their first points in Group E.

Luciano Narsingh of PSV Eindhoven in action with Giorgos Koutroumpis
Luciano Narsingh of PSV Eindhoven in action with Giorgos Koutroumpis ©AFP/Getty Images

Memphis Depay scores on his return to the PSV side after injury
• Substitute Nikos Karelis equalises with minutes remaining
• Panathinaikos register their first point in Group E
• PSV captain Jeffrey Bruma sent off for two yellow cards
Next games: Panathinaikos v PSV (6 November)

Panathinaikos FC claimed their first point in Group E but left it late to draw 1-1 at PSV Eindhoven.

Memphis Depay hit the bar with a free-kick from the edge of the box after 17 minutes, and the Dutch international – playing for the first time since 13 September after recovering from a groin injury – always looked the most likely to break the deadlock. He duly obliged on the stroke of half-time. Luuk de Jong played a sublime ball to send the young PSV striker through, and he rounded Luke Steele before calmly slotting home. 

The second half began in a more lively fashion. PSV keeper Remko Pasveer had to sprint from his line to deny substitute Abdul Ajagun and at the other end Steele palmed a Jetro Willems shot over the bar. He also clutched a long-range attempt from Depay. Ajagun should have at least hit the target after a cute pass from Viktor Klonaridis released him behind the home defence, yet he screwed his effort well wide.

A strong run by Ouasim Bouy sprang another substitute, Nikos Karelis, inside the box but the ball got tangled under his feet and he failed to get a shot away. Yet it was the Greeks who struck just before the end to take their first point in Group E. Pasveer blocked Mladen Petrić's close-range header, yet the forward nodded the rebound to Karelis, who scored from close range. Jeffrey Bruma compounded the home disappointment by picking up a second yellow card soon after.

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