Panathinaikos lost a great opportunity to get a point or points in France as was defeated with 3-1 from the Wren although they were outnumbered from the first half due to Belosian’s dismissal for the hosts.
The “greens” found themselves back on the scoreboard with his goal Reeder in the 9th minute after a mistake by Brignoli. Ivan Jovanovic’s team, equalized with a penalty won and executed aptly by Ioannidis in the 31st minute. In the same phase Belosian was expelled for the overthrow of the Greek for.
In the replay, Panathinaikos did not take advantage of its numerical superiority and paid for inaction and defensive sloppiness. In the 65th minute, Rennes went on the counterattack and succeeded 2-1 with Salah.
The final 3-1 marked with penalty kick The Blah in the 67th minute.
Now the “greens” definitely need a win in Spain against Villarreal to stay alive in the case of qualifying for the Europa League.
In the other match of the group, Villarreal beat Maccabi Haifa 2-1 at the neutral site of Cyprus.
At Grading of the group:
- Rennes 9 points in 4 matches
- Villarreal 6 points in 3 matches
- Panathinaikos 4 points in 4 matches
- Maccabi Haifa 1 point in 3 matches
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