Panathinaikos frozen out by Lamia in heavy Greek Cup loss

Panathinaikos frozen out by Lamia in heavy Greek Cup loss
 

GREEK SOCCER CUP - LAST 16 (LEG 1)

Lamia 4 - 1 Panathinaikos
Piti 5',45'+3'
Panteliadis 42'
Blazic 90'+1'

Molins 82'


Panathinaikos’ season lumbered from bad to worse on Thursday as they suffered a humiliating  4-1 defeat at Lamia in a Greek Cup Round of 16 first-leg clash played under heavy snowfall.

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Marinos Ouzounidis’ players were simply frozen out - literally and metaphorically - as the home side produced a powerful first half display scoring three times to effectively end the game as a contest at half-time.

Spanish forward Piti bagged a double, scoring in the fifth minute and on the stroke of half-time, his second strike sandwiching an effort by Athanasios Panteliadis’ in the 42d minute.

The Greens rallied in the second half and pulled a goal back after 82 minutes with Guillermo Molins on target to make it 3-1. But the hosts added a fourth through Marko Blazic in the last minute to compound a miserable night for PAO.

The outcome means that Ouzounidis’ players have a mountain to climb in the return leg after the Christmas break, needing to win 3-0 at home if they are to progress to the quarter-finals.
 

 

HIGHLIGHTS: LAMIA - PANATHINAIKOS

 
by Graham Wood
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