ATHENS. PAOK was eventually too much to handle for Panathinaikos with the goal of Rubén Pérez (44′ own), Andrija Zivkovic (46′) and Giannis Konstantelias (52′). Panathinaikos lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (57%).
The match was played at the Stadio Apóstolos Nikolaidis stadium in Athens on Sunday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Aleksey Kulbakov with the assistance of Dmitri Zhuk and Alei Meslinka. The 4th official was Stefanos Koubarakis. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 14.2 degrees Celsius or 57.49 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 79%.
Panathinaikos was in firm control of the ball 57% while PAOK was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Panathinaikos was more aggressive with 38 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 0 were on target. Nevertheless, PAOK was able to find the solution to win this encounter.
Panathinaikos shot 10 times, 0 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, PAOK shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target.
Panathinaikos received 2 yellow cards (Sebastián Palacios and Bart Schenkeveld). On the other side, PAOK received 4 yellow cards (Douglas Augusto, K. Koulierakis, Joan Sastre and Sverrir Ingi Ingason).
Bart Schenkeveld (Panathinaikos) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (90′).
After this contest, Panathinaikos will stay with 45 points to stay in the 1st place. Talking about the opposition, PAOK will have 36 points to stay in the 4th place.
Rubén Pérez (OG)
Sverrir Ingi Ingason
In the next match in the PAOK will host Levadiakos on the 30th of January with a 18-3 head to head record in favor of PAOK (4 draws).
Panathinaikos: Formation and Lineups
Panathinaikos adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Ivan Jovanović chose to play with the following team: Alberto Brignoli , Giannis Kotsiras , Bart Schenkeveld , Achilleas Poungouras , Juankar , Adam Gnezda Čerin , Rubén Pérez , Sebastián Palacios , Bernard , Benjamin Verbič and Fotis Ioannidis .
Panathinaikos made 5 changes: Juankar for Tymoteusz Puchacz (57′), Giannis Kotsiras for G. Vagiannidis (57′), Rubén Pérez for Enis Cokaj (61′), Bernard for Andraz Sporar (61′) and Fotis Ioannidis for Facundo Sánchez (83′).
Top player: Giorgos Vagiannidis
Probably the most impressive player in Panathinaikos was Giorgos Vagiannidis.
His rating iswith 21 passes (85% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 57′.
PAOK: Formation and Lineups
Also PAOK adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Răzvan Lucescu played with: Dominik Kotarski , Joan Sastre , Sverrir Ingi Ingason , Konstantinos Koulierakis , Rafa Soares , Stefan Schwab , Douglas Augusto , Khaled Narey , Giannis Konstantelias , Andrija Živković and Nélson Oliveira .
PAOK could not rely on the presence of D. Biseswar (injured).
PAOK made 5 changes: Khaled Narey for Taison (70′), Khaled Narey for Tiago Dantas (73′), K. Koulierakis for Giannis Kargas (73′), Giannis Konstantelias for D. Biseswar (82′) and Nélson Oliveira for Brandon Thomas (83′).
Top player: Giannis Konstantelias
The player who no doubt impressed PAOK the most was Giannis Konstantelias.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 16 passes (68% accurate) and 2 key passes. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
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