Slovenians in Europa League: Panathinaikos misses a good chance for points, Sturm fall further and further away from promotion
Rennes was too strong for Panathinaikos. Source of the photo.
The second part of the group stage also started for the Slovenian legionnaires in the Europa League. Panathinaikos, whose colours are defended by Adam Gnezda Čerin, Andraž Šporar and Benjamin Verbič, missed a great opportunity to win important points away in France, as the Greeks had two thirds of the field advantage. Meanwhile, Sturm suffered another defeat against Atalanta, this time by the narrowest of margins in Bergamo.
Gnezda Cerin started against Rennes in the starting XI, while Šporar was among the substitutes. Verbic was not included in the squad, as it is known that the PAO did not register him for the Europa League. The Greek net was already shaking after nine minutes of play in the first half, when Fabian Rieder scored from a free kick. V 33. After watching the video, William Collum, the main referee of the match, decides to award a harsh penalty to the away team and also shows a red card to the home defender , Jean-Luc Belocian.
Moments later, Fotis Ioannidis took the opportunity to equalise and he and his teammates started the second half on a good footing. During the break, Adam Gnezda Čerin stayed in the dressing room and was replaced by Filip Đurićić. A shock for the cloverleafs followed in 65. Ibrahim Salah scored in the middle of the box, which seemed to give his team some extra momentum, as just moments later the home team had a shot from the white dot, which Ludovic Blas converted into a goal.
Andraž Šporar had his chance with just over ten minutes left in regulation, but despite the limited minutes, the Ljubljana player attempted three shots, twice missing the net by a hair, and once by the home keeper Gauthier Gallon. Panathinaikos is currently third in Europa League Group F and will play its last two matches against Villarreal and Maccabi in the hunt for a place in the round of 16.
Jon Gorenc Stanković played the whole game for Graz, while Tomi Horvat played the last third of the game. There were no goals in sight in the first half, with Gorenc Stanković scoring in the 42nd minute. sent a nice cross in the first minute and was shown a yellow card before the break. The only goal of the match was scored in the 50th minute. Berat Djimsiti scored for the home team in the first minute to seal the victory.
V 59. Tomi Horvat got his chance to prove his worth five minutes later and had a great chance to equalise, but the ball flew just past the right post. Sturm is further away from promotion with another defeat, but is still in serious contention for third place in Group D, which it currently occupies, leading to the round of 16 in the Conference Finals.
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