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2014/15 UEFA Europa League, 2014 First Round
  • Nikolaos Karelis (55')
  • Kl├ęber (87')

Panathinaikos 1-1 Estoril

A fine late strike from Kleber ensured Estoril a draw against Panathinaikos, but both sides had already lost any chance of progressing in the Europa League.
With Dinamo Moscow and PSV Eindhoven already having qualified from Group E, the game at Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium was a low-key affair with little more than pride at stake.
The hosts at least had the chance to record a first win of the group stage and Nikolaos Karelis put them on track early in the second half only for the leveller to arrive in the closing moments.
With so little riding on the contest it was perhaps unsurprising that Georgios Koutroubis' misdirected header was the best either side managed in a lethargic opening half-hour.
Things picked up in the 10 minutes before half-time, Bernhardt Arthuro working Pana goalkeeper Luke Steele with a low drive before opposite number Vagner made a quickfire double save from Karelis and Koutroubis.
The hosts were out of the traps quickly in the second half, Karelis' left-footed effort striking the crossbar from 12 yards just 90 seconds after the restart and Athanasios Dinas flashing over soon after.
They had their reward in the 55th minute when Thanasis Dinas was given too much room to pick his pass, leaving Karelis with a straightforward point-blank finish.
A post denied the striker a second goal in the space of four minutes as Pana finally began to get to grips with a competition that has seen the very worst of them this year.
But their grasp on proceedings did not last long enough to secure the points, Kleber grabbing a share of spoils with three minutes to go when he touched the ball over his marker and volleyed home with panache.
Estoril almost rubbed salt into the wounds before the final whistle, Javier Balboa hitting a post after Junior Seba's cross went undefended by the Greek defence.
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